[Updated 7:06 p.m.]
Aaron Barrett is back on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain, just three days after he was sent to Triple-A Syracuse.
The Nationals send Max Scherzer (11-8, 2.31) to the mound looking to end this series against the Colorado Rockies and homestand on a high note.
The Nationals again built an early lead on a team with a losing record on Friday night, as they've grown accustomed to in recent games.
One day after being moved to the bullpen for the first time in his accomplished seven-year MLB career, Doug Fister addressed the media to discuss the transition.