Monday, March 16, 2009

Strasburg to start Friday against BYU

San Diego State announced today that junior right-hander Stephen Strasburg will pitch Friday in the Aztecs' Mountain West Conference game against BYU, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

SDSU originally announced that Strasburg would pitch in Thursday's opening game of the three-game series against the Cougars. No reason was given for the change, although it does keep Strasburg on a Friday routine. Strasburg improved to 4-0 last week in a 4-3 victory over UNLV. He has a 1.98 ERA and 59 strikeouts against 5 walks in 27 1/3 innings.

Here is SDSU's rotation for the week (all games at home):

Ryan O'Sullivan — Tuesday vs. Kansas, 6
Goldy Simmons — Wednesday vs. Kansas, 6
Nate Solow — Thursday vs. BYU, 6
Stephen Strasburg — Friday vs. BYU, 6
Tyler Lavigne — Saturday vs. BYU, 1

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