Though the Washington Nationals lost to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night, Washington took home the series 2-1 and remains atop the NL Wild Card race.
Check out the latest news and notes surrounding the Nationals.
SP Max Scherzer, who had been out of the rotation since July 13 with a back strain, is on track to return to the mound later this week. The right-hander is set to throw a full bullpen Monday, and baring any setbacks is likely to be cleared to start Thursday.
Though the Nationals fell 7-1 to the Braves on Sunday, catcher Kurt Suzuki amounted for a third of Washington's offense (which only put up six hits). Suzuki went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles, the only player to have a multi-hit game.
SP Joe Ross suffered his second loss of the season Sunday night, when he went 5 1/3 innings and gave up three runs on eight hits, though he struck out six. Washignton recalled the right-hander from Triple-A Fresno to start in place of RHP Austin Voth, who was placed on the 10-day inured list with right biceps tendinitis retroactive to Thursday, July 18.
1B Ryan Zimmerman exited the game early on Sunday, after he re-injured his right foot. Throughout this season Zimmerman has battled plantar fasciitis in his right foot, which caused him to miss two months of play earlier this year.
SP Austin Voth: Shoulder, 10-Day IL, status uncertain
1B Ryan Zimmerman: Foot, sidelined, status uncertain
SP Max Scherzer: Back, 10-Day IL, out until late July
RP Jonny Venters: Shoulder, 10-Day IL, out indefinitely
SP Jeremy Hellickson: Shoulder, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely
RP Justin Miller: Shoulder, 10-Day IL, out until mid-July
RP Koda Glover: Elbow, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely
RP Austen Williams: Shoulder, 10-Day IL, out indefinitely
Monday 7/22: Nationals vs. Rockies, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park
Tuesday 7/23: Nationals vs. Rockies, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park
Wednesday 7/24: Nationals vs. Rockies, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park
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