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Wire Taps: Nationals’ September call-ups; Max Scherzer vs Brewers tonight in Miller Park...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the third game of four with the Brewers in Miller Park...

Washington Nationals V Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

Washington dropped their second straight to Milwaukee. That’s the bad news. The good news? There are two games left with the Brewers so the Nationals can leave Miller Park with a split of the four-game set... and Max Scherzer is starting tonight.

Will you wait for Scherzer to take the mound against the Brewers, catch up on the latest Nationals news...

NATS BEAT:

Nationals waste Roark's gem, lose 1-0 to Brewers (updated)
"Tanner Roark did just about everything he could, aside from one bad pitch in the bottom of the first."

Tanner Roark’s one mistake is enough to doom the Nationals
"Roark made a mistake to the second batter he faced. It was a hanging curveball, and Neil Walker crushed it into the second deck beyond the right field wall."

Ryan Madson among 5 recalled by Nationals
"The fact that Madson was activated would seem to indicate a positive sign about his status."

Ryan Madson returns to Nationals, Fedde recalled
"Washington manager Dusty Baker said this week they are trying to balance winning down the stretch — the playoffs are all but in hand — and reducing the workload for some of the rotation before the postseason begins."

Nationals activate Ryan Madson, Enny Romero from disabled list
"The Nationals were confident Madson would return from his mysterious right index finger injury this season. The question was when."

Trying to steal signs on the Nats? That is a difficult task
"Henley said he is aware that stealing signs can be an issue but it doesn’t bother him much, adding that the Nats don’t communicate via signs as much as some clubs."

Snyder: Nationals Must Show Same Resiliency in October
"Despite a barrage of injuries, the Nats are on pace for 99 wins, which would top the franchise-record 98 posted in 2012."

Stephen Drew weighing surgery that could cost him the rest of season
"Earlier this week, the Nationals moved the 34-year-old veteran to the 60-day disabled list with an abdominal strain, meaning he will not be eligible to return until a few days before the end of the regular season."

It’s Time for the Nationals to Stop Playing Jose Lobaton
"Severino cannot possibly be worse than Lobaton. Lobaton has historically given his teams relatively little offensively, but never to the extent that he has in 2017."

Washington Nationals give Annandale baseball field a makeover
"Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez Field is the second park funded by the organization’s charity arm, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, as part of its Legacy Fields program..."

NATIONAL(S) BEAT:

"A Nationals six-man rotation would benefit Stephen Strasburg the most"
"As good as Strasburg has been these last few season and in his career as a whole, injuries seem to be holding him back, at least slightly."

Why Anthony Rendon comes up short in the NL MVP conversation
"Entering Thursday's games, Rendon led all National League position players in FanGraphs WAR and was in shouting distance of the co-leaders in Baseball-Reference WAR."

MLB - Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes for Sept. 2
"Howie Kendrick (R), 36 percent, Washington Nationals at Milwaukee Brewers (RHP Brandon Woodruff): Kendrick won't have the platoon advantage here, but he has pummeled all kinds of pitching in 2017.”