Nats get shutout for the first-time

The Washington Nationals got shutout for the first time this season. Stephen Strasburg was pulled after 3 innings as he was behind 6-0 on 3 unearned runs, and he was victimized by poor defense including his own error in this one and groundballs that constantly found holes.

Strasburg was struck by a comebacker on his hip in the 3rd inning and completed the inning and then was replaced by Tanner Roark.

Roark worked 5 innings in relief and looked as good as he has in a long time. He gave up 3 runs but only 2 hits had hard contact.

The 9th inning was given to Sammy Solis who struggled mightily to locate his pitches and also maintaining his fastball velocity which was 90 to barely 93. Solis only recorded one out while giving up 4 runs. He was relieved by Joe Blanton who put the end to the misery.

Strasburg will most likely be questionable to participate in the All-Star game on Tuesday in Miami.

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