Sunday, June 9, 2013
VIDEO: Update on Strasburg
Davey Johnson gave an update before Saturday's game on Stephen Strasburg, confirming the right-hander is still on track to return June 16. Strasburg threw a bullpen session that showed no complications for his strained right lat muscle. He was originally placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 6.
The Nationals completed their 2013 draft on Saturday as well, picking a total of 39 players. Only three of the Nats' newest members are still alive in the NCAA Tournament, two from Rice University and one from UCLA. If you want to check out the Nats' draft picks in the tournament, here is some information on when you can see them:
RHP John Simms (11th round) and C Geoffrey Perrott (16th round) are with the Rice Owls as they take on North Carolina State in the Super Regional round. Rice lost in the first game vs. NCSU on Saturday by the score of 4-3 and plays Sunday at 4:00 p.m. on ESPNU.
Nats' 19th round pick, LF Brenton Allen from UCLA, can be seen in action on Sunday as well. The Bruins play California St. Fullerton at 10:00 p.m. on ESPN2.
For a full recap of the Nats' 2013 draft go here.