Stephen Strasburg lives up to the hype in debut – latimes.com

He did it last night! The kid from San Diego State, last year’s number 1 MLB draft pick made his major league debut after a short minor league preparation.  The Washington Nationals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (mychildhood fav team) in an impressive 14 strikeout night.  He had the Pirates swatting at his 98 mph fastballs that occasionally tipped the radar gun at 100 MPH!

It is a big jump from college ball to the Major leagues. But this kid is the one to watch.  I wish I had been in Nationals Stadium and I hope to see him play this year.  I saw the Nationals play the Padres over Memorial Day weekened alas he was still in Double AA ball.

 I hope he doesn’t burn out his arm.  It will be a joy to see him master the game. But by the looks of it he is well on the road!

Stephen Strasburg lives up to the hype in debut – latimes.com.

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