so equitable and gentlemanly to split it this way.

Nice way to think about it but they really don't care about who pitches the home opener when the season opener is away (remember Daniel Cabrerra?). Strasburg presumably will pitch the second game (Saturday) and so the following Thursday, game 7, would be his regular day.

I'm wondering though, will they start the season with four starters - since there is a day off Saturday and so Scherzer could start the fifth game - and bring up a fifth starter for the sixth game; or just start the season with five starters.