Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The great hyped hope

IT'S HARD TO REMEMBER someone as hyped as Washington Nationals rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg. And it's harder to remember someone who was that good in his debut.

Strasburg, who was held down to the minors until this week, struck out 14 batters in his D.C. debut, including the last seven batters he faced in his seven-inning stint. He twice hit 100 mph on his fastball and toyed with the Pirates.

Amazing.

Let's hope he has better long-term luck than David Clyde and other would-be wonders.

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