After pitching the 11th inning yesterday, Tyler Clippard will not be available out of the Nationals’ bullpen tonight. Manager Davey Johnson remained unconcerned about the shoulder soreness Clippard has been feeling, reiterating that Clippard feels fine and experiences the discomfort every year around this year. Johnson would also like to stay off Brad Lidge tonight after Lidge threw 30 pitches yesterday.
Stephen Strasburg is starting tonight, making his 2012 home debut. It’s cooled off and is a pitch-perfect night for a game. Talk about it right here.