Strasburg To Debut June 8th

Mark your calendars, Stephen Strasburg will make his major league debut June 8th, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson. The right-hander will test his stuff against a major league offense for the first time in Washington next Tuesday against the Pirates. 

The Nationals put off the top draft pick's debut long enough to eliminate the chance that he goes to arbitration four times. Strasburg will not pick up more than 118 days of service time this year, so he will not be a super two after 2012.

Strasburg appears to be ready for big league hitters less than a year after being drafted. He has a 1.43 ERA in ten starts and has allowed just 28 hits and 12 walks in 50.1 innings. His upper-90s fastball has helped him strike out 60 batters this year.


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12 Comments on "Strasburg To Debut June 8th"


5 years 3 months ago

Can you even call the Pirates a major league offense????

jwredsox
5 years 3 months ago

Yeah

jayrig5
5 years 3 months ago

The odds of this scenario playing out are, obviously, quite slim, and he may get shut down far before this could happen, but say the Nats make the playoffs and make a run (hey, stop laughing.) Would the postseason count as service time?

GoFish128
5 years 3 months ago

No, it does not.

ReverendBlack
5 years 3 months ago

For his sake, I hope he gets hit really hard a couple of starts into his ML season.

Dawn9476
5 years 3 months ago

That means that the Tigers won’t see him in their series with the Nats the next week. The Indians will see him on the Sunday before while the White Sox will see him on the Saturday after.

Threat_Level_RedSox
5 years 3 months ago

Strange they Didnt want him to face The Reds, maybe they realized they cant sell tickets if he does’nt start off atleast 32-0 with 420 K’s, 0 BB, 9 no hitters, a .400 BA and delivering octuplets during the seven inning stretch with nothing but a rally monkey and a jock strap.

Rock him hard Buccos.

bigpat
5 years 3 months ago

I wonder how quick the tickets will sell out. I would love to make the trip to DC and see him pitch.

gwells
5 years 3 months ago

sold out as of now.

5 years 3 months ago

just got tickets for me and my girlfriend (for only $25 each!), really hoping to see a flash of greatness so i can boast about being there when it all started.

5 years 3 months ago

Wait…Who is Stephen Strasburg?

5 years 3 months ago

Genius…They’d never get anyone there for a Pirates game, otherwise.