Read My Lips!

I have said this several times in several posts:  Stephen Strassburg should not start a game in the playoffs.  Why?  Because he cannot command his fastball consistently.  If you don’t believe me, then take a gander at Tom Boswell’s article on the subject in today’s Post.  Anyone who watched Strass pitch yesterday should understand what I’m talking about.

Fastball commands determines the effectiveness of all a starting pitcher’s repertoire of pitches.  Strass has had this inconsistency his whole life; I watched him pitch in college.  He gets hammered when he can’t spot his fastball, over, over and over again.

OK, one more time for Nats fans:  Strass should not be used as a starter in the playoffs.  Fister, Roark and Zimmerman should be the starters.