Throwback Thursday: Stras’ supreme shutout

Entering the 2014 season, the Nationals have one of the best rotations in baseball.

Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann are returning for their third season together at the top of the Nats rotation. Mike Rizzo acquired Doug Fister in the offseason to add even more strength behind the strong 1-2-3 punch. And finally, behind all of that talent, the competition to be the fifth starter has been heating up in spring training.

It’s difficult to emerge as the ace in such a star-studded group, but Strasburg has thrived in the role. In one of his best outings of his career, the right-hander allowed just four hits while striking out 10 in his first career shutout.

While you wait to witness more of Strasburg’s dominance in 2014, relive his complete-game shutout against the Phillies in the video below.

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