Stephen Strasburg Strikes Out 14 in Debut

Posted by Dave Nichols | Tuesday, June 08, 2010 | , , | 0 comments »

Obviously we'll have a full recap later, but Stephen Strasburg's major league debut just ended.  He went seven innings, gave up two earned runs on a two-run home run by Delwyn Young, walked none, and struck out 14, falling one short of J.R. Richard and Karl Spooner for Ks by a player making his debut.

Strasburg struck out eight of the last nine batters he faced, and his last pitch was a 99 MPH fastball to Andy LaRoche for strike three, ending the 7th inning.

His 14 Ks sets the team record for most strikeouts by a Nationals pitcher, eclipsing John Patterson's former record of 13.

The Nats lead 4-2 in the top of the 8th as Tyler Clippard came on in relief.