Box Score Bits: Lilly almost unhittable
June, 14, 2010
By Eric Karabell | ESPN Insider
The second start for Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg featured at least some adversity, as he walked five Cleveland Indians in 5 1/3 innings Sunday. However, he also fanned eight, and allowed only two hits and one run. Strasburg is 2-0 and should be active in all leagues. He's scheduled to face the Chicago White Sox at home Friday.
The White Sox were nearly no-hit Sunday, as Chicago Cubs left-hander Ted Lilly pitched a gem. He finally allowed a Juan Pierre single to start the ninth, then watched Carlos Marmol wiggle out of a jam. It was Lilly's first win since April 24, but don't blame him; he's second in the National League with a 1.00 WHIP, and his 2.90 ERA doesn't hurt, either.