For the second consecutive start, Stephen Strasburg hit a batter, catcher and umpire with a single pitch
Just last week, Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg achieved a feat of some note when he threw a pitch that hit Phillies pinch-hitter Jorge Alfaro, bounced off his catcher Matt Wieters and finally hit umpire Hunter Wendelstedt.
At the time, it felt like something that was cool because of how unlikely an event it seemed to be. Checking in one week later, it's still cool, but for an entirely different reason ... Strasburg -- in the midst of striking out 11 over six innings -- showed it may be a repeatable "skill."
During the second inning of Tuesday night's 4-2 win over the Marlins, Strasburg hit Brian Anderson with a pitch that then bounced off Wieters and then umpire Brian Knight. Same play, different actors.
Just because this apparent talent of Strasburg's doesn't have much practical use on a baseball field doesn't mean it's not interesting and mesmerizing to behold.