So how did the most hyped debut in Major League Baseball history end up? I think he did alright. Stephen Strasburg reached 101 mph on the radar gun. He fanned 14 batters and had zero walks. Most importantly, he got a W.

You could tell just how great Strasburg’s stuff was by reading the body language of those around home plate. Time after time, the knees of Pittsburgh Pirates hitters buckled when Strasburg threw curveballs, and time after time, those batters were whiffing badly.

On Sunday, he picked up his second major league victory over the Cleveland Indians. It’s safe to say that he’s passed the test so far.

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