The word on Stephen Strasburg's professional debut is that he hit 100 mph on at least one radar gun and looked good.
"As advertised," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said.
And then there was the double.
Yes, one game into his pro career, baseball's best-known minor league pitcher has a 1.80 ERA -- and a .500 batting average, with a 1.000 slugging percentage.
"I never saw him swing a bat in my life," Rizzo said. "So if he turns into a big hitter, I can't take any credit for it."
Strasburg told the Washington Post that he had always wanted to hit at San Diego State, but that coach Tony Gwynn wouldn't let him.
"I'm definitely going to call Gwynn up and let him have it," Strasburg told the Post . "I'm sure he's eating his words right now."