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Wire Taps: Nationals' young relievers struggle; Adam Eaton makes case to hit second; Joe Nathan back on minor-league deal

Catch up on the weekend that was in Washington Nationals news before the start of this week's three-game set with the St. Louis Cardinals...

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Well, that was a rough weekend. On the bright side, it's no longer that weekend, and now the Nats get to play three with the St. Louis Cardinals, who have never ever caused them any problems.

Here's what's new at Nats Park.

Young relievers struggling in Nats' bullpen
Outside of Opening Day, the young season has not been kind to the Nats' young arms.

Nationals bring back Joe Nathan on minor league deal
The Nats cut Joe Nathan from the squad in late March, expecting Sammy Solis, Blake Treinen, Enny Romero, and Koda Glover to be able to do well. So far, most of them haven't done that well.

Adam Eaton is making his case to hit second
Eaton has been expected to be thrown down to the six spot when the Nats next play a team with a lefty-heavy bullpen. Even so, he's hitting well in the two spot and very well may stay there.

Max Scherzer gets off to hot start during cold Phillies home opener
Max Scherzer threw in short sleeves, and threw pretty well now that you mention it.

Trea Turner leaves Nats' game on Saturday with right hamstring tightness
Turner, who didn't look right coming off of a stolen bag, left the game in the first inning with hamstring tightness. Luckily for the Nats, it seems like he won't be out for more than a few days.

Off-field recap: Jeremy Lin, L'il Murph, L'il Loby, and more
The first week of the Nats' season was extremely entertaining in many ways, both on and off of the field.

Today's Game: Cardinals vs Nationals -- 7:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs Tanner Roark