Nationals News: No Strasburg Today Edition

  Stephen Strasburg was impressive in his two inning outing yesterday. Though it was just two innings, he pitched better than almost every other Nationals pitcher over that timeframe.

Nationals News

  Tyler Walker's ERA is now 37.13 after two bad outings. I know this is just Spring Training, but wow...

  Miguel Cabrera, who was struck out by Strasburg, said his fastball is "like an explosion." ESPN analysts also commented that Strasburg made Rick Porcello look like he was playing catch with his sister.

  MLB.com breaks down Strasburg's first start (video).

  Chien-Ming Wang is likely to throw his first bullpen session next week, his first time throwing off a mound since July 4th.

  Mark Zuckerman wonders where Strasburg will end up. Although he appears to have the stuff he needs to pitch in the majors, Zuckerman points out there are a number of things he still needs to learn.

  Strasburg's first Spring Training start went well, and he'll likely pitch again on March 15th.

  Tigers' manager Jim Leyland, after seeing Strasburg pitch yesterday, said that he was "not long for the minors."

Nyjer Morgan apologized to Jim Riggleman for sliding headfirst to stretch a single into a double.

Non-Nationals News

  File under schadenfreude: Johan Santana gave up four runs on six hits in 1 2/3 innings on the same day Stephen Strasburg pitched two scoreless innings.

  Bud Selig's "special committee for on-field matters" has been discussing a floating realignment plan, which sounds pretty interesting to me. It's just talk at this point, though.

  Red Reporter, another SB Nation blog, did a quick breakdown of the difference between a 96 MPH fastball and a 100 MPH fastball.

  Wezen-Ball has put together a post with more than you could have ever wanted to know about the history of batting helmets.

  Twins closer Joe Nathan has a torn ligament in his right elbow, and may undergo Tommy John surgery.

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