It only took five starts for Washington Nationals’ RHP Stephen Strasburg to get his first promotion as a professional baseball player.

After going 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA and 27 K’s in 22 IP against Double A batters, the Nationals have promoted Strasburg to Triple A Syracuse. My guess is that if Strasburg impresses at the Triple A level, the Nationals will promote him to the big club by June.

Not only will Strasburg help the Nationals’ rotation when he arrives, but he will also help attendance numbers as well. The Nationals currently rank 25th in baseball in attendance averaging 19,000 a game.

I would bet that the days when Strasburg pitches attendance will be in the 30,000’s.

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