We’ve waited a long time to see what this phenom could do. Stephen Strasburg, the No. 1-overall pick in the 2009 draft, finally stepped up the majors with the Washington Nationals and made his debut Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The result? Seven innings pitched while giving up just two earned runs.
Oh, and did we mention he fanned friggin’ 14 batters? Holy hell. 14? That’s a lot.
He gave up only four hits during his outing and one home run. And of course he picked up the win as well.
Sure, it’s the Pirates, but you can only play against the team in front of you. And 14 K’s isn’t a mistake. The Washington Nationals, who took Bryce Harper No 1-overall this week in the 2010 MLB draft, look like they might finally be putting a team together.