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Madson appears to have a suffered an injury to a finger on his throwing hand, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Although the club initially believed that Madson was dealing with a blister, it has become apparent that the right-hander is being plagued by a different issue. The Nationals will likely know more about Madson's status within the next few hours prior to Wednesday's game against the Angels, but he should be considered day-to-day until more information becomes present.
Albers worked a perfect seventh inning Tuesday to record his seventh hold of the season in a 3-1 win over the Angels.
The Nats' bullpen additions at the trade deadline have dramatically reduced Albers' workload in high-leverage situations, and Tuesday's hold was actually his first since mid-June despite his sparkling ratios (1.99 ERA, 0.97 WHIP). The veteran righty should continue to toil in middle relief for the remainder of the year, limiting his fantasy value even in deep formats.
Edwards struck out all three hitters he faced in the seventh inning of Tuesday's loss to the Reds.
Edwards entered a 0-0 game and made quick work of three Cincinnati hitters, striking them all out on 14 pitches (11 strikes). Since a four-run blowup on Aug. 6, Edwards has not allowed a run over his last four appearances. He's not receiving save opportunities, but his 13.0 K/9 could make him appealing in some formats.
Strop (3-3) was tagged with the loss in Tuesday's game against the Reds. He allowed one earned run on a hit and a walk over an inning of work.
Strop entered a 0-0 game in the top of the eighth inning. After retiring the first hitter, he promptly walked Joey Votto and then gave up a single, which moved Votto to third. Votto would score on a Scooter Gennett sacrifice fly. Despite the hiccup, Strop still has a strong 2.51 ERA and 1.05 WHIP, to go along with 50 strikeouts in 46.2 innings of work.
Knebel walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his 23rd save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Pirates.
He extended his shutout streak to 10 games and 11 innings, and Knebel has converted all seven of his save chances with an 18:5 K:BB over that stretch. The fireballing righty continues to emerge as an elite closer for the Brewers.
Capps worked around a single to record a scoreless inning in Tuesday's victory over the Phillies.
It was Capps' first scoreless appearance in four chances since returning from the disabled list Aug. 7, but he has still yet to register his first strikeout of the 2017 season. The 27-year-old hasn't displayed the upper-90s fastball he is known for, averaging just 92.6 mph since his activation. Capps is coming off of Tommy John surgery, so it may take some time until he rediscovers his dominant form.
Leiter (1-3) was charged with eight runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks over five innings in a loss to the Padres on Tuesday. He hit a batter and struck out one.
The right-hander struggled from the start and gave up a pair of homers in his later innings, with a couple errors in the fifth compounding the problems. Leiter had allowed just one run with a 16:0 K:BB over 9.1 innings in his last two appearances coming into Tuesday, and it looks like he will continue on in the rotation for a while with Vince Velasquez (finger) on the DL, but more ups and downs should be expected in his first major-league season. He lines up for a road start against the Giants this weekend.
Iglesias allowed one run on three hits while striking out three over 1.2 innings against the Cubs on Tuesday en route to his 21st save of the season.
He put the tying run at third base with one out in the ninth, but Iglesias got Jon Jay swinging and Alex Avila looking to end the threat. While the righty has allowed five runs in his last seven appearances, Iglesias hasn't blown a save since June 11, and that's his only blown save to this point in the season. Iglesias figures to be unavailable Wednesday after throwing 37 pitches in this outing.
Siegrist (forearm) threw a bullpen session Tuesday at Busch Stadium and is slated for another later in the week, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
Assuming he doesn't have any lingering effects from Tuesday's activity on Wednesday, Siegrist will engage in another session either Thursday or Friday. Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak has stated that a decision on whether or not the reliever will need a minor-league rehab stint will be made at that point.
Vizcaino pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts to pick up his seventh save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.
Vizcaino needed just 10 pitches to retire the side Tuesday and pick up his fifth save of the month and seventh of the season. The 26-year-old should be in line for plenty more save opportunities moving forward, as the Braves have a very manageable schedule the rest of the way. Vizcaino has allowed just one hit and one walk in his last five appearances and has established himself as a reliable closing option since taking over the ninth-inning duties from Jim Johnson roughly two weeks ago.