Nationals Name Stephen Strasburg Opening Day Starter


0  Updated at 12:30 pm, March 13th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Norm Hall/Getty Images(VIERA, Fla.) — Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasbug will make his second opening day start when they open the season at home against the Miami Marlins on April 1.

Strasburg went 15-6, with a 3.16 ERA, and 197 strike outs before being shut down after 159 1/3 innings pitched; following his first season back after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

The Nationals kept Strasburg on a heavily debated innings count last season and that same rule will be in place again in 2013.

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