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Re: Stephen Strasburg
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2010, 07:28:16 pm »
Looks like the correction worked.

To all those who didn't correct me, either thank you for not humiliating me, or shame on you for not noticing! :o ;D ;)

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Re: Stephen Strasburg
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2010, 03:18:31 pm »
Strasburg made his second start today - another very impressive outing, but he IS human!  After 5.1 innings, he had yielded just one hit (albeit a solo HR); he then gave up a single and two walks (bringing his BB total to 5, vs. 8 Ks), and was pulled.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2010, 06:15:52 pm »
Strasburg made his second start today - another very impressive outing, but he IS human!  After 5.1 innings, he had yielded just one hit (albeit a solo HR); he then gave up a single and two walks (bringing his BB total to 5, vs. 8 Ks), and was pulled.

Only 1 human I know throws fastball above 100 MPH consistently and a change up at 90 MPH......Some though Superman was human too..... ;D
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Re: Stephen Strasburg
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2010, 06:18:53 pm »
Strasburg made his second start today - another very impressive outing, but he IS human!  After 5.1 innings, he had yielded just one hit (albeit a solo HR); he then gave up a single and two walks (bringing his BB total to 5, vs. 8 Ks), and was pulled.

Only 1 human I know throws fastball above 100 MPH consistently and a change up at 90 MPH......Some though Superman was human too..... ;D

Not sure of the speed on their other pitches, but both Zumaya and Verlander of the Tigers consistently throw 100.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2010, 09:29:49 pm »
{I'll put this here, rather than resurrect an old thread.)

If pitching is your thing, check out the battle for Chicago!  The Sox's Floyd and the Cubs' Lilly have a double no-hitter going after 5!! :o

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Re: Stephen Strasburg
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2010, 10:45:19 pm »
The double no hitter lasted thru 6.5 innings.  The Cubs broke thru w/ 2 hits and a run in the bottom of the 7th.  The Sox were no-hit until the 9th.  (Lilly must have exceeded his pitch-count, because with a no-hitter thru 8, he was immediately pulled after a lead-off single in the 9th.)

Final: Cubs, 1 run, 3 hits; Sox, 0 runs, 1 hit.

Soccer haters would have hated this game! ;D

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Re: Stephen Strasburg
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2010, 11:07:12 pm »
The double no hitter lasted thru 6.5 innings.  The Cubs broke thru w/ 2 hits and a run in the bottom of the 7th.  The Sox were no-hit until the 9th.  (Lilly must have exceeded his pitch-count, because with a no-hitter thru 8, he was immediately pulled after a lead-off single in the 9th.)

Final: Cubs, 1 run, 3 hits; Sox, 0 runs, 1 hit.

Soccer haters would have hated this game! ;D
Length of game -- 2:20

That was fast.  You just get into your seat.  You see great pitching and defense.  The thrill of a no-hitter...  You didn't have time to get bored!

After watching a bunch of Yankees Red Sox games, you're still 40 minutes away from the 7th inning stretch when the Cubs/White Sox game is over!   :D

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Re: Stephen Strasburg
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2010, 01:40:04 am »
First time in 30 years that a game went no-no thru 6.5.

Perhaps to show how fluky these things are, the two pitchers were 1-5 and 2-6 entering the game! ;)  [And 1-5 beat 2-6. :P]

Anyone who thinks they know baseball doesn't know baseball! ;D

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Re: Stephen Strasburg
« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2010, 04:54:19 am »
By the time Bob Feller was Strasburg's current age he had 82 big league wins and had led the American League three years in strikeouts and two years in complete games.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2010, 07:17:40 am »
By the time Bob Feller was Strasburg's current age he had 82 big league wins and had led the American League three years in strikeouts and two years in complete games.
Feller, born Nov 3, 1918, then enlists in the Navy on Dec 8, 1941 and spends the 1942-45 seasons on active duty.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2010, 10:54:11 am »
And classily has never uttered a word of regret about how WWII carved the heart out of his baseball career when he was in his prime.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2010, 11:20:10 am »
I was probably about 6 years old when I met Bob Feller and he signed my glove at a minor league game. I readily admit I didn't really know who he was.  But I clearly remember by dad, who grew up an Indians fan, being almost speechless and trying to convey his admiration in the 15 seconds of face time he had with Feller.

That might have been the only time in my life I've seen my dad, a natural born sales/marketing wizard, at a loss for words.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2010, 12:23:34 pm »
By the time Bob Feller was Strasburg's current age he had 82 big league wins and had led the American League three years in strikeouts and two years in complete games.

Feller on Strasburg article

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http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100610&content_id=11040890&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

My father grew up in Ohio. Was a big Feller and Indians fan and saw him pitch several times.. My brother-in-law has a picture with him as a young child sitting on Feller's lap with his grandparents and aunt in the picture. My wife's aunt lived near where the Indians held spring training in Tucson and entertained many of the Indians during those days. She may have been the Annie Savoy like in Bull Durham in those days.....
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Re: Stephen Strasburg
« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2010, 12:40:36 pm »
Strasburg still Rockin and Rolling in MLB for the Nats. Striking out a boat load of hitters to date.  Looks to be the real deal to me!!!

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Re: Stephen Strasburg
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2010, 01:06:57 pm »
He definitely looks to be a keeper.  The only rap so far is that he's faced weaker teams so it will be interesting to see how he does when he faces some of the stronger ones.   
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