Stephen Stradburg mastered the Philadelphia Phillies tonight. As long as he could.
Strasburg suffered an unknown elbow injure and was pulled from the game after 4.1 innings. Strasburg allowed 2 hits, 1 run, and struck out 6, before departing with injury.
Fortunately for the Nationals, If Strasburg has to miss starts, Jordan Zimmerman, who suffered a Tommy John injury last year, is set to return. Zimmerman threw another 5 scoreless innings at Syracuse AAA last night.
In 10 rehab starts, Zimmerman is 1-2 with a 1.59 ERA. In 39.2 innings, he has allowed only 7 runs and struck out 31.
Strasburg has a flexor tendon in forearm strain and will have an MRI tomorrow.