Thursday was a rare off-day as the Washington Nationals inch closer to the postseason. They are fresh off of a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds and turn their sights to another NL Central foe: the Milwaukee Brewers.
The series between the two wild card chasing teams begins on Friday and runs until Sunday.
Sunday has been mentioned as a potential return day for SP Max Scherzer. MLB Network's John Heyman reported the news and how he could be named the starter in the series finale against the Brewers. Of course, the Nationals' ace deemed himself ready to play earlier this week after his sim game.
SP Max Scherzer: Back, 10-Day IL, maybe back August 18
1B Ryan Zimmerman: Foot, 10-Day IL, maybe back in mid-August
RP Roenis Elias: Hamstring, 10-Day IL, maybe back in mid-August
SP Austin Voth: Shoulder, 10-Day IL, maybe back in late-August
RP Jonny Venters: Shoulder, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely
SP Jeremy Hellickson: Shoulder, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely
RP Koda Glover: Elbow, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely
RP Austen Williams: Shoulder, 10-Day IL, out indefinitely
Friday 8/16: Brewers @ Nationals, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park
Saturday 8/17: Brewers @ Nationals, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park
Sunday 8/18: Brewers @ Nationals, 1:35 p.m., Nationals Park
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