Tuesday, June 8, 2010

An overwhelming display of pitching

Stephen Strasburg dominated during his two months in the minor leagues, absolutely dominated hitters at Class AA and Class AAA to the tune of a 1.30 ERA and not a single outing among 11 starts that could legitimately be considered subpar.

And then he took the mound at Nationals Park tonight for his big-league debut and made all those previous appearances look pedestrian.

Read my account of Strasburg's masterpiece, along with a breakdown of every one of his 94 pitches, on CSNwashington.com.

(Note: I'll be co-hosting a two-hour, day-after Strasburg special with Andy Pollin on ESPN 980 Wednesday morning from 6-8 a.m. Eastern.)


Joe Seamhead said...

I just got back from the park. Sweet Jeezus! 14k's, no BB's, topped 100 MPH, had 3 k's in 3 different innings,and struck out everybody in the Pirate's order at least once. Yeah, he exceeded any and all of my expectations!

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