Left-hander allows no earned runs in 62/3 innings as shorthanded Washington beats San Diego.

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  • Analysis

Before Washington began its midseason bullpen renovation with the acquisition of Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson, imagining a world in which the bullpen carried the club was impossible.

Left-hander allows no earned runs in 62/3 innings as shorthanded Washington beats San Diego.

The additions of the two starters will not only solidify the lineup for the playoffs, but make Washington’s bench one of the best in baseball.

Madson felt pain in the finger when he played catch Saturday.

Strasburg will make his first start since July 23.

Scherzer insisted he will miss just one start and return next Friday.

Called upon to pitch in place of an injured Max Scherzer, Nats reliever tosses 4 1/3 scoreless innings in Washington’s 7-1 win in San Diego.

Madson is on the disabled list with a sprained right index finger

Sean Doolittle has taken a winding path to his current role as closer.

Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner, who is recovering from cancer, had his left leg amputated above the knee last week.

Edwin Jackson delivers another strong start as West Coast trip starts with a win.

Madson has thrown nine scoreless innings since the Nationals acquired him.

Lerner has been away from the team dealing with health issues that were unknown until Thursday night, when he informed The Post's Barry Svrluga of his cancer diagnosis.

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The team’s vice chairman had malignant growth removed from left leg in April. Doctors opted to amputate the limb above the knee earlier this month when the wound failed to heal properly.

The Nationals' catcher is batting .338 with a 1.001 OPS in the No. 8 spot in the batting order, which comes with a unique set of challenges.

  • Analysis

Washington's scheduled Saturday starter is listed as TBA, but it expected that Strasburg will come off the DL to face San Diego that night.

  • Perspective

Washington has a 13 1/2 game lead in the NL East, but Manager Dusty Baker pines for the day when all his injured starters return.

Washington falls, 3-2, but Ryan Zimmerman’s hustle, Michael A. Taylor’s catch show team’s grit during dog days of August.

Taylor took an extra-base hit away from the Angels' Juan Graterol.

And should the league address the issue?

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