While the Nationals are busy overachieving (that's what you call .500 in Washington), Stephen Strasburg is down in Double-A doing exactly what everyone said he would do: Dominating.â†µ
The future of the franchise made his third pro start today, and put up a near-flawless line, giving up one hit, one walk over five innings, to go along with six K's. His numbers through three starts: 12.1 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 3 BB (2.19 BB/9), 17 K's (12.41 K/9). For emphasis:â†µ
Sure, it's a small sample size, but there is only one pitcher in the big leagues with at least 12 IPs and a K/9 ratio as high as Strasburg's so far this season: Jonathan Sanchez (who has been brilliant).â†µ
Strasburg's mid-season call-up can't come soon enough.