Strasburg to face Wings at Frontier

Top Nationals prospect due to start May 19

Stephen Strasburg is 2-0, 0.00 ERA at Triple-A. (Glenn Gaston/

By Rochester Red Wings | May 18, 2010 5:18 PM

Washington Nationals top prospect RHP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to start for Syracuse on Wednesday May 19 when the Red Wings battle the Syracuse Chiefs at 7:05 p.m. at Frontier Field. It's the makeup of Tuesday's postponed contest, and will take place a few hours after Wednesday's regularly scheduled 11"05 a.m. game at Frontier.

Strasburg, 21, who entered the 2010 season as Baseball America’s #2 prospect (Atlanta outfielder Jason Hayward #1), was the first overall pick in the 2009 June baseball draft.

In seven minor league starts between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse, Strasburg has a 5-1 record with a 1.06 ERA. In 34.0 innings of work, Strasburg has allowed nine runs (four earned) on 14 hits while walking eight and striking out 40. Opponents are batting just .121 (14-for-116) against him.

In his two starts for Triple-A Syracuse, Strasburg has a 2-0 record with a 0.00 ERA. In 12.0 innings of work, Strasburg has allowed just one hit and struck out 13.

May 18 tickets from Tuesday's postponed game will be honored for the Wednesday 7:05 p.m. game. A limited number of tickets for Strasburg's Wednesday start will be available on Wednesday morning starting at 9 a.m. To purchase tickets, please call the Frontier Field box office at (585) 423-WING (9464)


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