In what is likely the last time Stephen Strasburg starts in the minor leagues before his promotion next week to Washington, he threw 5 scoreless innings this afternoon for the Syracuse Chiefs (AAA). Strasburg was yanked in the 5th inning, not surprising considering his first major league start comes up next week on June 8th against the Pittsburgh pirates.
Strasburg threw 5 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 5 batters. He left the game with a 2-0 lead. If the Chiefs preserve the win, Strasburg would improve to 7-2 in his minor league season. Given the fact at this time of this writing, the Chiefs now lead 5-0 in the 7th inning. The win looks like a good bet.
Here are his AAA stats:
W/L: 3-1 (likely 4-1)
Here are his combined AA and AAA Stats:
W/L: 6-2 (likely 7-2)
To Washington Strasburg goes . . . and we are READY!