March 13, 2013; Viera, FL, USA; Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (right) in the dugout during the spring training game against the New York Mets at Space Coast Stadium. The Nationals beat the Mets 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
Stephen Strasburg has a clean slate, with no pitch count to adhere to in 2013. His Washington Nationals are World Series contenders according to many experts, and for good reason. Washington starts the season with one of the best pitching staffs in the game. Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Dan Haren, and Jordan Zimmerman as the likely 1-4 starters, the opposition won’t have any easy days at the plate.
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