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Wire Taps: Bryce Harper wins Player of the Month; Stephen Strasburg's payout will be big; Nationals' bullpen leading NL

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In all likelihood, Wilson Ramos will return tonight, and Bryce Harper, at some point, is due to break out of his slump.

The Nationals are 4-0 on the road trip of doom (so much for the doom part), but if those two pick up, it could be even more fun to watch.

Here's the news from Kauffman Stadium.

The Nationals bullpen, despite all odds, leads the NL
During the offseason, Rizzo chopped off the head, put in a new brain, a few arms and a legs, and the Frankenstein now known as the bullpen is tormenting other teams. Who would have guessed?

Everything is finally working for Stephen Strasburg, and the payout will be big
Strasburg has enjoyed the beginning of what could be a career year. If the rest of the year goes the same way April did, don't be surprised when Strasburg gets Max Scherzer money.

Bryce Harper joins exclusive group with best possible rating in MLB The Show 16
Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Clayton Kershaw and Bryce Harper all have one thing in common. No, not their MVP awards or their shoe contracts. All four are rated 99 in MLB the Show 16, possibly Harper's biggest achievement ever.

Looking at the Nationals' sleeper, short-term future, and long-term future prospects
Here comes Erick Fedde! (Note: This article also covers the same designated prospects for the Mets - you've been warned).

Harper wins NL Player of the Month
Harper previously won the award in May 2015, but this year, it came with a milestone, as Harper became the eighth youngest player in MLB history to hit 100 home runs.

Royals excited, scared to face Nats
Justified by the Nationals' win in the first game of the series, the Royals were very excited to face the Nats at the start of the series - but also a bit scared by them.

Tonight's Game: Nationals vs Royals - 8:15 PM (MASN2, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark (2-2, 2.03 ERA) vs Chris Young (1-4, 6.12 ERA)