"Feels good," Williams said of the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 Draft. "He'll go throw again today, just his normal, light throwing. But he came out of the bullpen fine. We'll see how he is today, but he felt good."
Strasburg has been on the disabled list twice this season, but when completely healthy, he's been impressive. Between July 3 and Aug. 25, Strasburg was 3-1 with a 1.52 ERA (five earned runs over 29 2/3 innings) on 15 hits. He struck out 35 and walked five in that span.
If for some reason Strasburg is unable to go on Wednesday, the Nationals have several available replacements. Tanner Roark pitched in Strasburg's rotation spot last time around, so he remains on schedule to pitch if an issue arises. The Nationals also have A.J. Cole and Doug Fister, both traditional starters currently serving in long-relief roles.
Jacob Emert is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.