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Strasburg en route to the District

Soon-to-be major league pitcher Stephen Strasburg threw a bullpen session in Syracuse earlier today and currently is on his way to Washington, D.C. Strasburg -- the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 MLB first-year player draft -- will make his major league debut Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

By Steve Yanda  |  June 6, 2010; 4:24 PM ET
Categories:  Stephen Strasburg  
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Comments

Big freaking deal. Leake for the Reds is 5-0 and that gets no attention....wait that's because he didnt quite get the money and the accolades that SS is getting before he ever throws a pitch in the major leagues. Mark my words - Leake will be the real deal, not sure about Strasburg, seems the hype is impossible to live up to.

Posted by: bendersx6 | June 6, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Agreed completely that the hype is impossible to live up to--but if he's even 1/2 as good as they hype, or even 1/4 as good, he's still going to be something special.

Posted by: dryw1 | June 6, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

How is Strasburg getting here and what routes is he taking? Where is he stopping along the way? Don't you have photographers and reporters traveling with him? Where is the full report?

What time will he arrive and is there a welcome party planned?

Posted by: llrllr | June 6, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

What will Nats Nation do the first time Capps blows one of Strasburg's
victories. That'll be interesting.

BTW note to Nats: Move Dunn down in the lineup. He's killin the team with men on base and Get rid of Nieves.

See you at the Paak Tuesday night.

Posted by: dovelevine | June 6, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

I would hope he stops at one of those Maryland rest stops at Philips, Popeye's or something.

He deserves it.

http://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewforum.php?f=124

Posted by: CJArlington | June 6, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, he will avoid taking the train through Baltimore. That didn't work out too well for Lincoln.

Posted by: lowcountry | June 6, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

At this point does it really matter? The guy will be on a pitch count or 6 innings whatever comes first. After Storen, Slaten and Clippard hold the line, Gentelmen Jim will call on Capps and there goes the ballgame.

Reality bites...., Morgan, Capps, Burnett played for the Pittsburgh Pirates not the New York Yankees.

Dunn is a strike-out machine..., like we did not know that already.

Of course the LernerStank and the Rizz will keep telling the masses to come on out and see the future...really? Folks it ain't happen'n in 10, 11 or maybe even 12 and thats the truth!

Rumour de-jour: Redskins plan to announce that TO is invited to a workout on Tuesday, leave it to the Synder to steal Uncle Teds thunder! There was no way "the machine" was going to let the Nats have their day.

Posted by: TippyCanoe | June 6, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

>>Reality bites...., Morgan, Capps, Burnett played for the Pittsburgh Pirates not the New York Yankees

Yep looks like the clock has struck 12 on ole Matt Capps. Way to pillage the Pirates.

Posted by: dovelevine | June 6, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

"Strasburg en route to the District"

omg, omg, omg!!!

Posted by: chillsonic | June 6, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Just a head's up for those who can't make it in person for Strasamania, the schedule (from MASN site) shows the game listed on MASN2, though I believe the MLB network's also carrying the game, just in case some of ya'll have trouble getting the former on your televideomachines. Plan accordingly...

Posted by: HotNats | June 6, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

MLB Network will be blacked out in DC and surrounding areas, though.

Posted by: cassander | June 6, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Some1 please tell me about the plan again? All I see for the future is a SS, 3b, possible LF and 1 starting pitcher and 2 relievers. That leaves a boatload of holes to fill and I'm not sure there's anyone left on the Pirates to try and steal.

Posted by: dovelevine | June 6, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

You know what? I am happy to see a post like this, because I enjoy it a lot more than thinking about the team's play lately.

And yes, I had heard and read about Leake, even before he beat us. There were plenty of stories talking about how the Reds called him up instead of waiting for the Super 2 deadline. In the end, though, it would be silly to blame the Nats for not doing that. Starting pitching has worked out pretty well for us up to now. They just aren't scoring enough runs.

+1/2St.

Posted by: kevincostello | June 7, 2010 5:24 AM | Report abuse

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