Nationals Roundup: Max Scherzer could be back in lineup Sunday

Tyler Byrum
NBC Sports Washington

Thursday was a rare off-day as the Washington Nationals inch closer to the postseason. They are fresh off of a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds and turn their sights to another NL Central foe: the Milwaukee Brewers.

The series between the two wild card chasing teams begins on Friday and runs until Sunday. 

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Sunday has been mentioned as a potential return day for SP Max Scherzer. MLB Network's John Heyman reported the news and how he could be named the starter in the series finale against the Brewers. Of course, the Nationals' ace deemed himself ready to play earlier this week after his sim game.

Injuries:

SP Max Scherzer: Back, 10-Day IL, maybe back August 18

1B Ryan Zimmerman: Foot, 10-Day IL, maybe back in mid-August

RP Roenis Elias: Hamstring, 10-Day IL, maybe back in mid-August

SP Austin Voth: Shoulder, 10-Day IL, maybe back in late-August

RP Jonny Venters: Shoulder, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely

SP Jeremy Hellickson: Shoulder, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely

RP Koda Glover: Elbow, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely

RP Austen WilliamsShoulder, 10-Day IL, out indefinitely

Coming Up:

Friday 8/16: Brewers @ Nationals, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park
Saturday 8/17: Brewers @ Nationals, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park
Sunday 8/18: Brewers @ Nationals, 1:35 p.m., Nationals Park

via Rotoworld

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