In his three innings in the big leagues, Stephen Strasburg now has six strikeouts, retiring the Pirates in order in the third.
Home plate umpire Tom Hallion is doing his best Enrico Pallazzo impression, emphatically calling strikes and so far 25 of Strasburg's 40 pitches have been strikes.
Jason Jaramillo struck out looking at an 83 mph curveball, pitcher Jeff Karstens struck out on four pitches and then Andrew McCutchen grounded out to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.
Strasburg will bat for the first time in the bottom half of the inning.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans