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Wire Taps: Davey Martinez mismanaging team?; Austin Voth recalled; Shortening the season...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the Nats’ four-game set with the Pirates in the nation’s capital.

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The Nats may be playing poorly, but... there’s no but, actually. Never mind. Talk to us tomorrow.

Here’s the scoop from South Capitol:

For the Nationals, there’s no ill communication, just positivity run amok
Thomas Boswell claims that the Nationals, a poorly-created roster, are being mismanaged, and that the positivity is wearing off. Quickly.

Nationals recall Austin Voth, option Austin Adams
Austin Voth was really close to the big leagues last year. Then, it all fell apart. The next year, it all came back together again, and he just got Austin Adams' spot on the major league roster.

Bryce Harper was fed up after getting intentionally walked
All of the intentional walks are getting to Harper, it would seem.

Gio Gonzalez shows his mettle as the Nationals salvage a win against Arizona
Dave Martinez and Gio figured it out, getting him through seven innings.

The Athletic: Can we shorten the MLB season?
When the next labor deal is discussed in 2021, you had better believe that the length of the season is up for grabs. But about eight teams that get huge gate and TV revenue like having more games. How do we get to 154?

The Athletic — Bowden: Fifteen prospects who are turning general managers’ heads this season
According to Bowden, Juan Soto and Victor Robles are the second and third best prospects (i.e., not in the majors) in baseball.

Today’s Game: Pirates vs. Nationals — 7:10 PM
Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Tanner Roark