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Mr. Precedent! Strasburg dazzles DC

By striking out 14 Pirates in seven innings, Stephen Strasburg managed to exceed outrageous expectations in his big league debut, earning a much-deserved win and validating the flood of hype around him.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
McCutchen, CF4000011.306
Walker, 2B4110020.320
Milledge, LF4010020.246
Jones, G, 1B4000022.256
Young, D, RF3112020.241
LaRoche, 3B3010010.244
Cedeno, R, SS3010021.242
Jaramillo, C3000021.182
Karstens, P2000020.182
Meek, P0000000.000
a-Church, PH1000011.200
Lopez, Jav, P0000000.000
Totals312520176.236
a-Struck out for Meek in the 8th.
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Guzman, C, 2B4010000.311
Morgan, CF4010001.258
Zimmerman, 3B4331001.316
Dunn, A, 1B4132000.280
1-Kennedy, A, PR-1B0000000.243
Willingham, LF3111101.278
Rodriguez, I, C4020002.331
Bernadina, RF4000004.250
Desmond, SS3000001.273
Strasburg, P2000000.000
a-Harris, PH1000010.180
Clippard, P00000001.000
Capps, P0000000.000
Totals3351141110.261
a-Struck out for Strasburg in the 7th.
1-Ran for Dunn, A in the 8th.
BATTING
HR: Young, D (3, 4th inning off Strasburg, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Walker; Cedeno, R; Young, D 4; LaRoche; Milledge.
RBI: Young, D 2 (13).
2-out RBI: Young, D 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCutchen.
GIDP: Jones, G.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cedeno, R (6, 2nd base off Clippard/Rodriguez, I).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Milledge (Willingham at home).
DP: 2 (Milledge-Jaramillo, Walker-Jones, G).

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez, I (10, Karstens), Guzman, C (10, Karstens).
HR: Zimmerman (12, 1st inning off Karstens, 0 on, 2 out), Dunn, A (11, 6th inning off Karstens, 1 on, 0 out), Willingham (11, 6th inning off Karstens, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Zimmerman 6; Guzman, C 2; Dunn, A 6; Morgan; Willingham 4; Rodriguez, I 3.
RBI: Zimmerman (33), Dunn, A 2 (30), Willingham (38).
2-out RBI: Zimmerman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Desmond; Morgan; Bernadina.
GIDP: Rodriguez, I.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Desmond-Guzman, C-Dunn, A).

PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Karstens(L, 1-2)5.09440034.81
Meek2.00000100.78
Lopez, Jav1.02111001.96
Totals8.011551135.26
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Strasburg(W, 1-0)7.042201412.57
Clippard(H, 13)1.01000201.62
Capps(S, 19)1.00000103.49
Totals9.052201714.13
Karstens pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Karstens 72-52, Meek 22-18, Lopez, Jav 10-6, Strasburg 94-65, Clippard 16-11, Capps 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Karstens 10-2, Meek 4-1, Lopez, Jav 2-0, Strasburg 4-0, Clippard 0-1, Capps 2-0.
Batters faced: Karstens 23, Meek 6, Lopez, Jav 5, Strasburg 24, Clippard 4, Capps 3.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 2:19.
Att: 40,315.
Venue: Nationals Park.
June 8, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media