Washington Nationals: Stephen Strasburg Start Three GameThread...

Stephen Strasburg's scheduled to make his third start of the season this morning against the Reading Phillies at home in Metro Bank Park. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

• Stephen Strasburg Is Going To Stare At You Now:


Stephen Strasburg

#37 / Pitcher / Harrisburg Senators

6-4

220

R

R

Jul 20, 1988

 

'09 SDSU Stats - (13-1), 1.32 ERA, 15 GS, 2 CG, 109.0 IP, 59 H, 16 ER, 19 BB (1.57 BB/9), 195 K's (16.1K/9). 

AFL Stats - (4-1), 4.26 ERA, 5 GS, 19.0 IP, 15 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 3 HR, 7 BB, 23 K's, 1.16 WHIP. 

ST 2010 - (1-0), 2.00 ERA, 3 GS, 9.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 HR, 1 BB, 12 K's. 

'10 - (Double-A Harrisburg) - (1-0), 1.23 ERA, 2 GS, 7.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 11 K's, .207 BAA. 



After The JUMP:

• Gammons On Strasburg.

• Start 3 at 10:35 am EST.

• Gammons On Strasburg.

10 days back, MLB.com's Peter Gammons reported via Twitter that, "When [DC GM] Mike Rizzo and Scott Boras finished the [Stephen] Strasburg deal in August, they agreed he'd be limited to around 100 IP in 2010." Mr. Gammons' claims were almost immediately refuted by the team. MASNSports.com's Ben Goessling quoted Nationals' Farm Director Doug Harris on Mr. Goessling's own Twitter feed saying that, "...the idea of Strasburg being capped at 100 innings this year 'doesn't hold water.'" 

MLB.com's Peter Gammons has now refuted his own Twitter reports as well, writing recently, in an article entitled, "Gammons: Leake's jump rarely seen", that the Nats' GM and Strasburg's agent did indeed, "...(discuss) Strasburg's timetable as they worked out his record bonus deal last August," but the Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo, who's quoted in the article, sets the record straight once and for all about the Nationals' plan for their '09 no.1 overall pick's 2010 season:

"'Ideally,' said Rizzo, 'we'd like to keep Strasburg at about 140-150 innings this year. Then maybe 170 next year. By 2012, he should be ready for the 200-innings load.'"

Ideally, Strasburg's third start this morning against the Reading Phillies, which will take place in the Harrisburg Senators' home, Metro Bank Park, will go a little smoother than his rain-soaked second outing of the season which saw the 21-year-old right-hander pitch just 2.1 innings after delays caused by rain and a power outing in the stadium, which limited Strasburg to just 32 pitches, with his fastball reportedly hitting 98 mph as he allowed 2 hits and 1 uneared run while striking out 3 of the 9 batters he faced with 2 groundouts and 2 flyouts by the New Britain Rock Cats' hitters. 

(ed. note - "The audio for all Harrisburg Senators' games is available via the team's official site. MiLB.com has a note up this morning stating that you can, "Follow every pitch live on MiLB.tv," but the Senators' game is not listed on the schedule for today, so buy in at your own risk...I'll try my best to get in front of a computer to listen to Strasburg's outing, but wondered if we couldn't make a community effort to keep us all informed...Who's Listening/Watching/Following Strasburg's third start??")

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