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Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is expected to make his next scheduled start after experiencing no pain during a bullpen session in Atlanta. Strasburg had some discomfort in his right arm during a start Monday night against the Braves. While manager Davey Johnson initially was concerned it could be serious, it appears Strasburg had nothing more than an irritated nerve from using an electrical stimulation machine. He threw in the bullpen before Wednesday's game against the Braves, the normal routine for a starting pitcher. Johnson says the session went ''great'' and the pitcher ''didn't have any discomfort.'' Johnson is more concerned about outfielder Jayson Werth, who is missing his second straight game with a strained right hamstring and a bruised left ankle.
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