VIERA, Fla. (AP) - Top draft pick Stephen Strasburg has made his
spring training debut for the Washington Nationals, pitching two
scoreless innings against the Detroit Tigers.
Starting for Washington, Strasburg threw 15 of his 27 pitches for strikes and allowed two hits, successive two-out singles by Don
Kelly and Alex Avila in the second. But the right-hander finished
off Brent Dlugach with a bending, 81 mph breaking ball for an
Strasburg's four-seam fastball was consistently measured in the 97-98 mph range and he struck out two Tuesday. But he had some
problems with location and threw first-pitch strikes to only two of
the eight batters he faced.
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