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Wire Taps: Bryce Harper sympathizes with Matt Harvey; Jayson Werth contract restructured; Max Scherzer plays catch with fan

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The Nationals are now in first, and the Mets are in third. Stephen Strasburg beat Matt Harvey, and Ben Revere, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon are all hitting. All is right in the baseball world.

Here's the news from Marlins Park.

Bryce Harper feels bad for Matt Harvey
Harper sympathized with the righty (a fellow Scott Boras client) after his tough outing.

Matt Harvey, Stephen Strasburg connected by Tommy John
Both had Tommy John. One was shutdown, controversially. One kept pitching. So far, it's just more validation for the Strasburg shutdown.

Daniel Murphy completely tricked Yoenis Cespedes
A fake throw to first kept Cespedes from going first to third. If you're Daniel Murphy, it seems like you can't go wrong lately.

Jayson Werth's restructured contract defers $10 million dollars
Today, in the "saving money for Bryce " department.

Looking at head-to-head schedules
Who's got the toughest schedule? The weakest? Who's going to struggle once they play harder teams?

Max Scherzer played catch with an 11-year-old Mets fan during BP
(And, it was amazing). Between this and Bryce Harper giving away his bat, the Nationals have some serious good karma going for them right now.

Tonight's Game: Nationals vs Marlins - 7:10 PM (MASN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark (2-3, 3.10 ERA) vs Justin Nicolino (2-1, 3.75 ERA)