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Stephen Strasburg 2009 Game-By-Game Results

I’ve looked all over the Internet for Stephen Strasburg’s 2009 game-by-game results and can’t seem to find them anywhere.  So, rather than be a complete failure, I hit up the San Diego State baseball web site, went through the game logs, and did it myself.  I had two things that I wanted to find: pitch counts and rest between starts.  The latter is a piece of cake (he averaged six days in between starts, never with less than five), but none of the box scores had pitch counts.  It did have attendance for 12 of his 15 start, however, so that was kind of interesting (he averaged about 2,060 spectators per start).

The damage for Strasburg so far this season: 13-1 (with one no-decision), 1.32 ERA, 195 SO, 19 BB, 109 IP, 65 H, 17 R, 16 ER, 11 WP, 1 BK, 3 HBP, 0.77 WHIP.  Whether he makes another appearance depends on his teammates.  The way I understand it, the Aztecs play top-seeded UC Irvine in the loser’s bracket this afteroon, with the winner advancing to face Virginia tonight.  If that team beats Virginia, a deciding game will be played tomorrow.

The full game-by-game results are below.

February 20 vs. Bethune-Cookman (W, 1-0)
5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 SO, 1 WP, 1 HBP (Attendance: 950)

February 26 vs. Nevada (W, 2-0)
6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 16 SO (Attendance: 1167)

March 5 @ San Diego (W, 3-0)
8 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 18 SO, 1 WP (Attendance: 1117)

March 13 vs. UNLV (W, 4-0)
7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 14 SO, 1 WP, 1 BK (Attendance: 2102)

March 20 vs. Brigham Young (No Decision)
7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 15 SO (Attendance: 2032)

March 27 vs. TCU (W, 5-0)
8 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 14 SO (Attendance: 2786)

April 3 vs. UC Davis (W, 6-0)
6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 SO, 1 WP, 1 HBP (Attendance: NA)

April 9 @ UNLV (W, 7-0)
6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 13 SO, 2 WP (Attendance: 1073)

April 17 vs. New Mexico (W, 8-0)
9 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 14 SO (Attendance: 3908)

April 24 vs. TCU (W, 9-0)
7 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 14 SO, 1 WP (Attendance: 3072)

May 1 @ Santa Clara (W, 10-0)
8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 12 SO, 1 HBP (Attendance: 1496)

May 8 vs. Air Force (W, 11-0)
9 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 17 SO (Attendance: 3337)

May 14 @ Utah (W, 12-0)
7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 10 SO, 2 WP (Attendance: 1685)

May 20 vs. New Mexico (W, 13-0)
7.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 SO (Attendance: NA)

May 29 vs. Virginia (L, 13-1)
7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 15 SO, 2 WP (Attendance: NA)

Something Tells Me We’ll Be Writing A Lot About Stephen Strasburg This Season

Ever since Jay Bruce* left the Bus Leagues for the glory of The Show, we have found ourselves without a focal point for our ramblings.  If you remember the early days of this blog, Bruce was the almost constant object of our baseball affections (sometimes, almost disturbingly so).  His departure left a void in our lives that we had been unable to fill.

Until now.

*I inexplicably found myself watching a Cardinals-Reds game while visiting my in-laws tonight.  The Deal homered before I turned it on, but later made a great catch in right field, reached on an error by Albert Pujols because he hustled all the way down the line, and stole a base.  Somehow, I resisted the urge to tell my father-in-laws friends, who are visiting from out of town, all about how Jay Bruce knows about my blog and thinks the nickname our readers gave him is great.  Also, I saw Colby Rasmus play for the first time.

Something tells me that regardless of how much time he spends in the minor leagues this year, Stephen Strasburg is poised to become the newest Bus Leagues man-crush.  He struck out 23 batters in a game last season.  He routinely breaks 100 on the radar gun.  He might already be in a Nationals uniform when I see them play the Orioles in late June (part of me hopes they draft him, sign him quick, and David Clyde him so I have a chance of seeing him in action.  This is the same part of me that hopes to one day win the lottery).  And now, he’s thrown a no-hitter.

Over 3,000 fans watched Strasburg dominate Air Force on Friday, striking out 17 to improve his record to 11-0 on the season.  He has struck out 164 batters in 87.1 innings.  If my math is right, almost 63% of the outs he has recorded have come by way of the strikeout.  So yeah, he is really, really good.

About that no-hitter:

“There’s a few pitches that I got away with that they fouled back that were kind of up and in the zone,” Strasburg said in an interview posted on the school’s Web site. “When it came crunch time and I needed a punchout or I needed to get a groundball, I was able to do that.”

Reading the first part of that quote, I can’t help but think of the scene in Bull Durham where Nuke, having finally put it all together, bounces into the dugout and seeks affirmation for his great inning.  No sooner are the words out of his mouth than Crash starts laying into him, telling him everything that had gone wrong, ending with the line, “In The Show they would’ve ripped you.”

Dominance

Baseball Musings had a link this weekend to the story of San Diego State sophomore pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who turned in a phenomenal performance on Friday night: a complete game one-hit shutout of Utah in which he walked one batter and struck out 23.

Yeah, you read that right.  23.

Strasburg struck out at least two batters in every inning and at one point recorded thirteen consecutive outs via strikeout.  The only hit he allowed was a single to center by Michael Beltran leading off the sixth inning.