As an unbeaten pitcher for a first-place team, Stephen Strasburg is at the top of his game.
Given where he was a year ago, perhaps the Washington Nationals' star can serve as a positive example for struggling Matt Harvey of the New York Mets.
Strasburg struck out 11, and Washington hit three of its season-high five home runs off Harvey in a 7-4 victory Tuesday night at Nationals Park.
Strasburg (8-0) gave up two runs and four hits over 6 2/3 innings in defeating Harvey and the Mets for the second time in six days. Strasburg has five games this season with at least 10 strikeouts and 26 over his seven-year career.