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Stephen Strasburg hit a career milestone last night against the San Diego Padres. For the first time in his career, he pitched into the 8th inning. One of the best things about this start is that Strasburg was allowed to throw 117 pitches. This was just shy of his career high pitch count, in June of last season he threw 119 pitches in six-innings against the Reds.  And over his 4-year career Strasburg has only made it to the 7th inning 10 times. For a Nationals fan and someone that truly wants to see Strasburg do well I love seeing that his limitations have been lifted. This outing will be, in my mind, a great step forward in his young career. Over the last few outings prior to this one, Strasburg has not shown the best mental state on the mound. But being allowed to pitch deep into the game shows that the Washington Nationals still have supreme confidence in their ace. So what’s next for Strasburg: complete game? Related posts: It’s Time For The Nats To Take The Kiddie Wheels Off Of Stephen Strasburg Is It Time To Worry About Stephen Strasburg? Jordan Zimmermann – Bad Luck Loser

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