With a record crowd at Santa Clara, Stephen Strasburg struck out 12 batters over eight innings, while allowing no runs and just three hits. ?I haven't seen anything like him in the college game,? Santa Clara coach Mark O'Brien said. ?In fact, I don't think I've seen anything like him in the big league level. We've seen him three years in a row and that slider that he throws, that's a lethal pitch. That's as good a combination as you're going to see at any level.? Said right fielder Kevin Madden: ?That's the best pitcher we'll probably face in our lives. His fastball is as fast as it gets and his breaking ball just drops off the table.?
Rival Coach: I've Never Seen A Pitcher Like Strasburg In MLB