The Miami Marlins’ rough first inning certainly didn’t suggest they would eventually get the best of Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.
The Miami Marlins opened the 2013 season Monday full of hope, but that hope was dashed by the bottom of the first inning when starter Ricky Nolasco gave up a home run to Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper.
The nation may be debating the Washington Nationals’ decision to shut down Stephen Strasburg as early as next week, but Ross Detwiler’s emergence may be making it easier on the NL East leaders.
Stephen Strasburg pitched three-hit ball over six shutout innings and drove in two runs, rebounding from his poorest outing this season to lead the Washington Nationals over the Miami Marlins 4-1 Sunday.
The Washington Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg was ready to get past his worst outing of the season not long after it ended. A matchup with the Miami Marlins would appear to give him an ideal opportunity to do just that.
One of the Miami Marlins top NL East rivals will not have one of their top recent draft picks on the roster to start the regular season.