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.
CSN's Kelly Crull and analyst Dave Otto discuss the upcoming matchups and Kyle Schwarber's slump in this edition of the Cubs Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland & NW Indiana Honda Dealers. The Cubs haven't received any California love so far on their six-game road trip. At Dodger Stadium this weekend, the North Siders were swept away in three games that were never really close. And, now, Joe Maddon's club must regroup on the fly as they head to San Diego to open a three-game set with the Padres on Monday. If it's any consolation prize, the Cubs' bats did show signs of life against three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on Sunday. They roughed him up for 11 hits and four earned runs.
Bryce Harper worked the count full and hit a towering 407 foot homer into the upper deck in Nationals Park, impressing his manager/bench coach. Jayson Werth worked the count full and walked with one down in the bottom of the seventh inning last night, setting Bryce Harper up with a runner on in what was a 3-1 game as Harper stepped to the plate against San Diego Padres reliever Kirby Yates. Harper took a mid-90s fastball inside, 3-1, fouled off a 94 mph heater, 3-2, fouled off a backdoor slider, then unloaded on a full-count slider, sending it into the upper deck in right field for a two-run home run that put the Washington Nationals up by four, 5-1.