Box Score Bits: Strasburg, Stanton impress
June, 9, 2010
By Eric Karabell | ESPN Insider
• Game 1 of the Stephen Strasburg era was successful, as the young right-hander fanned 14 Pittsburgh Pirates in seven innings Tuesday, walking nobody and earning his first win. Strasburg needed only 94 pitches to get 21 outs, also pretty impressive. Next up for Strasburg is another offensively challenged team, the Cleveland Indians.
• Meanwhile, Game 1 of the Mike Stanton era went well, as the 20-year-old right fielder singled three times against the Philadelphia Phillies, and scored twice. Stanton hit seventh in the order, but if he can translate his immense minor league power to the majors, he'll move up. As of 9 a.m. ET Wednesday, Stanton was owned in 71 percent of ESPN standard (10-team) mixed leagues.