"[PNC] is a neat place," McLouth said. "I really enjoyed my time. I love the stadium. It's one of my favorites. I was lucky enough to play here a few years. It's where I started my Major League career."
Now, McLouth is trying to help the Nationals win games. He is clearly an excellent outfielder. McLouth will go through a wall to make a catch like he did against the Dodgers earlier this month.
"That's preventing runs and being reliable behind your pitcher," McLouth said. "It's just as much a part of the game as the offensive side. You try to keep it a completely separate thing because your pitchers are counting on you. It's something I work on a lot, too."
From an offensive standpoint, the hits are starting to fall for McLouth. In his last 10 games entering Friday's action against the Pirates, McLouth is 8-for-27 [.296]. Overall, he is hitting .154.
"It's going to come," McLouth said about his hitting. "I'm going to keep grinding and keep working hard until it still comes."
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.