Morning Bits: Recap, Gardner, Strasburg
Here are a few news items on the morning:
- Thanks to Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, and Phil Hughes, the Yankees beat Baltimore, 12-7.
- Brett Gardner was pulled from yesterday’s game (8th inning) with minor soreness in his left thumb.
- The soreness isn’t considered serious. Gardner has dealt with it since breaking the thumb last year.
- And, finally, a non-Yankee note—touted prospect Stephen Strasburg made his debut last night.
Strasburg struck out 14 over 7 innings and walked none, which is actually a first for a starting pitcher making his debut. Strasburg featured a fastball that averaged 97.5 mph and he touched 100-101 mph a few times last night. The 21-year old certainly delivered on his billing and, as a result, he seems to be invigorating the entire Nationals organization.
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