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Wire Taps: Bryce Harper - last homestand? Nationals’ Minors guys get their shot; What went right...

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

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Bryce Harper returns to Washington for what could be his final homestand as a National (WaPo)
“I haven’t really thought about it,” Harper said Tuesday as he signed a few bats and balls in front of his locker at Marlins Park. “I think it’ll really hit that last game I guess, running off the field or something like that. I’m just trying to enjoy it and see what happens.”

Harper satisfied with current numbers as season wraps (MASN)
Bryce Harper, entering his potential final week in Washington, is finally in a rhythm — and may finally reach 100 RBI.

Amid a moribund September for Nats, rookies make memories — and keepsakes (WaPo)
The Nationals weren't supposed to have this September. But neither were Kyle McGowin, Spencer Kieboom, Austen Williams, Andrew Stevenson, and the rest of the 4A guys who have finally gotten their shot.

A look at Bryce Harper's second-half numbers (
Harper better understands his swing at the end of this season, which he started by trying to incorporate more loft, but then realized it didn't work in the real world — so he focused more on driving the ball to the middle of the field. Kevin Long has done his job.

Bryce Harper finishing season on a strong note (MASN)
"But no matter what happens, Harper looks to be sitting pretty going into free agency this winter. He might not get as much money as people originally thought coming into the season, but his second-half production means he won’t be hurting for anything."

So what's gone right? (Sweetspot — Nationals Baseball)
Well, Bryce, Holland, Scherzer, and Zim have done well since the break, as have Soto and Rendon. As for Matt Wieters and Sammy Solis...