Friday was Stephen Strasburg’s 30th birthday.  It was also his first start since returning from the disabled list.

It wasn’t Strasburg’s night.  He allowed six earned runs in just 4 2/3 innings during a loss to the Braves.

Following the outing he got into a heated exchange in the dugout with fellow pitcher Max Scherzer.

The two quickly took the argument down the tunnel.  The exchange earned them a visit in the manager’s office after the game.

This is what happens to a team that is underachieving again.  The Nationals season is slowly circling the drain.