Strasburg went six innings against an admittedly weak Royal offense on Wednesday, throwing 95 pitches while allowing nine singles and one run. The other numbers:
- 75 strikes (79%)
- 13 misses on 54 swings (24%)
- 51 pitches in the zone (54%)
Kansas City did a better job of making contact against Strasburg than his previous opponents, but for his part, he allowed zero walks for the third time in four starts and just pounded the zone, further answering any lingering questions about his command. He'll never have the best location in the world, but he's not a hot mess. He's very, very good.