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Wire Taps: Depth has saved Nationals; Injury updates on Brian Goodwin + Koda Glover; Max Scherzer shooting for Silver Slugger

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series with the Dodgers ... gets postponed.

New York Yankees v Washington Nationals Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Bad news: The Caps are probably going to blow it.
Good news: The bullpen is probably about to get its fifth straight day off!

Here’s the scoop from South Capitol.

Nationals' depth key to recent surge
Howie Kendrick and Matt Adams are huge reasons that the Nats, despite a trillion injuries, have actually trended upwards. Shoutout to Mike Rizzo.

Why do the Nats always lie about injuries? (Well, maybe not always.)
Brian Goodwin is swinging, Koda Glover is throwing, and Joaquin Benoit is, uh, somewhere. Also, it seems like Joe Ross won't be on the team this year. While we're here, why do we so rarely hear the full truth on injuries?

As Matt Wieters has surgery on left hamstring, Nationals likely to hunt for catcher
Pedro Severino will get the everyday duties, but the Nats could use someone behind him — or, if his peripherals are any indication, someone in front of him.

Even in yet another unbelievable pitching year, Max Scherzer’s hitting hasn’t gone unnoticed
Max Scherzer is hitting .292 this season, and is kind of a legit piece of the Nats' lineup at this point.

Scherzer pushed to Friday against the Dodgers
Max Scherzer was supposed to pitch on Wednesday. There was no game on Wednesday. Thus, he'll try to pitch tonight. If there is a game tonight.

Wieters expected to miss significant time after hamstring surgery
Matt Wieters underwent surgery that may have ended his season (and potentially his major-league career), meaning that Pedro Severino will take over the daily job. If only Raudy Read wasn't serving a PED suspension...

Juan Soto hits second Double-A homer
Soto is down to a paltry .296/.387/.556 line in Double-A with only two homers in seven games.

Analyzing NL East at season's quarter mark
"Beginning Friday, the Nationals play 12 consecutive games against teams with losing records. It is an excellent opportunity to not only catch the Braves, but surge past them."

Remembering Frank Howard's 1968 home run binge
Would you believe ten homers in twenty at-bats?