Strasburg Makes AFL Debut

Posted by Dave Nichols | Saturday, October 17, 2009 | , , , | 0 comments »

Stephen Strasburg made AFL debut Friday night, going 3.1 IP. He didn't allow a run on two hits and one walk, striking out two. He threw 32 of his 50 pitches for strikes and picked up the win.

The 21-year old, No. 1 overall pick in last year's amateur draft got two double plays behind him and exited in the middle of the fourth inning seemingly on a strict pitch count.

Drew Storen, the No. 10 overall pick last summer, gave up two unearned runs on a two-out error by shortstop Shawn O'Malley.  He threw 28 pitches -- 20 for strikes -- in one inning, allowing three hits and no walks.

The Devil Dogs beat the Scorpions 9-2.  Danny Espinosa went 0-for-2 with two walks from the two-spot, and played designated hitter.