Washington Nationals Prospect Stephen Strasburg's Debut Date Set

Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIMay 31, 2010

WASHINGTON - AUGUST 21:  Stephen Strasburg (L), the overall first pick in the 2009 MLB Draft, is presented with his jersey by Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (R) after being introduced at Nationals Park August 21, 2009 in Washington, DC. Strasburg, a right handed pitcher from San Diego State University, signed with the Nationals earlier this week wth a record contract for an amateur player.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Win McNamee/Getty Images

The official countdown to Stephen Strasburg's MLB debut starts now.

Strasburg, the pitching phenom in the Washington Nationals minor league system, will make his debut June 8 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Strasburg's minor league resume consists of five starts in AA Harrisburg and an additional five starts in AAA Syracuse with a 6-2 record and 1.27 ERA combined.

This announcement finally puts an end to the questions surrounding his debut, as he was rumored to debut either June 7, 8, or 9.

So now all Washington Nationals fans and MLB fans alike have to do is wait for June 8, 2010.

Ladies and gentleman, the countdown to Strasburg begins now.

(What's your reaction to Stephen Strasburg's debut date? Sound off in the comments.)