On This Day In Baseball History: June 14, 2010

Stephen Strasburg

 

Seven days after making his Major League debut Nationals rookie Stephen Strasburg is named National League player of the week. Strasburg’s first two starts demonstrated the hype with which he made his debut. He struck out 14 and walked no one over seven innings, allowing two earned runs to earn a victory over the Pirates in his debut and followed that up by striking out 8 while walking 5 in 5 1/3 innings and giving up a one earned run. His 22 combined strikeouts in his first two career starts is second most all-time behind Karl Spooner, who in 1954 struck out 27 for the Dodgers.

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