Strasburg’s 8 Scoreless Innings Help Nats Stymie Braves

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) throws against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg didn’t duplicate fellow Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer’s stolen base from Monday night. He did nearly match Scherzer zero for zero against the Atlanta Braves.

Strasburg threw eight scoreless innings a day after Scherzer produced a two-hit shutout as the Nationals handled the Braves 4-1 on Tuesday night.

“I don’t know if he wants to one-up him, but I know he’s very competitive just like Max and I know he wants to do well and help us win,” manager Dave Martinez said. “That’s what he’s all about.” READ MORE>