By the way, guess who's camped out eight rows behind home plate? Acting GM Mike Rizzo, scouting director Dana Brown, and baseball operations director Brian Parker. This is Rizzo's first time seeing Strasburg this year. For Brown, it's the third time. I spoke at length to Rizzo and Brown before the game started, and at some later point, I'll transcribe parts of what they said and post it here. But one highlight:
Q: Barring injury, is Strasburg your guy?
RIZZO: If the draft was today, he'd be our guy. But the draft is a month from now, so a lot of things can happen. Guys can turn up their intensity and their performance, a lot of things can happen in a month. But if it was today, he'd be our guy.