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Wire Taps: Dusty Baker pessimistic about Stephen Strasburg on Sunday; Danny Espinosa's historic night; Mets fan issues

Catch up on last twenty-four hours in Washington Nationals news before the second of three with the Cincinnati Reds in D.C.

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All-Star Voting is finally over... and it seems like Danny Espinosa was very relieved by that last night. Very, very relieved.

Here's the latest from Nationals Park.

Dusty Baker not optimistic about Stephen Strasburg starting on Sunday
Strasburg is soon eligible to return from the DL, but the Nationals' manager doesn't think he'll be back quite so soon. Meanwhile, Lucas Giolito may be in line to get another chance to pitch (and this time, maybe it'll last more than four innings).

Espinosa makes history with two homers, seven RBI
The shortstop is the first player in team history to hit homers from both sides of the plate in the same game.

Okay, so what happened with the Mets fans in the left-field corner?
Some say they were being profane, or were intoxicated. Others believe they were thrown out unjustly. The rivalry grows.

Mets announcers criticize Nats fans for not applauding Max Scherzer
During his seventh inning at-bat, the fans didn't get too loud for Scherzer - according to Gary Cohen and Ron Darling. In other news, the Nats swept the Mets in three games.

A little background to FWAHHH
FWAHHHH has deep, mysterious (New York) roots you probably won't like.

Tonight's Game: Reds vs Nationals - 6:05 PM (MASN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Anthony DeSclafani (2-0, 1.52 ERA) vs Tanner Roark (7-5, 2.96 ERA)