The Washington Nationals pitcher, Stephen Strasburg was the number one overall pick in the draft last year, and today he makes his Major League Baseball debut. Washington fans are giddy with excitement and the team is selling standing-only tickets to the sold-out ball game.
Strasburg can throw a fastball that hits 100 mph and his curve ball is stunning. The Takeaway's sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, previews whether the young player can live up to the hype as he faces off against the Pittsburgh Pirates. And Takeaway Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich is in D.C. where he says the game is attracting more attention than today's primary elections.