Skip to content

Strasburg to play catch tomorrow

Jul 31, 2010, 8:17 PM EDT

Stephen Strasburg will play catch tomorrow morning before the Nationals’ series finale against the Phillies, manager Jim Riggleman said.

Strasburg, who hasn’t thrown a ball since he was a last-minute scratch before Tuesday night’s game with right shoulder inflammation, will throw off flat ground in the outfield. If that goes well, he’ll play long toss on Monday in Arizona.

Strasburg would then take Tuesday off and throw a full bullpen session Wednesday in Arizona. He’s eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Friday in Los Angeles, but the Nationals are expected to wait to bring him back until the team returns home to face the Marlins Aug. 10-12.

  1. Cwj - Jul 31, 2010 at 9:04 PM

    Mark – Do you think this "injury" will be a mere footnote by the end of the season? Could anything be more disastrous to the Nats than Stras being fragile?I HATE injuries. I remember playing the "Earl Weaver Baseball" pc game in the late 80s. I always turned the injury option off :)

  2. Anonymous - Jul 31, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    Mark,Sorry to be a pain, but your headline could be taken that he is pitching tomorrow's game, not practice. For another 30 seconds I thought, gosh how was he going to pitch tomorrow on the DL.

  3. Mark Zuckerman - Jul 31, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    Anon: I see what you mean. I just changed it to "Strasburg playing catch tomorrow."

  4. NatsJack in Florida - Jul 31, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    Don't worry Mark.. the KNOWLEDGEABE fans know he's on the DL and fully understood what your headline meant.

  5. Cwj - Jul 31, 2010 at 10:13 PM

    NatsJack – me or anon? I was just asking for Mark's own opinion on the severity of Strasburg's injury.

  6. Anonymous - Jul 31, 2010 at 10:18 PM

    For NatsJack In FloridaAmazing how some people are so stupid and petty.Do you know who I am? The way you write this up I am some idiot that knows nothing about Baseball or the Nats.I have season tickets for the Nats, attend most of the games and the one's that I don't go to I watch on TV. I read most of the blogs daily, I love the Nats and think that I am a very KNOWLEDGEABE , Sorry it's KNOWLEDGEABLE for those that are knowledgeable in writing.If you read what I wrote it wasn't as if I was trying to be dumb or cocky toward Mark, I caught it after reading it a couple of times. Just didn't want the UNKNOWLEDGEABLE folks that would of taken it wrong to read, I think Mark understood it was a bit misleading and changed it very quickly.Sorry Mark,you do a hell of a job and I didn't mean to show you up or anything, just wanted to make sure that those that just read headlines didn't get the wrong meaning on this, again don't want to make a big deal but NatsJack rubbed me wrong with his comments.

  7. Cwj - Jul 31, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    Agree with Anon, though I would have worded it a bit differently.Also, come on Anon type in a name! :)

  8. IT Support Van Nuys - Aug 10, 2010 at 8:20 AM

    Since our reservation ran late, we were pointed to the bar where we were served complimentary samples of their pineapple-infused vodka. Gotta love a potent potion masquerading as harmless pineapple juice!

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 57 46 --
ATLANTA 58 48 0.5
MIAMI 52 53 6.0
NEW YORK 51 55 7.5
PHILADELPHIA 46 60 12.5
Through Monday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
TUE: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 p.m.
THU: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Orioles at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
Full season schedule

Mark joins Rob Carlin and Joe Orsulak every Thursday at 4 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet for a half-hour show on the Nats, Orioles and rest of MLB. Re-airs Thursdays at 11:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

ON THE RADIO

As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2014 schedule (subject to change)...

MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

*All times Eastern. You can also listen to the station on 94.3 FM, 92.7 FM and online at ESPN980.com. Click here for past audio clips.

Follow us on Twitter