Washington manager Davey Johnson on Tuesday confirmed plans for Stephen Strasburg to make his first 2011 start for the Nationals on Sept. 6.
Once again, it's time to check off some items on my "TIDU List" - Things I Don't Understand:
Stephen Strasburg struck out seven in five innings, giving up one earned run on two hits in a rehab start for Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday night.
One frustration followed Stephen Strasburg's barnstorming rehabilitation tour from Hagerstown, Md., to Woodbridge, Va.
Long before the gates opened at Nationals Park on Wednesday, a slender figure with a familiar face and red socks pulled to his knees stepped into the batting cage.
Jordan Zimmermann doesn't carry the same cachè, didn't sign the same type of monster contract and certainly doesn't pack a stadium the way the Washington Nationals' best-known right-handed pitcher does. He's not Stephen Strasburg, and that's just fine.
The old Stephen Strasburg took the mound at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, Md., on Monday night.
These Nationals aren't going to win the National League East or being playing in October. September could be a showcase for Stephen Strasburg on the comeback trail from Tommy John surgery.
One day after Stephen Strasburg was hit hard in his third rehabilitation start following Tommy John surgery, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said he was not worried about the young pitcher.