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Wire Taps: Anthony Rendon exits with injury; Hunter Strickland begins suspension; Dusty Baker demands close-knit Nationals

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the second of three in Miami tonight...

MLB: Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins
Trea: “Hello, Derek, do you have any spare relievers?”
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If we can’t trust Tanner Roark and Enny Romero, who CAN we trust?

Here’s the scoop from South Beach.

Rendon leaves game after apparent injury
Rendon appeared to strain his neck diving for a ground ball in the early parts of Monday night's game against Miami.

Nationals hiding "dragon eggs" around town as part of Game of Thrones promo
Ten will be hidden around the D.C. area. If you find one, tickets, a t-shirt, and a fast-pass to pose for a photo with some throne thing will be in store.

Hunter Strickland (finally) begins suspension for brawl with Harper
Strickland's appeal to Major League Baseball took a while, but was finally turned down on Monday evening and he will miss the following five games to complete his six-game suspension.

Pre-midseason lull Nats power rankings
There's not a lot of urgency around Natstown outside of the right-field bullpen, but that doesn't mean some cool stuff hasn't happened in the past week.

Baker "demands" close-knit club as team inches towards deadline
The Nats have struggled with their relief pitching, which is not a secret. Dusty Baker still wants the clubhouse to look and act like a family.

Today’s Game: Nationals vs Marlins — 7:10 PM
Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs Edinson Volquez