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Strasburg strikes out 14 for his first win!

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Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals (Scott Jontes/Four Seam Images)

I had the chance to shoot Stephen Strasburg in his first game in the Florida Instructional League for the Nationals on October 5th 2009. Watching his first start in the big leagues tonight made me want to go back and look at my images from that game. Looking back at it now I feel good about my decision to take the day off from work to shoot the game.

For the game Strasburg threw 94 pitches with 65 of them going for strikes. He also struck out every player in the starting lineup. Not a bad start.

Scott

Stephen Strasburg pitches in the Florida Instructional League

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Stephen Strasburg in his Florida Instructional League start
-Scott Jontes/MiLB.com

Well it was just your typical bright and sunny day in Florida today… and oh yeah, Stephen Strasburg made his first start in the Florida Instructional League. I covered the game for MiLB.com and for the mere fact that I wanted to see this guy pitch and I can tell you I was not disappointed that I went. I thought he looked good in his first start maybe just a tad on the nervous side, but can you blame him.

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Stephen Strasburg in his Florida Instructional League start
 -Scott Jontes/MiLB.com

Strasburg allowed one run and three hits in the 2 innings that he pitched. He started off his pro career by striking out the first batter he faced and had one other strikeout in the first inning.

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Stephen Strasburg in his Florida Instructional League start
-Scott Jontes/MiLB.com

The one thing that surprised me was that there were only a few photographers at the game. One of the photographers I know and he had flown in for the game. There was also a few people from the local papers and some fans but it was not near the amount that I thought it was going to be.

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Stephen Strasburg in his Florida Instructional League start
-Scott Jontes/MiLB.com
I only stayed at the game for a few innings after Strasburg left the game so I could upload my photos to MiLB.com and to start heading home. Below are few of my other photos from the game and be sure to check the photos MiLB used today too.

Stephen Strasburg-4.jpgStephen Strasburg in his Florida Instructional League start -Scott Jontes/MiLB.com

Stephen Strasburg.jpgStephen Strasburg in his Florida Instructional League start -Scott Jontes/MiLB.com

I hope that you enjoyed the photos.

Scott