Someone Got A Hit Off Of Stephen Strasburg? What?S

The pitcher who's going to have major league teams tanking games by July gave up a three-run homer and threw 121 pitches on Friday, but don't worry folks, he still won.

San Diego State's Stephen Strasburg is now 9-0 with a 1.54 ERA after a 14-strikeout, seven-inning 4-3 win over No. 16 Texas Christian Friday night. Projected to the the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, it seems his only drawback is the constant smell of sulphur whenever he's around (that would be Scott Boras).

From the gaggle of radar-touting scouts, to San Diego State president Stephen Weber, to former NFL MVP Brian Sipe, to basketball coach Steve Fisher, to national-TV announcers, to a trio of national sportswriters, everyone, it seems, was in the record crowd of 3,072 at Tony Gwynn Stadium to see Stephen Strasburg.

My favorite Strasburg fact is this: He chose to attend San Diego State, where both his parents went, even though he was recruited by Stanford, Yale and Harvard. Now that takes brains.

The Strasburg Watch: 9-0, 1.54 ERA [NBC Sports]
Strasburg Puts On A Show For Record Crowd [North County Times]