Strasburg has 16 K's, reaches 102 mph in win
By Kirk Kenney
Union-Tribune Staff Writer
2:00 a.m. February 27, 2009
THE STRASBURG WATCH
For the season: 2-0 record, 1.46 ERA, 12 1/3 innings, 8 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned runs, 3 walks, 27 strikeouts.
Stephen Strasburg once was asked if he has thrown faster than he's driven or driven faster than he's thrown.
“Thrown faster than I've driven,” he said.
That's prudent, especially when you have a fastball that touches triple digits. Besides, no good can come of it when you're spotted on the road by someone holding a radar gun. It's a different story when they're sitting in the stands. Strasburg can light up the gun with regularity and without repercussion. Only exclamation.
Strasburg was clocked at a new high last night against Nevada – 102 mph. Seven times!
His velocity, coupled with the location of his pitches, helped Strasburg to 16 strikeouts in the Aztecs' 5-2 victory at Tony Gwynn Stadium.FULL STORY