Stephen Strasburg, Drew Storen and Rick Porcello will share a mound Tuesday
The Nationals game Tuesday had already become a spring training extravaganza; pitching coach Steve McCatty joked before the game that he could use 100 extra tickets to the first game Stephen Strasburg will start. Today, the interest level ratcheted even higher.
Drew Storen needed only 10 pitches to retire the side with three groundouts, and so he will need just one day of rest. Storen, the other top-10 pick in Nationals camp, will pitch Tuesday after Strasburg.
"That'll be cool," said Storen, who has recorded six outs with 19 pitches this spring. "It's going to be an exciting atmosphere. It's going to be hard not to be fired up for that game."
As if Tuesday needed another callow arm packed with dynamite, the Tigers will Rick Porcello, who as a 20-year-old last season went 14-9 with a 3.96 ERA and a 116 ERA+. Bring extra batteries for your radar gun.
March 7, 2010; 5:00 PM ET
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