"It's not good when you are behind the plate and you see your pitcher [keeping his head down]. It's not good," Ramos said. "I would like everybody to keep their head up. Let's go fight. It's a long season. We can do a lot of good things. I love this team. I know everybody here can play hard. We can do a lot of [good] things."
Strasburg pitched effectively with Ramos behind the plate on Saturday, lasting seven innings and allowing four runs on five hits in a 5-4 victory over the Pirates.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.