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Nats reveal Strasburg's schedule

Posted on: September 9, 2011 7:23 pm
Edited on: September 9, 2011 7:30 pm
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By Matt Snyder

Strasmas already happened once this September, as Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg dominated the Dodgers for five innings Tuesday. Now, the Nationals have mapped out his schedule for the rest of the season. It will include four starts at home before he's either shut down or makes one road start.

Strasburg will start Sunday against the Astros, and then the Nationals will give him an extra day of rest between each of his next two starts. That conveniently means Strasburg's first four starts will all be at home, and attendance will surely benefit the Nationals' financially.

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Of course, that's not why they're giving him an extra day.

“I can assure you it has nothing to do with home or road,” manager Davey Johnson said (Nationals Journal). Johnson added that he's using a similar schedule that the Nationals used with Jordan Zimmermann, who came back after having Tommy John surgery this season. It is the same procedure Strasburg had.

So Strasburg will start Sept. 17 against the Marlins and Sept. 23 against the Braves. From there, the Nationals will decide whether or not to bring Strasburg back on the last day of the season (Sept. 28) in a road game against the Marlins on traditional four-days' rest or to simply let the start against the Braves on the 23rd be the final outing of his second big-league season.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 2:07 am
 

Nats reveal Strasburg's schedule

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Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:49 am
 

Nats reveal Strasburg's schedule

Don't rush the kid. You have already been down that road.  Give him those four starts, then shut him down til spring training. He should do some upper body weight training. Not HGH but, by sitting his butt down in the weight room and working out old school.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 10:24 am
 

Nats reveal Strasburg's schedule

I wish I could say I was looking forward to next year, but unless this team goes out and buys some free agents hitters, Strassburg will have to give up a run or less in order to win any games. I have never seen a worse hitting team. How the hell does the hitting coach have a job? They swing at everything out of the strike zone and sit there and take strike 3 right down the middle. Even Zimmerman is now K'ing at an alarming rate. You have a middle infiels that has a bit of pop but an agravate batting average of .240. That is not ging to cut it. And on top of that, Desmons may just be the WORST ss in major legue history. Besides all the errors, most of which are easy ground balls, he has allowed 14 infield singles this year alone simply because he does not charge the ball. We have no centerdielder, no leadoff hitter, Worth is a joke. Marrero ahows promise with his hitting but cannot play first base and besides, they paid so much money to LaRoache, they have to start hm next year anyway. Lombardozzi looks completely overmatched. Looks like yet another AAAAplayer, just like Desmond, Espinosa and Bernardina. If I see Rick ankielswing the bat in anything more than a pinch hitters role next year, I thnk I will puke.


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