>In his second game as a major league pitcher for the Washington Nationals, highly touted phenom Stephen Strasburg sucked, but still managed to get the win.  Just a few days after 14 K’s and no walks against the Pirates, Strasburg was forced to face slightly less pathetic competition in the Cleveland Indians… slightly less pathetic.  And the results were not as stellar.

Strasburg left with a 6-1 lead, but the bases were loaded, and he walked 5 of the last 12 batters he faced.  Strasburg also managed to give up a solo shot to Travis Hafner.  *Side news flash* Travis Hafner still plays major league baseball for the Indians. *End of side news flash*

Strasburg has officially been declared a “stopper” for his gutsy effort against the Indians to stop a 2 game losing streak.  Of course, let’s not forget… THE NATIONALS SCORED 9 RUNS!!!!  Generally speaking, if you score 9 runs, you’re going to win, regardless of who is on the mound.  Nevertheless, let’s not let the facts get in the way of the truth.  Truth is, Strasburg is Gibson, Koufax, Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson all rolled into one Cy Young winning machine.  We are at the beginning of history.  Strasburg will win 14 straight Cy Young awards in 12 seasons, strike out 439,250 helpless batters and have a lifetime ERA of 0.03.  At least that’s what we should believe from all the press.

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