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Stephen Strasburg's Rehab Start Begins With Two Strikeouts In First Inning

The wait is finally over.

Stephen Strasburg is back on a mound pitching to live batters in Hagerstown, MD against the Greensboro Grasshoppers and his first inning of rehab work went beautifully. The Washington Nationals hurler struck out two, gave up one single that snuck up the middle and got a ground out. Strasburg was recorded throwing around 97 mph with him touching the 98 mph mark once.

It is a big day in Hagerstown as Municipal Stadium is packed and various credentialed media is in attendance (including ESPN) to see the Nationals phenom begin his path back to the Majors. Strasburg is expected to pitch at least one more inning or pitch somewhere between 20-30 pitches. It is unknown how long Strasburg will be in Hagerstown and in rehab in total, but it is projected he will be pitching sometime in September if all goes well.

For more on Stephen Strasburg's first rehab start and the Washington Nationals, visit Federal Baseball.