What an emotional rollercoaster.
It was announced Tuesday that Stephen Strasburg would not be taking the mound in an already delayed Game 4 because he was feeling "under the weather" and that Tanner Roark would be starting.
With the news of Strasburg reportedly declining, much criticism was heaped upon the Nats organization and Strasburg.
Well, jump forward to Wednesday afternoon and it seems like Strasburg is feeling up to it now.
According to a source of MLB Network's Joe Morosi, Strasburg is expected to take the mound at 4:08 p.m..
Could Strasburg still pitch today? Scott Boras just told me: “He was ill yesterday, but — health dependent — I wouldn’t rule anything out.”— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 11, 2017
Just spoke by phone with Scott Boras, who said Stephen Strasburg had flulike symptoms yesterday. @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 11, 2017
Boras stressed #Nats are making this decision, not Strasburg; Boras said Strasburg still could be available today depending on his health.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 11, 2017
Nats GM Mike Rizzo spoke with the Sports Junkies Wednesday morning and said that they were confident in going with a healthy Roark instead of a depleted Strasburg in a do or die game.
Rizzo also noted that all hands were on deck for Game 4 against the reigning World Series champions.
Well, it seems as if a depleted Strasburg is feeling better. The Nationals announced around 1 p.m. that he would be their starting pitcher in tonight's game.
After all this back and forth, let's just go get a win.