NEW YORK – the Washington Nationals may have decided to limit Stephen Strasburg‘s innings this year, but there is no limit to his ability.
Strasburg allowed one earned run and did not walk a batter. Tyler Clippard picked up his 18th save of the year for the Nationals.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson said after his last start that Strasburg ‘doesn’t always trust his stuff’ but today was a different story.
“That’s him, that’s the way he should pitch. He was very pitch efficient from the get-go. He went right after guys,” Johnson said. “He’s still learning how to pitch in this league. … He’s still a work in progress.”
The Mets are 1-11 since the All-Star break. “We’re going to get through it. You will see a different team in the next 10 days, the next two weeks,” manager Terry Collins said. “We’re through making excuses.”
Other National League Scores
Pittsburgh 3 – Chicago 2 – Pirates avoid sweep at home
Atlanta 7 – Miami 1 – Braves pound hapless Marlins
Philadelphia 7 – Milwaukee 6 – Phillies rally this week Brewers. Ryan Braun hits his 28th home run
San Diego 6 – San Francisco 3 Tim Lincecum falls to 4-11 as Padres double up Giants