In three starts this season, Harvey has 25 strikeouts in 22 innings, giving up 2 ER, 6 H, and 6 BB. These are sick numbers.
Harvey, in 13 career starts dating back to last season, has averaged 10.5 K, 5.3 H, and 3.5 BB per 9 innings. Strasburg, in 48 career starts, has averaged 10.9 K, 7.5 H, and 2.4 BB per 9 innings. They are both 24 years old.
Tonight will determine once–and for all time–who is the better pitcher. Really? No, not really. But if you’re a Nationals fan, or a baseball fan, or a human being appreciative of another human being performing at the top of his career field, it’s a must watch.
To skip it would be like walking past the Sistine Chapel between 1508 and 1512 and not taking a peek inside.