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Gonzalez gave up five earned runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out nine Braves in four innings Tuesday to take his second loss of the season.
Strasburg (forearm) is not expected to miss his scheduled start Saturday, but will be evaluated by the Nats' team physician and throw his side session Wednesday before being given the green light, James Wagner of The Washington Post
Werth (ankle) said he's hoping he's good to go for Wednesday's game and that the foul ball off of his foot Monday night is more bothersome than his hamstring cramping, Amanda Comak of The Washington Times
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said Tuesday that Stasburg (forearm) checked out OK and he is not expected to miss a start, according to the Washington Post.
Strasburg downplayed questions about his forearm following Monday's game and said he felt OK on the mound, the Washington Post
reports. "Iím not going to miss my next start, Iíll tell you that now," he said.
With Wilson Ramos back off the DL, Suzuki will once again have to split time behind the plate for the Nationals, the Washington Post
Werth, who was dealing with some hamstring cramping earlier in the game, would have been removed for a pinch-runner even if he hadn't fouled a ball off his left ankle in the eighth inning, the Washington Post
Desmond went 2-for-4 with a run scored Monday against the Braves.
Strasburg experienced tightness in his right forearm Monday night, the MLB Network reports.
Martinson is hitting .277/.408/.518 through 23 games for High-A Potomac.
Ray's second time around the High-A Carolina League has gotten off to a tremendous start with a 1.55 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 29 innings.