And the Nats scored 0 runs today. How is Strasburg relevant?
If it were a 2-0 or 3-0 type game I feel like some of our innings would have ended with a run or two on the board. You have a different approach as a hitter at the plate when the team is down by huge margins like we were today.
And moreover good pitching/defense feeds good offense. THe players aren't robots, I really believe momentum is a real thing. With Stras on the mound dominating today our offense would have performed better. That's my honest opinion.
All that said, you are right the offense did not do well today. And, for that matter, Jackson didn't do horribly. After giving up 4 early runs he really put in a commendable effort in the 3rd, 4th and 5th. But I just feel like the whole game is different if we aren't down 4-0 in the second.