Strasburg making Giants look silly
The iconic Stephen Strasburg strikeout is probably a swinging hack at high heat. You know, the flamethrower, the triple-digit radar reading, the catcher rising out of his stance and all that.
But I think I'm starting to enjoy the Strasburg breaking-ball strikeout more, batters poking out their arms meekly as the ball bounces in the dirt, or going down on one knee, or even flinging their entire bat at the ball in a gesture of utter defeat. Five of Strasburg's eight strikeouts against the Giants on Friday night came on swings at low breaking balls, most of the utterly futile variety.
Here are some of the images of that futility With Strasburg already holding the team lead in strikeouts -- in 75 fewer innings than second-place Livan Hernandez -- there will probably be more of these images in the second half, but it seemed like a pleasant way to go into the All-Star Break.
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