Stephen Strasburg’s next assignment: the top-hitting team in the International League.
The 2009 first overall pick is scheduled to face Buffalo, the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate, in a 1 p.m. game Thursday, which already had been scheduled to be carried by SNY on a Mets off-day.
Strasburg is 3-1 with a 1.27 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings in five Triple-A starts. He allowed three runs and six hits, including his first professional homer to Rene Rivera, in five-plus innings Saturday against the Yankees’ affiliate, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Through 50 games, Buffalo had the best team average (.287) in the league.