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Weekly minor-league report

May 5, 2010, 7:02 PM EDT

Here is this week's minor league report, compiled as always by the pun-tastic Bill Gluvna of the Nationals' PR department. Enjoy…

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ROSENBAUM IS A ROSENBAUM IS A ROSENBAUM IS A ROSENBAUM: In 5 starts for Hagerstown, LHP Daniel Rosenbaum is 1-0 with a 1.57 ERA (5 ER/28.2 IP)…the 22-year old southpaw has struck out 25 and walked just 5 (5.0/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio)…among Single-A South Atlantic League pitchers, he ranks 5th in ERA and 7th in WHIP (0.94)…Rosenbaum was selected in the 22nd round of the 2009 Draft out of Xavier University (OH)…he is scheduled to make his next start tonight at Rome (Braves).

Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs
International League North Division
15-11, 3rd Place, 1.0 Game Back

HAIL TO THE NEW CHIEF: Yesterday, RHP Stephen Strasburg was promoted to Syracuse…Strasburg is scheduled to make his Triple-A debut on Friday vs. Gwinnett (Braves)…Strasburg, the top overall selection in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, went 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA (4 ER/22.0 IP) in 5 starts with Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League…with 27 strikeouts and just 6 walks in 22.0 innings pitched, Strasburg posted a 4.5/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and an Eastern-League best 11.05 strikeouts per 9.0 innings.

WHAT A RELIEF: Since surrendering 3 earned runs in 0.1 inning in his season debut, April 8 vs. Lehigh Valley (Phillies), LHP Atahualpa Severino hasn't allowed an earned run 13.1 innings…he has tossed 10.0 consecutive scoreless innings over his last 6 appearances beginning April 20…overall, Severino is 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA (3 ER/ 13.2 IP) in 10 appearances…right-handed hitters are just 4-for-28Read more »

  1. Doc - May 5, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Is this kid Rosenbaum surprising a few baseball types or what? I mean there were hotdogs with mustard chosen in the draft before he was! Let's keep our eyes on The Rose!

  2. Ephesius Remsen Hammersley - May 5, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    good news on some draft picks who look like tghey are diamonds in the rough!

  3. Sue Dinem - May 6, 2010 at 2:04 PM

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