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Wire Taps: Nationals’ win streak snapped; facing Jordan Zimmermann + Max Scherzer in Detroit...

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

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Davey Martinez’s squad lost one on Saturday, but the Nationals can still win the series with the Tigers if they take today’s finale in Comerica Park.

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nats news before the third of three in Detroit...


Davey Martinez on Anthony Rendon, Austin Voth, Ryan Zimmerman and Jonny Venters - (MASN)
"Martinez noted Voth has built up his body and arm strength, but also his mechanics are smoother than what they saw from him in the past."

Notes on Michael A. Taylor, Ryan Zimmerman, Fernando Rodney, Juan Soto and being 41-40 - (MASN)
"[Fernando] Rodney said he listened to the Nationals’ advice to work on his craft with Triple-A Fresno after a brutal start with the Oakland Athletics."

Could Fernando Rodney be the missing piece to make the Nationals’ bullpen whole? - (WaPost)
"The 42-year-old veteran reliever looks like he could be a high-leverage option for Washington going forward."

Rainey's struggles continue as Nats' streak ends - (
"One of the major reasons for optimism about the Nationals bullpen’s recent return to competence has been the emergence of Tanner Rainey..."


Why Nationals' Max Scherzer is underpaid at $42 million per year - (Detroit Free Press)
"Listen, bud, he’s got radioactive blood. Wait … wrong genre. Anyway, Scherzer has been quite the hero for the Nationals in 4 ½ seasons."

Max Scherzer set for his Detroit return: 'I have great memories here' - (Detroit Free Press)
"Before Friday night’s game, Scherzer spoke to the media about returning to the Motor City, where he posted an 82-35 record with a 3.52 ERA and 1.19 WHIP from 2010-14."


SeaWolves pitchers yield 17 hits to Senators in loss - Sports - (
"Harrisburg finished with a season-high 17 hits and pitcher Aaron Barrett set a franchise record with his 41st career save as the SeaWolves fell 7-4 in front of 3,439 fans at UPMC Park."

Nats’ Carter Kieboom heads to Futures Game - (
”This will be the first time the Futures Game will feature an American League vs. National League format instead of the traditional U.S. vs. World format from the past 20 years.”

Nationals top prospect Carter Kieboom selected for All-Star Futures Game - (NBC Sports Washington)
"Nationals top prospect Carter Kieboom will represent Washington in the SiriusXM All-Start Futures Game for the second consecutive year, MLB announced Friday morning."

Good Sports: Fresno Grizzlies Infielder Carter Kieboom - (
"With a name like Kieboom, it almost seems like Fresno Grizzlies Infielder Carter Kieboom was born to play baseball."