Stephen Strasburg overcame a shaky first inning and the Washington Nationals' offense came up big again in an 11-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
In keeper leagues, stockpiling young starting pitchers can be a good strategy. So, who are some good young pitchers to target? For this list, I made the cutoff age 23. The Clayton Kershaws and Stephen Strasburgs of the world are obviously not bad picks. Show More Summary
Stephen Strasburg pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut for Washington, but Phil Gosselin took advantage of Nationals rookie manager Matt Williams defensive shift in the eighth inning to give the Atlanta Braves an 8-4 victory Tuesday.
Sometimes video games can actually be useful in real life. Catcher Jose Lobaton spent the past few seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, but an offseason trade sent him to the Washington Nationals. Now he has to get used to catching a new pitching staff. Nationals fans shouldn't be too worried, however. Show More Summary
For a pitcher who already throws a fastball that can touch 100 mph when it's not breaking bats thanks to heavy sink, a curveball with such hard snap that it can break legs and a changeup that makes angels cry, adding another pitch to...Show More Summary
A little girl nearly stirred things up in the love lives of Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg and infielder Anthony Rendon when she was allowed to ask "how many girlfriends do you have?" Strasburg tells the girl that heShow More Summary
It's no secret who claims the top spot on the list of the 25 greatest baseball players under 25. After that, though, the competition sure does get fierce. There won't be any sightings of Clayton Kershaw or Stephen Strasburg, as both of these young aces have already turned 25. Show More Summary
The Washington Nationals reaped the benefits of drafting within the top-10 slots in the first round for five consecutive seasons (2007-11), landing players such as Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper who have helped reverse the course...Show More Summary
In September 2012, Washington, D.C., sports fans absorbed an unprecedented loss: One of their professional franchises benched a healthy superstar to protect him from injury. Confusion and outrage followed the decision to end the season...Show More Summary
In Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann, the Washington Nationals already had the makings of a terrific starting rotation. They just needed the right piece to complete the ensemble. It is on this note that we turn to...Show More Summary
I've always liked how Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has carried himself as a professional baseball player - even though he has been overshadowed by the likes of Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg in recent years. Zimmerman has...Show More Summary
Pirates rookie pitching sensation Gerrit Cole will not be shut down by the team if they reach the playoffs. The question came in regards to how Stephen Strasburg was handled by the Washinton Nationals in 2012. Despite dominating major league pitching, Washington kept Strasburg on a strict innings limit. Show More Summary
The Washington Nationals are infamous for protecting Stephen Strasburg during the 2012 season, setting an innings limit on him. While they were careful with Strasburg, it seems the opposite is true for their young offensive star, Bryce...Show More Summary
Yesterday Major League Baseball and its fans got some pretty bad news. Yet another young superstar pitcher was hitting the DL with a serious elbow injury. A few years ago it was Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg. Now it’s Mets ace Matt Harvey. Of course, nobody is really bothered when a veteran player blows out his [...]
The title of "ace" of a team's pitching staff is often bestowed upon a pitcher as if it were a nickname. It is prematurely applied to any and all types of pitcher, like a "Player of The Week" award. But ace is not a label to be categorized...Show More Summary
In baseball, the title of "ace" is often bestowed upon a pitcher as if it were a nickname. It is prematurely applied to all types of pitchers, like some sort of "Player of The Week" award. But ace is not a label to be categorized with...Show More Summary
Washington Nationals star pitcher Stephen Strasburg threw three consecutive wild pitches on Saturday in an at-bat against Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons in the second inning. Not only did Strasburg get ejected for evidently...Show More Summary
Last season at this time, the Washington Nationals were entrenched in daily debate as to when and if Stephen Strasburg would be shut down as they prepared for the playoffs. This season, the Nationals are in position to start preparing for next season. Show More Summary
The Nats have hope. They’re only 8.5 games out of the final Wild Card spot. They just swept the hapless Phillies. The Nats have a hot hitter in Jayson Werth, and Stephen Strasburg just pitched his first complete-game shut-out. The … Continue reading ?
It took longer than anyone expected, but finally, after 67 starts and nearly four years in the major leagues, Stephen Strasburg threw the first complete game of his career on Sunday night against Philadelphia. Correction: Stephen Strasburg...Show More Summary