"He had a different mentality tonight. He’s not letting the little things bother him. Guys hit the ball hard, had good swings off him, and it was more of ‘OK, hit this one.’ It wasn’t ‘Oh no, what do I do now?’ It was that bulldog mentality, that horse mentality. I’m going to come right at you. Here it is, hit it."
(Kurt Suzuki on Stephen Strasburg, via Washington Times, 5/17/2013)
Nationals 6, Padres 2: Stephen Strasburg registers longest start of his career in his first ever start as a pro in his home town (8.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 117 pitches, 68 strikes). More importantly, Stras didn't melt down this time after another Ryan Zimmerman throwing error loaded the bases in the fifth.
Update: Danny Espinosa didn't play, still managed to strike out twice somehow.
(Screencap of Stephen Strasburg double-fisting Powerade between innings via MASN/TV)