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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals' Nyjer Morgan Chatter, Bryce Harper Quotes.

• Programming Note: Jason Marquis is on the mound this afternoon for the Nats, but there does not appear to be any audio or video coverage of today's Grapefruit League game between the Washington Nationals and Florida Marlins available, so it's back to the's Gameday box score, Twitter and At Bat 11 for updates from today's game. Check out Dave Nichols (@NatsNewsNetwork), MASN's Ben Goessling (@MASNBen), WTOP's Craig Heist (@cheist),'s Bill Ladson (@washingnats), the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) and the Nats on Twitter (@NationalsPR) for Twitter updates live from the game.

• Wednesday Nats' Starting Lineup: courtesy of's Bill Ladson (@washingnats): "#Nats lineup vs. #Marlins: Bernadina-8, Espinosa-4, Nix-9, LaRoche-3, Morse-7, Stairs-DH, Pudge-2, Cora-6, Gonzalez-5, Marquis-1


• Nats Beat: 

• "'I was pumped up,' Coffey said. 'I ran out there. I liked the way my legs felt. So now, it has kind of a dual purpose.'" - Todd Coffey on his entrance. - Adam Kilgore, Washington Post - Nationals Journal - "Why Todd Coffey sprints."

• "'He is miles ahead of any 18-year-old kid as far as handling everything, baseball-wise.'"- Ryan Zimmerman on Bryce Harper, "Nationals wowed by Harper's learning curve." -'s Bill Ladson

• "'When Nyjer's out there, they're on their 'A game' in terms of stopping him from running.'" - Jim Riggleman on Nyjer Morgan to Dave Sheinin, Washington Post, Nationals Journal, "Nyjer Morgan's adventures on the basepaths."

• "'He never gets a break. ... I just want him to stay positive and realize the catcher made a great throw.'" - Jim Riggleman on Nyjer Morgan to MASN's Ben Goessling, "Nationals 4, Mets 3: Postgame thoughts."

• "'He is going to grow, he's going to get bigger, and when you really look at it and think, 'Wow, he's only 18, he's still going to escalate,' it's pretty incredible.'" Rick Ankiel on Bryce Harper, "Ankiel steps into new role with Nationals." - Laurel Pfahler,

• "'He is miles ahead of any 18-year-old kid as far as handling everything, baseball-wise.'" - Ryan Zimmerman on Bryce Harper, "Nationals wowed by Harper's learning curve." -'s Bill Ladson

• Your Daily Message from the Dalai Lama on Twitter (@DalaiLama): "Unlike physical progress, which is subject to natural restrictions, the qualities of the mind can be developed limitlessly."

"Brewers ace Zack Greinke will miss his first few starts of the regular season as he attempts to recover from an injury to his ribs." - Zack Greinke Has Rib Injury, Will Miss Beginning Of Season -

• Strasburg Chatter: (In case you missed this.)

• "Mechanical flaw will be red flag for Nationals' Stephen Strasburg." - Tom Verducci -

• "Was Stephen Strasburg Destined To Get Hurt?" - Rob Neyer,

• NatsTown: 

• "That villain Jayson Werth's video game beard is alive and well." - The Nationals Enquirer 

• "BP in DC at P and P." - Charlie, The Nationals Review

• "SHARK STEAL." - Sharkadina, Street Shark: Roger Bernadina's Unofficial Blog

• 'Nats Top Mets in Extras; Zimmermann Excels in Second Start." - Dave Nichols, Nats News Network.


Braves: "A quick Q&A with Braves general manager Frank Wren." - "Wren on roster decisions, McLouth’s fast start, etc." David O'Brien, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

• Marlins: Florida Marlins’ Burke Badenhop aims for roster spot, movie script - Manny Navarro,

• Mets:" Carlos Beltran has tendinitis in his left knee and has been prescribed several days of rest. That's his 'good' knee, by the way." - "Carlos Beltran Has Left Knee Tendinitis" - Eric Simon, Amazin' Avenue

Phillies: "Werth becoming a villain in Philadelphia." - John Gonzalez,

"Yes, 'if only' the Phils had 'played it right' - like the Nationals did by grossly overpaying for a 31-year-old who only recently became a starting outfielder, has never driven in 100 runs in a season, and has hit 30 or more home runs only once in his career."