Aug 16, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT
The Suns made the official announcement on their website: Strasburg will face the Lexington Legends at 7:05 p.m.
The right-hander is expected to pitch four innings or about 60 pitches, ramping up from his three-inning start Friday night at high-Class A Potomac, in which he struck out five and didn’t allow a ball to leave the infield.
Though Strasburg is going down one level in the Nationals’ farm system for this next appearance, it’s in no way a demotion. The organization simply wants to make sure he pitches in home games, and the only other affiliate at home Wednesday is Class AAA Syracuse.
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