#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Jackson helps Nats salvage nightcap of doubleheader

The major league hot stove has been ice cold so far this offseason. There are still plenty of big-name free agents available on the board with spring training less than three weeks away.

Although the Nationals never figured to play a huge role in the free agent market this offseason, they have made a couple of re-signings to at least make this winter not completely uneventful. They re-signed Brandon Kintzler to a one-year deal to keep the Law Firm bullpen intact. Matt Adams was signed to a one-year contract to fill the left-handed hitter/backup first baseman role. And just last week, the Nats re-signed Howie Kendrick to a two-year deal.

Also, a few weeks ago, the Nats brought back Edwin Jackson on a minor league deal. Jackson, in his second stint with the club, proved to be useful filler in the Nationals rotation during last season's second half, going 5-6 with a 5.07 ERA in 13 starts.

Jackson's third start with the Nats didn't come against an easy opponent in the powerful Rockies lineup. But he proved his worth, pitching seven innings of one-run ball while striking out six to earn the 3-1 win. This Nationals #TBT moment comes courtesy of MASN's Bob Carpenter on Twitter (@scorebook_bob):

Be sure to give Bob a follow for his favorite Nationals moments from last year each week throughout the offseason, and check out these "Nationals Classics" airing on MASN to close out January:

Thursday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. - Ian Desmond's 11th-inning grand slam powered the Nationals to a 6-2 win over the Phillies on June 19, 2013.

Friday, Jan. 26, 12:30 p.m. - Trea Turner continued his impressive rookie campaign with a walk-off home run against the Phillies on Sept. 9, 2016 to give the Nationals a 5-4 win.

Friday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m. - Let's keep it going with the grand slams and walk-offs. Kendrick crushed a walk-off grand slam to lift the Nats to a 6-2 win over the Giants on Aug. 13, 2017.

Sunday, Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m. - Watch Trea run! Turner hit for the cycle on April 25 of last year in a wild 15-12 win over the Rockies at Coors Field.

Monday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. - Relive Stephen Strasburg's major league debut as he struck out 14 Pirates in front of a raucous crowd at Nats Park on June 8, 2010.

Tuesday, Jan. 30, noon - Watch Jordan Zimmermann throw the first no-hitter in franchise history and hear Carpenter's incredible call of Steven Souza Jr.'s diving catch against the Marlins on the last day of the regular season in 2014.

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. - Michael A. Taylor delivered a dramatic inside-the-park grand slam on Sept. 8 of last year to lift the Nats over the Phillies 11-10 in D.C.

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 9 a.m. - On the last day of January, we're showing you both of Max Scherzer's no-hitters from 2015. First, watch as the right-hander almost tossed a perfect game while striking out 10 Pirates on June 20.

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 11:30 a.m. - Scherzer threw his second no-hitter of 2015 in the second game of a doubleheader on the season's last weekend. Don't miss the sequence of the right-hander striking out nine straight Mets en route to 17 Ks on the night.

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