Strasburg to start for Harrisburg on Sunday

Strasburg to start for Harrisburg on Sunday

CHICAGO -- Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg will get another start for Double-A Harrisburg on Sunday. According to general manager Mike Rizzo, Strasburg will pitch five innings or throw 85 pitches.

"Nothing has changed about his program or the way we are handling him," Rizzo said Wednesday morning.

Rizzo said Strasburg will eventually go to Triple-A Syracuse, but didn't put a timetable on when that would happen. Strasburg has been dominating for Harrisburg, allowing one run in 17 1/3 innings and striking out 23.

"As he progresses, he is going to go to Syracuse and is going to pitch there until we deem he is ready to go to the next level," Rizzo said. "It's reasonable to assume he is going to be in Syracuse sometime soon.

"He is doing everything we thought he would do and more. He seems to get better and better and stronger and stronger each start."