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Strasburg in Hagerstown Wednesday

Aug 16, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

Stephen Strasburg, as expected, will make his next rehab start Wednesday night at low-Class A Hagerstown, returning to the site of his first outing 10 days prior.

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.

  1. LoveDaNats - Aug 16, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    So what do you think is the day he will hit the show? Please tell me it's Sept 6 when I have tickets.

  2. Mick - Aug 16, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Yes, I'm first, ha ha. Next year with the big guy back can't come fast enough.

  3. Mick - Aug 16, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    lovedanats, you beat me!!!!

  4. LoveDaNats - Aug 16, 2011 at 12:33 AM

    Sorry, Mick. But you are right. He can't get back fast enough.

  5. Anonymous - Aug 16, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    Mick, please. We don't do that here.

  6. Sec 3, My Sofa - Aug 16, 2011 at 1:15 AM

    So am I third or fifth?

  7. Anonymous - Aug 16, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    Lovedanats, I guarantee it will be that day. And you can hold me to it.

  8. SBrent - Aug 16, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    One almost feels bad for the Lexington Legends.

  9. Anonymous - Aug 16, 2011 at 1:54 AM

    Almost, but not quite.

  10. Grandstander - Aug 16, 2011 at 2:38 AM

    Are you kidding? I would love to face a pitcher like Strasburg if I was toiling away in A ball. Tons of media, full stands, face the greatest prospect in a generation AND possibly get a hit and a story for my children/grandchildren?Sounds pretty good for the type of players who fill A ball rosters.



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