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"The same reaction everybody had - silence goes over the crowd", Baker said after Saturday night's game. It has the cushion in the standings to survive this setback, and it is far more important from its perspective the star slugger returns to the field by October for potential postseason showdowns with the Los Angeles Dodgers and other National League contenders. He has a 3-2 record with a 3.86 ERA in 35 innings total. It will be unlike recent matchups between the teams in the nation's capital.

Washington Nationals right-hander Edwin Jackson had another solid outing Saturday night, tossing five scoreless innings against the San Francisco Giants after a one-run first - all after waiting out a three-hour rain delay at Nationals Park.

Losing a player who could be the MVP this season would severely dampen the team's title hopes. "It's just location", he told Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.

I think Scherzer has the upper hand and hopefully he gets some support to work with... Baker said Bochy was the first one to call him when he was sacked by Cincinnati, and Baker called in April when Bochy had a heart procedure. "He could have played today".

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At the beginning, showers and thunderstorms looks to stay fairly scattered and then becoming more wide spread by Tuesday . Skies will be mostly sunny this morning into the afternoon with high temperatures reaching the lower 80s.

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"I don't think he has any fear", Baker said. The Giants were off Thursday and made the trip to the nation's capital after a day game at home Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs. Stratton has taken the spot of Matt Cain in the rotation. "It's one of those days when you really don't have your best stuff".

Cole struggled in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins, allowing four runs on four hits over five innings.

With Joe Ross announced out for the year after Tommy John surgery in July, the Nationals needed a fifth starting pitcher. Jackson was released by the Orioles after making three relief appearances early in the season.