And so, Stephen Strasburg left Wednesday's game in Toronto in the sixth with a cut on his finger. Stras explains:
"It was nothing major. I wanted to go out there again. I was trying to fight for it, but they were pretty committed on getting me out of there. It is what it is, but it's a long season, so I've just got to try to roll with it and go out there and pitch next time. ... I tried to tell them that I was feeling good and everything was working, so I wanted to go back out there and get through the seventh and get deeper in the ballgame. But it's out of my control."
(Stephen Strasburg, via Nationals.com, 6/13/2012)
According to MLB.com, Stras cut his finger clipping his nail:
Before the sixth inning, Strasburg was trimming his nail and cut it, which created a little bit of trouble gripping one of his pitches throughout his last inning of work.
Gee, we're surprised Rob Dibble hasn't chimed with any helpful suggestions for dealing with the bleeding? Or did he? Was this cryptic Tweet from last night intended for Stras?
OMG hide the Nail Polish? Yeah, it probably was...
(Screencap via MLB.com)