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Strasburg throws six hitless innings at Triple-A

May 12, 2010, 9:40 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for stephen strasburg jersey.jpgNationals prospect Stephen Strasburg, now stationed at Triple-A Syracuse, threw six innings of no-hit ball on Wednesday night against the Triple-A Norfolk Tides.  He allowed just one walk and struck out seven batters before reaching his pitch limit of 80.  (Well, actually 79).

Not bad.  Not bad at all.  Strasburg, 21, has now fired 12 scoreless innings and has surrendered only one hit in his two starts at the Triple-A level. 

The phenom posted a 1.64 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP and a 27/6 K/BB ratio in five starts for Double-A Harrisburg before earning a promotion to Syracuse last week.  There’s no doubt that he’s ready for big league competition, but the Nats will wait until early June to call him up, ensuring that he doesn’t reach Super Two status

  1. Old Gator - May 12, 2010 at 10:02 PM

    Let’s get him up here and see what he’s got. He needs a harsh dose of reality – and by that I don’t mean marriage. He’s so soft and pink and cute, I hope he gets shelled his first time out. Children are horrible.

  2. JDubs - May 12, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    Children?, not many children throw upper 90s and make men look helpless with a bat. I don’t understand why you want him to get shelled? Most people root for the guy not against. And in all liklihood, he won’t get shelled, but its all right you can keep dreaming.

  3. adam - May 12, 2010 at 10:16 PM

    but did you see the unis they were wearing on that field? awful, awful stuff. white pants with a light, light pink jersey. it’s not mothers day or breast cancer awareness month, so what’s the deal?

  4. schmedley - May 12, 2010 at 11:24 PM

    I think someone accidentally put their red underwear into the hamper with the uniform tops.

  5. trampslikeus - May 13, 2010 at 1:24 AM

    what a precocious thing to say, oldgator. Takes one to know one, perhaps?

  6. Trebmal - May 13, 2010 at 6:16 AM

    OK! The young man can throw a baseball crazier than just about anyone in the world, but let him blow up a couple times in the Minors… still gettin’ paid. It’s not that his arm can’t handle it maybe it’s just a workout between the ears is what is getting.

  7. MikeB - May 13, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Relax…he’s just stating his career. Looks like he’s going to be very good, but the same has been said about tons of super prospects. In the bigs it’s a different story, but it’ll be fun to watch it play out. No doubt he has our attention.

  8. lgwelsh1 - May 13, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Wait till he faces batters like Albert Pujols or Derek Jeter lol.
    The kid has great stuff but people need to stop calling him a phenom and let him get his work in. Im glad the Nationals put him in the minors for a while to let him pitch. He would have gotten hammered if they pitched him in the big leagues right away.

  9. Curious George - May 13, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Wait till he faces batters like Albert Pujols or Derek Jeter lol.

    When will he face Jeter? In the World Series?

    The Nationals put him in the minors for one simple reason: Super Two.

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