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Considering 17-year old power-hitting phenom Bryce Harper was selected first overall in Monday’s draft, if 21-year-old Stephen Strasburg pitched well in his major league debut, this week would certainly be the best in the history of the Washington Nationals.

It is: Strasburg was even better than advertised. He was facing the Pittsburgh Pirates, a team with a major-league worst batting average of .237. The opposition was light, but he still had to stand on the mound in front of a soldout RFK Stadium, in front of over 40,000 Nationals fans expecting the world from him. The most hyped pitcher in history didn’t seem bothered by the incredible pressure. Instead, he bothered the Pirates to no end. Equipped with a fastball that can hit 102 on the radar gun, a devastating c ...

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