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Wire Taps: Trea Turner is CF solution; Stephen Strasburg streak ends; Koda Glover impresses in big way

Catch up on the last twenty-four hours in Washington Nationals news before the start of this weekend's three-game set with the San Diego Padres.

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Well, Stephen Strasburg was bound to lose eventually. While we mourn the winning streak, here's the news from Nationals Park.

Trea Turner is an easy outfield solution for the Nats
The Nationals are struggling in the leadoff spot this season - and in centerfield. They could kill two birds with one stone by putting Trea Turner there for the second half - that is, if Dusty feels comfortable with it.

Koda Glover impresses in a major way in his debut
Glover, who threw a 98 MPH fastball for his first pitch, announced himself in a big way in his big-league debut throwing four pitches en route to a 1-2-3 top of the ninth inning.

Streak ends for Strasburg, but positives come out of loss
Strasburg may no longer have a spotless record, but Dusty Baker was very impressed with his ability to hold the Dodgers where they were after Justin Turner's home runs.

Bryce Harper's 451-foot blast could add another commemorative seat to Nats Park
Recently, the Nats began to mark spots where the furthest or most important home runs in Nationals Park history were hit by adding a red seat to the sea of blue seats (or a blue one to a section with red seats) - and Harper could add another to the collection.

Today's Game: Padres vs Nationals - 7:05 PM (MASN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Luis Perdomo (3-4, 7.36 ERA) vs Tanner Roark (9-5, 2.82 ERA)