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Wire Taps: Nationals start has been weird; Miguel Montero DFAd; Adam Eaton to DL

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the Nats’ four-game series with the Rockies...

Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Gotta score more than three to win a baseball game, at least typically. The Nats should focus on that!

Here’s what’s happening on Half Street:

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A strange Start to Nationals Baseball
Bryce Harper has been good, as has Max Scherzer. The baserunning... less so.

Here's how the Mets win the NL East
The Mets are 10-1, and showing a lot of fight. If they play like they did against the Nats last week seven or eight more times, then things could be tough for D.C. down the stretch.

Nationals place Adam Eaton on disabled list, promote Moises Sierra
Eaton is in a "nip it in the bud" stint on the DL, and the team hopes that the warm weather will make life a whole lot easier for him and his stiff leg.

Adams demonstrates value with dramatic game-tying home run
Matt Adams has the power to help this ballclub (though perhaps not the speed), and provided a serious boost to the team with his solo jack in the ninth.

Nationals DFA Miguel Montero
Montero gave Pedro Severino the chance to shine while he sat on the paternity list. Unfortunately, when he came back, he no longer had a job, in a cruel but logical twist of events.

Juan Soto drives in six, reaches five times
Juan Soto has enjoyed an absurd start to the season, hitting .391 through six games with three home runs.

Wieters activated, Eaton to DL, Sierra up
The team ultimately decided with Eaton that caution should overrule everything, and that a two-week stint was better than a two-month stint on the DL. Also, Matt Wieters returns!

What, Nats worry? A 6-6 start has reasons for optimism — and some cause for concern
The Nationals have been all over the place, with an offense that has almost figured itself out but has yet to do so, putting the team in an early hole that they should be concerned with getting out of sooner rather than later.

Bryce Harper gets exposed by his brother for using two hair dryers at the same time
Sigh... the environment, Bryce, the environment!

Bryan Harper Exposes a Double Hairdryer Wielding Brother Bryce Harper in the Wild
"Dude!" Bryce Harper yelled at his brother Bryan when his double-hairdryer tactics were revealed. To be fair, the secrets of the Harper mop should be guarded with utmost, uh, secrecy.

Today’s Game: Rockies vs. Nationals — 7:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Gio Gonzalez