2010: Year of the dominant pitcher

Jimenez, Halladay, Galarraga and now Strasburg … the poor bats just can't compete

Originally Published: June 10, 2010
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

Can't anyone hit anymore?! I mean, c'mon, fellas.

On Tuesday night, much of the nation (save for basketball fans inside Boston's TD Garden or taking in the Celtics-Lakers game on television) watched Stephen Strasburg, aka The Kid Who Made Us Forget About Jim Joyce, make the anemic Pittsburgh Pirates look like Little Leaguers seeing their first fastball. With absolutely no game plan (the Nats didn't allow him to go over the scouting report), no strategy (unless you consider ...

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