Max Scherzer appears doubtful to make his next start Tuesday in Atlanta with what the Nationals ace suggested is a sprained thumb ligament.
After a blowout loss in Miami on Saturday, the Nationals are staring at a 7-game deficit in the NL East. "But it'll turn," Jayson Werth says. "It always does."
Stephen Strasburg needed to be perfect to get a win Saturday against Miami. He wasn't and he didn't get much help from Washington's bats in a loss.
Max Scherzer was unable to throw his standard bullpen session Saturday, his thumb still swollen after getting jammed while hitting Thursday.