Stephen Strasburg was tagged for six runs over 4 2/3 innings against the Braves on Friday in his return from the disabled list.
Advice: Not the return he or the Nationals had in mind. Strasburg, who missed the past six weeks with shoulder inflammation, scuffled early and ran out of gas in the middle innings. He was pulled after giving up three runs on four hits in the fifth. Strasburg allowed eight hits in all while walking two (one intentional) and striking out six. He’ll try to put this one behind him when he faces the Brewers on the road next week.
Nationals activated RHP Stephen Strasburg from the 10-day disabled list.
Advice: Strasburg will rejoin the Nationals' rotation Friday versus the Braves after missing six weeks of action with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. He threw 82 pitches in his last rehab outing, so Strasburg should be ready for a relatively normal workload Friday.
Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) will return to the Nationals' rotation Friday against the Braves.
Advice: Strasburg allowed just one earned run over nine innings on his two-start minor league rehab assignment with High-A Potomac, tallying 12 strikeouts against one walk. And he made it up to 82 pitches in his last outing there Sunday, so there shouldn't be any limitations on the 29-year-old right-hander in his first start back Friday versus Atlanta. Strasburg has been sidelined since June 10 due to inflammation in his throwing shoulder.
Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) is slated to throw 85 pitches in Sunday's rehab start for High-A Potomac.
Advice: It will be his final start before rejoining the Nationals' starting rotation after the All-Star break. Strasburg threw another bullpen session on Thursday, which went well, according to manager Davey Martinez. The right-hander has been out a month while battling shoulder inflammation. The slumping Nats could sure use a healthy Strasburg at their disposal.