The Stephen Strasburg Debate took a break for about five innings Tuesday as Ricky Nolasco resembled Strasburg more than Strasburg himself.

But when Kurt Suzuki bounced a single over Marlins first baseman Carlos Lee's head with two outs in the fifth inning for the Nationals' first hit, the focus shifted back to Washington's ace and his innings-pitched watch.

Strasburg had his first poor outing in a month in Miami's 9-0 victory at Marlins Park, allowing season highs in runs (seven) and hits (nine) in five innings. Five of the runs were earned.