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Nationals' Edwin Jackson: Allows seven runs in loss to Brewers
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Jackson (1-1) allowed seven runs (three earned) on seven hits and three walks across five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers. He struck out three.

Jackson was victimized by the long ball in this one, yielding a three-run home run to Travis Shaw in the fourth inning before Eric Thames and Manny Pina went back-to-back with solo shots in the fifth. A Ryan Zimmerman error expunged four of the runs from Jackson's record, but the Brewers won comfortably regardless, thanks to a gem from Zack Davies on the other side. Jackson was effective in his first start with his new club, but this outing was a step backward and he will look to get back on track Sunday against the Rockies.

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Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Nerve impingement alleviated
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Strasburg had some nerve impingement that has been alleviated, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. He threw on flat ground Tuesday and could still start Saturday's game against the Rockies.

The Nationals did not specify where the nerve impingement was, but it was presumably in his right forearm, as that is where he had stiffness when he was removed from Sunday's start. This explains why the Nationals have opted not to give Strasburg an MRI, as it seems they believe the problem has been resolved. The team will evaluate his progress over the next couple days before locking him in as Saturday's starter. Erick Fedde would be an option to be promoted from Triple-A to start if Strasburg needs more time off.

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Nationals' Trea Turner: Fields grounders, awaiting X-ray results
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Turner (wrist) fielded groundballs with the big-league club Tuesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

He is awaiting the results of X-rays he had earlier in the day, and while he was fielding grounders, he was not permitted to throw to first base. Turner is still wearing a brace on his wrist, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports. He did conditioning work and lifted weights recently in Florida, as he continues to make slow progress in his recovery.

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Nationals' Enny Romero: Available Tuesday
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Romero (back) saw a chiropractor recently and is available out of the bullpen Tuesday against the Brewers, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

He was only unavailable for one game with back spasms, as he is apparently ready to return to his mid-leverage role out of the bullpen. Romero has a 1.99 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 29 strikeouts over his last 22.2 innings, but no longer seems to be a dark-horse candidate for saves.

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Nationals' Michael Taylor: Could swing later this week
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Taylor (oblique) could begin taking light swings in a couple of days, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

He continues to recover slowly from the oblique injury that landed him on the DL back on July 7. The Nationals are incredibly thin in the outfield right now, as Ryan Raburn is on the bereavement list and Chris Heisey is on the DL, so Brian Goodwin and Adam Lind have been starting next to Bryce Harper lately.

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