ATLANTA -- The Nationals said Saturday an MRI showed a slight strain in Stephen Strasburgs lat instead of his oblique, and the team is hoping the right-hander can avoid the disabled list. Strasburg left Friday nights game against the Braves after two innings. Strasburg was examined in Washington on Saturday. After Saturday nights 2-1 loss to the Braves, trainer Lee Kuntz said Strasburg has a grade one strain. "Thats the lowest," Kuntz said. "Its a lat and its down low. Its also happens to be where your oblique comes around and inserts." The concern Friday was Strasburg had an oblique injury, but Kuntz said Saturday "I dont have X-ray eyes." Manager Davey Johnson said the strain is "kind of up his back on the right side. Maybe it will go away. Its a little different than if it were lower and on the side more." Johnson said there is no need to rush a decision on Strasburgs status for his next start on Thursday. The Nationals have an off day on Monday, and Johnson said Saturday Strasburgs next start could be pushed back if necessary. "Well see how he feels," Johnson said. "If hes not having any discomfort and its not grabbing him, he wont miss a start. But if its bothering him hell probably miss a start and see if it eases up for him and he doesnt have to do anything more than that." Johnson said it was too early to look at how he might adjust the rotation to give Strasburg extra rest. "Its premature to be doing that," Johnson said. "Lets see how hes feeling today and how hes feeling tomorrow. Then well take it from there." Strasburgs start in the Nationals 3-2 win Friday night was the shortest of his career. He grimaced after throwing a change-up to Brian McCann with one out in the second but completed the inning. Craig Stammen relieved Strasburg to begin the third. Another starting pitcher, Ross Detwiler, is on the 15-day disabled list with a back strain. Strasburg is 3-5 with a 2.54 ERA in 12 games. He was 15-6 with a 3.16 ERA in 2012. The Nationals on Saturday placed outfielder Bryce Harper on the 15-day disabled list with bursitis in his left knee. Right-hander Erik Davis was called up from Triple-A Syracuse to pitch out of the bullpen. China Jerseys For Sale . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. Cheap NFL Jerseys Stitched . Paul Pierce couldnt believe he missed at the end. Young scored a season-high 26 points to spark a huge effort from the leagues most productive bench, and Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night after blowing a 27-point lead. http://www.authenticcheapnfljerseyschina.com/ . -- In one brief spurt, Brazil turned a close game into a rout and proved again it will be a strong World Cup favourite. Authentic China Jerseys . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. NFL Jerseys Wholesale . Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored shootout goals, and backup goalie Cam Talbot earned his second win in two nights as the Rangers shook off a late tying tally and beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 Monday night. HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Egor Koulechov scored 23 points and Marcus Evans added 20 to lift Rice past James Madison 94-70 in the season opener for Rice on Sunday.Marcus Jacksons first of his two 3-pointers in the second half extended his consecutive games streak with a 3 to 26 games. He finished with 19 points and shot 9 of 10 from the free-throw line.Joey McLean led James Madison (0-2) with 20 points shooting 4 of 7 from the floor and was 11 of 12 at the free-throw line.ddddddddddddKoulechovs 3 was part of a 12-0 run that gave Rice its biggest lead at 75-59 with 9:46 left to go.In the first half, Jacksons two free throws gave Rice a 27-26 lead it never gave up. Evans 3 with eight seconds to play before halftime put Rice on top 46-40. Cheap Authentic JerseysDiscount NFL JerseysWholesale NFL Camo JerseysCheap NFL Autographed JerseysChina Jerseys WholesaleWholesale JerseysCheap Jerseys StoreChina Jerseys WholesaleWholesale Throwback JerseysCheap Stitched JerseysChina NFL HoodiesCheap Authentic JerseysWholesale Jerseys ChinaCamo China NFL JerseysJerseys From China ' ' '