Stras pitched very well yesterday, lowering his era to 3.42. Though he gave up 2 runs in the first inning, he shut down the Dodgers after that into the 8th inning. meanwhile his teammates, including Wilson Ramos—back from the DL, took a lead they would not relinquish. Grinding through adversity has not been his strong suit, but Stras is improving on that. Tom Boswell has a great article (again) in today’s Post on this. He compares Stras with Clayton Kershaw.
Meanwhile, the guy who played 2B for the Orioles yesterday has a batting average 70 points below that of Steve Lombardozzi, and it is Lombo who has been sent down to AAA! Go figure.