Saturday, March 20, 2010
Bowie--Here We Come
Although The Potomac Nationals might be pretty disappointed right now hearing the news of Stephen Strasburg bypassing Single A Baseball and being optioned to Double A Harrisburg to begin his 2010 season by Our General Mike Rizzo--The Bowie BaySox management must be dancing in the aisles. The Harrisburg Senators play a three game set during The Eastern League's first week of play in April at Prince Georges County Stadium in Maryland.
Games four through six of the young season are scheduled for Monday April 12th, Tuesday April 13th and Wednesday April 14 at the cozy ballpark located just off Route 50 in suburban D.C. Individual tickets to Bowie BaySox games do not go on sale until March 27th. But with Our Washington Nationals playing in Philadelphia against The Phillies during that same time frame--you can bet many Washington fans will be at Prince Georges County Stadium on one of those three nights--if Stephen Strasburg is on the mound throwing.
Bowie--Here We Come.
PS: Harrisburg doesn't play at the new Eastern League Richmond (Virginia) FLYING Squirrels (is that better Mike?) until June 1st. Barring injury, you can pretty much bet Stephen Strasburg will be long gone from The Senators by that time.
Finally, here is the complete press release from the team including sending Matt Chico down alongside Strasburg & Drew Storen.
NATIONALS TRIM ROSTER TO 39
The Washington Nationals today optioned right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg to Double-A Harrisburg of the Eastern League and left-handed pitcher Matt Chico to Triple-A Syracuse of the International League. Additionally, the Nationals re-assigned right-handed pitcher Drew Storen, left-handed pitcher Doug Slaten and catcher Jamie Burke to minor-league camp. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.
The Nationals currently have 39 players in their big league camp.
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