Pretty nice little outing for Stephen Strasburg (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 10 K, 99 pitches, 68 strikes) on Sunday, outdueling Cole Hamels in 4-0 Nats win over the Phillies. Up above, video of all 10 of Stephen Strasburg's strikeouts during his gem.
"He was good, really good. Lots of curveballs today, really good curveballs early in the count to get strike one. And good fastball command, as well. Probably the best fastball command I’ve seen him have all year today. And the ability to throw a breaking ball at any time sure keeps hitters off-balance. So he pitched really well."
(Matt Williams, via NatsInsider, 8/4/2014)
"You really got to do your best to pound the strike zone with the fastball early. Get that going early, get the feel for that, hopefully all your other pitches fall in place."
(Stephen Strasburg, via Washington Post, 8/4/2014)
(Screencap via MASNSports.com video)