Strasburg, Scherzer involved in heated exchange in Nationals dugout
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Frustrations might be starting to boil over in the nation's capital.

Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was shelled by the Atlanta Braves during his return from the disabled list Friday, and after he was lifted from the game, the 30-year-old was involved in a heated discussion with ace Max Scherzer in the dugout. After a brief exchange, the two walked down the steps and back toward the clubhouse together.

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Manager Dave Martinez met with both pitchers in his office after the game ended.

"I'm glad that we talked, it's over, and let's move forward," Martinez told reporters.

"They sat there and there's two guys that are very competitive, and they got heated up and that was it. Tomorrow, they'll be hugging probably and laughing and joking and we'll move on," he added, according to MASN Sports' Mark Zuckerman.

Strasburg, who had missed more than a month with shoulder irritation, allowed six runs off eight hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings while striking out six.

The Nationals went on to lose 8-5, falling to one game under .500.

Strasburg, Scherzer involved in heated exchange in Nationals dugout
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