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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) **FILE**

Strasburg slated to start Wednesday against Phillies

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who has been on the disabled list since July 25, is slated to start at home on Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies, manager Dave Martinez said Sunday.

Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman celebrates his solo home run with Bryce Harper (34) and others during the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Zimmerman, Wieters homer, Harper gets 500th career RBI

- The Washington Times

Washington returned home to Nationals Park and ace Max Scherzer tossed six shutout innings and scored two runs to beat the last-place Marlins 8-2.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson is injured while covering home after throwing a wild pitch scoring St. Louis Cardinals' Harrison Bader during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in St. Louis. Hellickson left the game. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Martinez: Hellickson headed to the disabled list

The Nationals got more bad news on the pitching front Friday, as right-handed starter Jeremy Hellickson appears headed to the disabled list.

Washington Nationals' Adam Eaton (2) scores past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Bryce Harper drives in 3, Nationals snap skid, beat Cardinals

- Associated Press

Bryce Harper had three hits and drove in three runs, and a beleaguered bullpen held on as the Washington Nationals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson leaves a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski) **FILE**

Once a strength, Nationals' starting pitching has imploded

The Nationals have seen their season unravel thanks to a revolving door of ineffective closers, relievers and, most surprisingly, starters. Starting pitching, the team's strength as recently as a couple of seasons ago, has imploded this year.

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) celebrates with his teammates after a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Washington. The Nationals won 6-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Win over Braves shows hope lives for Nationals

On an afternoon that felt like a turning point, facing a game that seemed far more important than just one of 162, the Nationals scraped together a win -- and they did it without a hobbled Bryce Harper and with a struggling Gio Gonzalez, who won for the first time since May.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Gio Gonzalez finally has reason to smile as slide ends

- The Washington Times

Washington, chasing Atlanta and Philadelphia in the National League East, needed a win Thursday to even the four-game series against the Braves. The Nationals got it behind Gonzalez's revitalized effort, in which he completed seven innings of one-run baseball.

Washington Nationals' Michael Taylor rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Nationals beat Braves, earn split of four-game series

Washington got a gift Thursday afternoon in its desperate attempt to stay relevant in the National League East, and, in a rarity of late, they took advantage of that good fortune.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tommy Milone reacts as Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr., back, rounds the bases on a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Braves' three home runs sink Tommy Milone, Nationals in loss

The results caught up with Tommy Milone and the Nationals on Wednesday night, as the veteran lefty allowed three homers and seven runs as the Atlanta Braves defeated Washington 8-3 at Nationals Park.

Bullpen makeover continues with Herrera put on DL

The most recent move came Wednesday as right-hander Kelvin Herrera went on the 10-day disabled list with right rotator cuff impingement. He had to leave Tuesday night's game after he gave up a two-run triple in the top of the ninth as the Braves won 3-1.

Atlanta Braves' Ender Inciarte, right, celebrates with his teammates after the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Washington. The Braves won 3-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Late rally costs Nats shot at a sweep

Nationals could have used a sweep to get back into the National League East race. Instead, they split a doubleheader with the Braves.