Nationals' Strasburg leaves game early with apparent injury

Saturday July 4th, 2015

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's game against the Giants in the fourth inning with an apparent injury.

Strasburg had allowed one hit, two walks and struck out three in 3 2/3 scoreless innings before exiting. He left the field after coming up in pain on a series of pitches, signaling something was wrong with his left side in the rib cage area. After a discussion with manager Matt Williams, pitching coach Steve McCarthy and a trainer, Strasburg headed for the dugout, reports the Washington Post. He was replaced by Tanner Roark with the Nationals up 3-0.

Saturday marked Strasburg's third start since returning from a nearly month-long stint on the disabled list with back and neck problems. He was 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in his last two starts.

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Jeremy Woo

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