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Stephen Strasburg's best performance in a month resulted in his third win.
Somewhere between the first and second innings, though, Strasburg came to an important realization, something perhaps he should have realized in recent weeks as opposing hitters began to look more and more comfortable against him.
He wasn't pitching to his strengths, wasn't confident in what he was throwing the way he used to be in college. It was time to get back to that form.
"After that [first inning] I was like, 'You know what? If they're going to beat me, they're going to beat me on me calling my own game,'" Strasburg said. "I was just putting it all on my shoulders, and I have to do that from now on."
Read more about Strasburg's important mental adjustment and Adam Dunn's hot streak at the plate on CSNwashington.com.