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Stephen Strasburg scratched due to illness, Tanner Roark facing Braves in Nationals Park

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Stephen Strasburg has been scratched from his scheduled start tonight with what the Washington Nationals wrote on Twitter is an illness. Tanner Roark faces the Atlanta Braves instead in the third game of their four-game set in D.C.

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The Washington Nationals announced this afternoon that scheduled starter Stephen Strasburg has been scratched from tonight's outing against the Atlanta Braves with an illness. No details as of yet, but Nats' skipper Dusty Baker is set to meet with reporters shortly and there should be more information after that.

Strasburg, 27, made his 2016 debut against the Braves last week in Turner Field, giving up six hits, three walks and one earned run in six innings, earning the decision in a 3-1 win over the Nationals' divisional rivals.

Starting in Strasburg's place tonight will be right-hander Tanner Roark, who took the mound for the first time this season in the Nationals' home opener against the Miami Marlins last Thursday, giving up nine hits, three walks and four runs, three earned over four innings on the mound.

More information on what is ailing Strasburg when/if it's available...