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Good news and bad news for the Washington Nationals.

First, the good news. Stephen Strasburg, the pitching phenomenon often described as the future of the franchise, returned to major league action from the disabled list after Tommy John surgery on his arm, and threw five shutout innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to the Washington Post, “The radar gun again registered in the high 90s. The 90 mph change-up remained almost unhittable. The main man himself downplayed his accomplishments, as he always does, while his manager, teammates and opponents exhausted their supply of superlatives.”

The bad news? He only pitched five innings. Once the Nationals’ bullpen took over, it blew the lead, and the Dodgers won 7-3.

But in Washington, DC, hope springs eternal ... or at least for five innings.
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