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Strasburg joins star-crossed group after making history

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08:10 AM ET 04.12 | For years, Stephen Strasburg had been considered history in the making, and, after his first 100 innings, is in rare company. In his 100th frame, Strasburg racked up career strikeout No. 122, which is a historic mark. It's the fourth-highest total in history for a starting pitcher in his first 100 innings. ... The hard-throwing righty has averaged nearly six strikeouts for every walk so far in the Major Leagues. That ratio, combined with his high strikeout rate, is unprecedented in the history of the game. The pitchers who topped him in strikeouts to start a career were all phenoms in their own right: Hideo Nomo, Kerry Wood and Mark Prior. But only Nomo went on to enjoy a lengthy career as a starter.

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April 12, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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We just need to get Dusty Baker managing Strasburg...

And who, pray tell has he burned out on the Reds pitching staff? These guys are lucky to make it past 5 innings!

April 12, 2012  10:20 AM ET

This guy is Something else, going to DC this Year and will make sure da Nats are home.

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April 12, 2012  08:06 PM ET

Just make sure he's not pitching against the Braves, they have his number :)

 
May 20, 2012  11:01 PM ET

I'd love to have this guy playing in Detroit.

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