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Strasburg's next start likely on Friday

Posted on: August 8, 2011 7:46 pm
 
Stephen StrasburgBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Stephen Strasburg will pitch again on Friday, the Nationals hope, but where he'll do it is still up in the air, the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore reports.

Strasburg is expected to throw a side session in Washington on Tuesday and if all goes well, he'll stay on rotation, pitching every five days.

Kilgore speculates Strasburg's next start will be at Class A Potomac in Woodbridge, Va. Strasburg started at low Class A Hagerstown on Sunday, striking out four and allowing three hits in 1 2/3 innings. The Suns are on the road on Friday, while the Potomac Nationals are at home. Also at home is Double-A Harrisburg, but that would be a pretty big leap this early in Strasburg's rehab.

What makes this more interesting is that the Nationals had been publicly unhappy with the ownership at Potomac and its facilities at Pfitzner Stadium, even skipping top prospect Bryce Harper over high Class A and straight to Double-A in what many has seen as a way to send a message to the ownership.

According to the Post, Prince William County officials approved a measure to improve the field. Minor League Baseball director Mark Scilabba sent a letter to Major League Baseball earlier this year that called the playing field "substandard."

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