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Braves look to do impossible: humanize Strasburg

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  • Braves looking to prove that Strasburg, 21, despite his 100-mph fastball, is still just a kid



The Stephen Strasburg Tour hits Atlanta tonight as the young fire-baller looks to continue his absurd domination of "professional" baseball players.

Strasburg is 2-1 with a 1.78 ERA in his first four starts in the Big Leagues and has an astonishing 41:5 strikeout to walk ratio.

However, the teams that Strasburg has faced have a collective winning percentage of .411 (123-176) and he has faced just one team with a record better than 12 games below the .500 mark—the White Sox at 39-35.

So needless to say, facing the Braves (44-32) on the road will be the wunderkind's first true test.

The added pressure of having millions of eyes glued to their television sets plus the fortitude of the Atlanta lineup will combine to produce Strasburg's first pitching line that will remind us all that the kid, in all of his aptly-hyped dominance, is still human.

Predicted stat line for Strasburg against the Braves tonight:
ND, 5.2 innings, 3 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 7 K

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