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Wire Taps: What's up with Bryce Harper; Dusty Baker brings personal touch; Daniel Murphy can't hit .400 - right?

It's time for your daily dose of Washington Nationals links. Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news, all in one place...

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Believe it or not, today is June 1st, and for the Nationals, the 1/3rd mark of the season, as they'll play their 54th game tonight. Where does the time go?

Here's the latest from Citizens Bank Park.

Is it really feasible that Murphy could hit .400?
Hitting .395 at the end of May, Murphy is closer to the elusive mark than anyone has been in a long, long time. It won't happen - right?

The Nats bullpen was doing... well, something
On Monday night, the pen started to make some crazy gestures and did some odd stuff with their hands. Somehow, it worked.

Deep breaths, everyone - if Bryce Harper is out, now is the best time
If the Nats had gone without Bryce Harper in April, the offense would have lied dormant. Now, with Werth, Zimmerman and Rendon all picking up, and Harper struggling, it would be the most ideal time to lose a player of Harper's caliber.

Seriously, though, what is up with Bryce Harper?
Harper may be close to being himself again - but what went wrong in his month-long slump also known as May?

Dusty Baker is bringing a personal touch to the Nationals
Alongside Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Dusty Baker is bringing a new approach to a once-tired team.

The Nats let a runner steal third uncontested last night. How did that happen?
Turns out, it's all in Baker's plan.

Tanner Roark may have been drinking beer in the dugout last night
But let's be real, it was probably apple juice.

Tonight's Game: Nationals vs Phillies - 7:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer (5-4, 4.05 ERA) vs Adam Morgan (1-3, 6.67 ERA)