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Olsen to start tomorrow

Jul 28, 2010, 9:42 PM EDT

Scott Olsen has officially been named the Nationals’ starting pitcher for tomorrow’s series finale against the Braves.

Olsen, who has been on the DL since May 22 with left shoulder inflammation, has made four minor-league rehab starts, the most recent coming Thursday for Class A Potomac. Overall, he posted a 3.21 ERA while on rehab, striking out 11 while walking only one batter.

In eight starts with the Nationals before getting hurt, Olsen was 2-2 with a 3.77 ERA.

Olsen’s return tomorrow pushes Craig Stammen back to Friday night’s game against the Phillies and Ross Detwiler to Saturday night’s game. Sunday’s starter remains uncertain; if Stephen Strasburg is ready to return from his shoulder inflammation, he’ll pitch on schedule. If not, the Nationals will need to decide whether to promote someone from the minors or use long reliever Miguel Batista again.

  1. Anonymous - Jul 28, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    And on Sunday … after his rehabilitation start in Syracuse tonight … Jason Marquis.

  2. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jul 29, 2010 at 3:29 AM

    I dunno. Marquis gave up four runs on four hits in five innings vs. Indy. Struck out seven, though.Is Miss Iowa available on three days' rest?

  3. Anonymous - Jul 29, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Marquis gave up a grand slam in the first inning and then pitched very well after that; he threw 72 pitches. I seriously doubt that he is starting on Sunday on short rest coming off surgery; Chico is scheduled to start tonight at Syracuse; if they pull him you know he's the guy otherwise I,m guessing Batista on full rest.

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