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Stephen Strasburg will start Saturday against the Pirates

May 1, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

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Stephen Strasburg experienced tightness in his right forearm during his start Monday against the Braves, but he will take his next turn in the Nats’ rotation on Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told reporters Tuesday that there are no structural issues in Strasburg’s throwing arm and Amanda Comak of the Washington Times reports that the ace right-hander made it through a bullpen session on Wednesday at Atlanta’s Turner Field without feeling any pain.

Strasburg has allowed 17 hits, seven walks and seven earned runs over his last 20 innings, but he still boasts a 3.13 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 36/12 K/BB ratio in 37 1/3 total frames this year. He should be just fine.

  1. jimmymarlinsfan - May 1, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Go Jeff Locke! Beat em lil cuz! Go bucs!

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