Game #65 Strasburg’s 10th season begins today in his hometown!

Stephen Strasburg (top left) and Mike Leake (top, fourth from left) led the San Diego Sting into the 11-under nationals in 1999. Thomas Neal (top, second from left) and Brett Bochy (bottom left) are also professional ballplayers.
(Photo by Vicky Polk)

Today is the first day of Stephen Strasburg’s 10th MLB season, and he starts today’s where it all began for him in his hometown of San Diego. Yesterday marked his 9th anniversary of his much anticipated MLB debut on 6/8/2010 which lived up to the hype. Time flies and Strasburg has proved to be one of the best pitchers in the last 10 years. While he has not lived up to the loftiest of expectations during to injuries,  Stras is still a star pitcher.

The Padres are scheduled for a bullpen game today with
Luis Perdomo as their first pitcher of the game. Perdomo is a righty which breaks the string of three straight lefties the Nats have faced to start in this four game series.

The Nats have a chance to leave San Diego with a split if they can win today. With the usage in the bullpen,  that becomes the question for today’s game as to how manager Dave Martinez pieces his bullpen as needed.

Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres
Stadium:   Petco Park, San Diego, California
1st Pitch:  4:10 pm EDT
TV: MASN2,  FOX Sports – San Diego, MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® ( Streaming Internet 869)

Line-up subject to change (without notice):

Turner SS
Eaton RF
Rendon 3B
Soto LF
Adams 1B
Dozier 2B
Parra CF
Gomes C
Strasburg RHP

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