Nats P Strasburg leaves game against Braves
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg was removed from Saturday's game against the Atlanta Braves prior to the fourth inning due to heat exhaustion.
Television broadcast cameras caught the right-hander standing in the dugout next to team medical personnel before heading down the tunnel and into the clubhouse.
He allowed three runs on two hits and struggled with his command, issuing four walks, and striking out four batters.
The on-field temperature at first pitch was 104 degrees and had gone up to around 120 degrees by the fourth inning.
Chien-Ming Wang took over on the mound.