Bryce Harper was scratched from the Nationals’ lineup for Saturday’s game in Cincinnati, the slugger’s back still sore after getting hit by a pitch the previous night.
Who cares if you just got hit with a 93 mph pitch? Keep it moving.
That is the logic Cincinnati Reds reliever Tony Cingrani had after his team beat the Nationals 5-2 Friday night.
Stephen Strasburg’s latest abbreviated start was the result of a new (though potentially related) physical ailment to the upper right back discomfort that plagued him earlier this month: Tightness