(Stephen Strasburg was mostly good in five innings on Sunday. Strasburg hurt himself with a second inning throwing error, leading to two unearned runs. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters.)
"You want to bounce back after a not-so-good outing before. It's a new ballgame. I flushed all the stuff that happened before. I just wanted to go out there and do my thing. We were able to go out there and get a W today. That's the bottom line."
(Stephen Strasburg, via The Goessling Game/MASNSports.com, 8/15/2010)
"We're in that gray area, 85 pitches. I just was undecided if I wanted him to go back out there, anyway. Once that stuff was going on, I decided I'm not going to throw him back out there."
(Jim Riggleman, via Washington Post, 8/15/2010)
Nationals 5, Diamondbacks 3: Jesus, Clip, Burn, and Store. Strasburg gets by with a little help from his friends - might have pitched another inning if not for a delay due to AZ immigration law protestors.
Strasburg's line: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HR. 85 pitches, 57 strikes.