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Wire Taps: Nationals can’t sweep; Jacob deGrom dominates; Marlins next...

After four in New York, the Washington Nationals are in Miami for three with the Fish starting tonight at 7:05...

Washington Nationals v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Washington took three of four in New York, and now they’re in Miami, where they start a three-game set with the Fish tonight at 7:05 PM EDT.

The Nationals took two of three from the Marlins in the season-opening series in April, but they haven’t faced their NL East rivals since.

Miami starts the series 11.0 games behind Washington in the division, having dropped two straight, but won six of their last ten. Tanner Roark vs Justin Nicolino in the series opener..

Speaking of Nicolino...

NATS BEAT:

Roark, Nicolino continue NL East rivalry
"Nicolino, who last pitched on May 30, will be reinstated from the 10-day disabled list after missing time with a bruised left index finger."

Despite 5-1 loss, Ross gaining confidence in changeup
"deGrom went eight innings, allowing only one unearned run in the first at-bat, scattering three singles with two walks and six strikeouts."

The Nats saw Jacob deGrom coming, get mowed down anyway, 5-1
"The lanky Mets pitcher stood in the way of a Nationals sweep and he did not budge. He even slugged his first career home run."

Trea Turner ties Nationals' mark with 4 steals
"Trea Turner sprinted his way into Nationals history Sunday by stealing four bases, which stands as the team record since the franchise moved to D.C. in 2005."

NATIONAL(S) BEAT:

Garrett Mock and a small gesture of locker room kindness
"When he was director of scouting for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004, Rizzo pushed for another pitcher out of Houston — Garrett Mock in the third round."

MINORS:

P-Nats Fall 11-10 in First Half Finale
"Off of a series split, the P-Nats will head into the All-Star break. RHP Ronald Pena , C Taylor Gushue , CF Victor Robles, and 3B Kelvin Gutierrez have all been named to the Northern Division roster."

Chiefs' comeback falls just short Sunday
"With runners on first and third and one out in the ninth, IronPigs reliever Jesen Therrien struck out Wilmer Difo and got Irving Falu to groundout to clinch the win."

Nationals' Andrew Stevenson heating up in June
"Stevenson's introduction to Triple-A baseball has been rough, but the 23-year-old is heating up offensively."