Clint Robinson hit a home run and Stephen Strasburg continued his strong September to help the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Thursday night.
ATLANTA — The Washington Nationals season has been over, in practical terms, for about a week. So wondering what could have happened to the Nationals season had Stephen Strasburg not suffered so many injuries is an fruitless endeavor. It is time to get through the final three games of the season and start planning for next year.Read full article >>
Stephen Strasburg (10-7, 3.63 ERA) can become the first National League pitcher with five straight games of 10-plus strikeouts since Randy Johnson (2002), and the first Nationals/Expos pitcher to do so since Pedro Martinez (1997). Strasburg has been one of the best starters in baseball in the past month. Show More Summary
1. Washington Nationals: Fight Club From the Stephen Strasburg Shutdown to naming a manager with no experience to replace Davey Johnson, no organization has swaggered forward more cocksure believing in itself than the Nationals. Years...Show More Summary
Put on your imaginary general manager hat for a moment (you know you've got one) and ponder this tantalizing hypothetical: Matt Harvey of the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg are both available for the taking. Whom do you take? There isn't really a wrong answer. Show More Summary
Among the more puzzling statistics of this Nationals season is this: Nationals pitchers may very well win National League Pitcher of the Month in three of the six months of the season, and the team will still not come close to qualifying for the playoffs. Show More Summary
The Nationals will be eliminated from the playoffs with a loss to the Phillies or a Mets win over the Reds. Stephen Strasburg (10-7, 3.81 ERA) has been the Nationals’ best pitcher for the past month, and among the best in baseball in that span. Since August 8, Strasburg is 5-2 with a 2.24 ERA, 72 strikeouts and six walks. Show More Summary
If the Nationals lose Saturday, they are eliminated from playoff contention. If the Mets win Saturday, the Nationals are eliminated from playoff contention. Stephen Strasburg will try to help the Nationals control their side of the story, taking on the Phillies team he struck out 14 times in Philadelphia last week. Show More Summary
Max Scherzer (12-11, 2.90) takes the mound on Wednesday for his third-t0-last start of the season. He could top Stephen Strasburg’s Nationals record for strikeouts in a season (242) with six against the Orioles. Scherzer will be opposed by Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman (9-11, 5.19 ERA). Show More Summary
The story of this Nationals season does not begin in spring training, on a party cloudy day in Viera, Fla., when pitchers and catchers took the field for the first time. It doesn’t begin in February, when the Nationals swooped in on the free agent market and plucked away Max Scherzer. Show More Summary
Before Monday night’s series opener with the Orioles, which will be delayed by rain, Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg were named the National League’s co-players of the week for mutually dominant weeks in which Harper hit.519 and Strasburg pitched to a 0.60 ERA. Show More Summary
Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 in an encore to one of the best starts of his career, and Yunel Escobar had four hits and four RBIs as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 13-3 on Sunday afternoon.
Stephen Strasburg (9-7, 3.98 ERA) takes the mound on Sunday against the Marlins. He has been the Nationals best pitcher over the past month. He has a 2.38 ERA over his past seven starts, striking out 62 and walking only five. He posted...Show More Summary
Stephen Strasburg allowed just one hit and tied a career high with 14 strikeouts while Bryce Harper homered twice for the Washington Nationals in a 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.
Stephen Strasburg dominated the Phillies in a way only Hall of Famers Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan and Warren Spahn ever did.
PHILADELPHIA — This Washington Nationals season has been and will be defined by “what if?” What if the rotation had lived up to expectations? What if the lineup had been healthy all season? What if the bullpen could have held a few more...Show More Summary
Stephen Strasburg gave up one hit and tied a career-best with 14 strikeouts in eight dominant innings, Bryce Harper hit two homers and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 on Tuesday night.
A start removed from his 13-strikeout performance, Stephen Strasburg (8-7, 4.30 ERA) takes the mound in Philadelphia for the Nationals. He will be opposed by Phillies right-hander David Buchanan (2-8, 9.11 ERA). The Nationals took the first game of this sparsely-attended series on Monday night with an 8-7 win in 11 innings. The lineups are here. Show More Summary
Stephen Strasburg pitches Tuesday night against the Phillies, coming off one of his best outings of this injury-shortened season, one in which he struck out 13 last week against the Mets. Right-hander David Buchanan pitches for the Phillies, and enters the game with a 2-8 record and 9.11 ERA. Show More Summary
Stephen Strasburg was in the midst of a gem when Matt Williams, a scapegoat for underachieving Washington, retrieved him. Two pitches later, Yoenis Cespedes crushed a two-run homer.