Strasburg WILL start Game 4.
Strasburg on Nats' lineup card, Heyward for Schwarber— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) October 11, 2017
The MLB postseason is full of drama that changes on a batter-by-batter, and minute-by-minute basis. Previously, it was reported the Nationals were going to start Tanner Roark for Game 4 against the Cubs.
Everyone wondered as to why, considering the Nationals' backs are against the wall.
Everything and everyone, including Dusty Baker, pointed towards Roark starting for the Nationals in Game 4 over Steven Strasburg, who was reportedly feeling "ill" and was expected to be saved for a potential Game 5, if the Nationals bats ever awoke.
Now, it is being reported that Strasburg is back in as the starter for today's action.
Geez, Washington. Get a grip on your team. If they can't figure out the starter for a win-or-go-home contest, then the odds of them forcing a Game 5 dwindle by the inning.
Live footage of how the Nationals have handled Game 4 and Strasburg pic.twitter.com/5dwHy6NZpM— Bill Thompson (@CoachBT21) October 11, 2017
Strasburg was brilliant in Game 1, but his illness previously appeared to be too much to overcome. He'll be playing in Chicago after all, where playing through sickness is a necessity in that town.
Suck it up, kid. This is the postseason.