Going Going Back Back to Cali Cali

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Going back to Cali strictly for the weather, the women and the weed...

Next week, San Diego’s Finest, Stephen Strasburg will return to the 619. The young, up-start, Washington Nationals are in town taking on the lowly San Diego Padres at Petco Park. As it sits right now and if my math is correct, Strasburg would face off against Corey Luebke on Thursday night. Matt Kemp and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine.

Strasburg who was born and raised in San Diego and attended San Diego State University, will be back in his home-town. In his two years as a starter at SDSU, Strasburg went 21-4, with a 1.45 ERA, 329 K’s in 207 IP. Oh and by the way, as a Freshman in 2007, Strasburg was named the Mountain West Conference co-Freshman of the Year, where he struck out 47 in 37 innings as a relief pitcher. He also added 7 saves.

As a side note, here come the Nationals. This is a team to be reckoned with. Aside from los Diamondbacks, the Nats are my team. The former head of scouting for the Diamondbacks, Mike Rizzo, is the Nationals GM. I met him a few years ago at an Arizona Fall League game and he told me back then to give the Nats a few years and then, look out.

Currently on the Nats active roster, they have 4 prior D’Backs, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. See the Nationals success is built the same way as the current D’Backs team. Build from within. Promote talent. Draft well. Have a strong farm system. I haven’t even mentioned guys like Bryce Harper, Steve Lombardozzi, Ross Detweiler, Danny Espinosa, John Lannan, Wilson Ramos and Drew Storen, each of whom were drafted and brought up through the Nats farm system.

And you best believe when #37, S2 takes the mound in SD, I’ll be rockin the Aztec red and cheering him on. In fact, I expect more Strasburg fans than Padres fans to be in attendance.

3 Comments

Hi i’m a huge nats fan and I would love to see him pitch in San Diego, but I think your math could be wrong and the nats will have jzimm, ejax, and detwiler going against the padres with stras leading off the series with the dodgers. Sorry if i’m completely wrong and looking silly here. But this could work out better for the nats considering the dodgers look good right now.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it looks like SD fans will have to take a trip up I-5 if they want to enjoy Strasmas next week. His start will be on Friday in Chavez Ravine: http://espn.go.com/mlb/team/schedule/_/name/wsh/washington-nationals

Hey Alex and Ryan, thanks for the heads up. Damn! That sucks. Well he’s still going back to Cali….. just LAX.

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