6/10/2010

Man on FIRE!

The baseball game was fantastic. Steven wasn't doing too well at the beginning, going to a full count before striking out the players at bat. Later on, toward the 6-7 innings he started to relax and vegg out and get into his zone. He was able to strike out batters left and right, 8 in a row to be exact. The entire crowd in the stadium were on their feet and even the catcher (ramirez?) was excited and pounding his fists. He said that this team reminded him of the Mariner's team he was on when they went to the World Series. It was simply amazing. The energy in the stadium was contagious and we were a part of it. I will always remember his first steps unto the mound to pitch.
Even if he would have done poorly that Tuesday night, he would have still been an amazing asset to the team.

I am getting goosebumps as well as tears in my eyes talking about this. I know Jim Dove would have loved seeing Strausburg take the Nats to a win. Hopefully there will be more wins.

14 strike outs in one game, new record for the Nationals (No they do not suck, they are a new team)


This taken from http://www.welovedc.com/2010/06/08/strasburg-delivers-sets-record-for-strikeouts-in-nationals-uniform/

"In a performance that could only be considered “air superiority” for the Nationals, Stephen Strasburg made his debut tonight in front of a sellout crowd of 40,315. He would proceed to do things to the Pirates batting order that would be considered illegal in 12 states and 2 territories. He struck out 14, including every one of the Pirates who batted. That’s a club record, surpassing John Patterson in 2006, and Clippard and Capps would add three more for a team record of 17 Ks in one evening.

Throughout his start, Strasburg kept his fastball in such a range that could only be measured in low mach numbers. He cleared 100mph on multiple occasions, and his fastball never dropped below 97. His breaking stuff was so superb that several hitters looked at pitches as if they’d just disappeared between the mound and the plate. We’ll have more in the morning, but suffice it to say: The Hype Is Real. This kid’s the real deal."



And here is another great article comparing Steven Strasburg to Walter Johnson.


I am sure there will be more to come.

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