Jul 17, 2010, 4:05 AM EDT
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Stephen Strasburg again battled through a tough first inning, then dominated.
MIAMI — Eight starts into Stephen Strasburg’s career, it’s become clear what distinguishes this rookie pitcher from just about every single one who came before.
It’s not his triple-digit fastball, it’s not his knee-buckling curveball and it’s not his 90-mph changeup, though that devastating repertoire certainly helps matters.
No, what really makes Strasburg stand out is his ability to dig himself out of an early hole, figure out what changes need to be made and then dominate the opposition until he’s asked to hand over the ball.
As you’ll read on CSNwashington.com, Strasburg followed that path once again tonight to shut out the Marlins.
NL EAST STANDINGS
TUE: Nats at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Dodgers, 3:10 p.m.
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Braves at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
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