Strasburg, who former Nationals manager Frank Robinson termed “The Savior” on the night of his debut in 2010, has been dominant, down on his luck and disabled. Now, with a 6.50 ERA, he’s just disappointing.
Harper did not hit any towering home runs Sunday, but he singled twice with two outs and threw out a baserunner at second base to help lift the Nationals over the Phillies, 4-1.
Taylor Cummings and Megan Whittle combined for four of the Terrapins’ six second-half goals and helped Maryland win back-to-back women’s lacrosse national championships by defeating North Carolina, 9-8.
The Terrapins, seeking a conference tournament championship in their first Big Ten season, were unable to overcome an eighth-inning mistake and had the bases loaded in the ninth before losing to Michigan, 4-3.
Bryce Harper drove in two runs, Gio Gonzalez allowed only one over 6 1/3 innings and Washington topped Philadelphia, 4-1.
Montoya survived a thriller over the final 15 laps after a restart, making his way to victory lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway a second time after tearing through the field in 2000.
Federer was approached during an on-court, post-match interview on Sunday by a younger fan who wanted a picture, leaving the 17-time major champion to criticize the tournament’s security setup afterward.
Strasburg has experienced success at every level for most of his baseball career. Now he is facing a prolonged slump for the first time in the big leagues. “It’s a test for me,” he said, “and I’m going to look at it that way.”
The Terrapins beat John Hopkins, 12-11, in the semifinals and will face Denver in the championship game.
Female drivers are almost as becoming as hard to find as a great seat at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s race.
Strasburg couldn’t pitch out of the fourth inning Saturday afternoon, while Cole Hamels was in complete control. Washington’s six-game surge came to an end with an 8-1 loss to Philadelphia.
After going 15-10 with a 2.85 ERA as a starter last season, Roark will make his first start of 2015 on Monday in place of Doug Fister, who landed on the disabled list late last week.