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Stephen Strasburg: The Real Deal

Pittsburgh Pirates v Washington Nationals
Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals warms up before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on June 8, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)more pics »Stephen Strasburg (Getty Images)There's hype, and then there's the furor surroundingStephen Strasburg. The Washington Nationals newest prospect made his debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates today, and put on a show for the ages.

The 21-year-old pitcher allowed only two runs while striking out 14 batters, fanning the final seven Pirates he faced.

The most impressive part? This could be the just a sign of things to come. In college, Strasburg once struck out 23 players in one game.

"The only thing I really remember was the first pitch,'' Strasburg said. "It was a ball inside. Everything else was a blur. At one point I lost track of how many innings I threw. It was like I'm just going to go out and have fun. It's just like getting married. You go out, want to remember everything, and when it's over you can't remember a single thing.''

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  • Stephen Strasburg in Pittsburgh Pirates v Washington Nationals
  • Stephen Strasburg in Pittsburgh Pirates v Washington Nationals
  • Stephen Strasburg in Pittsburgh Pirates v Washington Nationals
  • Stephen Strasburg in Pittsburgh Pirates v Washington Nationals
  • Stephen Strasburg in Pittsburgh Pirates v Washington Nationals
  • Stephen Strasburg in Pittsburgh Pirates v Washington Nationals
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