Saturday, June 19, 2010
Curt Schilling said about a month ago, that as soon as Stephen Strasburg reached The Show, he was going to be the best pitcher in the game.
Ubaldo Jimenez is doing pretty good right now, sure. Making his cases for All-Star, Cy Young and MVP through his first 15 starts with a 13-1 record and a 1.15 ERA. But Strasburg, the 22 year-old from San Diego State has shown up, guns blazing through his first 3 starts.
He is 2-0, with a 1.86 ERA. Through 19.1 innings in 3 games, opponents have hit .149 seizing 4 runs and drawing 5 walks. More impressive than that? Strasburg has struck out 32 batters, a new major league record through 3 starts.
So maybe Strasburg is more legit than anyone really knows right now, huh? You win this round, Schill. Still, the guy's 22, throwing his ass off right out of the gate. You never know what could happen this early on. I still have my doubts, but I'll keep on living in the present, and waiting til his next start to see how many batters he can make look like little leaguers.