Stephen Strasburg Hurls 17 Strikeout, No Hitter!

An article by posted on May 9, 2009

Stephen Strasburg continues his phenomenal season seemingly outdoing himself every time he takes the mound.

The latest feather in his cap?

How about a no-hitter with 17  strikeouts!

While facing a pretty solid Air Force lineup, Strasburg hurled first no-hitter of his career on Friday night as the Aztecs won 5-0 in front of a packed stadium.

Strasburg allowed just two baserunners all night, both via walks. He struck out 17 batters and needed only 116 pitches to do it.

He ended the game in grand fashion by striking out the side in the ninth inning to end the game and notch the victory.

Plenty of Washington Nationals scouts and execs were on had to witness their soon to be prized prospect. They are expected to select Strasburg with the number one overall pick in the June Amateur Draft.

For the season, Strasburg is 11-0 with a 1.24 ERA. He’s struck out 164 against just 17 walks in 87 1/3 innings while yielding just 48 hits. He’s reached double digits in strikeouts in 11 of his 12 starts, and he’s never walked more than two in one outing.

Strasburg is so good, that he is not expected to spend much time in the minors if he spends any time there at all.

Mets fans should get used to hearing his name, because we’ll be seeing a lot of him over the next decade and we could see him as soon as this season’s stretch run.

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