by Brad Camara | Nationals Correspondent | Sat, Aug 17th 5:08pm EDT
Max Scherzer threw 64 pitches in a simulated game Saturday and is expected to start for the Nationals next week. (Brittany Ghiroli on Twitter)
Scherzer will follow his normal between-starts routine before toeing the rubber in another game in five days. He wanted the ball this weekend, but the Nationals decided to push his start to next week. Scherzer is expected to start Thursday, away against the Pirates.
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