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Catch up on all the latest Nationals news before the start of tonight’s game against the Phillies...

MLB: Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

With three straight wins in Miami, FL after a disappointing series in Milwaukee, WI, Washington’s magic number to clinch is down to six as they start a four-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies in the nation’s capital.

Below you’ll find some links that will help you catch up on all the latest news on the Nats...

Ryan Zimmerman goes first to home to clubhouse
Zimmerman sprinted all the way around from first on a Howie Kendrick double, and then decided it was time for a bathroom break.

It's looking like Koda Glover isn't coming back any time soon
After starting to ramp up, Glover went to a doctor in Texas and is currently home in Oklahoma before he re-joins the Nats for the stretch run to cheer on the team from the sidelines.

Which MLB postseason contender has the best rotation?
Outside of the Dodgers, of course. The list is bookended by the two DMV teams. Bet you can't guess which is where.

Teams still in Wild Card run still have to think about what they gave away at the deadline
With two Wild Card spots and the American League in a perpetual state of mediocrity, it's worth asking: Should the Twins have really given up so much talent at the deadline - like sending Brandon Kintzler to the Nats? The Rangers? Angels?

Looking ahead to the 2018 Nationals and their farm system
Sure, the Nationals themselves are on their way to a win total in the high nineties. For the farm system, it was, uh, less pretty. Even so, a few players made huge strides towards becoming productive members of the Nats.

South Florida natives Gonzalez, Taylor, Turner prepare with families for Irma
The Nats have more than a few south Florida natives on the squad, and their minds were (understandably) elsewhere while they were in Miami days before one of the year's largest natural disasters.

The NL East is perennially terrible. Here's how that affects the Nats:
The Nats, for all intents and purposes, haven't been affected by a tight chase that's forced them to bring their prospects up ahead of schedule, send young players away for huge midseason fixes -- in short, they haven't been forced to win now, which means that the team has never truly gone all in to win a World Series because they simply haven't had to. A few years ahead, they may finally have to make that choice.

Harper jogging on anti-gravity treadmill, throwing in outfield
Mike Rizzo still thinks that Bryce Harper will be back in time for October. In fact, Rizzo says there's not even a limp anymore -- but the Nats don't want to push him, because there's ultimately still lots of time.

Today’s Game: Nationals vs Phillies — 7:05 PM

Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark (11-9, 4.48 ERA) vs Aaron Nola (10-10, 3.72 ERA)

Magic Number: 6