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Stephen Strasburg's upcoming schedule

Even with John Lannan's demotion and the Nationals using a four-man rotation for about a week, Stephen Strasburg will remain on his once-every-fifth-day schedule. The Nationals, barring injury or rain, have mapped out his pitching outline until the all-star break. In the start before the break, Strasburg will receive an extra day of rest. He'll make four more starts before the break:

June 23 vs. Royals

June 28 at Braves

July 3 vs. Mets

July 9 vs. Giants

The Nationals will use the all-star break to rest Strasburg and stunt his inning total, which will allow them to pitch him deeper into the season. The Nationals open the second half in Florida against the Marlins, but Strasburg may skip that series all together.

"We'll probably bring him back not the first day, maybe not the second, maybe not even that first series down in Florida," Manager Jim Riggleman said. "We're not sure yet. That's where we're really trying to buy some time with his innings count."

By Adam Kilgore  |  June 21, 2010; 6:53 PM ET
Categories:  Pitching rotation , Stephen Strasburg  
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Comments

Some loser paid $22 for a $10 ticket I put on StubHub for the 7/8 game. Nice!

Posted by: PowerBoater69 | June 21, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Be nice if this holds. I grew up in the east bay and July 9 is my birthday. Happy birthday to me to see Stras beat the Giants.

Posted by: marathoner | June 21, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, what a loser. Going to a game that SS *won't* be pitching? What kind of a Nats fan are they, anyway? (That's rhetorical, btw.)

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | June 21, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

More like some loser thought that was funny or cool, congrats a-hole

Posted by: mfowler1 | June 21, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Why are the nats babying SS? I mean when do they say ok you can pitch on a normal pitcher's schedule with a normal pitch count? It's not like he's pitching a full season. Despite only pitching 3 games in the ML, he's the best pitcher they've got.

Posted by: Thundershock | June 22, 2010 1:34 AM | Report abuse

Why are they "babying" Stephen Strasburg? Look up the names Kerry Wood and Mark Prior. And for good measure, also check out the history of Jordan Zimmermann (and even Chad Cordero).

Posted by: samantha7 | June 22, 2010 2:17 AM | Report abuse

July 9th? I like it. The Nats are really hooking the 21-game Plan D, aka Teddy's Plan. We got the 6/8 Strasburg debut, we get the 6/23 KC matinee, and now we get 7/9. And since I bought xtra tix for 6/18 and 7/3, that means I'll see all of Strasburg's home starts before the ASB. Sweet!

Posted by: nunof1 | June 22, 2010 8:16 AM | Report abuse

"That's where we're really trying to buy some time with his innings count."

READ: We're trying to maximize the number of home starts.

Posted by: dclifer | June 22, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

ka-ching!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJOjTNuuEVw

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | June 22, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Why are they "babying" Stephen Strasburg? Look up the names Kerry Wood and Mark Prior. And for good measure, also check out the history of Jordan Zimmermann (and even Chad Cordero.

Keep your fingers crossed on Strasburg. All except Chad have that "inverted W" pitching motion.

Posted by: notbobshort | June 22, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

And what will the Nats do if MLB comes calling and wants Strasburg for the All-Star game?

Posted by: NatsSince1967 | June 22, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

PowerBoater69: You made $12. Congratulations. You are the smartest person alive.

Posted by: Aerowaz | June 22, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

When are the Nats going to cut the umbilical cord from this kid? Stop trying to prevent him from getting hurt, becasue when you do that it seems to always backfire. Let him pitch on his regular days and stop with all of the babysitting stuff.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | June 22, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

"Some loser paid $22 for a $10 ticket I put on StubHub for the 7/8 game. Nice!

Posted by: PowerBoater69"

You must be so proud to have spent all that effort to make a grand total of $12.

Posted by: greggiebaba | June 22, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

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