Stephen Strasburg Named Nationals’ Opening Day Starter

Gary Bogdon/MLB Photos via Getty Images(VIERA, Fla.) -- The Washington Nationals have named right-hander Stephen Strasburg their opening day starter. The Nationals are scheduled to open the season April 5 at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.

“I think anybody wants the opportunity to pitch on Opening Day,” Strasburg said Wednesday. “To be able to say I have that under my belt, it’s awesome, it’s a great feeling. I’m looking forward to it.”

The 23-year-old Strasburg missed most of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery. He appeared in five games late in the season, posting a 1-1 record along with a 1.50 ERA.

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