Washington Nationals: Stephen Strasburg leaves game with strained oblique

May 31, 2013 | By: Ryan Phillips

Prepare yourselves for a huge shock: Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg left his start Friday night against the Atlanta Braves with yet another injury. The Nats’ ace reportedly strained an oblique muscle and is likely headed to the disabled list as a result. As I’ve said many times over at Rumors and Rants, no one should be surprised by […]

Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus breaks hand punching locker

May 21, 2013 | By: Ryan Phillips

Well, we’ve got another entrant on the list of dumbest sports injuries of 2013. Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus broke his pitching hand while punching a locker after a terrible outing Sunday afternoon. He didn’t inform Nationals officials of the injury until just before the team’s game at AT&T Park in San Francisco Monday night.

Stephen Strasburg dealing with forearm tightness

April 30, 2013 | By: Ryan Phillips

Critics have long suggested that Washington Nationals right-handed ace Stephen Strasburg’s career will end up being short because of his herky-jerky delivery. Those critics have more ammunition now, as CSNWashington’s Mark Zuckerman is reporting that Strasburg is experiencing forearm tightness and could miss his next start.