Stephen Strasburg Gives Up First Home Run In Latest AAA Start

Stephen Strasburg's latest start for the Nationals' AAA affiliate Syracuse did not go nearly as well as his previous ones. The phenom surrendered three runs on 86 pitches in five plus innings in a loss to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, including a third-inning home run to some dude named Rene Rivera. He was visibly upset afterwards and was not anywhere close to his best.

Oh well, it happens. Onto information you really need to know. Via Dave Sheinen of the Washington Post:

All indications are that Strasburg will make another start for Syracuse at the end of the week, then take the mound for the Nationals at Nationals Park the following week. That moment will still be awaited breathlessly in Washington. Nothing that happened here Saturday night should change that.    

The moment is coming. 

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