The Nationals crushed the Phillies 15-1 Wednesday night. Here's the latest news surrounding the team.
Nationals ace Max Scherzer threw off flat ground with a wrap around his right ankle Wednesday. Scherzer took a comebacker off the ankle during his last start against the Mets Sunday, and his next scheduled start -- Saturday against the Pirates -- could be at risk due to the injury. Scherzer is planning to throw a bullpen session Thursday to further test the ankle.
Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson went six shutout innings in his first start of the season Wednesday, allowing three hits and four walks while striking out six Phillies. He also had a productive night with the bat, going 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored.
Several Nats had stellar performances at the plate Wednesday. Anthony Rendon with 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three driven in on a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning. Brian Dozier singled three times and scored three runs, while Adam Eaton was a menace to Philadelphia all night long, reaching base with three hits, a walk, scoring three runs and driving in two more.
Left-handed reliever Tony Sipp left Wednesday's win against the Phillies with soreness in his left shoulder, manager Dave Martinez told reporters. Washington has a day off Thursday, and Sipp will be reevaluated before the Nats take on the Pirates Friday.
Second base prospect Luis Garcia 3-for-4 with a double Tuesday for Double-A Harrisburg. Garcia, the Nats' No. 3 prospect according to MLB.com, also scored twice for the Senators.
SS Trea Turner: Finger, 10-Day IL
P Koda Glover: Elbow, 10-Day IL
Friday, 4/12: Pirates @ Nationals, 7:05 p.m., Nats Park
Saturday, 4/13: Pirates @Nationals, 4:05 p.m., Nats Park
Sunday, 4/14: Pirates @Nationals, 1:35 p.m., Nats Park
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