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James Wagner, who was moved to the Nationals beat in the middle of the 2012 season, signs off as he heads to cover the Mets.
“If you ever needed anything, and I think that goes further than just the clubhouse, he would be there for him,” Jayson Werth said of Murphy.
Jeroloman was once called up to the majors but didn’t appear in a game in five weeks because of an injury.
“Sometimes you need a little something to get a good burst in. It can get monotonous,” reliever Shawn Kelley said.
Turner went 3 for 3 with a walk in his lone start of the weekend.
He has managed 15 saves in 17 tries despite a decline in his fastball and slider.
After Washington rallies for the lead, its bullpen falters once again.
Espinosa has six hits the past week and a half, and five of them have been home runs.
The Nationals have four position players hitting under .200 in Sunday’s lineup but face a pitcher with a 7.13 ERA.
Right-hander is removed in sixth with apparent leg injury before Reds rally in eighth.