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“That’s something I tried to set out doing at the start of the season here. And I knew it was only going to be a matter of time where I was going to have one of those games where they hit it right to where we were playing and the defense made great plays.” (Stephen Strasburg, via Washington Times, 8/12/2013)
So Stephen Strasburg dominated the Phillies yesterday in his first career complete game. Video of Strasburg's performance above; video of his postgame Gatorade bath here. Hey, he got a little run support, too!
(Screencap via Strasburg's postgame presser on MASN)
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Up above: Vine (via @recordsANDradio) of Stephen Strasburg on the receiving end of a Gatorade bath during his postgame interview on MASN. (Clippard and Stammen with the bucket) First career complete game and an absolute gem for Stras: 9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K, 99 pitches.
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Stephen Strasburg struggled during pregame warmups and tweaked his groin in the second inning. Yet after nine innings, he was still on the mound for the first time in the majors.
Strasburg pitched a four-hitter and struck out 10 in the first complete game of his career, Jayson Werth had his second straight three-hit game and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep...
Stephen Strasburg pitched a four-hitter and struck out 10 in the first complete game of his career, Jayson Werth had his second straight three-hit game and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep with a 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night.
Strasburg (6-9) dominated the reeling Phillies for his first win since July 7 against San Diego. The Nationals...
If you blinked, you probably missed the slightest of smiles that flickered across Stephen Strasburg’s face as he stepped off the mound after the Washington Nationals’ (57-60) 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies (52-65).
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Up above, Jayson Werth takes a well-deserved curtain call after his 2-run HR and 1000th career hit gave the Nats the lead against the Phillies.
Nationals 8, Phillies 5: Get on his back, boys. Jayson Werth appears to be hell-bent on pulling Nats back into the Wild Card picture all by himself (3-5, HR, 3 RBI tonight). Video of Werth's bomb here.
There's still hope...
Island green! #gettingtropicaltoday pic.twitter.com/9oxBUoZCbL
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) August 13, 2013
Up above, a photo of the smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe Bryce Harper Tweeted earlier in the day. And so, Harper is out with the flu for Tuesday night's game against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants. Make that "Barf green"?
Davey says #Nats...
It has not been a great season for the Washington Nationals or ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg. However, on Sunday, against the Philadelphia Phillies, Strasburg and the Nationals looked like the best team in baseball. Strasburg turned in one of the most dominant performances of his young career going the distance in his 68th start for his first complete game. He needed just 99 pitches...
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Kyle Kendrick (10-8, 4.36) vs Stephen Strasburg (5-9, 3.01)
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