Stephen Strasburg will make his next start on Tuesday

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Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg will make his next start on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. He exited early from his previous start due to “discomfort under his shoulder blade“. Strasburg and Scherzer will essentially swap their order in the rotation. Scherzer starts Monday with a normal amount of rest as the Nationals enjoyed an off day on Thursday.

Strasburg underwent a chiropractic adjustment on Wednesday and said on Friday that he was “feeling good”. He threw a bullpen on Saturday, which cleared him for his next start.

In six starts spanning 32 1/3 innings, Strasburg has a 4.73 ERA with a 32/10 K/BB ratio.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.