Stephen Strasburg‘s difficult year for the Washington Nationals got a little more harsh, as the right-hander left Saturday’s game against the San Francisco Giants with a side injury.

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Strasburg Leaves in 4th Inning vs. Giants

Saturday, July 4

The Nationals announced Strasburg will be re-evaluated on Sunday after experiencing tightness in his side. Dan Kolko of MASN went into further detail on Strasburg, “Strasburg felt tightness during the Posey AB. Trying to keep positive mindset despite all the injuries. “Everything happens for a reason.”

Strasburg recently returned from missing one month with neck and back issues, so another injury could completely derail a season that’s barely on track already. 

The former No. 1 overall pick has struggled all season, posting a 5.49 ERA with 72 hits allowed in 57.1 innings. He is still striking out plenty of hitters, with 60 strikeouts coming into the day, but consistency has not been his friend thus far.   

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