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Wire Taps: Danny Espinosa wins POTW; 4 Nationals sent to ASG; Michael A. Taylor will be back soon

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What you missed on the fourth of July - and the fifth of July, now that you mentioned it. Nats links, news, and more.

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Of all the teams from all the cities, the Washington Nationals simply cannot seem to beat the Milwaukee Brewers. They lose on weekdays and on weekends, during the day and at night, and on days when there are Wire Taps - and days where there are none.

Here's the latest from Half Street.

Baker: Expect Michael Taylor back soon
Baker will try to even out the bench sooner rather than later, which is now down to four men.

Danny Espinosa named NL Player-of-the-Week
The shortstop won the honors mainly for his 15 RBI series against the Reds (which came from two grand slams, and home runs from both side of the plate in one game - twice).

MAT - What now?
Taylor is down in Syracuse (again), meaning that Trea Turner is back at shortstop (again), and again, the Nats are trying to find a place for Michael A. Taylor.

Bryce Harper leads four Nats into ASG
Congratulations to Bryce, Wilson Ramos, Stephen Strasburg and Daniel Murphy.

How the Brewers ended up batting out-of-order
Ryan Braun was the cleanup hitter, but batted third, and got Jonathan Lucroy charged with an out. Here's how Dusty Baker spied the mistake... and what the players involved had to say.

Today's Game: Brewers vs Nationals - 4:05 PM (MASN2, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Matt Garza (1-1, 3.74 ERA) vs Tanner Roark (7-5, 2.93 ERA)