Is he sick? Is it from mold at the Nats' hotel? Is this Dusty being Dusty? Did Strasburg throw bullpen? We search for answers.....
A rainout pushed yesterday’s scheduled NLDS Game 4 to today, and as we now know, that game won't be started by Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg, despite the fact that he would be pitching on regular rest. Why exactly this is the case keeps getting more and more confusing.
At a press conference yesterday, Nationals manager Dusty Baker told reporters that Strasburg wouldn’t be able to start today because he had thrown a full bullpen session on Tuesday, but it was later revealed that Strasburg had actually thrown his bullpen on Monday, and thus shouldn’t be too fatigued to start today. Now, based on a new report from USA Today's Bob Nightengale, it appears that Baker didn’t just get his days of the week mixed up, he might have been trying to cover for Strasburg.