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Wire Taps: Juan Soto’s potential; Daniel Murphy, Brian Goodwin rehab; Bryce Harper smashes a bomb...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series opener with the Orioles in OPACY...

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Nats at one. Caps at eight. Scheduled. Viewing.

Here’s the beat from the Chesapeake Bay:

Juan Soto Could Be Huge For The Nats
Juan Soto has been up for about a week or so, and has yet to fall into a classic "called up too early" slump. In fact, he's done the opposite, and will present a tough dilema for Davey Martinez when Adam Eaton and Victor Robles are healthy.

Daniel Murphy, Brian Goodwin begin rehab games
Yesterday, Daniel Murphy went OFF in Harrisburg, which, now that you mention it, makes a lot of sense.

Bryce Harper hits NL-leading 16th homer
Bryce Harper isn't particularly bothered with his strikeout habits. But he was frustrated with not reaching base on Saturday and his .205 batting average over the past month. A home run didn't hurt, though.

Sunday’s News & Notes from the Minors
Jose Marmolejos won't stop hitting, Jefry Rodriguez isn't ready for prime-time, and more!

Nationals reliever Matt Grace to go on rehab assignment today
It's been more than a month since Grace went down initially.

The Nats Are Under Some Kind of Witch Curse or Black Plague
The Nats have 11 players on the shelf. Is it time to panic? Maybe, but somehow, Mark Reynolds and Spencer Kieboom have held down he fort.

Wil Crowe improves to 6-0
Crowe pitched six scoreless innings for Potomac, allowing 5 hits and one walk, lowering his ERA to 2.54.