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Strasburg mows 'em down, but drops duel

Stephen Strasbug began with -- what else? -- a strikeout, fanning nine en route to setting another MLB mark with 41 K's through his first four starts. It wasn't enough, however, as the bats came up empty vs. KC.


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Podsednik, LF5000021.288
Kendall, C4010000.256
DeJesus, CF-RF4120000.325
Butler, B, 1B4010022.324
Guillen, J, RF4021000.275
Maier, CF0000000.262
Callaspo, 3B4010013.276
Betancourt, Y, SS4000023.267
Getz, 2B4020002.224
Bannister, B, P2000022.200
Tejeda, P0000000.000
a-Bloomquist, PH1000010.188
Soria, P0000000.000
a-Struck out for Tejeda in the 9th.
Morgan, CF3000111.244
Bernadina, RF4010001.284
Zimmerman, 3B4010021.286
Dunn, A, 1B4020000.278
Willingham, LF3000133.270
Rodriguez, I, C4010011.313
Kennedy, A, 2B3000002.235
Desmond, SS3000022.251
Strasburg, P2010002.167
Burnett, S, P0000000.000
a-Harris, PH1000000.151
Slaten, P0000000.000
a-Flied out for Burnett, S in the 8th.
TB: DeJesus 2; Kendall; Butler, B; Callaspo; Guillen, J 2; Getz 2.
RBI: Guillen, J (44).
2-out RBI: Guillen, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Getz; Butler, B; Bannister, B; Callaspo; Podsednik.
SAC: Bannister, B.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 9.

Outfield assists: Guillen, J (Bernadina at home).
DP: (Bannister, B-Betancourt, Y-Butler, B).

TB: Dunn, A 2; Zimmerman; Bernadina; Strasburg; Rodriguez, I.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Strasburg 2; Willingham; Zimmerman.
GIDP: Rodriguez, I.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

SB: Willingham (6, 2nd base off Bannister, B/Kendall), Bernadina (6, 2nd base off Tejeda/Kendall).

E: Desmond (16, throw).

Bannister, B(W, 7-5)6.05002405.29
Tejeda(H, 5)2.01000303.72
Soria(S, 17)1.00000202.70
Strasburg(L, 2-1)6.09110901.78
Burnett, S2.00000002.52
Game Scores: Bannister, B , Strasburg .
Pitches-strikes: Bannister, B 84-48, Tejeda 21-16, Soria 14-9, Strasburg 95-75, Burnett, S 17-9, Slaten 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bannister, B 8-2, Tejeda 2-1, Soria 1-0, Strasburg 4-3, Burnett, S 5-0, Slaten 2-0.
Batters faced: Bannister, B 23, Tejeda 7, Soria 3, Strasburg 28, Burnett, S 6, Slaten 3.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Brian Runge.
Weather: 93 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, L to R.
T: 2:30.
Att: 31,913.
Venue: Nationals Park.
June 23, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media