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Offline nats2playoffs

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Re: Nationals vs Padres, Game 1
« Reply #25: September 19, 2008, 08:45:38 PM »
I hope he's worth the hype.

Strasburg is from San Diego, so he'll want to go there:

Stephen Strasburg: The report outlined a 6-foot-5, 215-pound, 19-year-old from San Diego State with what Lefebvre, a former major league manager, called “the most impressive young arm I’ve seen in a long time.” With a four-seam fastball that regularly touches 100 miles an hour, a nasty slider and a tricky changeup, Strasburg drew a small crowd of baseball connoisseurs to the Torrington Twisters’ tiny stadium. At least 10 major league scouts, with their pitch counters and radar guns in hand, and the United States Olympic team’s general manager, Bob Watson, sat through the damp and chilly night as mist rolled in over the outfield fence.  Strasburg made it worth their while.  Of the 12 batters he faced in four innings, he struck out 10. Neither of the first two managed to foul off a pitch. As for the two who made solid contact, they flied out to right and grounded to first.

...Playing for San Diego State this season. Strasburg, a San Diego native, went 8-3 with a 1.57 earned run average in 13 games. In 97 1/3 innings, he struck out 133 and allowed just one home run. ...Against Utah, Strasburg struck out 23 of the 30 batters he faced