Strasburg emulates half of Clemens' pregame ritual, but forgets the 'roids
Stephen Strasburg tried the same thing last night, and was less successful. It might have been because he didn't do it intentionally, or it may have been because he forgot his daily mix of pharmaceutical goodness.
Without the steroids, the Icy Hot ball rub just doesn't do the trick, apparently, since Strasburg got his first loss of the season.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson revealed the source of Strasburg's mound discomfort, which may have contributed to the loss.
When asked how it got there, Strasburg declined to answer, but insinuated it may have been a prank pulled by one of his teammates.
Well... that'll teach 'em.