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The legend continues

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 09, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

San Diego State’s Stephen Strasburg is like a legend come to life.

He threw a no-hitter against Air Force last night and struck out 17. He hit 101 and was sitting at 99 all game. He is now 11-0, 1.24.

His line on the season: 87.1 innings, 48 hits, 17 walks, 164 strikeouts.

Strasburg is represented (well, “advised” under NCAA rules) by Scott Boras and will want the Pentagon and half the Smithsonian from the Nationals when they draft him. If by some miracle he signs quickly, it would be fascinating to see how quickly he could make it through the minors.

No, there’s no chance he falls to the Yankees. The Nationals need something to invigorate their franchise and he’s it.




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