He was traded to the Nationals’ system in 2010, and slowly worked his way up for a shot at pitching at the highest level. Called up in 2013, he’s since delivered with a calm demeanor and steady approach on the mound.
The crowd was thinner than last year’s, their screaming drowned out by the steady rain. Long throws slipped through receivers’ hands. Quarterbacks danced gingerly on soggy turf. This round went to the weather.