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Wire Taps: Adam Eaton shines; Bryce Harper is underestimated; Davey Martinez plays with Nationals’ lineup

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of this week’s three-game set with the Braves.

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Currently, the Nationals are on pace for a 162-0 season in which Bryce Harper hits two home runs every three games.

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For Dave Martinez, Nationals’ lineup is never out of order, just shaken up a bit
Trea Turner sixth? Anthony Rendon second? Pitcher hitting eighth? Dave Martinez is happy to move around the pieces until something clicks.

Bryce Harper answers "overrated" call with an absolute bomb
"Overrate this!” a gleeful Bob Carpenter said on the telecast during a 6-5 win in Cincinnati.

Adam Eaton stays hot as Nationals sweep Reds
Dave Martinez has wanted the Nats to score first in every game they play this season. Every game they've played this season, Adam Eaton has led off the game with a single and then scored. So, yeah, that's working.

Matt Adams's Tater-Mashing Power Is In Mid-Season Form
A friendly reminder that Matt Adams and Eric Hosmer have been essentially the same player over the last seven years.

Adam Eaton proved he’s healthy and ready to be a spark plug for the Nationals
Adam Eaton brought his Ohio family with him to the ballpark this past weekend. Then, he put on a show for both them and Nats fans.

Bryce Harper homers twice, makes 4-star catch
Bryce Harper's quietness from his first two games of the year was bound to come to an end at some point. On Sunday, it came to a screeching halt.

Today’s Game: Nationals vs Braves — 7:35 PM
Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs Sean Newcomb