2-0 Strasburg is National League’s player of week

More kudos for rookie sensation Stephen Strasburg: He’s the

National League player of the week.

The Washington Nationals’ hard-throwing righty was given the

honor Monday. He is 2-0 with 22 strikeouts and a 2.19 ERA in two

major league starts.

The 22 strikeouts were the most in the majors last week. Only

Karl Spooner of the 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers has fanned more batters

in his first two major league starts.

Strasburg has already supplied the Hall of Fame with a hat and a

ball from his major league debut. He’s also read the Top 10 list on

the “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

Strasburg beat Cleveland on Sunday despite walking five batters.

He is next scheduled to pitch on Friday against the Chicago White

Sox.