Friday, July 9, 2010

Strasburg Towers Over Giants

Stephen Strasburg won his first start in nearly a month with an 8-1 win over the San Francisco Giants.

After giving up a lead off homerun to Andre Torres, Strasburg settled down and struck out eight batters over six solid innings. He allowed only two more hits and one walk.

Unlike some of his previous starts, the Nationals offense was alive and well. Adam Dunn hit two homeruns and drove in three runs.

Going into the All-Star Break, Strasburg is 3-2 with a 2.32 ERA. He has struck out 61 batters in 42 and two thirds innings pitched with only 11 walks issued. The Nats plan to give him some rest in the second half but not too much. They do want fans to come through the turnstiles.

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