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Wire Taps: Stephen Strasburg feels good after sim game; Jayson Werth close to rehab assignment; Did Bryce Harper forget how to walk?

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series finale with the Marlins.

Miami Marlins v Washington Nationals Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Gio Gonzalez vs the Miami Marlins. I wonder how this is gonna go?

Here’s the scoop from South Capitol.

Strasburg throws simulated game, says he 'felt really good'
Strasburg faced Andrew Stevenson and Jayson Werth, pitching four half innings and throwing 57 pitches.

Ryan Zimmerman has officially come back to earth
Zimmerman's insane April appeared to be unsustainable -- turns out it was. He's not hitting fly balls any more. He's hitting .245 since June. (He also may be hurt?)

Gordon and Zimmerman
"Baird was tortured over the decision. He knew that the Royals could not afford to miss on this pick — it was, up to that point, the highest draft pick in Royals history..."

Jayson Werth is back up and running, but his timeline for return is still tentative
Werth thinks his foot is mainly healed (six to 16 weeks was the healing range), and that he'll be out for a rehab assignment within the next one or two weeks, but needs some time to get his legs in shape.

Did Bryce Harper forget how to walk?
Bryce Harper is seeing fewer pitches in the zone, and oddly, he's swinging at more pitches outside of the zone, a bit of a departure from his career norms.

Nationals celebrate players' weekend with nicknames on back of uniforms
"Big kid," "Blue eye," "Triple-T," and "Dooooooooo" will be on the field for the Nats against the Mets on the weekend of August 25th.

Ranking the Nats' nickname jerseys
Howie Kendrick gets last place for going with the ever-creative "Kendrick." Bonus points to Brandon Kintzler if he goes with "Rhino."

Matt Grace: New bullpen members help relievers feed off each other
With Brandon Kintzler, Ryan Madson, and Sean Doolittle now in the pen, other relievers are learning from the new talent.

Dusty Baker to have right knee evaluated after it "locked up"
Baker has a history of left knee injuries, but his right knee was the troublemaker on Tuesday night. Is it possible to put a manager on the DL? Because the Nats would be the team to do it.

Rizzo: No need to rush Strasburg back
Rizzo noted that Stras will go on a rehab assignment soon, but doesn't feel the need to push him when the team is doing fine without him.

Today’s Game: Marlins vs Nationals — 7:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Dan Straily vs Tanner Roark