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Strasburg to rehab at Syracuse

Jul 27, 2015, 2:39 PM EDT

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Stephen Strasburg will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday with the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs in what amounts to a significant step in his recovery from a strained left oblique.

The Nationals’ right-hander threw 51 pitches in a simulated game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Friday. He was placed on the disabled list on July 5 after being removed from the team’s July 4 game against the San Francisco Giants.

Strasburg has a 5.16 ERA through 13 starts this season. He has dealt with a variety of minor injuries dating back to spring training that have affected his left ankle, left trapezius muscle and left oblique. This is Strasburg’s second minor league rehab assignment of the season. He did not go through Syracuse the other time.

Strasburg last pitched for the Chiefs back in 2011 when he was working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He also made six starts for them in 2010 when he was a prospect prior to his MLB debut.

Syracuse will host the Buffalo Bisons on Wednesday.

  1. Soul Possession, My Sofa - Jul 27, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Speaking of Strasburg, I wonder: Do you think there’s a significant correlation between arguing that a (first-place) team one is putatively rooting for is “doomed! Doomed I tell you!”, and believing similarly data-challenged conspiracy theories?

  2. micksback1 - Jul 27, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    from the last thread, good points by NL and JD

  3. micksback1 - Jul 27, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Also, nats128

    great graph
    Anthony Rendon 74 5 6.76%
    Reed Johnson 18 1 5.56%
    Ryan Zimmerman 211 10 4.74%
    Yunel Escobar 332 13 3.92%
    Wilson Ramos 292 10 3.42%

    the only thing to consider is there are fewer AB for Rendon, Reed and Ryan than Ramos to really have a fair comparison

    But, I never would have thought Escobar was up there in DP, very interesting

    • masterfishkeeper - Jul 27, 2015 at 3:57 PM

      There was a stretch before the All-Star game when Esco was hitting into a double play every night. You must have missed those games.

      • micksback1 - Jul 27, 2015 at 4:02 PM

        I was just saying, I was surprised and I do believe he is 5th in BA in the NL, Ramos is batting what 230? Escobar had a pretty good series verse Bucs while ramos is 1 for 15 now?

      • homeparkdc - Jul 27, 2015 at 4:14 PM

        Sorry, nitpicking today – no game.
        Escobar GDP April- 2 May- 4 June- 5 (2 in one game) July- 2
        Looks like he’s corrected this month.

    • homeparkdc - Jul 27, 2015 at 4:02 PM

      Escobar has only 49 SO – maybe someone could point out to him that GDP counts as 2 SO?

      • Bruxtun - Jul 27, 2015 at 4:14 PM

        He’s a contact hitter. He has always hit into his fair share of double plays.

  4. rlndtln - Jul 27, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Who cares how many DP Esco has.He has been along with Bryce the best hitters and far beyond any expectations.Ramos on the other hand is hitting 90 points lower.I will take all the DPS Esco hits into.





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