Some had been wondering when, or if, the Washington Nationals would begin marketing the major league debut of pitching phenom, Stephen Strasburg. With the Nationals moving back in the standings (26-26, .500 and now sitting tied for last in the NL East with the Mets and Marlins) while drawing 26,760, or 24th in the league for attendance, the words "all the help you can get" comes to mind.
Today, that finally changed.
It was officially announced that Strasburg will start the June 8th game against the Pirates at Nationals Park. Leveraging the event, the Nationals will offer Season Ticket Holders the exclusive opportunity to purchase up to four additional tickets beginning at 10:00am on Wednesday, June 2. Tickets will be sold through Thursday, June 3 while supplies last.
The Biz of Baseball will be starting a "Strasburg Tracker" to see how he draws, both home and away.
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