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Wire Taps: Sitting Ryan Zimmerman?; Bryce Harper returns; Questions about Nationals’ playoff roster...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before tonight’s series finale with the Phillies...

MLB: Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

I’ll take “Stumbling Into the Playoffs” for $800, Alex.

Okay. This National League team has somehow managed to score against the Phillies two nights in a row.

What — who — are the Washington Nationals?

Here’s what’s Phresh in Philly.

Should the Nats be thinking about sitting Ryan Zimmerman in the playoffs?
Versus righties, Zimmerman has gotten all of his power and strikeouts, and none of his average. Lind is the opposite. But is it really worth it? And what's with all this talk of platooning? And how can Jayson Werth save his starting spot?

Harper returns to Nats just in time for postseason
Bryce Harper is finally, finally, finally back.

Bryce Harper is back, and the Nats' offense could follow
The Nationals have struggled offensively since Harper's injury. If he can even be semi-productive, it may change the way teams attack the Nationals, and could boost the offense just in time.

Harper reinstated, plays five innings
The Nationals got Bryce his three at-bats, and got him out of there a-la Spring Training.

"I just want to play:" Harper returns to lineup Tuesday night
Harper is less worried about results and more concerned with just getting his at-bats in.

How Gio Gonzalez escapes from trouble, time and time again
Gonzalez, entering last night, held batters to .150 with runners in scoring position? How? A slight change in pitching style, jamming right handers, and getting more grounders.

A few questions about the Nats' postseason roster
Is Victor Robles on the roster? Who gets the last bullpen spots? How many of those will there be? Who's in left? Where are Brian Goodwin and Stephen Drew?

Show off your Mad Max-style face, win a meet-and-greet with the ace
A boxed water company has managed to get Max Scherzer's endorsement, and if you give them a video of a pre-pitch impression of Max in their "Strikeout Plastic" sweepstakes, you may be hanging with the big righty.

Scherzer shouts out young fan with same eye condition
Not a bad role model to have.

Daniel Murphy says quote about Fangraphs, Fangraphs makes t-shirt
"Do you go to Fangraphs at all?" Murphy said at a presser. Fangraphs heard, and got it on a nice shirt.

Raudy Read arrives in majors
Read, signed out of the Dominican in 2011, hit for mediocre average and high power. Obviously, some time in Triple-A is in order, but he could be a decent asset for the team.

Today’s Game: Nationals vs Phillies — 7:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs Mark Leiter