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Third Inning Update: Three Up, Three Down, All By Ground Out

  • The batting averages of the Indians' first three up this inning: .169, .250, .241. This should be an easy inning in theory for Strasburg.
  • We get to see Strasburg's fielding skills as he has to cover first base while Adam Dunn fields Luis Valbuena's hit for the first out of the inning.
  • Strasburg keeping hits on the ground as Anderson Hernandez grounds out to Dunn, who is in position to cover the base by himself.
  • Trevor Crowe slaps a grounder up the middle which Christian Guzman takes care of for the final out of the inning.
  • No strikeouts this inning, but Strasburg gets through the third while only throwing eight pitches. It's innings like these which may not dazzle, but they will help Strasburg preserve his arm.