Strasburg’s season will not last as long as his teammates’. If he’s on a similar schedule to that of Jordan Zimmermann’s in 2011, with 84 innings already in the book this year, he’s just over the half-way point to his innings limit for the season. In those 84 innings, he has struck out 110 batters, and he’s walked just 22.
And with each start that comes after a Nationals’ loss, he asserts himself as their ace once more.
“There’s games where I’ve felt lights out,” Strasburg said. “At the same time, there’s been games where I’ve had to go out there and battle, where the hitters have really made me have to execute pitches and make the pitch when it mattered. I’ve been able to do that so far, so I’m just going to keep trying to do that. If it doesn’t happen, you’ve just got to turn the page.”
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Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals and comes to The Washington Times from the Cape Cod Times and after stints with MLB.com and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at email@example.com and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.
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