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Wire Taps: Protecting Bryce Harper; Austin Voth bounces back; Nationals’ offense erupts...

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MLB: Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Stevenson should start every game. No, we don’t need stats to back us up here. Thank you very much.

Here’s the beat from South Capitol Street:

Austin Voth trying to rebuild top prospect status
After a tough 2017, Voth has a 0.96 ERA over 18.2 innings in four starts in Syracuse this season.

The Nationals are having problems protecting Bryce Harper
Harper's average is down, and he has gotten a free pass to first 32 times in 25 games. The only issue: who can really protect him in the cleanup spot?

Nats' offense erupts behind Max Scherzer gem
The Nats put on a vintage 2017 performance with fifteen runs and a ton of two-out hitting on Wednesday afternoon.

With barrage of two-out hits, Nationals celebrate a rare blowout
The Nationals know that their offense is capable of outbursts like they had on Wednesday, which makes their ineptitude from the last month even more frustrating.

Believe it or not, everything's fine
The name of the game for the Nationals: Don't fall apart totally on the road, and then go home and do a little better as guys get healthier. So far, they've mainly done this.

Ryan Zimmerman, Howie Kendrick get day off in road trip finale
After a long road trip, both Zimmerman and Kendrick got the afternoon off — which apparently wasn't all too terrible for any party.

Nats close out disappointing West Coast trip with offensive explosion
Andrew Stevenson was the sparkplug all along, of course!

Nationals to dedicate Bryce Harper Field
The Takoma Community Center will now have a brand-spanking new field with Bryce's name on it.