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Stephen Strasburg had to pitch with men on base all afternoon.
Then again, Strasburg still allowed only one run, didn't walk a batter and struck out nine while setting yet another record for rookie pitchers.
Perhaps had the Nats simply scored a single run in support of Strasburg, this outing could be looked at in a totally different light. Instead, it went down as an incredibly frustrating 1-0 loss, the second time in five days the 21-year-old right-hander was done in by a lack of offensive support.
Read Strasburg's thoughts on the poor support, plus some interesting comments from Jose Guillen, on CSNwashington.com.