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Stephen Strasburg shut down for two days, could start Sunday

After they scratched him from his start Tuesday night, the Nationals will shut down Stephen Strasburg from throwing for two days, but they have not ruled out starting him Sunday, Manager Jim Riggleman said.

Nationals trainer Lee Kuntz said Strasburg will receive two days of treatment, including rest, stretching and strengthening exercises. Strasburg is planning on a throwing a bullpen session Friday, which will help determine whether he will make his next start.

Both Kuntz and Riggleman said Strasburg is feeling much better. Kuntz downplayed the inflammation in Strasburg's shoulder to an extent, saying most all pitchers endure something similar at some point.

Mike Rizzo and Strasburg will address the media shortly. Much more to come.

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 28, 2010; 5:45 PM ET
 
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Hopefully they announce that Willie Harris has been traded to the Des Moines Iowa Cubs.

Posted by: periculum | July 28, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

http://keepdunnanational.blogspot.com/

Posted by: DCguy7 | July 28, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Hey Gang-Re-posting AND combining..on the latest thread - instead of the one I ALREADY had posted these thoughts on!
Alright, this is getting ridiculous. I wait all day for Nats info, and new a deluge! How's anyone gonna follow a thread-or for you all to get my props to you fellow Gangsters!
And now for (maybe) a squabble starter. While I got no complaints with AK, and undoubtedly he knows more baseball (AND probably likes it-always a plus!)than the departed Chico....I do think he was the better wordsmith. I mean, he could really slip in the knife without you even knowing it. Never shied away from nimble descriptions of the wretchedness of '09. Now - while certainly last years' edition of the Nats provided many more....err.... opportunities?....well, stick around, huh? The trends are looking up for slicing and dicing-just look at our work here! (At least I haven't taken to calling 'em the "Nots".Plus, Chico's just a cool name!Ha!)
And while I'm at it...and since there are no comments to go with the story...I wish J.D. well. He's a guy I root for-hung in there and hung in there. Throws strikes. Seems more predictable than most of our other #5 (6?) starters. I believe a 1st round or sandwich pick of the Tribe back in ....early in the decade?I suppose I could look it up, but I'm too lazy. He's been fighting to stay around for a while though, and I hope he can catch a break. Another cool moniker,too!
Go Nats!!!

Posted by: zendo | July 28, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse


Hopefully they announce that Willie Harris has been traded to the Des Moines Iowa Cubs.

Posted by: periculum | July 28, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse
I saw the Iowa Cubs play earlier this month. I think Harris wouldn't be a upgrade for them.

Posted by: alex35332 | July 28, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

peric:
I think the fans have pretty much figured out that Riggleman is basically an "old-school" Manager by now. As a result, against a RHP, get your LH hitters (Kennedy, Harris) into the lineup, and try to have a bat with reasonable power (in this case, Morse & Willingham) available on the bench for the late innings, if needed. Riggleman's just not a sabremetric type, imo.

I'm with you (and a lot of others) in that I'd like to see Morse get more opportunities, but that's just the way it is right now. Granted, Harris is having a horrible season, but he's come up a hero for the team on numerous occaisions in the past, and probably deserves better treatment than he's getting from the 'fans' recently.

Posted by: BinM | July 28, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse


The kid is already used up after a handful of games.

Posted by: screwjob18 | July 28, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

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