Washington Nationals superstar Stephen Strasburg has forearm tightness (The Post) which explains why he was wild at times last night against the Atlanta Braves. He kept walking the first batter of the inning — two of them scored over six innings of work. #37 struck out the side in the sixth though. Still, Natstown is on edge yet again as another loss (Tyler Clippard gets pegged with it after allowing a run in the 7th – leadoff batter again) and Strasburg being potentially hurt.
Is Miguel Batista available? Can he recapture his Miss Iowa magic? His spot start for Strasburg in 2010 was one of that season’s highlights. Apparently, he’s in the Toronto Blue Jays system with the Buffalo Bisons.
We probably won’t know for a few days whether Strasburg will miss a start – he insists he won’t. Could a Chris Young call up for Saturday’s game in Pittsburgh be on the way? Or will we see Zach Duke get the ball against the Pirates, his old team.