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Strasburg will make next start

May 21, 2012, 10:07 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA — Stephen Strasburg will make his next scheduled start Saturday in Atlanta, with the Nationals showing no concern about the state of their ace's right arm one day after he was pulled with what manager Davey Johnson termed tightness in his biceps.

Johnson said today he sought more of an explanation from Strasburg and pitching coach Steve McCatty and emerged with no reason to be concerned.

"I was trying to get to the bottom of it, but it's just not worth proceeding," the manager said before tonight's game against the Phillies. "He's going to make his next start, that's all I know."

Strasburg threw 90 pitches over five innings Sunday against the Orioles, retiring the last 10 batters he faced (seven via strikeout). Afterward, Johnson revealed the 23-year-old noted some arm discomfort, andRead more ยป

  1. SFNats - May 21, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Thanks for the reassurance, Mark. This was way too much ado about nothing. I know the injury bug has been brutal this season, but we've got to stop lighting our hair on fire every time somebody mentions an ache — or the crowd at Nats Park is going to start looking like a Hair Club for Men convention.

  2. NatsLady - May 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Agree. Gio played through his hand issues, just was told not to swing. Have to make a differentiation between a potential problem (e.g., Storen) and "normal" stiffness, fatigue, etc. Not that easy but I would rather players report everything and let the manager and trainers proceed from there.

  3. JaneB - May 22, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    Good.

  4. natsfan1a - May 22, 2012 at 2:03 AM

    Okely dokely, then.

  5. sam hock - May 29, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    You achieve that score its interesting players must have to be fit and look forward.Hank Hendricks

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