Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Game 11: Astros at Nats, April 16, 2012

Stephen Strasburg sent five batters down K Street.
Getty Images/Greg Fiume
Stephen Strasburg earned his second win of the season, and the Nats took it to the Astros as they improved their record to 8-3.  For the second time in as many nights, the pitching staff struck out ten opposing batters, including their hundredth of the young season.  Henry Rodriguez earned his second save of the season.

First Inning: Strasburg finished the first inning with an HOV-2 by striking out Jed Lowrie and J. D. Martinez swinging.  Martinez became the hundredth visitor to K Street with this first trip.

Third Inning: Strasburg sat down Jordan Schafer looking.

Fourth Inning: Martinez took his second stroll of the night down K Street.

Sixth Inning: Strasburg struck out Travis Buck for his fifth and final K of the night.

Seventh Inning: Sean Burnett recorded his second HOV-2 of the season when he struck out Schafer and Lowrie.  Ryan Mattheus completed striking out the side when he sent Martinez packing for the third time.

Eighth Inning: Jason Castro took a trip down K Street courtesy of Tom Gorzelanny.

Ninth Inning: Henry Rodriguez struck out Martinez for the fourth time to end the game.

  • Martinez took over the single-game E-ZPass by striking out four times.
  • Martinez became the hundredth batter to walk down K Street in 2012.
  • Strikeouts in the game: 10.
  • Strikeouts in the 2012 season: 108.

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