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A National Treasure

The hype machine was rolling. The baseball world was on pause. Nationals fans were bitiing their nails. Everybody was awaiting Stephen Strasburg’s first Major League start to see if he can give a glimpse of the greatness all the scouts promised he would become. Not since LeBron James’ rookie year has the media machine been in such a craze. When the dust settled Strasburg more than lived up to the hype, he surpassed it. I think it’s safe to say Strasburg put on a relatively better opening performance than even King James did.

Stephen Strasburg pitched 7 strong innings and was nothing short of extraordinary. He faced 24 batters striking out 14 and walking none. He threw 94 total pitches, 65 of which went for strikes. Strasburg did have a small hiccup in the 4th inning giving up a two run homer. After the home run it seemed like Strasburg told himself nobody else will hit a pitch because seemingly nobody else hit a pitch. He struck out the last 7 batters he faced. He was still throwing in high 90’s in the 7th inning. He broke the Nationals record for strikeouts in his first start. The kid was amazing. Read the rest…

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