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Wire Taps: Nationals can’t let Blake Treinen close; Bryce Harper looks like old self; Nats need to get creative to solve ‘pen problems

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series finale with the Braves tonight at 7:35 PM in Atlanta.

Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

THE D.C. TRIFECTA! Never thought it would happen, but sometimes miracles occur.

Here’s the beat from Atlanta.

Glover, Kelley will replace Treinen as closer

It's the end of the line for Blake Treinen in the closer's role.

CB Bucknor is a big, big, problem

Boy, if you thought the Nats' bullpen was bad...

The Nats simply can't let Blake Treinen pitch the ninth again

The Nats' management has let their team down with their closer situation. (In other words: HELP WANTED)

Bryce Harper looks like his old self

Even though it's early, Bryce Harper does not look like his 2016 self. Instead, he looks like his MVP self--and that would be a huge deal for the Nats if it's true.

Rizzo on closer, bullpen: "We're going to figure this thing out"

Mike Rizzo still has plenty of faith in his bullpen. Or so he says.

Nats need to get creative to solve bullpen problems

The Nats should stop naming guys 'starters' and 'relievers' when they're in Single-A, and wait until they're closer to the show to make decisions. Easy enough.

Harper already earning back the hype after unsuccessful 2016

Bryce Harper was as productive on Wednesday night as he was all of last summer. If he keeps it up, don't expect the Harper talk to shut down for a while.

Today’s Game: Nationals vs Braves — 7:35 PM
Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs R.A. Dickey