A day after leaving a start early with upper back tightness, Stephen Strasburg did not play catch before Monday’s game in St. Louis so that medication he is taking can take effect, Nationals Manager Matt Williams said. The Nationals want to see how Strasburg responds to the medication and reevaluate him on Tuesday.Read full article >>
When Stephen Strasburg did not head back out to begin the fifth inning in Sunday’s 7-4 win over the Marlins, that he had done so because of upper back discomfort was not immediately obvious. His fastball was a few miles per hour slower...Show More Summary
Stephen Strasburg has endured a difficult season for the Washington Nationals, and it doesn't appear like it's going to get better anytime soon, as he was lifted from a start against the Miami Marlins on Sunday with a back injury, per Chase Hughes of CSN. Continue for updates. Doug Fister Replaces Strasburg After Four Innings Sunday, Aug. Show More Summary
For the first time in a week and a half, the Nationals gained a game on the Mets. And now, they sent their best pitcher of the second half, Stephen Strasburg (8-6, 4.14 ERA), to the mound. Since his second return from the disabled list, the right-hander has a 1.73 ERA over four starts with 32 strikeouts and only three walks. Show More Summary
After Tuesday night’s 8-3 win over the San Diego Padres, Nationals Manager Matt Williams was talking about Stephen Strasburg’s latest dominant outing and tossed out a number. “He had 12 strikeouts or something like that,” said Williams, who overshot by five strikeouts. Show More Summary
Stephen Strasburg allowed two hits over six innings, Ryan Zimmerman hit a grand slam and the Washington Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 8-3 for their third straight victory.
The Nationals have won four of their past six games, their best stretch of baseball since the all-star break. Stephen Strasburg (7-6, 4.22 ERA) takes the mound for the Nationals, and will face off against another fellow San Diego native and a workout buddy James Shields (9-5, 3.74 ERA). The lineups are here. As always, talk about the game below.Read full article >>
DENVER — In the first inning of the Nationals’ 4-1 win over the Rockies on Wednesday night, starter Stephen Strasburg fell behind Colorado right fielder Carlos Gonzalez 3-0. Gonzalez has five hits in 15 at-bats against Washington Nationals pitching this season, four of those hits for home runs. Show More Summary
Washington right-hander Stephen Strasburg smothered the Colorado hitters once more and Jayson Werth broke a tie with a two-run triple in the eighth inning as the Nationals beat the Rockies 4-1 on Wednesday.
Stephen Strasburg pitched seven strong innings, Jayson Werth hit a tiebreaking triple in the eighth and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Wednesday night.
DENVER — As he arrived at third base after a two-run, eighth-inning triple that pushed the Washington Nationals ahead of the Colorado Rockies for the first time Wednesday night, Jayson Werth popped out of his feet-first slide and stood tall, shoulders thrown back, fists clenched. Show More Summary
Although Stephen Strasburg was the losing pitcher in Thursday’s 3-1 loss to the Giants, he pitched well enough to keep the Nationals competitive. He gave up two runs in the first inning, his command not quite in focus. He got into a jam an inning later before finding a groove.Read full article >>
The sputtering Nationals open a four-game series against the Giants on Thursday. Stephen Strasburg (6-5, 4.76 ERA) takes the mound for his second start since returning from the disabled list. He will face off against Ryan Vogelsong (7-8, 4.26 ERA). Show More Summary
The Nationals try to earn a series win against the Rockies on Sunday afternoon, hoping to turn Stephen Strasburg’s triumphant return into their second win streak of the second half. They fly to Los Angeles to begin a three-city, 10-game road trip after the game.Read full article >>
On a pleasant August evening on South Capitol Street, a light breeze off the Anacostia kept frustration away for a night, as Stephen Strasburg’s triumphant return brought much-needed relief to the struggling Washington Nationals.Read full article >>
Fact: The Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg is the first pitcher in franchise history to have 10 strikeouts and three hits in the same game. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: Elias, ESPN Stats & Info Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com
The Nationals activated Stephen Strasburg Saturday to pitch for the first time since suffering a strained left oblique July 4. They placed Dan Uggla on the 15-day disabled list with back spasms to make room on the 25-man roster.Read full article >>
The Nationals placed second baseman Dan Uggla on the 15-day disabled list with back spasms Saturday afternoon. The move allowed them to reinstate Stephen Strasburg to pitch tonight against the Rockies, but leaves them with a four-man bench indefinitely. Uggla pinch hit in Friday night’s loss, but he said the back has been bothering him for a couple days now.Read full article >>
After another gut-wrenching loss, the Nationals try to bounce back Saturday evening against the Rockies and right-hander Eddie Butler, who is 3-8 with a 5.85 ERA. They will do so buoyed by the return of Stephen Strasburg, who is making his first start since July 4, when a strained oblique sent him to the disabled list.Read full article >>
Stephen Strasburg returned to Washington's rotation with a bang Saturday night, striking out 12 in seven innings and contributing three hits as the Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1.