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Wire Taps: Bryce Harper should want to stay in DC; Adam Eaton close to return; Miracle comeback in eighth...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the second of three with the Mets in Flushing, Queens...

Washington Nationals v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Let’s just say this intro would have looked *very* different had the Nationals not pulled that off in the eighth inning. But instead, this is a fun, upbeat Wire Taps intro like we’re all used to! With exclamation points!!

Here’s what’s going down in Flushing:

Eaton, Rendon, Murphy moving along
Adam Eaton could be back this Friday, and according to Dave Martinez, is feeling better every day. Anthony Rendon is *still* day-to-day. Daniel Murphy will play his first game Wednesday in West Palm.

Victor Robles won't need surgery on elbow
The team assumed that they would see Robles in 2019. Instead, he could be back by July or August.

The predictions were wrong: The NL East isn't a one-team race
The Mets will not go .800 the rest of the way. The Braves probably won't be this good. But make no mistake: The NL East is tough this year. The Mets will compete, and may even win the division crown.

After two dominant starts, Max Scherzer wins National League Player of the Week
The Nats are sweeping the Player of the Week awards this year! Next up: Moises Sierra.

Here's why Bryce Harper should want to stay in Washington
D.C. is the definition of a tortured sports town, and the Nationals are the prime example. Fiscally, it makes no sense for Harper to stay. In terms of winning, not much either. But for crying out loud, D.C. needs SOMETHING.

The best moments from Sunday’s Nats and Caps games took place in the stands
The kids are alright, ladies and gentlemen. The Washington sports teams, well...

Bryce Harper hits broken-bat home run
Snap! Went Bryce Harper's bat. Boom, went Bryce Harper.

Pipeline Team of Week led by Juan Soto
Soto has nineteen RBI already. He has a 1.350 OPS. He's not long for low-A, folks.

Nationals option Trevor Gott to Class AAA Syracuse to make room for Jeremy Hellickson
Anthony Rendon and Brian Goodwin, still ailing, left the Nats with a two-man bench last night and a short roster in terms of middle-innings relievers.

The Nationals storm back, and the narrative changes for a night
The Nationals had been offensively dead, nonexistent for the last two weeks. When they went down 6-1 to the Mets, there was no sign, no suggestion, that they should come back. They did anyways, and now the challenge is to keep it going through today, tomorrow, and September.

Today’s Game: Nationals vs. Mets — 7:10 PM

Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez (1-1, 2.20 ERA) vs. Zack Wheeler (1-0, 1.29 ERA)