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Wire Taps: Max Scherzer dominating with cutter; Nationals & Yankees postponed; Nats’ bullpen gets four days off

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we all wait patiently for the start of this weekend’s series with the Dodgers.

New York Yankees v Washington Nationals Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

So, this not playing baseball thing... not exactly a good time. Who’s ready for December?

Here’s the scoop from South Capitol.

Max Scherzer's new cutter is increasing his dominance
"Scherzer is... beyond the point where he should be getting better... [but] Scherzer has found another level... increasing the usage of his cutter by nearly 100%"

Two Yankees-Nats games PPD, moved to June 18
Max Scherzer will move back to Friday, and Tanner Roark will get Saturday.

Nationals-Yankees postponed to June 18, and Washington gets to rest up
Michael A. Taylor gets a reset, Ryan Zimmerman can relax about missing time, and every starting pitcher will get some rest. On the downside, the hot hitters may be less hot tomorrow.

The Nationals’ bullpen prayed for rain, and now it has a chance for a much-needed reset
Two games in one day would not have been good for the very, very sore Nationals bullpen. Instead, they'll get four straight days off in the middle of May, the same thing as an All-Star break.

Austin Voth would have been 26th man
Austin Voth keeps getting *this* close to getting a Major League appearance.

Blake Swihart's Agent has Asked the Red Sox to Trade his Client
Swihart could prove an interesting rebuilding project behind the dish for the Nats. (Also, revenge for Sandy Leon?)