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
Nationals have a 3 percent chance to make the 2013 postseason.
Eagle-eyed reader Dan spotted this during last night's SportsCenter, during which the WWL promoted highlights of the Nats-Tigers game with this graphic of Stephen Strasburg and Miguel Cabrera. Notice anything wrong? ESPN magically turned the league's best hitter into a lefty. Read more...
Imagine baseball without Adam Wainwright, Stephen Strasburg or Anibal Sanchez. Imagine that in the not-so-distant past, John Smoltz and David Wells' careers would have just stopped, while many pitchers would never have made it to the...Show More Summary
Such talent in South Beach.
Patrick Corbin and Stephen Strasburg take the mound today as the Washington Nationals look to close out a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. If you're a fan of quality pitching, this is certainly the game to watch today. Two of the best young pitchers in all of baseball will be on display as Strasburg takes on Corbin. Show More Summary
Breaking news: Stephen Strasburg made it through a start. Granted, it was only a five-inning outing, but when a player with Strasburg 's injury history is coming back from yet another disabled list stint, he's gotta start somewhere.Show More Summary
Pitch counts, innings limit...they're all terms we've heard over the last year. From Stephen Strasburg to various rookies in the big leagues for the first time, managers and general managers alike have taken an interest in saving the arms of their young players. Show More Summary
If there's one thing the Nationals are known and lauded for, it is their dominant pitching staff. In their starting rotation alone, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Dan Haren have six All-Star appearances between them, with Gonzalez being the 2012 NL win leader and a Cy Young Award nominee. Show More Summary
The MLB found its new-age stars in Day 1 of the 2013 draft on Thursday, but where teams separate themselves most is on Friday during Rounds 3-10. While there may not have been a Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper or Mike Trout taken on Friday, some teams bolstered their farm systems with top talent, while others folded with picks who won't pay off. Show More Summary