Nats Stay Hot Thanks To Strasburg

Jonathan Grant | July 4th, 2019

The Washington Nationals continued what has been an ultra impressive upturn in play in the middle part of the MLB season on Wednesday afternoon, dispatching the Miami Marlins 3-1 in large part due to the pitching of Stephen Strasburg. The long-time ace conjured up seven innings plus while giving up no runs and striking out 14.

The Comeback

In the fourth inning, he accomplished a very rare feat in throwing an immaculate inning, a rarity that few have ever achieved. Home runs from Ryan Dozier and Matt Adams gave them the firepower they needed, and they improved to 44-41 on the year as a result. They are now a game back of the Phillies for second in the NL East, and their recent play has seen them given a chance to make the playoffs after a horrendous start. The Nats have now won seven of their last eight and have won 25 of their last 35 in total.

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