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Wire Taps: Adam Eaton “ahead of schedule”; Anthony Rendon underrated star; Max Scherzer needs pen help to be all-time great

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series opener with Atlanta tonight...

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This. Bullpen. Will. Be. The. Death. Of. Us. All.

That’s all:

Adam Eaton says he is "ahead of schedule"
Eaton used crutches to walk on Sunday, but apparently didn't really need them, which puts him ahead of schedule for his recovery time.

Anthony Rendon: Baseball's most underrated star
The Nationals never quite knew where to put Anthony Rendon in his first years with the club, and because of that, he never quite had an everyday position until 2016. Because of that, the world hasn't always known about him.

Glover heads to the DL with back trouble, Blanton reinstated
Joe Blanton pitched a scoreless inning of relief in his first game back.

Boswell: Scherzer could be generational talent with help of bullpen
Max Scherzer could match up with the all-time greats. To do that, he'll need some help from the back end of the bullpen.

Watch Wilmer Difo struggle to throw a football
Granted, the Nats don't pay him for that purpose.

Scherzer 3rd-fastest to reach 2000 strikeouts
Only Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson pitched fewer innings before hitting the milestone.

Today’s Game: Braves vs Nationals
Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs Stephen Strasburg