Found September 16, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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Fortunately for the Washington Nationals, the forearm tightness that caused Strasburg to miss his last scheduled start is not serious.  He hurt himself while experimenting with pitches in a bullpen session.  The Nats' ace, though, has not felt any additional discomfort and expects to return soon.  If all goes well, he could be back by Thursday of this week. Stephen Strasburg threw from 120 feet today. Plan is to throw bullpen tomorrow, then start Thursday vs. #Marlins. #NationalsTalk — Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) September 15, 2013 The Nationals have managed to hang around just enough to give the team and the fans hope at the end of the season.  They trail in the National League Wild Card by 4.5 games, and all they can control is how they play.  The Nats do not face the Reds, the team ahead of them in the Wild Card, at all the rest of the season. However, the Nationals do play the Cardinals soon.  While the Cardinals may be tied with the Pirate for first place in the National League Central, they could easily fall into a Wild Card spot, and right now, the Nationals are 7.5 games behind the Cardinals overall.  That is obviously more of a long shot than catching the Reds, but it gives the team options.  And that's why they'll need Strasburg healthy. Strasburg has been incredible this season, but his success has largely gone unnoticed because of the poor season Washington is having.  Strasburg is 7-9 (forget the record) with a 2.96 ERA in 28 starts.  He has already surpassed the innings he pitched last season during the "limit year."  Strasburg has given up less hits this season while maintaining a similar HR ration and walk ratio.  Don't be fooled by the record.  Strasburg has been phenomenal. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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