I guess it's safe to say that Stephen Strasburg was able to live up to his much hyped debut against the Pirates. I have a feeling you might be able to find several words written about him tomorrow. I heard newspapers might even come out of retirement for an article or two. He went 7 innings and gave up 4 hits including a 2 run home run by Delwyn Young. But people are going to be talking about the 14 strikeouts and no walks while throwing an efficient 94 pitches.
I know there isn't much I can add to what Jayson Stark and crew will give you as far as trivia and historical performance stories. I'd be remiss if I didn't write something though. And if anybody loves strikeouts, it's me. So, I'm going to tackle Strasburg's performance just like how I handle Golden Sombreros. Ready?
Strasburg struck out Lastings Millege on 3 pitches. He watched the first 2 before going down swinging. Perfect game in tact.
Strasburg struck out Garrett Jones swinging. Jones managed to go 3-0 before striking out. Atta boy.
Strasburg struck out Delwyn Young swinging.
Strasburg struck out Ronny Cedeno swinging. But he gave up a hit just before that ending the perfect game and no hitter. Hall of Fame chances decrease by .03%
Strasburg struck out Jason Jamarillo looking. Jamarillo watched all 3 strikes. I'm not sure if he realized he was in the batter's box.
Strasburg struck out Jeff Karstens swinging. Karstens watched the first 2 while trying to figure out why he can't do that.
Strasburg struck out Cedeno swinging again.
Strasburg struck out Karstens looking. Karstens hit 2 foul and returns to the dugout proud.
Strasburg struck out Andrew McCutchen swinging. 3 pitches.
Strasburg struck out Neil Walker swinging. 3 pitches.
Strasburg struck out Milledge swinging. 4 pitches.
Strasburg struck out Jones swinging. Strasburg is still hitting 99 mph on the stadium gun or 168 on the Red Sox stadium gun.
Strasburg struck out Young swinging. 3 pitches.
Strasburg struck out Andy Laroche swinging. 3 pitches.
Stasburg would go on to get a curtain call and shaving cream pie to the face. Enjoy the night kid. Don't party too hard though, you have to be up early so they can carve your Hall of Fame bust.