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Wire Taps: Ben Revere losing playing time; Frank Howard into Nationals' Ring of Honor; Battle of Beltway isn't a battle

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the home-half of the series with the Orioles gets underway...

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Some games just don't go the way of the Nationals. Last night was one of those games.

Here's the news from Nationals Park.

Katie Ledecky to throw out tonight's first pitch
Unfortunately, the five-time gold medalist already arrived at the ballpark, threw the pitch and went home before the Nationals finished last night's game.

Ben Revere losing playing time but not complaining
Revere was the Nationals' starting center fielder at the beginning of the year, but Trea Turner has the spot nearly locked up now. However, Revere isn't bitter about losing his starting role.

Bryce Harper designs cap to raise money for charity
Bryce Harper designed (another) hat.

Frank Howard to be inducted into Nationals Ring of Honor Friday night
Howard, a Senators outfielder, will be inducted into the Ring of Honor next to Frank Robinson and many other Senators and Expos greats.

Boswell: "Battle of the Beltway" isn't much of a battle
Only one team consistently shows up for the BW Parkway series, and it's not the Nationals.

Today's Game: Orioles vs Nationals - 7:05 PM (MASN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley (0-2, 9.53 ERA) vs Tanner Roark (13-6, 2.87 ERA)
Magic Number: 30