Stephen Strasburg struck out ten batters in seven innings pitched tonight against the Chicago White Sox at Nationals Park. He also did not walk a batter.
However, Strasburg would not be involved in the decision as the Nationals would lose 2-1 in 11 innings.
Strasburg ran into first inning trouble when Juan Pierre legged out an infield hit and Omar Vizquel hit a bloop double to get Pierre to third. Pierre would score on a groundout by Alex Rios.
The Nationals scored their only run on a double by Adam Dunn in the bottom of the 7th.
Poor Gavin Floyd. I saw his last start against the Cubs on Sunday night in which he did not give up a hit until the 7th. However, Ted Lilly carried a no-hitter into the 9th and won 1-0. Tonight, Floyd gave up only one run over eight innings. So Floyd has pitched brilliantly in his last two starts and has a los and a no decision to show for it. Floyd is much better than his 2-7 record would indicate.
President Obama was in attendance at tonight's game. He is, of course, a White Sox fan. Not that he can name any players on the team. Yet I found it interesting that Obama's presence was not noted by Nationals broadcasters Bob Carpenter and Rob Dibble.
But then again the game should be about who is on the field not who is in the stands.