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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals & Cincinnati Reds pick things up at 2:05 + more Nats links

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before a busy day in D.C. gets underway...

Cincinnati Reds v Washington Nationals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Don’t go on the field during a game. It’s dumb. You’ll get arrested. You might get hurt, or get someone else hurt. It’s not worth it. But if you’re going to do it... well, the streaker the crowd remaining in Nationals Park last night got to witness took over Nats Twitter during the rain delay, before the game was eventually suspended. They’ll pick up the action in a doubleheader today, with the suspended game starting back up at 2:05 and a nightcap at 7:05 that will be a seven-inning game. Lots of baseball coming. Go read your links...


Martinez on Rainey, Fedde and García - (MASN)
"Meanwhile, the Nationals are awaiting guidance from Major League Baseball and the Centers for Disease Control as to the next steps with Fedde."

Mike Rizzo reflects on Sean Doolittle impact with team after return to Nats Park - (NBC Sports Washington)
"One day after Doolittle's return to Nationals Park, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo joined the Sports Junkies and reflected on what the reliever meant to the organization."

Bell's recent surge continues with right-handed homer - (MASN)
"The only real offensive highlight of Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss at Nationals Park was Josh Bell’s bottom-of-the-ninth homer."


Amid ridicule, New Era pulls its ‘Local Market’ baseball cap collection - (WaPost)
"The caps were mocked on social media before being removed from New Era’s site."

2021 Venezuela Olympic Qualifying Roster - (Baseball America)
"Below is Venezuela's roster for the Americas Qualifier, led by longtime former major league starters Anibal Sanchez and Wil Ledezma, veteran catcher Robinson Chirinos and utilityman Hernan Perez."

They Ruined The Damn Condiment Island - (Defector)
"The Washington Nationals’ stadium doesn’t return to full capacity until June, and it was a Tuesday night game so it was pretty empty."

White Sox remind Adam Eaton of World Series-winning Nationals - (NBC Sports Chicago)
"Adam Eaton knows a thing or two about being a part of a winning team. He's got the jewelry to back it up."

Seriously, Don’t Do This... but it does look fun:

Cincinnati Reds v Washington Nationals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images


Phillies pitching prospect David Parkinson fueled by all that came from inactive 2020 season, including being kept off the alternate site roster. - The Morning Call
“Phillies’ pitching prospect David Parkinson fueled by inactive 2020 season.”

Tomás Nido showing potential as a hitter - (
"Before COVID-19 confined Tomás Nido to his bed for 18 days late last summer, he had been establishing himself as a bright, young catching solution for the Mets."

Jazz Chisholm racks up steals but learning on basepaths - (
"Before exiting Tuesday's game with a mild right ankle sprain, Marlins rookie Jazz Chisholm Jr. turned to his aggressive baserunning a bit too much in the first inning."

Braves’ Ozuna will be sidelined for six weeks - (
"The Braves will have to deal with the loss of another key player, learning Wednesday that left fielder Marcell Ozuna will be sidelined for about six weeks because of the hand injury he suffered in Tuesday’s game against the Red Sox."