With the National League East race tightened and energized over the weekend, Washington will look to its ace, Max Scherzer, to produce yet another quality start Tuesday night in Game 2 of a four-game set against Arizona.
The two clubs met in mid-May in Phoenix, and the Nationals took two of three, outscoring the D-backs, 26-21. Arizona responded Monday night with a 6-4 win in the series opener, increasing Washington's losing streak to four games and dropping the Nationals to a game behind the Mets atop the NL East.
Jacob Emert is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.