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Wire Taps: Nationals’ comeback win inspires; but more injuries for Nats leave roster depth questions...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the (planned) start of the series finale with the Phillies...

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Weather permitting, the Washington Nationals will wrap up their three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies at 2:05 PM EDT this afternoon, but how the Nationals will fill out starting lineup and bench are big questions right now after two more injuries in last night’s game in Citizens Bank Park... Go read your links:


Comeback win:

Nats back-to-back HRs overcome deficit, injuries - (
"This Nationals' season has been at times mind-boggling and frustrating for a team that began the year with such high aspirations."

Depleted, dejected Nationals pull off dramatic win (updated) - (MASN)
"They have dug themselves into a hole in the highly competitive National League East, and they’re going to face a devil of a time trying to climb their way out of it..."

Injuries keep piling up, but shorthanded Nationals find a way to rally past Phillies - (WaPost)
”When a team is on its last legs, when everything seems to be falling out of its favor, it will take whatever it can get, whenever it can get it.”

Injuries, Injuries, Injuries:

Fedde will pitch out of bullpen in minors (Adams, Taylor injured) - (MASN)
"The Nationals are going to try Erick Fedde out as a reliever again."

X-rays negative for Adams, Taylor; MRIs to come - (
"X-rays came back negative on both players, but they are both scheduled to receive MRIs on Sunday. Adams’ injury seems to be more concerning at the moment..."

Nats place Soto on injured list with back spasms - (
"The Nationals placed Juan Soto on the 10-day injured list with back spasms on Saturday, retroactive to May 1, making him the latest key player sidelined due to an injury."

Juan Soto becomes Nationals’ fourth starting position player to hit injured list - (WaPost)
"Soto was moved to the IL retroactive to Wednesday, so the earliest the 20-year-old can return is Saturday."

Soto lands on IL, Turner "a little ahead of schedule" - (MASN)
"Juan Soto was hitting in the cage before Wednesday’s game at Nationals Park when he first noticed a problem with his back."

VIDEO: Nationals provide update on Turner injury - (NBC Sports Washington)
"The Nationals provided an update on Trea Turner's injury, and the shortstop said he has been making progress since breaking his finger back in April."


Angry boos drown out cheers on an emotional night at the ballpark as Phillies give away lead vs. Nationals - (NBC Sports Philadelphia)
"Whatever the case, the boos were louder and more frequent at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night than they have been in some time."

Washington Nationals acquire Battlefield High School graduate Nick Wells in trade with Seattle - (
"The Seattle Mariners traded Battlefield graduate Nick Wells Saturday to the Washington Nationals in exchange for right-handed reliever Austin Adams. The deal also included Washington receiving cash considerations."

Orioles-run MASN must pay millions to Nationals - (106.7 The Fan)
"In a long-awaited committee ruling by Major League Baseball, the Nationals have been awarded $100 million — or $20 million a year — in added fees covering 2012 through 2016, sources have told The Sun's Jeff Barker."

Cate gets 2nd win in 4th consecutive quality minor league start - (
"Tim Cate is piling up quality starts in his first full professional season, but wins have been harder to come by."

Notes: Brewers have come long way in Counsell's four years as manager - (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
"[Craig] Counsell was not ready to say who will pitch Tuesday against Washington in the middle game of the three-game series against the Nationals at Miller Park."