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The Strasburg Watch: 4/27/10

Posted by representingpuroresu on 04/28/2010

A new feature I’ll be doing this baseball season, regularly tracking the hopefully fast track to fame-and the majors-of Washington’s future baseball savior, 2009 #1 overall draft pick Stephen Strasburg, as he begins his career in the Nationals system and hopefully works his way up to starting this season at Nationals Park and elsewhere.

4/27: 4th Minor League Start
The Line: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 1-2, RBI
The Highlights: Very effective, needing just 64 pitches to get through 5 innings. Only allowed one baserunner on a passed ball. Drove in what proved to be the game-winning run.
The Lowlights: None.
My Take: This was the closest to a complete game for him yet, the game was only 7 innings (his scheduled Tuesday start was rained out so they played 2 on Wednesday; In some minor leagues doubleheaders are 7 inning games, not 9) and driving in the only run was just icing on the cake. He retired the first 13 batters he faced, the batter who advanced on a passed ball had otherwise whiffed.
Season Line: 17.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 23 K, 3-0, 0.52 ERA, 2-6, 2 RBI
Next Scheduled Start: TBA. The rainout may affect the plans but depending on the rotation plans now it likely will be either Saturday night or Sunday afternoon vs. Altoona Curve. Whenever he does pitch again, if you’re in Harrisburg get down to Metro Bank Park to see him in action or you can also listen to the game LIVE via Minor League Baseball Gameday Audio via the Senators’ official website, Senatorsbaseball.com.

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