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Wire Taps: Is it time to replace Jonathan Papelbon; Trea Turner returns to Triple-A; Predicting the draft

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Catch up on the last twenty-four hours in Washington Nationals news in this morning's link post. All the news that's fit to link...

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Last night's (or should I say, this morning's) game took three hours and fifty-five minutes. In those three hours and fifty- five minutes (collectively), fourteen batters walked, fifteen runs scored, and a combined 41 batters were left on base.

Additionally, Trea Turner also managed to run two marathons during the elapsed time of the game. So much for pace of play.

Here's what's new on the south side of Chicago.

Bryan & Bryce Harper: Brothers, best friends, and baseball
Bryce's big brother, Bryan, is closer to the big-leagues than ever, and will likely come up this September or next season. It'll be quite the moment for the younger brother, Bryce, in having his role model just a few feet away - instead of an entire minor-league level away.

Trea Turner is down in Triple-A again. Now what?
Baker is ready for Turner to return in the future... but not quite yet.

Predicting how the Nationals will draft
Will Drew Mendoza fall to the Nationals? Can the Nats secure the second Kieboom brother? We'll find out on Thursday at the draft.

Do the Nats need to look for a new closer?
Can Jonathan Papelbon really make it through the rest of the season, or will Mike Rizzo make another move for another closer at this trade deadline?

The Nationals have almost no lefties in their farm system
With the draft fast-approaching, the Nationals are in desperate need of a commodity for their minor-league teams - left handed pitchers.

Tonight's Game: Nationals vs White Sox - 8:10 PM (MASN2, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer (6-4, 3.87 ERA) vs James Shields (2-7, 4.28 ERA)