Stephen Stasburg was bothered by stray Hot Stuff in his groin during Tuesday’s loss to the Padres.
Hot Stuff is an analgesic ointment like Icy-Hot that is often used as a muscle-loosener. But it can cause quite a bit of pain when applied to … more sensitive skin. “I can?t really tell you what the problem was, but some Hot Stuff got misplaced,” manager Davey Johnson said. “It was on his shoulder and evidently ? I don?t know how it got to where it got, but it was uncomfortable, to say the least.” Strasburg allowed four runs in four innings.