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Wire Taps: Nationals may be out of Aroldis Chapman mix; Aaron Barrett fractures elbow; Nats looking at Wade Davis

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you prepare for 24 hours without Nationals baseball. You can make it...

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Of all the teams they've played this year, of all the series, and of all the ballparks, the Nationals just can't beat the San Diego Padres. If anyone has a legitimate explanation for that, please let me know.

It looks like the Nats aren't going to get Aroldis Chapman
The Cubs are pushing forward with their efforts to land Chapman (names like Jorge Soler and Javier Baez have popped up) and it's looking more and more as if the Nationals will need to look elsewhere.

Rehabbing Aaron Barrett fractures right elbow
The right-hander fractured his pitching elbow, another crippling injury on his dominant arm - the second in two years - which all but eliminates any possibility of a return for Barrett.

Nationals among teams looking in on Wade Davis
If they can't land Chapman, Davis is certainly an extremely viable option for the ninth inning.

Ten years and one day ago, the Lerner family acquired the Nationals
And the Nats never looked back.

Apparently Stephen Drew was super, super sick on Saturday night
We knew Stephen Drew was sick, but we didn't know it was that bad.

Ian Desmond and Terrance, the two old faces of the Nationals, reunite in Texas
I'm not crying, you're crying. Okay, I'm crying.

Tomorrow's Game: Nationals vs Indians - 7:10 PM (MASN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez (6-8, 4.53 ERA) vs Danny Salazar (11-3, 2.75 ERA)