A Yunesky Maya update

Yunesky Maya - one of the Nationals pitching prospects that will likely be counted on next year to help the team absorb the loss of Stephen Strasburg - struck out six batters in 4 2/3 at Triple-A Syracuse tonight, allowing only an unearned run. He walked three, also balking and throwing a wild pitch, but gave up just two hits and got six groundouts against two flyouts.

He’s expected to be among the Nationals’ Sept. 1 call-ups. The other names I’ve heard, according to a club source and for what it’s worth: Collin Balester, Wilson Ramos, Ross Detwiler, and possibly Daniel Espinosa and Atahualpa Severino. It’s not likely to be a big callup, and will only include players from Syracuse.