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THE NUMBER
March 26, 2012
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March 26, 2012

The Number

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5.67

Strikeouts per nine innings by Nationals starters last season, second lowest in the majors. That should improve this year with a rotation that includes a healthy Stephen Strasburg (12.18 K/9 in 2010) and newcomers Gio Gonzalez (8.78 last year, 11th best among qualifying starters) and Edwin Jackson (6.67).

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