(Stephen Strasburg actually smiled a few times during his post-game interview after his 5th career win. He's getting the hang of this. Picture of TV/MASN by Nationals Enquirer staff.)
"I was able to throw some good pitches, and those are the ones that I'm going to remember. I'm really just going to flush the ones that I hung up there, because I know next time around I'm not going to make those mistakes."
(Stephen Strasburg, via Washington Post, 7/22/2010)
"That was a tough loss. We swung the bats well against a very good pitcher. He has good stuff. He’s going to be good for a long time. We had action all night."
(Dusty Baker, via Cincinnati Enquirer, 7/22/2010)
Nationals 8, Reds 5: They held on. Bats great, Strasburg good, Storen, Burnett, Clippard, and Capps do a highwire act to save it.
Strasburg 1, Heckler 0: "Strasburg yelled back 'Scoreboard! Scoreboard!' and pointed to the video jumbo screen in left field that showed the Washington lead."
Strasburg's line: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 7 K. 97 pitches, 63 strikes. 3 groundouts, 4 flyouts.
Ho hum, four more scoreless innings Wednesday night by Jordan Zimmermann for Potomac.
- WFY: "Of course an Angelos hired Rob Dibble for Nats games."