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As the beating sun that drenched Space Coast Stadium for much of the day began to recede Friday evening, Ross Detwiler emerged to begin his stretching. Routine is important to Detwiler. Not having one is perhaps the biggest hurdle he'll have to jump in order to transition to being a full-time reliever.
Nationals rookie right-hander Stephen Strasburg says he first felt tightness in his pitching shoulder "a couple days ago" and chalks it up to "kind of hitting the wall a little bit."
The first hiccup of Stephen Strasburg's much-hyped major league career came during a pregame warmup session on the home bullpen mound at Nationals Park.