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Wire Taps: Nationals’ Max Scherzer shoves again; Trea Turner could break cycles record; Good that Nats stuck with Ryan Zimmerman

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of tonight’s matchup with the Phillies in PA.

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The Washington Nationals, for the millionth time this year, will play the Philadelphia Phillies.

And if you think you’re going to miss them after this three-game set, I have good news for you: the two teams will meet AGAIN in D.C. on May 12th. (Then the two don’t meet until September 7th, so that’s a relief.)

Here’s what’s phresh in Philly.

Max Scherzer "shoves" again
Max Scherzer went seven innings, and gave up all of one earned run on two hits.

Imagine, for a moment, if the Nats didn't make the move to sign Scherzer in January 2015 that everyone called unnecessary.

Harper left game with groin tightness, is day-to-day
Dusty Baker claims that Bryce Harper's early exit on Thursday was mainly precautionary.

It's a good thing the Nats stuck with Ryan Zimmerman
Although he probably won't hit .400 (although who knows!), Ryan Zimmerman is having one of his best seasons in years.

Scherzer dominates DBacks, again
Max Scherzer has never lost against his original team, and hits better off of them than they do off of him.

Trea Turner could very well break the major league record for cycles
Turner has all the necessary tools--speed, power, and consistent hitting--to break the lofty total of three career cycles for the major league record.

Today’s Game: Nationals vs Phillies — 7:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs Nick Pivetta