The Strasburg Watch: First Minor League Start Set
Posted by representingpuroresu on 03/30/2010
A new feature I’ll be doing this baseball season, regularly tracking the hopefully fast track to fame-and the majors-of Washington’s future baseball savior, 2009 #1 overall draft pick Stephen Strasburg, as he begins his career in the Nationals system and hopefully works his way up to starting this season at Nationals Park and elsewhere.
Late yesterday the Nationals announced that his first “real” start of the season (and thus his next appearance) will come for AA Harrisburg on 4/11 against the Altoona Curve, the AA affiliate of Pittsburgh. There were rumors he could pitch-even start-Saturday’s Nats exhibition game in DC against Boston, but that’s not happening. No reason given. That means he’ll start the Senators’ 4th game of the year.
I’ll pass along the line and notes from the game once it’s in the books. In the meantime, keep up with everything Strasburg, the Nationals & the Senators at the Nationals’ official website, nationals.com and the Senators’ official website, senatorsbaseball.com.