I wouldn't get too worked up over the decision to put Stephen Strasburg back on the DL.
After the discomfort he felt in Philadelphia the other day and the reams of evidence - anecdotal and otherwise - that young flamethrowers are especially prone to debilitating arm miseries until about age 24, it just makes sense.
Some have offered the subpar - for him, anyway - season that Tim Lincecum has had with the Giants as further proof that there's a limit on the number of fastballs a young arm can reasonably throw..
Anyone who wants to label Strasburg a crybaby or soft is just plain wrong. He wants to pitch; that's never been in question. Given the Nationals' investment in him, and the fact that they're out of contention, shutting him down now is the only rational thing to do.
Hopefully, the results of tomorrow's more extensive MRI will answer whatever questions remain. With the imminent return of Jordan Zimmermann and likely promotion of Yunesky Maya, there should be sufficient starters to finish the season.
Oh, and so much for the Nats' moving their Double-A operation to Richmond. It was a longshot, anyway.