Originally posted on Nationals Enquirer  |  Last updated 8/11/12
(Up above, the lunging catch in the second that didn't help Strasburg's stiff back feel any better. Screen cap via MASN/MLB.com) And so, with another stellar Stephen Strasburg start in the books, and 6 more innings checked off in Mike Rizzo's innings count ledger (133.1 for the season), we have officially entered the "savor every start" portion of Stephen Strasburg's 2012. (As an aside, it was probably a good thing that foul ball hit home plate umpire Dale Scott in the face, leading to a ~10 minute delay to knock Strasburg off his rhythm...imagine the uproar if Davey had to pull Stras with a no-no in the 7th with his pitch count soaring over 104...). But here's good news for fans hoping there's some way to save some of those remaining innings into Ocotober: Strasburg's back is hurting him! Hmmm... Strasburg actually pitched through a measure of pain. The middle of his back had stiffened from travel, sleeping on planes and such, a typical and minor ailment. To end the ...
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