Originally written on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 10/16/14
The Washington Nationals and their two young prized possessions, Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, took center stage on Friday night at Fenway Park. It was Strasburg who kept the Boston Red Sox hitters at bay while Harper was busy mashing the ball offensively in a 7-4 win for the visitor's from our Nation's capital. In years past, the Nationals have been a pushover. Not this year folks. With their win over the local nine on Friday night, they now stand at 33-23 and lead the NL East by a game over the Atlanta Braves. On the contrary, the Red Sox fall to back to .500 at 29-29 but are just four games behind the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East. If you've never seen Strasburg's stuff, let's just say he's filthy good. He throws his fastball between 96-100 MPH and has a nasty changeup to go along with a great curveball. After the Red Sox touched him up for two runs in the 2nd inning, he settled down and retired the next 11 batters he faced, eight via the strik...

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