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Wire Taps: Enny Romero returns today; Victor Robles adjusting to Double-A life; Has Nationals’ bullpen makeover worked?

Catch up on the latest Nationals news before the second of four with the Brewers in Miller Park.

Washington Nationals v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images

Alright, that wasn’t ideal. Good news: There’s another game today. With Tanner Roark on the hill. Hopefully Good Tanner.

Here’s what’s new in Milwaukee.

Enny Romero among two call-ups today
Happy September! To celebrate, here's Enny Romero and Austin Adams! (And maybe a six-man rotation soon!) (And maybe even Ryan Madson?)

Victor Robles adjusts successfully to minor-league pitching, life
Most of the focus on Victor Robles isn't on what's now, but instead what could come next for the future phenom. While we aren't really watching, though, Robles is hitting the living daylights out of the baseball in Harrisburg and (apparently) isn't really focusing on what's next.

Max Scherzer, almost assuredly concerned about AI revolution, warns of "unintended consequences" of robo-umps
Scherzer thinks the game would be irreversibly changed in that pitches would suddenly be called completely differently than ever before, but let's be real, he's probably just watched The Terminator a few times.

Nats hope to use six-man rotation to get arms rest before October
The Nats initially thought about employing the extended rotation as early as tomorrow, but decided against it. However, Dusty Baker thinks that the team will almost certainly employ it by the end of the month.

Every playoff team has been unable to beat the Nats consistently this season
The Nats have winning or .500 records against every team in baseball -- including the DBacks, Cubs, Rockies, Astros, Dodgers -- and losing records against only two teams.

Has the Nats' bullpen's extreme makeover been a hit?
Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson, Brandon Kintzler and company are unlikely to inspire the most fear out of the bullpens in the playoffs. But it may just be enough to work.

Who are the Nats gonna call this September?
For the beginning of the Nats' existence, September call-ups were all about checking out future impact players that could be regulars come next spring. This year, it's about bench depth, extra bullpen arms, and an extra catcher.

Max and Erica Scherzer cover D.C. adoption fees to make space for animals displaced by Harvey
The Scherzers, being the awesome and generous people they are, made it easy as pie to adopt a pupperino this weekend.

Today’s Game: Brewers vs Nationals — 8:10 PM
Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs Jimmy Nelson
Magic Number: 15