1:05 PM ET, June 13, 2010
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
CLEVELAND -- Stephen Strasburg simply shrugged.Two starts, two wins, 22 strikeouts and millions of fascinated fans. One dazzling debut -- and a pretty fair encore.It's been quite a start for baseball's newest attraction. But while America buzzes about him, this Nationals treasure isn't buying the hype."Just another week, you know?" Strasburg said.
A Striking Young Man
Stephen Strasburg racked up another eight strikeouts in his second start, giving him the second-most strikeouts in the first two games of a career.
|Karl Spooner||1954 Dodgers||27|
|Stephen Strasburg||2010 Nationals||22|
|Cliff Melton||1937 Giants||22|
According to Elias Sports Bureau, only one pitcher since 1900 has had more strikeouts before issuing his first career walk than Strasburg, who fanned 19 before walking Santana in the fourth. Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto struck out 22 before his first walk in 2008.
Regular Season Series
|2nd||M Morse singled to right, A Dunn scored.||1||0|
|2nd||T Hafner homered to right (356 feet).||1||1|
|4th||A Dunn homered to right (400 feet).||2||1|
|6th||I Rodriguez doubled to deep center, A Dunn and J Willingham scored.||4||1|
|6th||I Desmond tripled to deep center, I Rodriguez and R Bernadina scored.||6||1|
|8th||R Bernadina homered to right center (425 feet), I Rodriguez scored.||8||1|
|8th||A Gonzalez doubled to deep left, I Desmond scored.||9||1|
|9th||L Valbuena singled to deep right, A Marte scored.||9||2|
|9th||S Choo singled to deep center, L Valbuena and A Hernandez scored, T Crowe to second.||9||4|
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|Stadium||Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH|
|Attendance||32,876 (77.8% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||72 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Brian Onora, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Jerry Crawford|