Strasburg’s Debut Announced
Book your tickets to Altoona, Pennsylvania prospect fans, because that’s where Stephen Strasburg will make his professional debut, on April 11th.
This was the announcement made by the Washington Nationals today and reported by MiLB.com. The irony of the date is being pointed out in multiple places, as the 11th is the day the Nationals will need a 5th starter for the first time. It should be pointed out, however, that if the Nationals had elected to keep Strasburg in the majors, he would have been no less than their third starter, almost certainly slated to pitch in their opening series.
Instead, Strasburg will make his professional debut as a member of the Harrisburg Senators against the Altoona Curve, a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate.