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Scheduled Start: Friday vs. Colorado
Stephen Strasburg finally returned to the mound Sunday after hitting the disabled list with a lat strain. And while he was awarded the loss, it wasn't because of a bad start.
Strasburg only gave up one run across 5.0 innings pitched. He walked four batters, but two of those came against the first three batters he faced. After he shook off the rust, Strasburg struck out four and only allowed one hit on the day.
The 24-year-old will get the call against Colorado this week, a team whose bats have been rolling.
But Strasburg gets the luxury of a home start, not to mention the Rockies are still missing Troy Tulowitzki from their lineup.
The fireballer could be limited in innings—he was only allowed 82 pitches Sunday—but given his ability to fill up a box score, that shouldn't stop you.