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Wire Taps: Pick your poison with Nationals' Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy; Adam Eaton belongs up top

Washington won two of three from St. Louis. Now they have a day off before the start of the Nationals' three-game set with the pesky Philadelphia Phillies.

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Yesterday, in a word, was sloppy. Errors, strikeouts, lineouts, blah, blah, blah. Thank goodness for off days, though!

Here's the news from Nationals Park.

Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy, force opposing pitcher to pick their poison
When Murphy bats behind Harper, you can either walk Harper and suffer the contact damage of Daniel Murphy, or pitch to Harper and get punished.

Can Daniel Murphy be stopped?
So far, the signs of regression many were expecting to see from Daniel Murphy haven't really shown, as his average has hovered around .475 -- about what he did last year. So, uh, why?

Adam Eaton gets to spend time in place he belongs, the leadoff spot
Adam Eaton is a one or a two hitter, and Dusty Baker is figuring that out quickly.

Can Gio Gonzalez keep strong start up?
Gio Gonzalez's ERA is below 1.00. But, he was promising early last year until he fell off the bus later. Who, pray tell, is the real Gio Gonzalez?

Adam Eaton turns baby into Washington Capital

Tomorrow's Game: Phillies vs Nationals -- 4:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola vs Stephen Strasburg