Stephen Strasburg gave up two runs -- one earned -- over eight innings as the Nationals vanquished the Padres 6-2 on Thursday.
He walked three and struck out four, hurling 117 pitches before ceding to Rafael Soriano. Strasburg again wasn't at his best -- only 68 of those tosses were strikes -- but he handcuffed San Diego regardless. The 24-year-old right-hander has been considered a fantasy disappointment to this point, despite possessing a 2.83 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 55/18 K/BB rate. If everyone were judged similarly, we'd all be unemployed.