Game #98 Edwin Jackson back on a familiar parcel of real estate

Tonight, Edwin Jackson will toe that 24 inches of pitching rubber and stride down the dirt mound of real estate that he once made his living on every 5 days when he was in Washington, D.C. five years ago.

Jackson is coming off of a very good 2-run effort over 7.0 innings a week ago. He will face the Milwaukee Brewers who are currently in 1st place in the NL Central. A few of the Nats players have 2 games of at-bats against Zach Davies who starts tonight for the Brewers where the lefties have hit Davies with good results.

There was also good news on Stephen Strasburg from the doctors who felt Strasburg could make his next start if he is still feeling good. Thanks to a comment from J.D. earlier today we learned that Fedde was moved from his start today, and we found on our Syracuse pre-game notes that Fedde is now listed for July 29th — most likely as a contingency plan if Strasburg cannot go. Fedde did throw a more robust bullpen session after his start was moved to Saturday. Enny Romero received a chiropractic adjustment and reports his back is fine now. Trea Turner‘s wrist x-ray will be done soon, and the Nats should have the results after the game or later this afternoon.

This is from the game notes sent to us pre-game by the Syracuse Chiefs listing the probable starters. Fedde was moved to Saturday to line up with Strasburg as a strategic move.

Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, 1500 S. Capitol St. S.E., Washington, DC 20003
1st Pitch:  7:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN, FOX Sports – Wisconsin, MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® XM 183 Sirius 216  (Internet 869)

Line-ups (subject to change without notice):

  1. Brian Goodwin LF
  2. Stephen Drew SS
  3. Bryce Harper RF
  4. Ryan Zimmerman 1B
  5. Daniel Murphy 2B
  6. Anthony Rendon 3B
  7. Adam Lind LF
  8. Matt Wieters C
  9. Edwin Jackson RHP
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