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Wire Taps: Trea Turner’s injury cruelly timed; Who will/should represent Nationals at ASG?; Is MAT’s breakout season real?

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Dusty Baker and the Nationals will have to get by without Trea Turner for a while... catch up on the last 24 hours in Nats news...

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OKAY, NOW HERE ARE THE WIRE TAPS...

Trea Turner suffers broken wrist
Turner, who could have put up 60 stolen bases this season, won't be back until late August or mid-September. This is fine.

Trea Turner's injury has some cruel timing
Trea Turner was finally producing like the player everyone knew he could be. One inside fastball later, he was out until late summer, if not even the fall. On the bright side: fewest games to 40 steals?

Who's going to represent the Nats at the All-Star Game? And who should?
Bryce Harper is in without question. Daniel Murphy is almost a lock. Ryan Zimmerman? Maybe. Max Scherzer? No question. Anthony Rendon? Probably not, but does he ever deserve it.

The Nats will miss Trea, but not as much they think they will
Trea Turner is a sparkplug at the top of the Nats' lineup, there's no question. Even so, in the games without him earlier this season, they scored enough runs to make it through.

Is Michael A. Taylor actually performing well, or just getting lucky?
Some of his stats from the last two months aren't sustainable. Others, on the other hand, may actually stick around.

Todd Ricketts adds pressure to Cubs when claiming that Nats will "crumble"
Cubs GM Jed Hoyer only had good things to say about the Nationals when asked about Ricketts' comments regarding the team in the Oval Office.

Mike Rizzo really hates anonymous quotes from Nats players
Nats players oft approach assorted writers and columnists, speaking their mind about the team's problems, being quoted on the condition of anonymity. The Nats' GM doesn't exactly love when that happens.

Nats sign Kevin Jepsen to minor-league deal
Another aging veteran with a high ERA! Perfect!

Regarding that rooftop beyond Nats Park with all the signs
"HIT IT HERE, HARPER!", "W Belongs in Washington", and a few other signs have graced the rooftop of the new F1RST Residences directly beyond the ballpark.

Trea Turner does some acting and talks about his personal life
Turner recorded a few sets of Delta commercials, and during his lunch break, enjoyed a rather candid interview with reporters.

Today’s Game: Nationals at Cardinals — 8:15 PM
Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs Mike Leake