Monday, August 12, 2013

Strasburg Pitches a Gem of a Game

Wow! Let me say that again WOW!
One more time


For once this season everything was in sync. The Nationals scored runs 6 of them. And the pitching was amazing. Strasburg pitched his first full game and it was a shut out.

From the Post:

Stephen Strasburg emerged from the dugout in the ninth inning and jogged to the mound. As he fired his warmup pitches, the crowd cheered and stood. His first-inning entrance music, the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” blared over the speakers. In his young but well-documented major league career, the right-handed starter had never experienced this feeling.

He has struck out 14 batters in a game. He has also hit 100 mph on the radar gun. He was the first overall pick in 2009 draft. But until Sunday night, he had not stood on the mound in the ninth inning in the majors nor had he thrown a complete game.

In one of the most dominant and efficient outings of his career, Strasburg finally achieved a milestone he had so longed for as a member of the Washington Nationals. He entered this season without the chains of an innings limit and a growing leash from Manager Davey Johnson and vowed to be a workhorse in the starting rotation.

Also the Nats swept the series against the Phillies who could ask for anything more. But there was more Teddy won the presidents' race!

Strasburg going through his warm ups

Even Teddy won the presidents' race!

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