Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets: Stephen Strasburg Dominates in Nats' Win

Michael Nargi@NargOnSportsSenior Analyst IApril 11, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11:  Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 11, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Stephen Strasburg had it all going in the Washington Nationals' victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday afternoon. Strasburg had never thrown over 100 pitches in a game until Wednesday, when he threw 108 pitches in six innings. He allowed only two hits while he struck out nine and walked three.

The Nats only scored one run while Strasburg was in the game but added insurance in the final three innings when they scored one run in each frame.

Washington's offense worked 10 walks and recorded nine hits in the 4-0 victory. 

The Nats are now atop the NL East alongside the Mets. Both teams hold a 4-2 record.

Strasburg was nearly unhittable and did not allow any runs on Wednesday. When he takes the mound, the Nats will not need to score too many runs to come up with wins. He now boasts a 0.69 ERA in the early 2012 season.

Washington has started the season solid on the road and will have its home opener on Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds. After a four-game series against the Reds, Strasburg will take the mound in the first game of the following series against the Houston Astros.

 

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