SnakeBytes, 8/15: Stephen Who? Edition

What? He didn't strike out all 21 batters faced? While throwing with his left hand? Blindfolded? BOOOOOOO! What a con. The loss means Arizona has a 4-3 winning road-trip, and now comes back home to face mortal pitching and the Reds on Tuesday. Here are the recaps of Strasburgpalooza 2010 and, after the jump, (mostly) non-Strasburg related bits and pieces - the draft deadline is Monday, so there's info on the situation there.

Recaps

  • [AZCentral] Diamondbacks drop series finale in Washington "It was a sloppy, spinning slider, and the second I threw it I was saying, 'Oh, please come back,' " Enright said. "If there was one pitch I could take back, it's probably that one."
  • [dbacks.com] Snakes get to Strasburg, but fall in DC "I don't think we saw his best stuff," LaRoche said. "I think he was a little erratic at times. Any time you can throw 99 Zand back it up with two offspeed pitches that you can throw at any time for strikes, that makes it tough on the hitters. If he stays healthy, he's got obviously the potential to be around for a long time."
  • [Yahoo!] Desmond's RBI single edges Nationals past Arizona - Washington manager Jim Riggleman let Strasburg hit for himself in the fifth, then brought in Tyler Clippard in the sixth after a series of fans ran onto the field following Strasburg’s groundout, causing a brief delay. "Once we sat in there a little longer with the (protest) going on, I just decided, well I’m just not going to send him back out there," Riggleman said.

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