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PHOENIX -- Arizona chief baseball officer Tony La Russa wants to see his struggling Diamondbacks play hard, with players not resigning themselves to lesser effort despite a losing season. Authentic Fred Warner Jersey .Instead, Arizona was thumped for a second straight night Monday, falling 14-1 to the Washington Nationals.That came a day after a 14-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.Anthony Rendon drove in three runs, Daniel Murphy went 3 for 3 and Stephen Strasburg got his major league-leading 15th win for the Nationals, leaving the Diamondbacks to try to explain what happened.We were beat pretty much from the first pitch, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said. I thought we scored the run in the first and kind of gave us a little life, and they went right back out and scored a couple.Arizona made a couple of deals before Mondays non-waiver trade deadline, but nothing on the final day although contending teams expressed some to a lot of interest in young pitchers, according to La Russa.The problem was that everyone they were interested in were guys we wanted to keep, La Russa said. There wasnt anything that was close to making sense based on how we evaluate our club.La Russa said over the rest of the season, hed like to see how the players respond to the adversity of a losing record. Arizona is 43-63 after Mondays loss.To me, the most pressing issue is the spirit and the toughness not to give into our record, he said.The Nationals scored six runs in the first two innings off Arizonas Archie Bradley, which was more than enough for Strasburg.Strasburg (15-1) allowed a run and three hits in six innings, striking out six and walking two. He also had three hits and an RBI.Murphy raised his NL-leading batting average to .355 before exiting the game in the top of the fifth inning after he doubled in a run. Murphy was back in the Nationals starting lineup for the first time since last Friday, when he left due to hamstring tightness.Rendon had two hits and is batting .333 with 12 RBI and four doubles since July 16. Wilson Ramos also had three hits and two RBI, and Bryce Harper scored three runs.Bradley (4-7) was roughed up for eight runs and 12 hits in 3 1/3 innings, his shortest outing of the season.The Nationals jumped on Bradley in the first inning, loading the bases with a one-out infield single by Jayson Werth and walks to Harper and Murphy. Rendon followed with a sacrifice fly, and Ramos, Clint Robinson and Danny Espinosa had RBI singles to make it 4-0.That was just a head-scratcher, Bradley said. You really toss that one out the window and move on. It was one of those outings you can get too deep and overthink it in what went wrong and why, and then just end up losing your mind.The Diamondbacks run came in the bottom of the inning. Jean Segura led off with a double, moved to third on a sacrifice and scored on Paul Goldschmidts grounder.TRAINERS ROOMDiamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke will pitch for Triple-A Reno in Salt Lake City on Wednesday as he continues to move toward a return from a left oblique strain. ... OF Socrates Brito (fractured right toe) is playing in rehab games in the minors. ... P Rubby De La Rosa (right elbow inflammation) is scheduled to throw on Tuesday.UP NEXTNationals: RHP Tanner Roark (10-6, 2.96 ERA) is scheduled for his 22nd start of the season Tuesday.Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (5-10) is coming off a career-high 11-strikeout performance in his last start July 28. A former 12th-round pick of the Nationals, he faces them for the first time in his career. Wholesale 49ers Jerseys . 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The Wests Tigers are confident Jack Littlejohn will inject some much-needed defensive starch into their halves as they continue their unlikely run into the NRL finals.The Tigers face the first of many make-or-break games in the run home against premiers North Queensland at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday afternoon with Littlejohn to deputise for injured No.7 Luke Brooks.While Brooks absence due to a knee injury will heap pressure on in-form five-eighth Mitchell Moses in attack, Littlejohn is shaping as a key figure in the last five weeks for the 10th placed Tigers.Its no secret that defence has been the deep flaw in the Tigers game this year - conceding the fourth most points (average 24.1 per game) and second most linebreaks (5.7 per game).Defence has particularly been a problem for the Tigers halves with Brooks missing the most tackles of any player in the competition with 85 and Moses making the fourth most defensive errors with 74.Littlejohn, who has just six NRL games to his credit with five appearances for Manly in 2014 and round one for the Tigers, stands at a lanky 187cm and has been tipped by his teammates aas being able to hold his own. Authentic Tarvarius Moore Jersey. Hes a real competitor, a very physical half, back-rower Chris Lawrence said.Hes going to test the line and hes got really strong defence.Hes a competitor and hes going to do it to the best of his ability.Fullback James Tedesco said coach Jason Taylor had put a big emphasis on defence over the last two months and the fruits of their labour were beginning to show after conceding just three tries in their last two outings - wins against Parramatta and St George Illawarra.Our defence has probably been our emphasis over the back end of the year, Tedesco said.The last two weeks weve probably only let in two or three tries, which has been a big positive for us.Our attack has always clicked but weve just got to be more consistent. We do it for good parts during the game and then we slack off for 10 or 20 minutes and weve let a few tries in.Its just about staying in the grind and when we complete at over 80 per cent we tend to turn that into points. Cheap Authentic Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Black JerseysWholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Outlet ' ' '