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Nationals’ Max Scherzer pin-point control no-hits Pittsburgh, 6-0; MLB’s second this month

Max Scherzer MG 2010 by David on Flickr Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Washington Nationals ace pitcher Max Scherzer coming off a one-hit shutout, made the next step with a no-hitter in a 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

It was the Washington Nationals second no-hitter in its history.

His no-hitter joins that of  San Francisco Giants rookie Chris Hesson, who no-hit the New York Mets on June 9 at Citi Field.

The 30-year-old right-hander, was dominating in recording 26 outs pitching a perfect game up to that point.

With the Pirates’ Jose Tabata at the plate and two strikes, Scherzer hit him with a pitch. Most radio and TV reports and replays showed that Tabata, a right-handed batter was leaning out over the plate to get hit with the pitch.

The next batter was the same batter who led off the game with an out, Josh Harrison. Harrison flied out to left field to end the game and send the crowd of 41,104 fans at Nationals Park home happy knowing they witnessed a historical moment.

Scherzer, who is almost always pitch-efficient in his starts, only threw 15 pitches after two innings. For the complete game effort, he threw 106 pitches, 82 for strikes.

He finished with 10 strikeouts and improves his record to 8-5 on the season.

Losing pitcher for the Pirates was lefty Francisco Liriano, who is often the victim of lack of run support. He drops to 4-6.


Strasburg out indefinitely with inflamed shoulder

Stephen Strasburg has come face-to-face with the first snag in his major league career.

He was warming up at Nationals Park for a start against the Atlanta Braves,and after a six pitches, Washington pitching coach Steve McCatty  noticed he could not get loose. Strasburg told McCatty that he felt stiff.

Stephen Strasburg (mlb)

McCatty told general manager Mike Rizzo immediately and he was scratched from the lineup.

Strasburg was checked out by a team doctor and sent out for an MRI and X-ray exam. Mike Rizzo said the tests showed no structural problems and that the diagnosis is inflammation.

The 22-year-old Strasburg will be considered day-to-day.

In nine starts this season, Strasburg is 5-2 with a 2.32 ERA, 75 strikeouts and 15 walks in 54 1/3 innings.

The Nationals have been quite careful with their “Franchise Pitcher”. They’ve said all along that his season will end  when he reaches 160 innings whether it be in August or September. So far, including his stint in the minors, he has thrown 109 2/3 innings.

info compiled from staff, wire and Washington Nationals news

Strasburg lives up to pressure by striking out 14 Pirates in debut

compiled from staff, wire and Washington Nationals news

Stephen Strasburg showed Tuesday night that as a 21-year-old, he can live up to all of the hype and pressure of major league baseball. At least for his first start.

The rookie had an electrifying performance especially in his last inning when he heard a roar on every pitch from the fans at Nationals Park as he struck out the side.

Stephen Strasburg (MiLB)

The 2009 number 1 overall draft choice put on a remarkable display of power pitching in his major league debut Tuesday night, being clocked at 100 mph with his sizzling fastball baffling hitters and also using nasty curve balls in helping the Nationals to a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The right-handed phenom pitched seven innings, allowing four hits and two earned runs on Delwyn Young’s homer into the right field seats on a 90 mph changeup. He threw 94 pitches with 65 being strikes.

In comparing MLB pitching debuts, this ranks at the top. Only J.R. Richard of the Houston Astros and Karl Spooner struck out more in the record books dating to 1920; 15 for Richard in 1971 and 15 for Spooner with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954. Both had three walks and pitched complete games.

It’s official! Strasburg will make MLB debut against the Pirates on June 8

compiled from staff, wire and Washington Nationals reports

The Washington Nationals are ready to bring up Stephen Strasburg.

The Nationals have announced that their prized-pitching prospect will make his major-league debut against Pittsburgh on June 8 at Nationals Park.

The 21-year-old right-hander is first scheduled to start for Triple-A Syracuse at Buffalo on Thursday. General Manager Mike Rizzo says that strasburg will throw six innings or 95 pitches.

Stephen Strasburg (MiLB)

The Nationals, 24th in MLB attendance, have wasted no time in getting their ticket office ready for Strasburg by offering special deals.

Strasburg, the number 1 pick in last year’s draft overall in the minors is 6-2 with a 1.43 ERA, with 60 strikeouts and 50 1/3 innings.

Strasburg signed a record $15.1 million, four-year contract with the Nationals after he was selected with the number 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft.

Obama throws out first pitch; Nationals get blasted by Phillies

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Roy Halladay’s National League debut went just as expected as he had pin-point control striking out nine, allowing six hits, one run in six innings helping his new team, the Philadelphia Phillies to an 11-1 blasting of the Washington Nationals.

Halladay even helped himself at the plate with his second career RBI, on a dribbler that traveled no more than 30 feet in the Phillies five-run fourth inning.

Roy Halladay (mlb)

The game was played in our nation’s capital at Nationals Park.

President Barack Obama received a nice thunderous ovation as he took the mound to mark the 100th anniversary of presidential first pitches. The President has admitted that he is not a natural baseball player. The left-hander double-clutched before uncorking a wild wayward delivery that had Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman standing and stretching his arm to make the catch.

President Barack Obama (file Photo)

Obama wore a Nationals jacket but showed his loyalty to his favorite baseball team, by wearing a White Sox hat.

On April 14, 1910, when William Howard Taft became the first president to take part in a first-pitch ceremony. Back during that time, Washington was an American League team and they won that opening game.

President Obama didn’t bring any luck to the Nationals on Monday. The 1910 Washington team wasn’t very good, and the 2010 National League Nationals team started off this season looking like the same team that has lost 100-plus games in 2008 and 2009.


* The Phillies broke a streak of four consecutive opening day losses.

* Nationals 3b Ryan Zimmerman was awarded his 2009 Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards before the game. He and Outfielder Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers were the only National Leaguers to win both last year.