WASHINGTON - AUGUST 10: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Florida Marlins at Nationals Park on August 10, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Attention Nats fans: Strasmas is just around the corner!
Coming off a dominating start in Harrisburg, Stephen Strasburg looks ready to return to the big leagues and is set to do so on Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Strasburg hit 99 mph on the gun Thursday night in Harrisburg, pitching six scoreless innings and striking out four.
He was perfect before hitting a batter with two outs in the fifth.
Thursday's outing marked the end of his rehab process, and he is expected to return to the Nationals on Tuesday to face the Dodgers.
Future Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez was rehabbing in Harrisburg on Thursday as well. Pudge has caught 11 of Strasburg's 12 career Major League starts.
"So far, he's doing good, to me," Rodriguez told MLB.com. "He's ready to go. As long as it's pain free, it's there."
Pudge should be back in Washington by Saturday.
Strasburg's totals during his rehab stint: 1-1, 3.54 ERA, 29 strikeouts and three walks in 20 1/3 innings.