Scherzer will not miss a full turn, and will start Friday against Matt Harvey in New York.
The Nationals 23-year-old pitching prospect had a tough first outing, but says he will learn from the experience, not dwell on it.
Scherzer could slot back into the Nationals rotation later this week, and therefore not lose a start to the sprained thumb he suffered last Thursday.
The Nationals officially called up one of their top pitching prospects, opting to send reliever Martin back to Syracuse to make room.
The right-handed starter will become the fourth Nationals pitcher to make his major league debut this season when he takes the Turner Field mound.
Scherzer was unable to throw a bullpen Sunday, and seems unlikely to make his next start.
Two left-handed hitters that faced him offer a scouting report on Scherzer's work-in-progress pitch.
The two sides couldn't match up on a deal for the impending free agent starter. The two faced off on Monday.
"We get to get back to our home park, which is good. Give everybody a shot of energy. We're ready to start."
Williams names Jordan Zimmermann the No. 2 starter, followed by Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister.