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ATLANTA — No matter how much he insisted he felt fine, Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg didn’t look right to manager Davey Johnson from the time his first pitch sailed to the backstop.
As a result, there are new concerns about Strasburg’s health after he was examined by a doctor following Washington’s 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
“I think he’s got a little tightness in his forearm,” Johnson said. “So they’re going to put him on some medication.”
Johnson said the hard-throwing righty will have to show he is ready to make his next scheduled start.
“It’s too early,” Johnson said when asked about Strasburg’s status. “I’m sure he’s going to be examined every way you can look at him.”
Strasburg insisted he won’t miss a start.
“I’m not missing my next start,” he said. “I’ll tell you that right now.”
Strasburg had lost a career-worst four straight starts before pitching six innings and getting a no-decision. He is 1-4 with a 3.13 ERA.
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Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg has stumbled out off the gate this season and it is now being reported that he is experiencing tightness in his forearm.
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Washington manager Davey Johnson says pitcher Stephen Strasburg has ''a little tightness'' in his right forearm and was seen by a doctor after Monday night's start against Atlanta.
Johnson says the hard-throwing righty will be given medication.
Strasburg says he'll be able to make his next scheduled start. The Nationals' ace had lost a career-worst four...
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson revealed flamethrower Stephen Strasburg is battling tightness in his right forearm following the team’s 3-2 loss to the Braves on Monday night at Turner Field in Atlanta. The 24-year-old Strasburg (1-4, 3.16 ERA), finally throwing without asinine restrictions, is taking medication and being evaluated by Washington’s doctors. Considering...
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Stephen Strasburg (Photo credit: L. Richard Martin, Jr.)
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