The Post really did it this time. Yes, The Washington Post sidelined Stephen Strasburg, ace rookie pitcher of the Washington Nationals today. How, do you ask? This Strasburg article in the Science section — the SCIENCE section?!
Particularly damning is this paragraph:
The fact that Strasburg hasn’t hurt his shoulder yet bodes well for his longevity as a pitcher. Andrews thinks the fact that the pitcher made it through Little League, high school and college without serious injury can be credited to his DNA.
Have you no decency Washington Post?
Strasburg was unable to get loose prior to the game this evening and general manager Mike Rizzo pulled the plug on his start. With Strasburg cursed by the paper of record in the city in which he works, over 40,000 fans at Nationals Park had to suffer through Miguel Batista‘s dreadful, 6 strikeouts, 0 runs and 1 walk over 5 innings, performance against the first place Atlanta Braves. Not only that, but Sean Burnett, Drew Storen and Matt Capps combined to deliver only 4 more strikeouts and no walks or runs, but 2 hits over the games final four innings.
OH THE HUMANITY!
The Nats merely won 3-0.
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Strasburg’s shoulder did not show any damage in a MRI last night. He is listed day-to-day which makes me think 2011 at the earliest.