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Strasburg's Debut

Postby linkinpaak » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:08 pm

Haven't seen cheese like that from a rookie since probably ever. That was some of the nastiest stuff I've ever seen and that's from the kid's first game. I wish I owned him in any of my leagues.
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Re: Strasburg's Debut

Postby daver » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:14 pm

Agreed. Reminded me a bit of Kerry Wood's rookie year 20K game against Houston. Hopefully Stras' shoulder holds up better than Wood's.

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Re: Strasburg's Debut

Postby Stephen » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:37 pm

I haven't seen the highlights yet, but ... WOW!!! "Th th tha tha that's all folks"
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Re: Strasburg's Debut

Postby AdmiralTrey » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:55 pm

I'm really thankful that MLB Network carried the whole game so that I wouldn't miss a single pitch. Strasburg was not only all he was cracked up to be, he was even better than the hype, as John Smoltz said several times.

For anyone who was doubting what kind of impact Strasburg would have facing major league pitching, consider the doubt erased. I know it was only the Pirates, but the Pirates don't strike out a ton; as a team they're right in the middle at 12th in the Majors for most strikeouts, and the NL league average is 417, so it's not a stretch to say that Strasburg will be striking out people at a pretty good rate this year. Not 18 per 9, of course, but it ought to be a K per inning.

I haven't been this in awe of a pitcher's pure stuff since Randy Johnson in the early 00's when he was dominating every hitter in the league and K-Rod in the '02 World Series.

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Re: Strasburg's Debut

Postby Jerkin » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:57 pm

I've only been in awe of a pitchers stuff... Pedro when he was with the Red Sox and i believe it was an all-star game at Fenway and he struck out the side.
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Re: Strasburg's Debut

Postby rightwingjedi » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:55 am

I had a funny feeling going up my leg all night. After 26 years of watching baseball, and I am speechless.

The heat and movement was not surprising, what was however was his poise and control.

Pudge said they started with breaking balls and off speed stuff because SS was not located the fastball that well, and when he was, they finished with almost all fastballs, and as a result, the Buccos looked like a junior high team out there.

Nights like last night make me appreciate the game more than ever, great stuff.

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Re: Strasburg's Debut

Postby Strike Three » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:39 am

All I can say is WOW. He was very impressive. It took him 94 pitches to get 14 K's and he kept getting stronger as the game went on. Dude was in the zone.

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Re: Strasburg's Debut

Postby havok » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:30 pm

Only have one comment to make and it says everything...

After this 1 start, SS now has an xFIP number of -.50.

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Re: Strasburg's Debut

Postby jumphook14 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:57 pm

I'm really thankful that MLB Network carried the whole game so that I wouldn't miss a single pitch. Strasburg was not only all he was cracked up to be, he was even better than the hype, as John Smoltz said several times.
Man, Costas was amped, wasn't he? You would have thought he was calling Game Seven of a Cardinals-Yankees World Series or something. But that's just it - all that hype and Strasburg still exceeded expectations. It was a lot of fun to watch.

I was glad that Riggleman left him in for the 7th. For a while there it didn't look like he was even going to get the win but was still going to have an quality outing, flirting with double-digit K's while only giving up 2ER. Then Dunn hits the two-run dong, putting Strasburg in line for the win again, and they roll him back out there for the 7th and he mows down the side. Got ripped on a little bit in my commish league for drafting him, so the three extra K's were a nice bonus.
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Postby AdmiralTrey » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:03 pm

I'm really thankful that MLB Network carried the whole game so that I wouldn't miss a single pitch. Strasburg was not only all he was cracked up to be, he was even better than the hype, as John Smoltz said several times.
Man, Costas was amped, wasn't he? You would have thought he was calling Game Seven of a Cardinals-Yankees World Series or something. But that's just it - all that hype and Strasburg still exceeded expectations. It was a lot of fun to watch.

I was glad that Riggleman left him in for the 7th. For a while there it didn't look like he was even going to get the win but was still going to have an quality outing, flirting with double-digit K's while only giving up 2ER. Then Dunn hits the two-run dong, putting Strasburg in line for the win again, and they roll him back out there for the 7th and he mows down the side. Got ripped on a little bit in my commish league for drafting him, so the three extra K's were a nice bonus.
Haha, I enjoyed Costas for that game, but the Yahoo baseball writers live chat definitely didn't. I got ripped a little bit in my main league, too; a few managers asked me whether I was running a pitching staff or a daycare when I grabbed Kershaw, Sanchez, him, and Matusz... We get the last laugh now!

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