Yes, the Atlanta Braves, the number one team in the National League, faced the latest in a long line of phenoms tonight. Finally, Stephen Strasburg, has come back, to Atlanta. And left with his tail between his legs.
The Braves had no problem hitting him from the 1st inning on. Only superb diving defensive plays and Melky Cabrerra being thrown out at home plate stopped the Braves from scoring in the first four innings. And while I'm at it.... why is overated idiot... I mean Melky wearing his older brother's pajamas on the field? The pants are baggy and so long they fit over his shoes, and the jersey would fit me, and I'm a lot bigger than Cabrerra. Grow up, and learn how to dress yourself son. The wind almost lifted you off the ground between third and home.
The only success Strasburg had was in the fifth and sixth when he struck out 6 Batters out of 7. Although he had help. For two innings, if Rodriguez could reach the pitch, it was called a strike. This led to a rather heated discussion about the strike zone between the home plate umpire and Bobby Cox between innings. In the 7th, after the "discussion" the umpire started to pay attention again, and the Braves loaded the bases with no one out. Four runs and six hits later, Strasburg was on the bench, and the Braves rolled.
I can certainly see the talent (this was my first Strasburg game)... this kid looks like the real deal. Kids like him and Jason Heyward are great for baseball. Just not tonight. Not against Tim Hudson and the Atlanta Braves.
Final Score - Braves 5 Washington 0