Reality met hype in Stephen Stranburg's second inning, as he struck out the side. Although he gave up his first hit, he reached 100 mph on the radar gun and stranded the runner at first.
Despite Andy LaRoche's single to right, Strasburg impressed. Instead of just relying on the fastball, he showed off his curveball, striking out Delwynn Young on a slow curveball after a 100 mph fastball was low for a ball.
After LaRoche's single, Ronny Cedeno struck out on five pitches.
-- C. Trent Rosencrans