Uggla ruins Strasmas
Posted on: August 10, 2010 8:09 pm
Edited on: August 11, 2010 12:34 am
Dan Uggla has welcomed Stephen Strasburg back from the disabled list with a a two-run homer in the first and a two-run double in the third.
Strasburg was making his first start since going on the disabled list last month and allowed one other hit in his first three innings. Through three innings, Strasburg has walked two and struck out three, allowing three hits -- Uggla's two and a double by Hanley Ramirez.
Strasburg needed 60 pitches to get through three innings.
UPDATE: Strasburg gave up another hit and added a strikeout in a scoreless fourth. He's at 71 pitches.
UPDATE: Strasburg is out of the game after a Gaby Sanchez double made it 5-1 in the fifth. He was replaced by Miguel Batista with one out and a runner on second. Sanchez scored on a Wes Helms double, closing the book on Strasburg. His final line: 4 1/3 innings, six hits, six runs (all earned), two walks and four strikeouts. He threw 84 pitches, 51 strikes.
UPDATE: From MASN's Ben Goessling , here's what Strasburg had to say after the game: "I'm a little disappointed in myself because I really went out there not focusing on the one thing you've got to focus on every other start, just going out there and competing and going with what you have. I spent the whole time worrying about trying to fix what was going wrong, instead of just letting it go and throwing the ball."
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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