Look Smart: Strasburg’s big debut

2009 MLB first round draft pick,Stephen Strasburg is set to make his major league debut tonight as the Washington Nationals play the Pittsburgh Pirates. Strasburg signed with the Nationals for a record $15.1 m 77 seconds before the contract deadline.

Strasburg had an impressive college career at San Diego State where he played two seasons, including one no-hitter, before being drafted in the first overall by the Nats.

Strasburg pitched 9 innings and allowed three hits during Spring Training for the Nationals. This season, Strasburg has spent in the minors going 7-2 with a 1.30 ERA, 65 strikeouts and only 13 walks in 55 1-3 innings. Strasburg has impressed the Nationals enough that he will make his major league debt tonight at 7:05pm.

How big is tonight’s game? For starters, 200 media credential passes were requested and the game is expected to gross more than $1.5 million for the Nationals.

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