|2013 Regular Season|
Strasburg, who had Tommy John surgery on his elbow three years ago, missed most of the 2011 season recovering from it. He had his innings limited in 2012 by the Nationals. His surgery was done in Los Angeles, and Strasburg is expected to be ready in time for spring training.
Washington manager Davey Johnson said Strasburg experienced tightness in his pitching arm while throwing in the bullpen Thursday in New York before Washington's game against the Mets.
Strasburg has a 2.41 ERA in his last six starts but has just one win during the stretch.
Because he only threw 22 pitches, the Nationals may use him on short rest in Sunday's game.
Both benches received warnings from home-plate umpire Marvin Hudson after Strasburg hit Justin Upton with a pitch in the first inning. Upton was hit one pitch after Atlanta's Jason Heyward hit a home run.
Strasburg, who lowered his ERA to 2.83, has thrown at least seven innings in each of his last five starts.
Strasburg is 0-2 over his last four starts despite a 3.10 ERA as he's received five runs of support in 29 innings.
Strasburg (5-9, 3.04 ERA) allowed five runs, six hits and three walks while striking out seven over seven innings. Strasburg is winless in his last four starts and has given up at least four earned runs in three of his last five outings.
Strasburg has a 1.29 ERA over his last nine starts.
Making his 14th start of the season, Strasburg (4-6) allowed one run on five hits for his first victory since May 31.
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