Jun 3, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT
Here is this week's official minor-league report, sent out by Nationals PR man Bill Gluvna…
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COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF: In 10 combined starts with Triple-A Syracuse and Double-A Harrisburg, RHP Stephen Strasburg is 6-2 with a 1.43 ERA…Strasburg's stingy .157 batting average against is the 2nd lowest in minor league baseball among starting pitchers…with 60 strikeouts and 12 walks in 50.1 innings pitched, Strasburg owns a 5.0/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and averages 10.7 strikeouts per 9.0 innings…in 5 Triple-A starts with Syracuse, he is 3-1 with a 1.27 ERA (4 ER/28.1 IP)…prior to joining Syracuse, Strasburg went 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA (4 ER/22.0 IP) in 5 starting assignments with Harrisburg…Strasburg is scheduled to make his final Triple-A start today at Buffalo (Mets).
Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs
International League North Division
30-21, 2nd Place, 0.5 Game Back
SAVE-A-LOT: RHP Joel Peralta's 16 saves in as many opportunities rank 2nd in the International League and 3rd in minor league baseball…in 21 appearances, he is 1-0 with a 0.75 ERA (2 ER/24.0 IP)…Peralta last allowed an earned run on April 30 at Toledo (Tigers), or 33 days ago…the Bonao, Dominican Republic native has fanned 30 in 24.0 innings, an average of 11.25 strikeouts per 9.0 innings…Peralta was signed by Washington as a minor-league free agent, December 15, 2009.
START ME UP: RHP Jeff Mandel is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA (5 ER/23.1 IP) in 4 starts with Syracuse…Mandel began the season in Harrisburg, where he posted a 3.83 ERA (17 ER/40.0 IP) in 7 outings…Mandel, 25, was a 2009 Single-A Carolina League All-Star last season with Potomac…following the season, Mandel played with the PhoenixRead more »
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