Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his scheduled start tonight after being diagnosed with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. The Nationals are hoping that a few days of rest and anti-inflammatory medicine will do the trick and considering that an MRI and X-rays both show no damage Stras should be back throwing 100-mph fastballs within a week.
You now have to wonder if the 109 2/3 innings that he has thrown so far this season, already 2/3 of an inning more then he threw all of last season at San Diego State, has put his arm to the test. The Nationals have already said that they plan on shutting him down for the season once he hits 160 innings, which should give him another 9 games if he continues to average 6.0 innings per game. This could be devastating if this is a sign of what is to come, hopefully this is just a hiccup for the wunderkind.