The Pittsburgh Pirates faced one of the best pitchers in the league tonight. Stephen Strasburg was dominant tonight, and his offense did enough for the Washington Nationals to coast to an easy 6-0 victory in the second game of the four game weekend series.
Strasburg bewildered the Pirates hitters, giving up just two hits and two walks while striking out eight batters in 7.2 innings of work. Gerrit Cole started for Pittsburgh, battling his way through 5.1 innings, giving up three runs on eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts.
Ryan Zimmerman was the hitting star of the day for Washington, and he got things started in the bottom of the first with an RBI double to score Anthony Rendon. Daniel Murphy’s RBi single in the sixth scored Trea Turner and also chased Cole from the game...Read More