Some might consider it a thinly veiled insult to the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization that the Nationals decided to wait until today to bring up Stephen Strasburg. Some might say that the Nationals went out of their way to make his first Major League start seem a lot like his last AAA start, at least in terms of the offensive competition. Others may claim it's all coincidence.
So the question is, what's going to happen tonight for Strasburg? Will he dazzle? Will he fizzle? Pollsters everywhere want to know!
What will be the final line for Strasburg's first start against the Pirates?
As close to perfection as one can hope for! At least 6 innings; no hits or walks. (0 votes)
Send him to the Front of the Rotation! At least 5 innings, a couple of hits and walks, no runs allowed. (3 votes)
Not bad at all. Five innings, a run or two, not bad for first-night jitters (4 votes)
We'll give him a pass. Yeah, three runs isn't great, but he could have used some help defensively, and those umpires are just awful (0 votes)
Uh oh. Did they bring him up too soon? Four runs and didn't get out of the fifth. (0 votes)
Yeah. We've seen this before; when's Marquis due back? More than 4 runs and fewer than 4 IP. (0 votes)
Something else completely. (0 votes)
7 total votes