Stephen Strasburg went on the DL two weeks ago with a
swollen vulva soreness in his shoulder. Last night he made his return, and it was far from the impressive efforts that we’d seen out of the Washington Nationals rookie pitcher in previous outings. Strasburg only lasted 4 and 1/3 innings and gave up six earned runs. And then I heard that he locked his keys in his car after the game. I hate it when that happens.
“Not one pitch felt like I controlled it,” Strasburg said. “Just going to chalk it up as a learning experience and go out there and really compete and not worry about things too much next time.”
Dan Uggla drove in four runs with a homer and a double, and Hanley Ramirez hit two of his three doubles off Strasburg (5-3), whose ERA rose from 2.32 to 3.07. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 amateur draft had not allowed more than three earned runs or lasted fewer than five innings in any of his previous nine major league games. –Y! Sports.
It’s hard to say that Strasburg is feeling the grind of a major league season when he only plays every fifth day and he just had two weeks off. That said, I don’t think it realistic to expect the guy to be lights-out for every outing. He’ll still generate a lot of attention every time he gets the ball, and that’s fine, but he’ll still need to develop into someone that can excel at the major league level. Lights-out, by the way, is the same way your mom likes to have sex. Probably because she’s so fat. Also.