How good has the 1-2 punch of Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez been this year? Well, consider that the Nationals' record when either of their aces starts is an astounding 22-5.
In last years NHL draft, one Russian player was taken in the first round and that wasnt until the 27th selection when the Tampa Bay Lighting took Vladislav Namestnikov.
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He's all of 23 years old, with only 31 big-league starts to his name. The Nationals don't care.
Game in a nutshell: First of all, rest assured there were no pine tar incidents in this one. Just a clean, well-played ballgame featuring a couple of dominant pitching performances.