Minor League Baseball

                === Nats minor leaguer Strasburg takes loss ===
 Syracuse,  NY (Sports  Network) -  Washington Nationals  minor league  pitcher
 Stephen  Strasburg was  tagged with his first loss on Saturday as the Syracuse
 Chiefs fell 3-2 to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
 Strasburg (3-1) allowed six hits and three runs over five innings. He also had
 two walks and fanned six batters.
 Strasburg  was the No. 1 overall draft pick from last year and he signed for a
 record $15.1 million over four years with the Nationals in August.
 It's  still  not known when the  Nationals are going  to call up the phenom to
 pitch  in the majors, but that should happen sometime next month. Reports have
 indicated  Strasburg could make his debut for the June 8-10 series against the
 Pittsburgh Pirates.
 05/30 01:03:26 ET

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