(Luis Atilano and the Nationals, mauled by the Tigers again on Thursday. Photo by Getty Images.)
June Swoon Continues
5-10 in June and falling. And the reality is: Strasburg can only stop the bleeding once every five days.
Tigers 8, Kittens 3: Another hellish roadtrip ends, another rotten start by a guy not named Stephen Strasburg. Thank God for Baseball Jesus on Friday night.
Atilano's line: 4.1 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1K. 83 pitches. Luis now 5-4 on the season. Quick, get Shairon Martis on the phone.
Quote of the season from Mike at Nationals Fanboy Looooooooser, playing off the old "Spahn and Sain" line:
Strasburg and rain and then some more rain and then some more and then an off day and then Strasburg.
As of 1:30 PM Thursday, the Nats say there are still "plenty of good seats available" for Strasburg III. Better hurry and get yours.