(AP Photo. Phew! Strasburg survived last night!)
"I definitely had the adrenaline going tonight," said Strasburg, who tossed 18 pitches in retiring the side in order in the top of the first. "Early on, I was wrestling the plate a little. I felt the same way before my first start in college."
(Stephen Strasburg, via MLB dot com, 10/17/2009)
Washington Times says Strasburg hit 99 on the radar gun twice, but the best news of all is that his arm didn't fall off during last night's AZ Fall League debut against the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Here's The Savior's line:
3.1IP, 2H, 1BB, 2K, 0ER, 50P, 32 strikes, 6 ground outs.
He also sneezed twice.
Meanwhile, here's an amusing account from the Washington Timesof O's prospect Brandon Snyder putting on a Strasburg jersey and attempting to board the Phoenix Desert Dogs team bus on Wednesday night:
As an experiment, Baltimore prospect Brandon Snyder wore a Stephen Strasburg jersey when he left the clubhouse after an Arizona Fall League game Wednesday night. Snyder still wore the rest of his Orioles gear - not that it mattered. He could not get to the team bus before being mobbed.
"I thought it was funny until I had about 50 people surrounding me," he said with a laugh. "Then I didn't know if it was such a good idea. I got a little nervous after that."
Looking forward to the Circus coming to town in Viera FLA in February 2010.