A little something to warm up a sunny but otherwise chilly Saturday morning here in Washington. Steven Strasburg set 'em up and knocked 'em down in his 2009 debut yesterday, registering 11 strikeouts in SDSU's season opener against tiny Bethune-Cookman. Via The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Strasburg clocked 98 mph with his first pitch in yesterday's season opener against Bethune Cookman. No big deal. He routinely registers triple digits on the radar gun.
Strasburg had 11 strikeouts against the Wildcats – getting every player in the starting lineup at least once. Ho hum. That's not even half as many strikeouts (23) as Strasburg had last year in a game against Utah.
At least Bethune Cookman made Strasburg break a sweat in SDSU's 6-3 win over the Wildcats in the MLB Urban Youth Academy Invitational, in front of a near-capacity crowd of 950, including more than two dozen major league scouts.
Maybe that's where Jimbo was hiding out yesterday? Strasburg's final line: 5.2 IP, 11K, 3H, 1R (0 earned), 2BB, 105 pitches.