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Strasburg dominant in third AFL start

Updated: October 28, 2009, 2:08 PM ET
By Jason Grey
Now that's more like it.

The third start of Washington Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg at the Arizona Fall League was a big rebound from a previous outing that the right-hander called a "learning experience."

Four days after he allowed eight runs and failed to get out of the third inning, Strasburg kept the opposing Surprise Rafters squad hitless over his first four frames before giving up a leadoff double in the fifth and exiting due to pitch count one strikeout later.

More importantly, it was how he looked getting those outs that made the outing impressive and made him seem more like the pitcher I saw when he was an amateur. He struck out five -- three swinging -- and made a couple of hitters look bad in doing so.

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