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Wire Taps: The "DC Strangler"; Matt Belisle running out of time; Danny Espinosa continues tear

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The Cubs are here! Hide your children! Put your pets in a safe place! Lock up your possessions!

But first, let's check on the news from Nationals Park.

Did Jayson Werth refer to Jonathan Papelbon as "The D.C. Strangler"?
Werth, after his walkoff single, referred to a certain player on the Nats as the "D.C. Strangler". Who could it be?

Bryce Harper is going to make more than half a billion dollars, and he's well worth it
Whether it's through free agency or an extension, Harper's contract will be worth at least $500 million.

Matt Belisle is running out of time in rehab, and the Nats need to make a call
Belisle is still on a rehab assignment in Triple-A Syracuse, although he's likely ready to make the jump to the majors. The only issue with bringing him back up is that Belisle's replacement, Sammy Solis, has been stellar - Dusty Baker has a tough decision to make.

How signable are the Nats' draft picks?
More picks means more picks to sign. Although a few have already made their intentions clear, the rest could be a complete toss-up.

Danny Espinosa's tear continues with clutch hit
Espinosa's single in the bottom of the ninth kept the rally alive, bringing it to Clint Robinson, who walked, bringing it to Jayson Werth, who - well, you know what happens from there.

Tonight's Game: Cubs vs Nationals - 7:05 PM (MASN, ESPN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks (4-5, 2.90 ERA) vs Max Scherzer (7-4, 3.57 ERA)