If you’re in front of a TV, I just got this e-mail from Mike Gadza, Nat’s PR man and all-around good guy:

Good morning. Just wanted to shoot a quick note to make you aware that espn will be airing portions (cut-ins) of stephen strasburg’s debut today live during the 1 pm sportscenter.

He will be making the start (2 ip or 40 pitches) in today’s instructional league game vs. The tigers at space coast stadium in viera, fla.

ESPN, the sports hype center, has started paying attention to a Nats player. That’s gotta be worth something.

By Charlie