Steve McCatty chats with Stephen Strasburg after Stras escaped major trouble in the first inning Wednesday with no help from home plate umpire Larry Vanover. Guess Vanover didn't appreciate Stras asking him where a pitch missed in the first.
"He still gets frustrated over certain things, maybe a call that he thinks is a strike. He can’t worry about it. Get past it. You’re not going to get it back by yelling at him, asking him questions."
(Steve McCatty, via Washington Post, 4/11/2012)
Nationals 4, Mets 0: Stephen Strasburg survives Larry Vanover's early squeeze, outduels Johan Santana, shuts down Mets: 6 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 9 K, 108 pitches-63 strikes.
Meanwhile...Drew Storen has surgery to remove bone chip from elbow. Get well soon, Drew. See you after the All Star break?
(Screen grab via MASN/TV.)