Stephen Strasburg Moving A Little Closer to Majors

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Do not adjust your MLB standings, they are reading correctly: the Washington Nationals, over .500, are just a game back of the New York Mets (and 1/2 game behind the Phils) in the National League East. And it’s not April anymore. Up in the majors, the Nats will get their rubber match in the weekend series with Florida later this afternoon, but there’s some equally exciting news down on the farm.

Bill Ladson of is reporting that, after this afternoon’s start in Potomac Harrisburg [my bad], #1 prospect/phenom/“Jesus” Stephen Strasburg will be promoted to the Nationals’ Triple-A club in Syracuse. Strasburg’s numbers in Double-A were very impressive, as the young pitcher let just one run cross the plate in 17+ innings of work while striking out 23. While most believed that Strasburg would make his way to the Show sometime in his first season, it may very well be coming soon. One writer’s opinion? An interleague start against the young bats of Baltimore come late June. While, luckily, I don’t the make decisions for the team, I think we can all be optimistic that Stephen will be taking the Navy Yard mound someday soon.

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3 thoughts on “Stephen Strasburg Moving A Little Closer to Majors

  1. Potomac is single-A ball. Harrisburg is AA. The rines are crossed somewhere.

  2. Thanks for catching that, you’re right. I’ve updated to reflect that he’s starting in Harrisburg this afternoon, not Potomac!

  3. Good. We are bringing him up as we should….he is not a high school kid so he should be brought up quicker then a normal 18-year-old stud.

    But we need to keep him down for those 30 days so we have him for another year

    And we need to give him confidence and slowly switch him to the professional game

    Which is a BIG, BIG change for everyone