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Wire Taps: Nationals and Marlins’ rubber match today; Stephen Strasburg update...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series finale with the Marlins...

MLB: Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Miami hadn’t won in their last 12 games on the road, and they hadn’t won in any of their last six games overall either, but they managed to beat the Washington Nationals last night...

Losing to the Marlins at this point = not good... go read your links:


Nationals' Stephen Strasburg could come off DL Tuesday - (WaPost)
"Stephen Strasburg will pitch in a baseball game Tuesday. Whether it’s for the Washington Nationals against the Philadelphia Phillies or for one of the Nationals’ minor league affiliates remains undecided..."

Glover looking for more consistency in current up and down start - (MASN)
"It’s hard and really unfair to point fingers at Glover as he battles back from not playing in meaningful major league games since June 10, 2017."

Nats lose another wild one, fall to Marlins in 10 (updated) - (MASN)
"On a night on which both the Braves and Phillies lost close games, the Nationals squandered a golden opportunity to gain ground in the National League East."

Nats comebacks fall short in loss to Marlins - (
"Manager Dave Martinez knows he has asked a lot of his bullpen recently, especially as the Nationals have had to endure short outings from their starting pitchers and are routinely locked in tight games."

Nationals waste late heroics in 10-inning loss to Marlins - (WaPost)
"For the Washington Nationals to somehow emerge from the pit they’ve spent the past two months digging, they must minimize losses against teams they are supposed to beat."


Don Mattingly Will Protect The Cowardly Jose Ureña From Comeuppance - (Deadspin)
"Ah yes, wouldn’t want to subject an important player to a deliberate heater to the elbow or anything."

Finding fantasy value, finishing strong with second-half studs - (New York Post)
"Some other hot hitters, owned in less than 50 percent of all leagues, to consider adding include Washington’s 33-year-old Ryan Zimmerman, who was the most added player in ESPN leagues this week..."

WATCH: Don Mattingly impressed with team’s resilience, positive energy after extra-innings win over Nationals - (FOX Sports)
"Don Mattingly impressed with team’s resilience, positive energy after extra-innings win over Nationals."


Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals game recap - (Miami Herald)
"Riddle drove in four runs, including a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning off Justin Miller."

‘Pathetic on my part,’ Minter says after blowing 3-0 lead - (
"After closer A.J. Minter retired the first two Colorado batters in the ninth inning on ground balls, the next four got hits, tying the game at 3-3."

Jacob deGrom dominates Phillies, who sat player who had hurt him most - (NBC Sports Philadelphia)
"The Phillies couldn't do what so many other teams have done to the Mets this season when Jacob deGrom pitches: Stay in the game long enough to eke out a win."

Mets starter draws short straw and is sent to the bullpen - (New York Post)
"Jason Vargas, who is scheduled to start Sunday night’s Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pa., for the Mets, will remain the fifth starter..."