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"That was a tough ballgame. They’ve got a bunch of good hitters and Stras threw the ball all right. But he didn’t hit his spots when he needed to. It cost us." (Davey Johnson, via Washington Times, 4/7/2013)
Reds 6, Nationals 3: Well, at least there was that one changeup to Votto. Strasburg just didn't have it (5.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 5 K, 114 pitches), Nats drop 2 of 3 to Reds.
Hey, it was a bad day for Aces elsewhere: David Price (5.0 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 3 BB, 3 K), R.A. Dickey (5.2 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 2 BB, 5K) got roughed up; Justin Verlander lost too. Feel better now?
(Screencap of Strasburg talking with the media via MASNSports.com video)
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