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Wire Taps: Nationals’ bullpen blow-up; Victor Robles dehydrated + more from last night’s loss to the Braves...

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

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Victor Robles left last night’s game with symptoms of dehydration. Trevor Rosenthal took a step back a night after what looked like a step forward.

Washington’s season-high five-game winning streak came to an end. Davey Martinez tried to look forward to the series finale after a disappointing loss.

It’s a light day link-wise, but we found what we could out there on the interwebs. Go read your links while you wait for the rubber match...


After a ghastly outing against the Braves, Trevor Rosenthal arrives at a potential crossroads - (WaPost)
"Manager Dave Martinez didn’t pull Trevor Rosenthal after his second walk on Saturday night because he needed to know what he had."

Bullpen blows big lead at home as Nationals lose 13-9 (updated) - (MASN)
"The Braves scored nine runs in the final three frames to prevent the Nationals from winning their sixth straight game and getting back to .500 mark for the first time in nearly two months."

Nats’ shorthanded ‘pen blows multiple leads - (
"The Nationals’ bullpen imploded once again, blowing a four-run lead in the seventh and a one-run advantage in the eighth, leading to a deflating 13-9 defeat to the Braves at Nationals Park."

With shot at .500, Nationals’ bullpen implodes as Braves rally to a 13-9 victory - (WaPost)
"The Nationals lost a four-run lead, and Trevor Rosenthal and Joe Ross had a nightmare of a night at Nationals Park."


Updates on Robles, Ross, Rosenthal and Voth - (MASN)
"Martinez said he would check in with Robles to see how he was as the club prepares for the final game of the homestand Sunday against the Braves."

Robles exits mid-inning due to dehydration - (
"The Nationals announced that Robles had received an IV in the clubhouse after exiting the game, and he was doing much better by the time he walked out of the clubhouse after the game."