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Wire Taps: Sammy Solis is go-to guy; Daniel Murphy gains ASG votes; Jonathan Papelbon baristas

Catch up on the latest gossip from Half Street before the Washington Nationals start their four-game set with the Cincinnati Reds...

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The Nationals are red-hot! Now, they'll go face the Cincinnati Reds. Sound familiar? Hopefully, the results aren't familiar.

Here's the latest from Natstown.

Since call-up, Sammy Solis has become go-to guy
Solis didn't make the team out of Spring Training - but now is one of the most vital parts of the Nats' bullpen, a go-to lefty.

Murphy gains ground in NL All-Star Voting
Murphy is now within 185,000 votes of Ben Zobrist. Meanwhile, Wilson Ramos may be out of contention for the first place spot, but with Buster Posey taking over Yadier Molina's spot, Ramos is now more likely to be chosen by the coaches.

Papelbon is the official bench barista
Welcome to Papelbon's - the freshest coffee, french-pressed by men in the freshest sunglasses, poured fresh into green Gatorade cups.

To lead off, Ben Revere doesn't need to hit first
Revere could hypothetically bat ninth in the order, and still provide the speed and boost to the lineup. Key word being hypothetically.

Nats agree to minor-league deal with Matt Latos
The 28-year-old started the season with the White Sox, but was released soon after. Dusty Baker, meanwhile, thinks he can try and squeeze some more productivity out of the right hander.

Today's Game: Reds vs Nationals - 7:05 PM (MASN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Brandon Finnegan (3-6, 3.83 ERA) vs Gio Gonzalez (3-7, 4.73 ERA)