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Wire Taps: Trevor Gott, Erick Fedde ready to contribute to Nationals; Stephen Strasburg’s career already good; Nats draft Seth Romero

Alongside your cup of coffee and brewing existential crisis regarding the bullpen, enjoy the freshest links from Nationals Park.

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports



Okay. Here’s the news:

Bryce Harper still leads NL All-Star voting
Harper is nearly 500,000 votes in front of his nearest contender in the NL (Daniel Murphy).

Gott, Fedde, may be ready to contribute now
Trevor Gott has impressed consistently at Triple-A, thus earning a call-up to the show. Next on the list should be Erick Fedde, who has adjusted to the bullpen well.

Nats draft talented, troubled pitcher Seth Romero 25th overall
Romero, otherwise considered a potential top 10 talent, was suspended from the University of Houston twice and dismissed from the baseball team.

For crying out loud, Stephen Strasburg's career has already been good
"Strasburg has never lived up to expectations!" cried the entirety of the baseball world, while in the meantime sane people saw his stats and were extremely impressed.

The curious case of Heterochromia Iridum V. Bibens-Dirkx
Both drafted in 2006, Max Scherzer and Austin Bibens-Dirkx have led almost entirely different careers, with one earning a Cy Young award and another making his major league debut eleven years later. Guess which one got the win on Sunday?

Deadspin has declared the Nationals bullpen to be a "sad little mess"
Thank you Deadspin, we did not notice

Today’s Game: Braves vs Nationals — 7:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey vs Joe Ross