Stephen Strasburg is an Animal
We really don't care that it was against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who some may call a sub-par team. No disrespect intended, of course. Stephen Strasburg's big league debut impressed the crap out of us.
The 21-year-old righty allowed just two runs on four hits, including a shot by Delwyn Young in the fourth, Tuesday evening at Nationals Park. The highlight? He struck out an incredible 14 batters and walked no one through 94 pitches. In fact, the young phenom fanned every single Pirates batter at least once, including the final seven he faced.
Thanks to back-to-back jacks by Adam Dunn and Josh Willingham, Strasburg was able to return to the mound for the top of the seventh, in which he struck out the side to polish off his first day and first victory in a Washington Nationals uniform.
The hype has officially been met and exceeded.
P.S. Here's Batting Stance Guy's impersonation of Strasburg's first big league at bat...
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