Taylor Jordan went 6 1/3 solid inning for the Nationals and an Ian Desmond solo homer pushed the Nationals to a 2-1 win over Atlanta on Sunday.
Hobbled by injuries, today the Nationals look to avoid a sweep at the hand of the rival Atlanta Braves.
Nationals pitcher Doug Fister threw on flat ground from 60 feet on Sunday as he works his way back from a right lat strain.
The Washington Nationals placed backup outfielder Scott Hairston on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with a left oblique strain.
After leaving Saturday’s game with pain in his right shoulder, Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is awaiting results of an MRI exam.