Stephen Strasburg pitched 5 scoreless innings to lead the Syracuse Chiefs past the Buffalo Bisons 7-1 today in Downtown Buffalo. In front of a packed house at Coca-Cola field, Syracuse Chiefs starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg showed the Bisons why he was worthy of the number one draft pick in the 2009 MLB Entry Draft. Strasburg pitched five masterful innings, allowing only three hits and no runs in his last minor league start.
Strasburg left the game after the fifth inning, throwing 89 pitches on the day with 54 of them being for strikes. Strasburg ended his tour through the Minor Leagues with a 4-1 record and a 1.08 ERA in his six starts in Triple A for Syracuse.
Strasburg is expected to make his Major League debut next Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.