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Wire Taps: Danny Espinosa for Wade Davis?; Nationals clubhouse superlatives; Ryan Zimmerman out with "sore something"

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the second game of four with the Mets in Citi Field...

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The Nats have three more games until the All-Star break, and they're kind of falling backwards into it - not full speed ahead, but not totally slipping. They have three games to change their momentum - this should be interesting.

Here's the news from New York.

Rumors: Danny Espinosa for Wade Davis?
As the trade deadline approaches, Danny Espinosa is steamrolling, and his trade value is skyrocketing. Meanwhile, Trea Turner is still waiting in Triple-A Syracuse. Could the Nationals potentially flip Espinosa for someone as dominant as Wade Davis?

Bryce Harper hands out clubhouse superlatives
Best athlete? Most popular? Best dancer? (Hint, it's a reliever)

Bryan Harper hopes to debut soon... against Bryce Harper
When they were much, much, younger, Bryce claims he doubled off of Bryan - the elder Harper brother would love a shot at vengeance (although, Bryan is much happier to be with the Nationals even if he can't face his brother).

Ryan Zimmerman out with "sore something"
Dusty Baker refused to divulge where the injury was... except for noting that it wasn't in the foot or the shoulder, where Zimmerman's worse injuries had previously occurred.

Perez gets two hits against the Mets
Although he suffered through a rough outing in Queens, Oliver Perez still got quite a few boos from the Mets fans last night after getting not one, but two hits against his former ballclub.

Tonight's Game: Nationals vs Mets - 7:10 PM (MASN, WUSA 9, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg (11-0, 2.71 ERA) vs Noah Syndergaard (9-3, 2.41 ERA)