Strasburg nearly flawless in Triple-A debut
Stephen Strasburg allowed just one hit over six scoreless innings in his Triple-A debut.
Strasburg threw 65 pitches, 45 for strikes, for the Washington Nationals' affiliate in Syracuse against the Gwinnett Braves on Friday night. He struck out six and walked one in facing 20 batters. He also drove in two runs - one with a first-pitch single and the other on a sacrifice - for the Chiefs, who led 3-0 when he departed.
Strasburg went 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA in five starts with Double-A Harrisburg, striking out an Eastern League-high 27. He allowed 13 hits, and walked six in 22 innings. He ranked first in the league in strikeout-to-walk ratio and strikeouts per nine innings.