(Photo of TV/MASN/TWCS by Nationals Enquirer staff. Stephen Strasburg ended his dominating AAA debut with a K on a 79 MPH curve.)
"You can't worry about the caliber of the hitters you're facing. Good pitching should get good hitters out, bottom line."
(Stephen Strasburg, via Washington Post, 5/8/2010)
"It felt pretty good. I was just trying to keep doing what I've been doing. Trying to build off what I learned in (Double-A) Harrisburg and try and do it up here, and I was able to do that tonight."
(Stephen Strasburg, via NY Daily News, 5/8/2010)
Baseball Jesus does just about everything but walk on water in AAA debut.
Strasburg's line: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K. 65 pitches, 45 strikes. 12-0 GO/FO.
Oh, and he went 1-1 with a single, sac. bunt, 2 RBI.
Strasburg's debut sets new attendance record at Alliance Bank Stadium: 13,766, blowing away previous record of 12,455.