The Washington National’s pitching phenom, Stephen Strasburg made his big-league debut. The results were jaw-dropping. In the 7 innings he pitched, he struck out 14! He walked 0. He gave up four hits, including a two-run homer, but he took the win, 5-2. The kid struck out each of the Pittsburg Pirates starters. He struck out the final 7 batters he faced. No Nationals pitcher has ever struck out so many. Few rookies have put on such a dominating performance in his first game.
Strasburg lives up to the hype
About Gene Veith
Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.