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Sean Burnett hasn't pitched since Sunday due to elbow inflammation.
Burnett hasn't pitched since Sunday, when he served up a game-tying homer to St. Louis' Daniel Descalso in the eighth inning for his second consecutive blown save. The left-hander asked for treatment on his elbow afterward, and manager Davey Johnson has put him on the shelf since.
Burnett is receiving anti-inflammatory medication, and the Nationals are hopeful that will be enough to get him back on the mound. But that won't happen until this weekend at the earliest.
"He's going to be down a few more days, I guess," Johnson said. "I guess he's getting better. It's just rest."