The Washington Nationals finally notched a spring training win on Sunday, clubbing the New York Mets 12-0, but as nice as an exhibition win is the real story is the performance of Stephen Strasburg on the mound. Washington's opening day starter threw five scoreless innings, striking out five Mets batters and walking only one. Strasburg allowed five hits, and threw 47 strikes among his 84 pitches. In other words, Washington's young stud looked ready for the regular season to begin. But don't take my word for it, take his.
Strasburg says he feels ready for opening day. Approached today like a regular start. "When you step on the rubber, it's go time right now."— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) March 25, 2012
Opening Day can't get here soon enough if you're a Washington Nationals fan.
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