On This Date 6/8/2010
One year after being drafted with the first overall pick, Stephen Strasburg makes his debut with the Washington Nationals. A crowd of 40,315 at Nationals Park is not disappointed as Strasburg allows two runs on four hits with 14 strikeouts. Stephen Strasburg earns the win as the Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2. The 14 strikeouts are the most in a debut game since JR Richard had 15 for the Houston Astros in 1971.