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Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg Named AFL Pitcher Of The Week. (w/pics)

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11/2/09 - Stephen Strasburg vs The Surprise Rafters.
11/2/09 - Stephen Strasburg vs The Surprise Rafters.

Even though Stephen Strasburg missed this past Saturday's televised AFL Rising Stars Showcase, the one start he did make last Monday in Surprise, Arizona, against the Surprise Rafters, in which he threw 68 pitches, 43 for strikes in 5.0 IP, allowing just 4 hits, 1 ER and 1 walk while collecting 6 K's, was enough to earn the Washington Nationals' '09 No. 1 overall pick the honor of being named the AFL Pitcher of the Week as reported in an article at MiLB.com entitled, "Strasburg, Rosario earn top honors". According to the announcement, Strasburg's averaging 9.98 K/9 so far in the Arizona Fall League, which is the best amongst AFL starters, as are his three wins in four starts...

(ed. note - "I was in attendance last Monday for Strasburg's start against the Rafters, and though I violated what is probably Rule No. 1 of photography by not sufficiently cleaning the camera lense before I started snapping away, what follows after the jump are all the pictures (some out of focus, I tried) that I was able to take of the Nationals' No. 1 pick in action...")

Strasburg pics, After The JUMP... 

Stephen Strasburg 11/2/09 vs Surprise Rafters - Surprise Stadium, Surprise, AZ.

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(ed. note - "Tomorrow, Drew Storen on the hill...")