Nats Get Get Blanked for First Time in 2017, Strasburg Hurt

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Photo: Patrick McDermott/USA Today

By Michael Marzzacco

The Nationals have scored a run in each of their 86 games but that streak ended Saturday afternoon in a 13-0 loss to the Braves at Nationals Park. The New York Yankees remain the only team to have found the scoreboard in every game.

After Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings in a no-decision to the Mets, the 2009 first overall pick took the mound on Saturday against the Braves. He had a rough outing and his afternoon was cut short in the third inning as he took a comebacker off his right hip, exiting the game. At the time, it was already 6-0 Braves.

Despite that hard hit ball, Strasburg told Mark Zuckerman of MASN that he’s fine.

“I feel fine. I definitely could’ve kept going but I just got singled to death,” said Strasburg.

Singled to death indeed. Through three innings, Strasburg allowed seven hits. Tanner Roark came in the game and pitched five innings allowing three runs on four hits.

The Nationals and Braves meet again at 1:35 p.m. in the final game before the All Star break. It’ll be Joe Ross (5-3, 4.86 ERA) against Sean Newcomb (1-3, 3.58 ERA)

 

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