(There's Stephen Strasburg reacting to that little 2-out grand slam he gave up to a guy named Scooter in the 2nd inning on Wednesday. Screencap via MASN/MLB.TV)
StrasBLERG: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 HR.
"I'm not right mechanically. I think it's causing [hitters] to see the ball a lot better. It happens to everybody. I just have to keep working hard."
(Stephen Strasburg, via Nationals.com, 6/25/2014)
At least it wasn't icy hot in his jock this time, but it's always something. Last Friday against the Braves, it was the wrong gameplan (not his?):
"I guess it [pumping fastballs] was the plan going in. I don’t think it’s the right plan. But that’s what we went with."
(Stephen Strasburg, via Washington Post, 6/21/2014)
Some day maybe Stephen Strasburg will be able to just chalk it up to a bad day at the office and move on?
Brewers 9, Nationals 2: Two out of three ain't bad. But Stephen Strasburg doesn't make it out of the fifth inning against the Brewers B-squad a few hours after Tuesday/Wednesday's 16 inning marathon.