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Anticipation high for Strasburg again

Jun 13, 2010, 12:05 AM EDT

CLEVELAND — Stephen Strasburg went about his normal business Saturday afternoon, playing catch, shagging flies and watching intently from the dugout as teammate J.D. Martin pitched against the Indians.

Then again, it wasn’t a totally normal day for the Nationals rookie right-hander, who spent a portion of his afternoon talking pitching with Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley and then looked around the stands at Progressive Field and saw dozens of fans wearing his jersey.

And it certainly won’t be a run-of-the-mill afternoon Sunday when Strasburg takes the mound for his second big-league start. A large crowd will be on hand and a national television audience will tune in to see if he can duplicate his fabulous debut from Tuesday night, as you’ll read on

  1. Les in Ottawa - Jun 13, 2010 at 1:38 AM

    So, with the future of the franchise on the mound tomorrow, does Riggs start his minor league lineup again? Can we at least move automatic out Willie to the nineth spot? We won't notice that he's a worse hitter than Strasburg from there.




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