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No update from Strasburg after postgame throwing session

May 6, 2015, 6:18 PM EDT


Stephen Strasburg played catch on the field at Nationals Park following Wednesday’s win over the Marlins, but the right-hander offered no update on how he felt one day after experiencing shoulder discomfort during his shortest start of the season.

Strasburg, who was due to meet with a chiropractor during the day Wednesday, walked through the Nationals clubhouse shortly after the team’s 7-5 matinee victory alongside manager Matt Williams, pitching coach Steve McCatty, head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz and physical therapist Angela Gordon. He then went down to the field with McCatty, Kuntz and a bullpen catcher for a brief throwing session.

A team spokesperson wouldn’t make Strasburg available to reporters after he returned to the clubhouse, saying there was no new information to share and that the pitcher’s condition was still being assessed.

Speaking after his 3-inning start Tuesday night, in which he visibly grimaced after several pitches, Strasburg described his discomfort coming from underneath his shoulder blade, something that could be fixed with an adjustment from a chiropractor. He said he’s had chiropractic work done before.

“I’ve done it before,” he said. “I think it’s probably just something that, for one reason or another, probably creeps up in there sometimes. I’ve just got to get it fixed and hopefully get back out there for the next one.”

Strasburg is scheduled for now to make his next start Monday at Arizona, though the Nationals could pitch Max Scherzer on normal rest that night if needed.

  1. Eugene in Oregon - May 6, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Fearless prediction: He’ll make his next start, as scheduled.

  2. ehay2k - May 6, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    The day off tomorrow allows the the Nats to play it safe, and have Stras skip a start. I hope they decide to do that. We need all our horses for the long haul.

    • sec105rowwseat28 - May 6, 2015 at 7:42 PM

      Not really. True, if Strasburg skips his scheduled start on Monday, then Scherzer could take that start on regular rest. But if Stras can’t go on Tuesday, they’d still need a spot starter that day to avoid pitching Gio on short rest.

  3. Bill Brasky - May 6, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Strasburg looked fine at the Caps game tonight!

  4. Ghost of Steve M. - May 6, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    “@Ken_Rosenhal: Told Strasburg issue was “a cramp.” Chiropractor adjusted him today, was throwing on field after game.”

    • manassasnatsfan - May 6, 2015 at 10:51 PM

      I go to my chiropractor every Monday, and I am good for the week.

  5. manassasnatsfan - May 6, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    If Strasburg is well. He and Scherzer can switch places.





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