With the Nationals 17.5 games back in the Division, and 10 back of the Wild Card, it looks like their playoff hopes are just about done, but there’s some good news on the horizon. Yesterday, Strasburg finished his Viera stint and is headed back for the Nationals’ minor league system for 30 days of rehab before returning to the big-league club. First up? According to Ben Goessling of MASN, it’s likely Sunday’s game in Hagerstown. It seems a bit like turning a velociraptor loose on a herd of baby sheep, putting the recovering ace up against low-A hitters, but that’s where rehab starts begin.
Grandstand seats are available, as of post time, for $11 apiece. Bleacher seats are $7.70. You won’t find a better deal.