Of the three hits he allowed in the inning, one included a well-struck triple by Reyes to left center that landed just out of reach of center fielder Rick Ankiel. It was initially ruled an error but later reversed, charging the run that came on the play and the one after it to Strasburg’s spring ERA.
He threw an additional 14 pitches in the bullpen to round out his night at 60 and turned the page to his next start, which will likely be Wednesday in Orlando, Fla., against the Braves, and the 70-75 pitch limit he’ll be on then.
“It’s just repetition,” Strasburg said. “That’s the bottom line. You can go out there and it’s spring. Like tonight. I pitched well, I thought. I didn’t give up many hard-hit balls at all. I made a couple mistakes fielding the ball, that’s it. Everybody is out there knowing that it’s spring and getting back into the flow, getting used to the speed of the game again. It’s nothing to be too upset about.
“Bottom line is I got my work in. It felt good. Stuff was there. It’s all about moving on and getting ready for the next one.”