MLB In Full Bloom - Strasburg Spectacular In Nats Victory - 4/11/2014


Stephen Strasburg was spectacular in Thursday afternoon's victory over the Marlins, but his success didn't come as a result of an overpowering fastball. Strasburg held the Marlins to just three hits and one run over 6 2/3 innings, striking out 12 in the victory. We know Strasburg possesses a high-velocity fastball, but his domination Thursday was a result resulted of his devastating changeup. Strasburg's name has lost some of its luster in recent years as he's dealt with injuries and the burden of high expectations, but Thursday was a good reminder of how high his ceiling really is for a 25-year old that has not yet reached his prime. He's still got the ability to be the best pitcher in baseball on a given day and, if he can put it all together, in a given year.