Strasburg a late scratch from Tuesday’s start vs. Braves – updated

Washington – Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his start Tuesday night against the Braves with shoulder stiffness in a move that was announced just five minutes before the start of the game.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Strasburg had trouble getting loose in the bullpen prior to the game, and he made the decision to scratch him as a precautionary measure. Strasburg had told pitching coach Steve McCatty after about 5-7 warm-up pitches he was feeling stiff.

An MRI taken on Strasburg during the game revealed no structural damage. He was diagnosed with shoulder inflammation and is considered day-to-day.

Long reliever Miguel Batista made the start in Strasburg’s place. He pitched five shutout innings in a 3-0 win over the Braves.

Strasburg has gone 5-2 with a 2.32 ERA in nine major league starts since he burst onto the scene in early June. The rookie phenom was scratched from what would have been his second start against the Braves, who scored four runs on him (three earned) in a 5-0 win on June 28 in Atlanta.

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Mark

July 27th, 2010
7:21 pm

Mark

July 27th, 2010
7:22 pm

Sure hope a good hanson shows up and not the recent one

Matt

July 27th, 2010
7:23 pm

How pissed is that sold-out crowd in DC?

Jason Heyward

July 27th, 2010
7:24 pm

That fool was affraid of me!!!!!!

Jason Heyward

July 27th, 2010
7:25 pm

No kidding Matt!!!! They booed Batista when he came out. Haha

Bob Wickman's navel lint

July 27th, 2010
7:25 pm

I ate me a Strasburger. Yum!

Rawdog

July 27th, 2010
7:26 pm

He got traded to the Yankees

Ommyta

July 27th, 2010
7:27 pm

McCann is a good stick, but he really should be playing first base or be a DH. He is a liability behind the plate.

My Patooti

July 27th, 2010
7:27 pm

Braves sure don’t look like a playoff team in the first inning! After all, this is WASHINGTON!

Matt

July 27th, 2010
7:28 pm

I’m going out on a limb and saying the Nats don’t respect Mac’s arm …

My Patooti

July 27th, 2010
7:29 pm

Hanson looks more like a AA pitcher lately.

Matt

July 27th, 2010
7:30 pm

Way to show up Tommy

jcwfalcon

July 27th, 2010
7:37 pm

If Stephen was scared, he should say hes scared.

My Patooti

July 27th, 2010
7:38 pm

I would imagine Strasburg is a “spoiled, rotten” young man. Probably has a hangnail on his little toe!

The Doktor

July 27th, 2010
7:45 pm

Here we go… makin’ another has-been pitcher look like the 2nd coming of Cy Young… the long, painful slide back to April Braves baseball… uhhhggg… :-/

ShaunC

July 27th, 2010
7:53 pm

Someone please call Leo Mazzone.

Are we really going to throw away a golden opportunity? Lose game 1 and have to face Strausburg in game 2?

ShaunC

July 27th, 2010
7:53 pm

Sorry… most of this is errors, but they are hitting Tommy pretty hard.

Cheef Nockerhomer

July 27th, 2010
8:00 pm

Oh Tommy Hanson……… Future team mate of Nate McLouth…..

Thomas

July 27th, 2010
8:00 pm

Once again another shaky outing by Hanson. Defenese has been bad too but his pitches haven’t been good.
M bradley had to open his big mouth and talk bs about the braves and how they were in control. Moron. Philly is going to pass them soon if they keep playing like this.

Swift

July 27th, 2010
8:02 pm

The guy pitching for Wash is making us look like a 30 win team. What is it with Wash and Fla where we struggle against them. So tired of losing to crap teams.

Lucky Luciano

July 27th, 2010
8:04 pm

braves look like a AAA team if that. unreal I see another hue losing streak coming and if not I see them losing 9 out of 10-11. Here comes Philly. Wren needs to do something. Hanson needs help…defense has suxd behind him tonight but he is still not making pitches and hasn’t been really all year he needs more minor league seasoning

Cheef Nockerhomer

July 27th, 2010
8:04 pm

I love this team, but they have to be the most frustrating of any Braves team I can ever remember!!! I could only imagine if the whole lineup played to it’s potential!!

Is it time to question TP again?? Phillies just fired the Hit Coach……

DaveinNEPA

July 27th, 2010
8:05 pm

We get a break with Strasburg out and still don’t capitalize.

Lucky Luciano

July 27th, 2010
8:06 pm

guess we should just be happy Stras isn’t pitching tonight, otherwise this game would be over. But Swift is right their bullpen schmuck is making us look like a AAA team. Wren needs to realize we need some offense if we are going to anything in the play-offs let alone make them

Lucky Luciano

July 27th, 2010
8:07 pm

4.5 game lead to Plhilly can go very fast.

Lucky Luciano

July 27th, 2010
8:08 pm

philly down 1-0 to dbacks right now, but braves down 3 love to this crap team, looks like it will be 3.5 games after tonight

Moffit

July 27th, 2010
8:08 pm

They are lucky they beat Fla that one time. Else they would have 4 losses in 5 with this looking like 5 in 6. With over 2 months left in the reg season and the lead about to be cut in half in 4 days, the braves better fix this quick or they will not make the playoffs.

The Doktor

July 27th, 2010
8:16 pm

I can hear the ugly sound of all the ankles snapping in Atlanta as people jump from the Braves Bandwagon…

Here’s the new “Chip n Joe” politically correct way of kissing up to a bad player (tonite was said regarding Troy Glaus, Mr Buzzkill himself) “He’s hit the ball hard a coupla times right out people recently…” Yeah… right into Room Service™ double-plays and other rally-killing outs. Whenever these two Idiots are defending a poorly performing player, expect to hear the above – it’s sickening…

Head Injury Harry

July 27th, 2010
8:16 pm

Ask the Mets how long a lead can last versus the Phillies in September. Ouch, it makes my head spin, makes my head spin . . . like that douchebag Lucus Rossi.

Greg

July 27th, 2010
8:16 pm

trade yunel and the new guy hasn’t done anything. not even a homerun. glaus is back to his sucky way. chipper isn’t doing much. this team is on the verge of a big collapse im afraid.

Dan

July 27th, 2010
8:19 pm

This guy pitching has been a relief pitcher the past month or two and he’s making us look like the pirates. Oh and every game he pitched in since june 25, they lost.

Date Opponent Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Jul 25 @ MIL L 3-8 – 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 50.0 4.50
Jul 24 @ MIL L 3-4 – 1.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 48.2 4.62
Jul 19 @ CIN L 2-7 – 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 47.1 4.56
Jul 10 SFO L 5-10 – 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 47.0 4.60
Jul 8 SDG L 1-7 – 1.2 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 46.0 4.30
Jul 4 NYM L 5-9 – 3.0 3 2 2 0 1 7 0 2 1 0 1 44.1 4.06
Jul 2 NYM L 3-5 – 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 41.1 3.92
Jun 30 @ ATL L 1-4 – 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 41.0 3.95
Jun 28 @ ATL L 0-5 – 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 40.1 4.02
Jun 25 @ BAL L 6-7 – 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 39.1 4.12

Head Injury Harry

July 27th, 2010
8:19 pm

Greg, Alex Gonzalez has hit over .350 and played superb defense with no drama–if you think that is not doing anything, you are as brain damaged as I am.

Ommyta

July 27th, 2010
8:23 pm

I’ll try to keep believing, but if any money was involved, it would not be on us making the playoffs. Too many holes in the lineup. It is mandatory to have RBI guys in the middle of your lineup, and the Braves have only one who even comes close to fitting the bill (McCann).

Sam

July 27th, 2010
8:23 pm

Phillies don’t even need to add new pitchers the way they are playing.

Chillahill43

July 27th, 2010
8:24 pm

Hey chipper howze bout going postal on these clowns or maybe some baby shaken syndrome needed to get their heads outta their rear. They are bandwagon players sometimes too They sts
star that oh woe is me head dragging when they get down annd some calls go agin em. A little fire under their arses mite help maybe we need someboy to zambrono these lethargic bunch of millionaires. Cmon braves hiw bout some emotion. Oh wait lets send the sparkplug back and not be aable to get him (blanco) back for 10 days. Way to bring down the buzz wren nothing like chemistry killer …..

Chillahill43

July 27th, 2010
8:26 pm

Gonzalas will fire to first—- really chip u r on dumb clown….

Barry

July 27th, 2010
8:27 pm

Kelly Johnson struck out with the bases loaded. Even the ex’s can’t help us.

Barry

July 27th, 2010
8:31 pm

Prado is in a slump but no one says anything. Melky has been hitting well lately and they keep him in the 8 hole. That’s idiot booby cox.

Barry

July 27th, 2010
8:33 pm

Like I said, a slump. 0-3 for prado. Can’t complain except for someone to at least acknowledge it. 13 hits in his last 50 at bats.

rob

July 27th, 2010
8:37 pm

This is embarassing – we are not a good team right now. If Wren doesn’t do something to jump start this team by Saturday we will be lucky to have a sniff at the wild card the PHils will jump past us by next Monday

ShaunC

July 27th, 2010
8:37 pm

Barry, Prado hit 2-5 and 3-5 with two HR and two doubles in the first two games in Florida.

rugburn

July 27th, 2010
8:41 pm

i can hear it now…the braves were all fired up to beat strasburg and suffered a letdown against batiste.

Head Injury Harry

July 27th, 2010
8:42 pm

Would you like to sniff my wild card, rob?

ShaunC

July 27th, 2010
8:45 pm

Send McCann to Gwinnett…. (You people are idiots. This team is fine.)

Head Injury Harry

July 27th, 2010
8:49 pm

Wow, Cy Young is wearing different numbers tonight for Washington! Deeeeerrrrrrrrrhhhhhh. I like to sniff my fingers, like Damon Evans.

kerryb

July 27th, 2010
8:50 pm

Looks like the guys geared themselves up for Strasburg and now can’t hit average pitchers.

Chillahill43

July 27th, 2010
8:51 pm

Way to just go thru the motions glaus. May is looking like an aberition(sp?) howz about s day off bobby hes back to April troy. Wow

rugburn

July 27th, 2010
8:54 pm

double play for brian. since they have been sticking him at cleanup, he is defensed by the big shift. he tries to hit everything with power (pull) so the shift works. a couple of years ago he hit to all fields some power, more avg. the shift would not be there

dawgfan13

July 27th, 2010
8:55 pm

The Braves were so hot for so long and now they are struggling. They cant get a hit with runners in scoring position. they keep hitting into double plays and they cant put two ir three hits together. The pitchers are giving them a chance, but they just cant hit right now. The question is will they make another move? I think they need to get a spark plug in the out field. All the teams in the division are hot except the Mets the Marlins and Phillies are charging hard. Will we crumble? We may i just dont trust this line-up.

Courtney Fuhrmann

July 27th, 2010
8:57 pm

Where my red panties at AD?

Courtney Fuhrmann

July 27th, 2010
9:04 pm

Do the Braves even practice throwing or to they just hang out in bars and pick up ADs, like me? Why has my DUI trial been pushed out to January (after the college football season is over) same for AD-DE? I have to replace those panties, you know.

My Patooti

July 27th, 2010
9:05 pm

Would someone who has connections please text the Braves and tell them to at least play like they are in first place. They just cannot stand prosperity. Let them know the Phillies and Mets are both winning. Their body language is not good at all, for some reason. No spirit. I would actually rather see them 2 or 3 games out until the last month of the season. That’s when they do their best.

Turtsnap

July 27th, 2010
9:07 pm

Better pull the trigger soon!

Courtney Fuhrmann

July 27th, 2010
9:16 pm

The carpet matches the drapes, baby.

Dan

July 27th, 2010
9:19 pm

You dicks are starting to sound like Philly fans. Relax, Hanson has quality stuff. He’ll figure it out… save the cursing until he turns into Rick Ankiel.

Courtney Fuhrmann

July 27th, 2010
9:20 pm

The sky is falling, the sky is falling . . . and so are my red panties!

Ommyta

July 27th, 2010
9:21 pm

I have to believe sending Blanco down when McClouth came back hurt the team chemistry. I’m not in the clubhouse, but something has definitely changed with the demeanor of this team. Could be fatigue, but we’re not even in August yet.

Head Injury Harry

July 27th, 2010
9:28 pm

Joe just said that the Braves may have experienced a let down with Strasburg being held out of the game. If that is the case, theen that is just ridiculous. Braves should have hammered Batista–he is a garbage pitcher.

kerryb

July 27th, 2010
9:34 pm

We get shut out by an average team who throws an average pitcher out there in his first start of the year on last minute notice. If Wren does’nt see that he needs to make a move for a big hitter we are done boys. We are going down in flames in a hurry. Glaus is looking like he did in April. The deal needs to be for a 1Bmqn not an outfielder.

WORST GAME OF THE SEASON

July 27th, 2010
9:34 pm

That was by far the worst game the Braves have played all season.

kerryb

July 27th, 2010
9:35 pm

It changed when Wagner blew two saves in 3 games and we lost. Has’nt been the same since then.

kerryb

July 27th, 2010
9:38 pm

We need Dunn in the cleanup spot playing first base. Glaus had a good run in May but he is done. Looks painful to see him run to first. Mac is not a cleanup hitter and Glaus has lost it.

bravesfan37

July 27th, 2010
9:53 pm

Glaus has lost it your right Kerryb. That’s why we continue to leave guys on base. We cannot resign him. The Phillies will win the division they are the better team. We cannot beat the sorry Brewers, Marlins, and now the Nationals. We suck!!!!

Frank Wren

July 27th, 2010
9:53 pm

DOB, You got any ideas what I might be up to as the deadline approaches? We’re failry tight lipped over here but I figure if anyone could share a nugget or two about what we might be up to that it would be you………………

Largo

July 27th, 2010
10:15 pm

The Braves are through. They can’t even beat a cellar dwelling team with a pitcher they went out and grabbed off the street. Well, this is what you get when the owners are not interested enough to put up money when it’s needed. They have had a good run, actually playing over their head. Now, the better team is coming alive.

rick p

July 27th, 2010
11:19 pm

Hmmm…..Strasburg scratched five minutes before gametime..doesnt affect the gate….should get another home start before they leave town

Anybody else suspect fraud….and Stan Kasten?

jy

July 28th, 2010
5:42 am

Mazonne was not the hitting coach.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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