"I mean, he's never satisfied. He didn't have the pinpoint control that he expects out there," Johnson said of Strasburg. "I think he attributes it more to the light air. Steve's always a perfectionist."
The first positive step in Strasburg's recovery came after the flame-throwing righty threw three-to-four innings in a simulated game in Denver on Tuesday. A muscle strain in Strasburg's lower back put him on the DL June 5, five days after the injury forced him out after just two innings against the Braves.