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Stephen Strasburg Will Make Four Home September Starts For Nationals, According To Report

The Washington Nationals organization was extremely careful in managing pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg's minor league recovery, so it should come as no surprise that the team will also keep Strasburg in the best possible situations when he returns to the big leagues on September 6. William Ladson of MLB.com tweeted that Strasburg will make four September starts, all at home. 

#Nats RHP Stephen Strasburg will make four starts during the rest of the season. All of them will be made at Nats Park. #MLBless than a minute ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry Favorite Retweet Reply

Strasburg made all six of his minor league appearances in the home ballparks of National's affiliates, so this certainly makes sense from both a baseball perspective and also a revenue perspective. As has been previously noted in this space, the Nationals have no qualms charging quite a bit more when Strasburg takes the hill than any other member of the Washington rotation.

Pending any game cancellations, Strasburg would start on September 6, 11 and 16, with his fourth and final start most likely occurring September 23 or 24 against Atlanta.