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Wire Taps: Joe Ross out of the pen for Nationals?; Stephen Strasburg trip to DL precautionary; Jayson Werth on-base streak dissection

Catch up on the latest news from Camden Yards as the Washington Nationals prepare for the second of two with the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore.

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Yes, last night's game didn't end with the result Dusty Baker and the Nationals wanted. But, on the bright side - every single reliever excepting Koda Glover got a much-needed day of rest. It wasn't a moral victory, or a real victory, but it definitely is going to help. A lot.

Here's the latest from Camden.

Joe Ross could be coming out of the bullpen in September
Joe Ross has been out for a long, long time. Which means it could take him a long, long time to get back on track as a starter -- which is why Dusty Baker is considering putting him in the bullpen as a reliever.

Bryce Harper may finally be back on track, and here's what happened
Harper has absolutely dominated since returning from a neck injury, and is putting up numbers similar to what we saw this past April and in 2015. But it wasn't just a change in the style of pitching he saw, or an injury - it was a combination.

Stephen Strasburg's trip to DL precautionary
Strasburg said he could still pitch, but Mike Rizzo and Dusty Baker didn't want to risk it this close to October.

Say, what was up with Stephen Strasburg anyways?
Strasburg wasn't getting enough ground balls - but why?

In memoriam: Jayson Werth's on-base streak
The Nats Blog dissects what was once a 46-game on-base streak for Werth.

Today's Game: Nationals vs Orioles - 7:05 PM (MASN2, MLB Network, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez (2-1, 4.37 ERA) vs Kevin Gausman (4-10, 4.11 ERA)