CLEVELAND—Stephen Strasburg learned life on the road isn’t always smooth.
Washington’s rookie sensation had more trouble with Cleveland’s mound than Indians hitters while lasting 5 1/3 innings during his second major league start, leading the Nationals to a 9-4 victory Sunday.
Coming off a 14-strikeout debut, Strasburg (2-0) allowed just two hits, one a home run by Travis Hafner. He struck out eight and walked five before leaving to a chorus of boos in the sixth as Washington ended Cleveland’s four-game winning streak.
... Strasburg’s appearance drew 32,876 fans, the second-largest crowd at Progressive Field this season. On hand was another pitching prodigy, 91-year-old Hall of Famer Bob Feller, who fanned 15 in his first major league start as a 17-year-old in 1936.
“It’s real refreshing to see anyone with such talent come into the league,” said Feller, who sat in his usual seat in the press box. “He’s got a good repertoire. He’ll have good days and bad, but he’ll have a lot more good than bad throwing 100 miles per hour. I wish him well.”
Posted: June 13, 2010 at 08:30 PM | 74 comment(s)
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