Max Scherzer takes the mound Friday night, looking to follow up his last two masterful performances. Join the conversation here via NatsInsider.com.
Anthony Rendon is headed back to the disabled list after playing just 18 games for the Nationals.
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It's just two games, but Ian Desmond and the Nats are hoping that the shortstop's prolonged slump might soon be ending.