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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals drop finale with Miami Marlins; Seth Romero injured; + Boz on Stras

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals new while you wait for the start of this week’s series with the Phillies...

Miami Marlins v Washington Nationals - Game One Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Trea Turner’s double in the seventh inning last night extended the shortstop’s hit streak to 10-straight games and his on-base streak to 16-straight.

What does teammate Juan Soto see from Turner that’s leading to his success at the plate?

Nothing new, really.

“He’s been amazing since he was — the World Series and everything, he was like locked in, and I just see Trea Turner, he’s the same guy,” Soto said after a four-hit game last night.

“He’s the same guy, he’s raking the ball like he always does, and I’m happy for him cause he’s hitting right in front of me, so if he gets on base, we can score and do something. So, I’m happy for him, because he’s in the top of the lineup, I hope he can keep doing it and keep trying to win games.”

Go read your links...


Romero Injured:

Seth Romero injured list, Nationals recall Ben Braymer - (
"The Nationals’ pitching staff has sustained another injury, this time to one of its top prospects."

Romero breaks right hand, Braymer gets promoted - (MASN)
"To fill the sudden vacancy in their bullpen, the Nationals have promoted another prospect, Ben Braymer, from their alternate training site in Fredericksburg."

Nationals prospect Seth Romero breaks non-pitching hand - (NBC Sports Washington)
"Davey Martinez said Romero 'slipped on the steps' Saturday -- Martinez said he did not ask him where -- and decided to put his non-pitching hand down to brace himself."

Other Nats Links:

Similar script plays out, but Nats fall short - (
"In a wild four-hour, two-minute battle on Monday night, the Nationals fell short of the Marlins, 11-8."

Pitching again puts Nats in too deep of a hole in loss to Marlins - (WaPost)
"Voth allowed six runs in all, five coming in a crooked fourth that ended with the Nationals in a 7-0 hole."

Stephen Strasburg is hurt again. But he has proved he’ll come back strong again, too - (WaPost)
"The career of Stephen Strasburg, who faces season-ending surgery to relieve carpal tunnel neuritis in his right hand, is a constantly shifting baseball kaleidoscope."

Spirited rally can't make up for Voth's continued struggles - (MASN)
"'I’ve got to change things quick and get in a groove,' Voth said in his postgame Zoom session with reporters. 'But I know that I’m close.'"

Press release: A statement from Mark D. Lerner - (
"We are thrilled to help alleviate some of the challenges associated with voting during a pandemic and support the Board of Elections by opening Nationals Park as an election site.”- Mark Lerner on Nationals Park being used for voting in elections.


Ben Braymer called up by Washington Nationals; becomes second Auburn alum to be called up over past week - (The Auburn Plainsman)
"Ben Braymer has been called up from the Washington Nationals’ alternate training site, and following his debut, will be the 53rd former Auburn player to play in the MLB."

These prospects could draw trade interest - (
"Nationals: Eddy Yean, RHP (No. 8) - No Nats prospect received as much trade interest in 2019 as Yean, who signed for $100,000 out of the Dominican Republic in July 2017."


Hector Neris no longer seems to be the Phillies’ closer after struggles with splitter - (Philadelphia Inquirer)
"The Phillies have four right-handed relievers that they seem to trust more than Neris, who is struggling this season with his splitter."

Mets have no time for excuses amid daunting stretch - (NY Post)
"After four straight days of postponements due to a pair of coronavirus cases, the Mets now face a different hurdle: starting Tuesday, they’ll play nine games in six days — including three doubleheaders."

Veteran pickups 'want to win now' with Miami - (
"Upgrading a stagnant offense was the Marlins’ top offseason priority. So the organization brought in four veterans with proven track records on the field and sterling reputations in the clubhouse."

The Final Play of Last Night’s Braves Game - (FanGraphs)
"With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning of last night’s game between the Braves and Phillies, the visiting Phillies were holding on to a two-run lead."