13 first bad games for star rookies(14 images)

Despite all of the hype and praise, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was bound to have a bad outing eventually. Tuesday against the Florida Marlins, Strasburg proved he's human, and continued a long line of highly-touted rookies who proved no one's perfect forever. Now the question is whether Strasburg, like those in this gallery, will be remembered not for singular failure but for the sum of his successes.

The rookie phenom and first pick of the 2009 draft walks off the mound after his first major league shelling. Over 4.1 innings against the Florida Marlins Tuesday, Strasburg gave up six earned runs, double that of previous season highs, and posted an uncharacteristically low four strikeouts. | License Photo
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