Friday, May 29, 2009

SDSU's Stephen Strasburg Loses First Game of the Season

San Diego State pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who will likely be the top pick in the upcoming Major League Baseball draft, lost his first game of the season in the Aztecs' 5-1 loss to Virginia.

Strasburg had been 13-0 during the season, but lost SDSU's first game in the NCAA regionals. He gave up a first-inning home run and the team couldn't recover. He did a heck of a job regardless, striking out 15 in seven innings and allowing just two runs (that did jack up his 1.24 ERA a bit).

This is the Aztecs' first appearance in the tournament in 18 years. This loss is huge since Strasburg cannot start every game and their manager, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, can't go out and hit. San Diego State will play the loser of between Fresno State and the host UC-Irvine.

If SDSU loses that game, the next time you will see Strasburg, he will be most likely be pitching in the Washington 'Natinals' organization.

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