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.
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.
DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies are 11-2-2 in series this season and will try to improve upon that record when they play the rubber game of their series Sunday with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Rockies haven't lost in their last eight series since they dropped three of four games to the Washington Nationals at Coors Field from April 24-27. After crushing the Cardinals 10-0 on Friday night, the Rockies were blanked 3-0 on Saturday night. It is only the second time in Rockies franchise history that they were shut out following a shutout win in the previous game at Coors Field -- an occurrence that also happened against the Cardinals (in 2006). Rockies rookie German Marquez (3-2, 3.86 ERA) will oppose