Stephen Strasburg suffered his first career loss last night, and yet, the sun still rose today, and every indication is that it will also set later this evening. The world did not end with Strasburg's first loss, but it is still kind of a bummer. Especially because Strasburg pitched well enough last night to get the win if he had just gotten some run support.â†µ
He gave up a (by far) career-high nine hits, but he only allowed the one run. The offense hasn't been getting things going a lot lately, most notably in Strasburg's last two starts, where they have combined to score just one run, which resulted in a no decision and last night's loss. I'd probably air my frustrations - Kenny Powers Style - but Strasburg appears to be a better teammate than I, via CSN Washington.â†µ
“I know there’s going to be times like this,” he said. “And there’s going to be times where I’m not pitching well at all and they go out and score a ton of runs and save me. It’s baseball.”â†µ
Hopefully, the Nationals' offense stops giving Strasburg reasons to be so transparently diplomatic in the future.