WASHINGTON (AP) — batting practice injury for Max Scherzer — have thrown the Washington Nationals‘ pitching plans into question.The Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies were rained out Tuesday after a nearly two-hour delay http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey , the teams’ second consecutive postponement. The game will be made up on Sept. 24 at 1:05 p.m. as part of a day-night doubleheader.The truncated three-game series between NL East rivals will now start with a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday, with the front end the makeup of Monday’s washout.Neither team immediately announced its pitching plans, though the one thing that seemed certain early Tuesday afternoon — that Scherzer would start one of the games — was thrown into doubt by a batting practice mishap.Scherzer suffered a broken nose when he took a ball off his face while attempting a bunt. The team said a CT scan was negative and that Scherzer’s status was still to be determined.Washington will need to find at least one starter to augment its rotation while playing six games between Wednesday and Sunday.Left-hander Patrick Corbin, originally slated for Monday’s game, will pitch Wednesday afternoon. Both Scherzer and Erick Fedde could get pushed back to a weekend series against Atlanta while the Nationals keep right-hander Stephen Strasburg on his regular rest for Thursday’s game.“The only thing right now is that Strasburg will still pitch on Thursday,” manager Dave Martinez said.The Nationals have the luxury of a day off Monday. Philadelphia begins a stretch of 13 games in 12 days on Wednesday — weather permitting, of course.Another complicating factor for Philadelphia is the struggles of its No. 5 spot in the rotation. Vince Velasquez and Cole Irvin Jimmy Wynn Jersey , who have both made starts this season, combined to allow 10 runs in six innings Sunday at Atlanta. The Phillies could also look to the minors for a starter during this stretch.“We see it as an opportunity for people to make an impact,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “We see it as an opportunity for players who have not yet established themselves as dependable options to do so. This just gives us another opportunity.”TRAINER’S ROOMPhillies: LHP Adam Morgan (forearm strain) is scheduled to make a rehabilitation appearance Wednesday and could be activated late in the week. . Kapler said OF Adam Haseley (groin strain) is about seven days away from game activity. He is scheduled to run the bases Friday.Nationals: 1B Ryan Zimmerman (plantar fasciitis) ran the bases and is scheduled to do so again Wednesday. Martinez said if all goes well, Zimmerman could be sent on a rehabilitation assignment.UP NEXTPhillies: RHP Zach Eflin (6-6, 2.81 ERA), who is 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA against Washington this season, gets the nod in Wednesday’s first game. RHP Jake Arrieta (6-5 http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey , 4.31) will start the evening game.Nationals: Corbin (5-5, 4.11), who is 0-3 with an 11.37 ERA over his last three starts, gets the start in the afternoon game. The Nationals have not named a starter for the nightcap. WASHINGTON (AP) — Right-handed reliever Kyle Barraclough was acquired by Washington from Miami on Wednesday in the Nationals’ first offseason move to rebuild their bullpen.Washington sent the Marlins $1 million in international slot allotment as part of the deal.Barraclough went 1-6 with 4.20 ERA and 10 saves in 17 chances during 61 appearances this year. He allowed one hit in 36 at-bats in June, when he was chosen NL reliever of the month, but struggled with his command the rest of the season.Barraclough’s ERA ballooned to 10.24 over his final 24 games and he lost the Marlins closer’s job. His fastball average velocity dropped from 96.5 mph in 2016 to 94 mph this year.He has a 3.21 career ERA with 279 strikeouts and 134 walks in 218 2/3 innings over four seasons, all with Miami.Washington general manager Mike Rizzo is in need of relievers after jettisoning Shawn Kelley and Brandon Kintzler late this season.Miami obtained greater financial flexibility to pursue 22-year-old Cuban outfielder Victor Victor Mesa Charlie Morton Jersey , an international amateur free agent who showcased for major league scouts at Marlins Park last week. Miami started with $6,044,500 in available allotment for its 2018-19 international signing bonus pool, has increased it to $8,044,500 and has spent $1,975 http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey ,000, leaving $6,069,500 remaining.