Stephen Strasburg played the stopper role perfectly on Sunday, and helped his own cause with his first career home run in the fourth inning. Video here (and above). Slowest home run trot ever? We had him clocked at roughly 25 seconds round trip.
Nationals 9, Orioles 3: Nats break out big bats, avoid Beltways sweep, break 3-game losing streak.
Of course with every ounce of good Nationals news, there has to be some troubling Nationals news. And so it comes in the form of Strasburg feeling tightness in his right bicep. It always seems worse when the Nats chalk something up as minor.
Here's Stras in happier times, taking his curtain call: