Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg exited Friday's game against the Atlanta Braves after just two innings with a strained oblique. Washington Post reporter Adam Kilgore said Strasburg appeared "uncomfortable" during the second inning of his start. He allowed a deep home run to Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman before striking out Dan Uggla and Evan Gattis to end the inning.
Strasburg was seen in the dugout talking with pitching coach Steve McCatty and trainer Lee Kuntz before giving way to relief pitcher Craig Stammen in the third inning.
Strasburg underwent Tommy John surgery during his rookie season in 2010 and was shut down at the end of the regular season last year due to an innings limit.