McDonald 6th in the NL with 50 strikeouts

James McDonald’s (3-2, 2.68 ERA) 11 strikeout night has propelled him to 6th in the National League in strikeouts with 50. McDonald is tied with Phillies ace Roy Halladay with 50 strikeouts and Halladay has pitched 64.1 innings compared to McDonald who has pitched 50.1 innings. Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez leads the NL with 60 strikeouts. The last Pirate to rank in the top 10 in strikeouts (NL) was Ian Snell in 2007 when Snell was 7th in the National League with 177 strikeouts.

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