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Wire Taps: Blake Treinen’s pace could be the problem; Stephen Drew progressing; Trea Turner to CF (again)?

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Arizona Diamondbacks v Washington Nationals Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Okay, so it looks like the Nats are able to lose a game. Huh. Get ‘em today, I guess.

Here’s the beat from South Capitol Street.

Is Blake Treinen's slower pace the cause of his struggles?
Treinen is taking nearly three seconds longer with runners on base this season than he did last season.

Stephen Drew progressing towards return as Koda Glover begins to work towards coming back
Stephen Drew is apparently smiling, talking and taking ground balls, almost ready for a rehab assignment. Meanwhile, Koda Glover threw on Tuesday.

Breaking: The Nats’ offense is really good
The comparison between this year's Nats and last year's Chicago Cubs is a hard one to avoid.

Should the Nats move Trea Turner to center field?
If the Nats acquired a decent shortstop or put Stephen Drew there, they could slide Trea Turner to center. Why don't they? Well, for starters, there aren't that many good shortstops available.

Dusty Baker on racial slurs targeted at Adam Jones: "It don't shock me"
Baker wasn't shocked, just disappointed in the Boston Red Sox fans that hurled racial slurs at Orioles outfielder Adam Jones. He wasn't alone in the Nats organization:

Who are the comeback stars of the year so far?
Is it Ryan Zimmerman? No, couldn't be....

Zimmerman raises $200,000 for MS
Zimmerman's ziMS foundation had their eighth annual "A Night at the Park" on Monday to benefit multiple sclerosis causes -- over the years, Zim has raised $1.5 million through the event.

Today’s Game: Diamondbacks vs Nationals — 7:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs Gio Gonzalez