October 25, 2014

NATS/P-NATS: Chien-Ming Wang to Pitch Saturday in Potomac

Updated: Chien-Ming Wang will wear #43 and is expected to throw 65 pitches.

Chien-Ming Wang in his Nationals debut July 29, 2011 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

CHIEN-MING WANG TO PITCH SATURDAY IN POTOMAC
Second Straight Year Wang Pitches in Woodbridge

(WOODBRIDGE, VA) – The Potomac Nationals are excited to announce that on Saturday Washington Nationals’ starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang will start at Pfitzner Stadium. The Saturday, April 28th contest contest is at 6:35 PM against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans with fireworks after the game.

Wang, who hails from Taiwan, pitched for Potomac last season on July 2nd. He threw four scoreless one-hit innings in front of a crowd 6,911 in Woodbridge. The Nationals won the game 14-1 over the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

Wang, 32, has been rehabbing a left hamstring strain that he suffered during spring training. Washington Nationals’ manager Davey Johnson says Wang will be held to 65 pitches for his start on Saturday and would have to throw 85 pitches in an outing before Washington would consider recalling him to the majors. In his second rehab start which is to be announced, he is expected to throw 75 pitches.

Wang made eleven starts for the Washington Nationals last season posting a 4-3 record with a 4.04 ERA. The right-hander played his first five professional seasons with the New York Yankees from 2005-09 with his best season coming in 2006. In that campaign, Wang finished second in the Cy Young voting with a 19-6 mark and a 3.63 ERA.

Tickets for this game and others are available at the Potomac Nationals box office. For more information, call us at 703-590-2311 or visitwww.potomacnationals.com.

About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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