Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Stephen Strasburg outdueled Johan Santana on
Wednesday afternoon and the Washington Nationals topped the New York Mets,
4-0, in the finale of a three-game series.
Strasburg (1-0) struck out nine and gave up just two hits and three walks in
six innings. He went over 100 pitches for the first time in his career, with
63 of 108 going for strikes.
Santana (0-1) took the loss despite allowing just one run on five hits and
three walks over five-plus innings while striking out eight. The Mets dropped
the last two games of the series after starting the season 4-0.
Strasburg and three other Nats pitchers struck out 15 batters in the three-hit
shutout. Nationals batters drew 10 walks for the first time in almost three
years and Mets manager Terry Collins was ejected for arguing with home plate
umpire Larry Vanover in the seventh.
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