Cole Hamels pitched eight sharp innings, Ryan Howard homered and the Philadelphia Phillies roughed up Stephen Strasburg, beating Washington 8-1 Saturday and ending the Nationals' six-game winning streak.
The Nationals hunt a seventh straight win Saturday afternoon on a gleaming day at Nationals Park. Stephen Strasburg tries to continue his rebound from one of the toughest stretches of his career, and pitches against a left-handed heavy Phillies lineup. Show More Summary
The Nationals look for a seventh straight win today against Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels in a matchup of not “former” aces, exactly, but pitchers who have perhaps not pitched to form all season. Stephen Strasburg goes for the Nationals, looking to build on a more aggressive showing last Sunday in San Diego. Show More Summary
Stephen Strasburg’s start Sunday in San Diego was, for personal reasons, one of the biggest of his young career. His talent has always led him to succeed; the 2009 first-overall pick rose quickly to the majors because of it. So how he...Show More Summary
SAN DIEGO — Days like Sunday are what make the Washington Nationals such a fascinating team, when the talented roster many believed would contend for a title in 2015 is on full display. In a 10-5 victory over the San Diego Padres, Bryce Harper’s torrid hitting showed no sign of ending. Show More Summary
Stephen Strasburg rebounded from a rough start to beat his hometown San Diego Padres for the fourth straight time, and Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa hit three-run homers to power Washington to a 10-5 victory Sunday.
Stephen Strasburg returns to the mound after his career-worst start, in the midst, too, of his career-worst slump. He has a 6.06 ERA through seven starts, although his fielding independent pitching ERA is 3.46, suggesting he has pitched a tad bit better than the numbers may appear. Show More Summary
Despite Thursday’s rain-delayed loss, the Nationals have still won 12 of their past 16 games. While their offense has improved during that stretch, the starting pitching is still inconsistent. Stephen Strasburg’s struggles are well-known, Max Scherzer has been excellent, but Doug Fister, Jordan Zimmermann and Gio Gonzalez have been up and down. Show More Summary
SAN DIEGO — Even before Thursday’s game, the Nationals’ bullpen had already dealt with shorter outings from starters this week. Stephen Strasburg got knocked out in the fourth inning Tuesday. Gio Gonzalez tossed only five innings Wednesday. So when Doug Fister struggled with his command over two innings, the bullpen went to work early again.Read full article >>
SAN DIEGO—Smoke still pouring into the desert sky from the Diamondbacks’ scorching of Stephen Strasburg the other day, the Nationals nevertheless remain white-hot. But, (whisper voice here) might they be, you know, finally ready to give...Show More Summary
PHOENIX — At every level he has been at, Stephen Strasburg has enjoyed success. Despite the sky-high expectations that surround him, Strasburg is a standout pitcher. He made all 34 of his starts last season and led the National League with 242 strikeouts. Show More Summary
Stephen Strasburg gave up eight hits and a career-high eight runs in Tuesday’s 14-6 loss at Arizona, pushing his ERA in seven starts this season to 6.06 and doing nothing to quiet his vocal critics.Former Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard,...Show More Summary
Stephen Strasburg had a bad outing. Again. This time giving up eight hits and a career-high eight runs (seven earned) in 3.1 innings in Tuesday’s 14-6 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.“I’m just embarrassed I let the team down,” Strasburg said after the loss. Show More Summary
PHOENIX — Stephen Strasburg’s career-worst start, and rough appearances by Sammy Solis and Matt Grace paved the way for this on Tuesday night: Clint Robinson, a first baseman-outfielder on the mound in the eighth inning, firing 81-mph fastballs. It was quite the sight to see.Read full article >>
Mark Trumbo homered twice to drive in four runs, Stephen Strasburg had one of the worst starts of his career and the Arizona Diamondbacks emphatically snapped Washington's five-game winning streak with a 14-6 rout of the Nationals on Tuesday night.
PHOENIX — Something isn’t right with Stephen Strasburg. Six weeks and seven starts into the season, his earned run average sits at 6.06. He has pitched past the sixth inning only once. His past two starts, including Tuesday’s clunker, were shorter than four innings. Show More Summary
The Nationals have won 11 of the past 13 games and are a season-high three games over.500. Stephen Strasburg (2-3, 4.73 ERA) takes mound in the second game of the series against the Diamondbacks. Strasburg’s last start was short; he left after three innings with a shoulder/back issue that improved after visiting a chiropractor. Show More Summary
The Nationals announced their rotation for this week’s series in Arizona. Stephen Strasburg, now healthy and realigned after leaving his last start in the third inning with back tightness, will pitch Tuesday, a day later than his regular turn. Show More Summary
After Stephen Strasburg left his last start with tightness in his back, he was adjusted by a chiropractor, and the discomfort dissipated. The prerequisite for him to make his next start was throwing a bullpen session, which Strasburg did Saturday. Show More Summary
Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg played catch on the field today under the supervision of trainer Lee Kuntz. According to Nationals Manager Matt Williams, his status for his next start — scheduled for Monday — is uncertain, and depends on whether he is able to throw his regular bullpen session between starts.Read full article >>