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Wire Taps: Victor Robles has shot for playoff roster; Could Nationals win 100?; Daniel Murphy, Justin Turner, and lift

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the second of three with the Dodgers in D.C.

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Victor Robles has a real shot to make Nationals’ playoff roster
"He’s the youngest player in the majors — a baby at this level — but the top prospect’s intoxicating skills stand out among the adults around him."

Justin Turner, Daniel Murphy and the product of lift
“'I sense a new air ball hitter in my city,' Murphy’s text read. Justin Turner laughed when he read it."

Nationals Jose Lobaton's ankle feeling better
"That Lobaton will not miss any significant time could be key as he stands to serve as the team's backup catcher for the postseason."

Max Scherzer talks quick-pitching Herrera: "You'd better be ready"
Scherzer knew Herrera's routine and was sick of waiting. Thus:

What do the Nats think of the Dodgers' downfall? Don't believe the hype
"L.A.’s imperfect storm nearly wiped out the 15.5-game lead that the Dodgers held over Washington for playoff pole position, shrinking it to as little as 3.5 games earlier this week."

Could this be the Nats team to win 100 games?
At the moment, they'd need to go 11-4 to end the season, which would be very difficult, but certainly not impossible.

Taking a look at the minor league offseason footnotes
Organizational Players of the Year? Instructional league rosters? OH YEAH.

Remember the name Felipe Rivero
"However, there is one thing that should unite Pirates fans in rejoicing: the way Mr. Felipe Rivero is establishing himself as one of baseball’s premier closers."

Dodgers Dugout: These three Dodgers should get reduced playing time
"Even if they don’t win every game, as long as they play competitively against Washington, then we know the Dodgers are back on track."

MLB - Fantasy baseball - Top players whose fantasy value changed for 2018
"Veteran southpaw Gio Gonzalez is one of the biggest surprises of 2017, entering Thursday with a 2.68 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 29 starts."