Stephen Strasburg tossed seven scoreless innings on the mound, striking out 15 Padres batters in a 3-0 Nationals win. Stephen Strasburg set a new career high strikeout total (15) with one last strikeout in the top of the seventh, completing seven scoreless on the mound on 108 pitches this afternoon in a 3-0 win over the San Diego Padres. Strasburg dominated the overmatched NL West club, limiting the Padres to three hits and one walk, and scoring a run himself on a play at the plate in the Nationals half of the third.
The Cleveland Indians and Frank Robinson made history four decades ago when he became the first African-American manager in the major leagues. They celebrated again on Saturday when they unveiled a statue of Robinson before their game against Kansas City. “It's such a great day here,” he said in a speech during the ceremony. “I didn't think I would see this day. I never thought I would be here to see something like this.” The Indians hired Robinson following the 1974 season and he made his debut on April 8, 1975. Still active as a player, he made the day even more memorable by hitting a home run in his first at-bat. The statue shows Robinson holding the lineup card with the Indians' batting order
Remember that infield hit by Jonathan Villar of the Brewers off Craig Kimbrel on May 11 in Milwaukee? Craig Kimbrels last 61 batters faced: 38 strikeouts, 0 walks, 0 HBP, 4 hits. Kimbrel, 28, has been one of baseball's best closers for years with the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres.