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Wire Taps: Trea Turner returns today; Max Scherzer wins battle with Giancarlo Stanton; Tanner Roark could be playoff key

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news and don’t look at the weather forecast for tonight in D.C.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Okay, that was fun. Let’s say we do it again today, but with, I dunno, one more Opening Day starter?

Here’s what’s new at Nationals Park.

Trea Turner to return today against Miami Marlins
Turner has been off the field since June 29th, when he was hit on the wrist with a fastball, sidelining him for months. Now, he's finally back.

Scherzer vs Stanton ends with outs
The hottest hitter on the planet couldn't come close to getting the job done against the best pitcher in the known universe.

Can the Nats piece together their fractured roster in time to win a playoff series?
The Nats have been held together by duct tape and glue. Somehow, they've made it this far, and they're getting healthier by the day. Could this finally be the iteration of the team to win a playoff series?

Rebounding Tanner Roark could be huge gift to Nationals in playoffs
If Tanner Roark can keep pitching like he has since the All-Star break, the Nats' rotation will rival that of the Dodgers, if not eclipse it.

Prospect watch: Daniel Johnson
Johnson has "seen his stock rise as much as any prospect in the Nationals system in 2017," according to Fangraphs.

It's kind of a miracle the Nats are where they are right now
Seventy billion outfielders and replacements later, and the weakness of the NL East has still left no surprises for September. I mean, come on. How did this team survive for so long?

Nationals activate Scherzer, Werth
That sound you hear? It's the cavalry marching its way back.

Today’s Game: Marlins vs Nationals — 7:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Vance Worley vs Edwin Jackson