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Wire Taps: Bryce Harper NL PoTW; Power ranking the Nationals; Matt Wieters, Harper get days off in Coors Field...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the second game of four with the Rockies in Coors Field.

Washington Nationals v Colorado Rockies Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

We’re back in one of those situations where the game is going to outlast the author’s bedtime, because tomorrow is a Tuesday and the author is on the east coast—at the time of press, it’s the top of the seventh, and the score is 4-3. With that in mind, please enjoy your two alternate Wire Taps intros for this morning.

If the Nats hold on and win: Jacob Turner? Really?

If the Nats blow it and lose: Jacob Turner? Really?

Thanks to Scherzer and co., Nats' bullpen is well-rested

In the pitching hell also known as Denver, Colorado, Dusty Baker always wants to make a point of saving relievers. His starting rotation helped him out with that task, a lot.

Harper named National League Player of the Week

Although it won't do wonders for his 'Mr. April' moniker, Bryce Harper enjoyed a pretty darn good week.

The Nats have won 7 straight. The Mets have not

The Nats have looked good so far. The Mets haven't looked bad, more just injured.

Power ranking the Nats so far

8th overall is Gio Gonzalez. 7th overall is the return of Trea Turner. 6th overall, you'll have to find for yourself...

Former Nats: Desmond takes BP with hand close to healed

The Nats didn't get to see him in action today, nor will they see him this week, but it's looking like Ian Desmond is getting pretty close to returning to the majors.

Wieters, Harper get days off against Colorado

Dusty Baker made sure to keep some key guys rested after a long night and a long flight.

Nats outright Grant Green to Triple-A Syracuse

Green, out of options, had to clear waivers first.

Could the Nats actually be lucky this time around?

The Nats are always pretty good. They're never all that lucky. What would happen if they had a stretch when they were, actually, y'know, lucky?

Daniel Murphy apparently wanted to be an 'insurance person' before becoming a ballplayer

In the fifth grade, Daniel Murphy's class was asked what they wanted to be when they grew up. 'Insurance person', Murph? Really?

Why does ESPN use those win probability statistics during the game?

As Doghouse can tell you, win probability is a great, informative stat -- but only at key moments and/or after the game. ESPN was struggling a little with that idea initially.

Today’s Game: Nationals vs Rockies

Probable Pitchers: Joe Ross vs German Marquez