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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals In Milwaukee For Three With Brewers, Adam LaRoche's Shoulder Woes.

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Programming Notes: MASN HD, 106.7 the FAN in D.C., 1500 WFED, Sirius/XM ch. 183,, wherever you watch it, the first game of the Nationals' three-game set in Milwaukee starts tonight at 8:10 pm EDT with Tom Gorzelanny on the mound for the Nats against the Brewers' right-hander Yovani Gallardo. The Nats try to snap the two-game losing streak that cost them their Interleague series with the Baltimore Orioles. The Brewers try to keep the momentum going after a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies. Who's Watching The Nationals? What will the results of Adam LaRoche's third trip to the doctor be?



• "'He’s not progressing at all,' Riggleman said. 'He’s getting treatment every day and he’s sore...'" - Jim Riggleman on Adam LaRoche - "Adam LaRoche will seek another opinion on ailing shoulder" - Mark Giannotto, Nationals Journal - The Washington Post

• "While the shoulder doesn't hurt when he swings the bat, LaRoche feels it is weak, and the reason he cannot generate much power." - "LaRoche's shoulder woes becoming issue" - Bill Ladson, News

• Stephen Strasburg on Twitter (@Stras37): "Big day tomorrow can't wait!"

• "Sometimes, baseball seems like it was invented to torment and test those who dare to play it every day for six months." - "Trying times will test Jim Riggleman’s hold on Nationals clubhouse" - Thomas Boswell, The Washington Post

• "'You can get hits, get guys in scoring position, but in scoring position with two outs? That's tough,' Espinosa said." - "Nationals' offense again left searching for big hit in loss to Orioles" - Ben Goessling,

• "At least the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles have each other. It’s been years since either franchise had a whiff of a pennant race..." - "DALY: D.C., Baltimore worlds apart in sports rivalries" - Dan Daly, Washington Times

• "Entering Monday's game against Washington, the Brewers are hitting .291 at home." - "Washington Nationals at Milwaukee Brewers: Brewers out to continue home domination" - Cash Kruth, Preview

• Todd Coffey on Twitter (@ToddCoffey60): "Hard loss today, Jordan pitched well today, so did clip." 

• "'I felt great [all afternoon],' Zimmermann said. 'The curveball was good. I felt like I could throw it wherever I wanted to.'" - "Washington Nationals at Baltimore Orioles: Zimmermann's one mistake costs Nats" - Bill Ladson, WSH Recap

• "The heated exchange turned into Riggleman’s second ejection this year, although he admitted afterwards Tichenor’s call was right. " - "More on Jim Riggleman’s early ejection" - Mark Giannotto, Nationals Journal - The Washington Post

• "'You can just play the tape from any of the other games,' said Nationals manager Jim Riggleman, who’s close to running out of explanations for his team’s lack of production." - "One pitch costs Nats series against Orioles" - Amanda Comak, Washington Times

• "I wasn't a big fan of it when it began in 1997, but I was open-minded about it. Now in its 15th season, I tend to think it's run its course." - "Interleague play: Old hat?" - Phil Wood,

• "Kimball blamed himself for the subpar outing. He said he threw too many off-speed pitches and threw the ball on the outside part of the plate too often." - "Kimball regroups after rough outing" - Bill Ladson, News

 Your Daily Message From The Dalai Lama On Twitter (@DalaiLama): "The quality of altruism is fundamental, in my opinion, and will fill our daily lives with serenity and happiness." 


Class-A Hagerstown: Harper, Bryce 0 for 4, 1 K; Jordan, Taylor 5.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K's, Hagerstown Suns Scoreboard

Class-A Potomac: "Destin Hood's hot bat didn't cool off either. The Mobile, AL native went 3-5 with three doubles. He is now tied for first in the Carolina League with 16 two-baggers..." - Souza Hits HR in Third Straight, P-Nats Lose 7-6 | Potomac Nationals News

Double-A Harrisburg: "With his second straight double-digit strikeout performance Saturday, Harrisburg's Brad Peacock surged to the top of the Eastern League leaderboard in that category." - "Sens' Peacock tosses another gem" - Josh Jackson, News

Double-A Harrisburg: "If it ain't broke, why fix it? On Saturday, the Harrisburg Senators found the recipe for beating the Binghamton Mets and they followed that same game plan on Sunday to a T to garner the 4-1 victory." - "Game 39: Senators 4, Mets 1" - Mick Reinhard, The Sports 'Burger

Double-A Harrisburg: "[Tanner] Roark was outstanding in his second start for Harrisburg this year. He pitched six innings and allowed just one run as he evened his record at 1-1." - "Roark tosses the Senators to a 4-1 win over Binghamton" - Terry Byrom, Harrisburg Senators News

• Triple-A Syracuse: "Jesus Flores and Chris Marrero both homered to give Syracuse its fourth win in five games against the Red Wings this season." - "Chiefs crush Red Wings for seventh straight win" - Syracuse Chiefs News

NatsTown: "Chris Marrero’s three-run jack in the fifth inning was the offensive highlight, giving the Chiefs an 8-0 lead, and raising the 22-year-old’s average to .283..." - "Monday’s News & Notes" - Sue Dinem,


• "That was it!  A total of 12 inches would have probably given the Shark a 3 for 3 day with 6 RBIs." - "Shark Misses by "Fin"ches" Sharkadina: Roger Bernadina's Unofficial Blog


• "In our latest installment of 'we've run out of interesting things to post about Bryce Harper', here's a video clip of Bryce Harper fouling a ball off his knee on Sunday against the Greensboro Grasshoppers." - "Bryce Harper fouls ball off knee, falls down." - The Nat•••••s Enquirer

• "THE GOOD: Zimmermann was fantastic, throwing six innings of one-hit ball before giving up two runs on the home run in the seventh." - "GAME 46 REVIEW: Orioles Take the Battle of the Beltways Series" - Tyler Radecki, Nats News Network

• "It seems that even when the Nationals are collecting hits, they aren’t manufacturing runs the way they were early on in the season. Jim Riggleman’s "smart ball" has been absent the last two series..." - "Nationals Lose Beltway Series, Drop Two Games Against Orioles In Baltimore" - Will Yoder, The Nats Blog

• "The Nationals will be hoping to better their 21-25 record in a three-game set this week at Milwaukee, where the Brewers have just completed a weekend sweep of Colorado to improve their record to 24-23." - "A peek ahead: Nats resume NL play in Milwaukee" Mike Henderson, Hendo's Hutch | Washington Nationals Daily News


MUST READ - Mets: "Mostly, though, the relationship was about business. Starting in the mid-eighties, Wilpon, along with his partners, his family, and his friends, began sending money to Madoff to manage." - "Bernie Madoff, Fred Wilpon, and the Mets" - Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker

Marlins: "Tampa Bay Rays pitcher James Shields was so much the best on Sunday that [Josh] Johnson would have had his work cut out even if he wasn’t hurt." - "Florida Marlins’ offense goes silent in pitching mismatch" - Clark Spencer,

Braves: "When Nate McLouth injured his left oblique on the fourth pitch of the game Sunday, it was as if baseball gods sent a message to the Braves: The tough times aren’t over." - "McLouth hurt as punchless Braves lose again" - David O'Brien,

Phillies: "Utley is set to return Monday and Brown returned on Saturday, going 0-for-4 in his season debut. Their replacements did not fare well..." - "Utley's return makes Phillies East favorites" - David Schoenfeld, SweetSpot Blog - ESPN