Brad Peacock will probably start one of the Nationals' games next week in New York, manager Davey Johnson said today.
Peacock -- who earlier today was named the organization's minor-league pitcher of the year after going a combined 15-3 with a 2.39 ERA in 23 starts at Class AA Harrisburg and Class AAA Syracuse -- made his big-league debut out of the bullpen Tuesday and proceeded to blow the 3-0 lead the Nationals had built for Stephen Strasburg.
Johnson had initially said he planned to have Peacock pitch in relief on the same days Strasburg starts, but today the manager said he doesn't want to do that anymore.
"No, I do not," Johnson said. "I think that was unfair to begin with."
Johnson hopes to have Peacock throw a bullpen session tomorrow and then not use him out of the bullpen. That would set him up to start at some point during the Nationals' upcoming four-game series against the Mets at Citi Field.
For the moment, the Nationals list Ross Detwilter, Chien-Ming Wang, Tommy Milone and John Lannan as their starters for the series in New York.
In addition to Peacock earning organizational pitcher of the year honors today, the Nationals also named second baseman Steve Lombardozzi organization player of the year. Lombardozzi, who also made his big-league debut this week, hit a combined .309 with eight homers, 52 RBI and 30 stolen bases at Harrisburg and Syracuse.