Washington Nationals starting pitcher, STEPHEN STRASBURG, strikes out New York Mets lead-off hitter Curtis Granderson in the first inning at citiField. STRASBURG turned in one of his best performances, pitching 6 innings allowing only 6 hits and one run and striking out 10 batters, leading the Nationals to a 9-1 victory. STRASBURG now is 7-0 and has won 13 consecutive starts over the last two years, a national league record.
In a game that was billed as a classic pitching duel between two of the National League’s finest pitchers, Matt Harvey of the Mets, and Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals turned into a route, with the Washington Nationals defeating the New York Mets 9-1. Stephen Strasburg gave one of his BEST performances of the year while Matt Harvey turned in his WORST.
Strasburg pitched for 6 inning, allowing only 6 hits and 1 run, while striking out 10. Matt Harvey, on the other hand, pitched for only 2 2/3 innings, allowing 9 runs(7 of them earned) on 8 hits, striking out 1.
Stephen Strasburg is now 7-0 and has won 13 CONSECUTIVE STARTS over the last 2 years, a National League record.
To add insult to injury, former New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy, who was traded to the Nationals prior to this year, and who is now batting close to 400, hit a 2run home run in the first inning off of Harvey, and a double in the fourth inning.