Nationals' Stephen Strasburg feels 'really good' after rehab start
Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg took the mound in a Double-A rehab start on Wednesday, and displayed some encouraging confidence on the mound and after the game.
Strasburg threw five innings in his rehab start, allowing one earned run and four hits with six strikeouts and no walks.
After throwing a total of 71 pitches, the 26-year-old righty gave a reassuring update.
"I feel really good and I feel strong," Strasburg told MASN. "Definitely could've gone back out there for a few and ended up going out to the bullpen to throw a few more pitches."
MASN notes that Strasburg said his trapezius injury was more of a spasm and he hasn't been bothered by it since being forced to leave a May 29 start after an inning of work.
Strasburg added that he now feels "100 percent," and is ready to get back on the bump for the Nats.
"Today was a good day. I felt like I was back to where I was mechanically before," Strasburg said. "Once I can stop thinking about it and just go out there and compete ... I think there was only a couple of times where I kind of had to take a step back and remember what the focus was."