No one is infallible, especially in sports. You aren’t always going to play the best and there is always going to be someone who comes along who is better. Superman had Kryptonite, and apparently, Stephen Strasburg has…Hot Stuff?
Strasburg registered his first loss of the season in an eventual 6-1 loss to the Padres. He allowed 4 earned runs (including a homer) in just 4 innings of work before being pulled, walking 2 and striking out 5.
Strasburg was noticeably out of sync, and when he was asked about it after the game, Davey Johnson alluded to some Hot Stuff that was…um…misplaced.
Apparently, Strasburg had put some Hot Stuff (similar to Icey Hot) on his shoulder for the game. Some how, some of it apparently made it’s way to his groin area, creating a less than pleasant outing for the young star.
There is no report of foul play involved.
Seriously though, why would any of the players on the team risk a game and outing for Strasburg like that in the name of a practical joke? There is already so much to deal with injury-wise that it would be pretty dumb to pull during a game.
It really does line up with the absolute ridiculousness that has been riddling the Nats’ season. player after player has fallen to injury, and just when it’s time for one of the most consistent pitchers in baseball to take the mound, he gets Hot Stuff on his groin.
And I just typed the phrase “Hot Stuff on his groin” in a completely accurate and serious manner. What the hell is going on?