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Wire Taps: Ben Revere to begin rehab; Matt Belisle on DL, Sammy Solis recalled; Baker compares Bryce Harper to Jesse James

Catch up on the last twenty-four hours in Washington Nationals news before the finale of the three-game set with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Although the Washington Nationals have enjoyed an easy schedule to start the season, if you had to pick a series the Nationals would struggle with to this point, you probably would not have predicted the Philadelphia Phillies at home.

Then again, baseball doesn't make sense a lot of the time.

Here's the news from Nationals Park.

Ben Revere to begin rehab
Revere will go to Triple-A Syracuse for a seven game homestand to begin his rehab assignment. His playing time will ramp up from five innings, to seven, to nine. The homestand ends on May 4th, which could suggest that Revere will be in the majors by then.

Nats place Matt Belisle on DL, recall Sammy Solis
After Belisle re-aggravated a calf strain, Sammy Solis got the call from Triple-A Syracuse.

Baker, Rendon, Nats visit Walter Reed Medical Center
Players and coaches visited the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Wednesday morning, including Tanner Roark, Michael A. Taylor, Joe Ross and a few more.

Is anyone going to stop pitching to Bryce Harper?
Harper set a franchise record for walks last season, but so far, he's gotten a lot of pitches to hit - will teams start walking him more?

What happened to Anthony Rendon?
The Nationals expected Rendon to come back healthy for 2016 and return to his 2014 form. Instead, the third baseman has struggled with getting on base and his average on balls in play.

Baker compares Harper to Jesse James
That's definitely a new one.

Why you shouldn't buy stock in the Nats... yet
Barring this series, the Nationals have been off to a hot start. Even so, don't get too excited.

Today's Game: Phillies vs Nationals - 4:05 PM (MASN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola (1-2, 4.5 ERA) vs Tanner Roark (2-2, 2.63 ERA)