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|Last 10 Games|
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg strikes out seven in win vs. Mets
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/30/15) Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg picked up a win Thursday, allowing two earned runs on six hits and one walk in 5 1/3 innings while striking out seven in his team's 8-2 victory over the Mets.
Strasburg (2-2) fell behind by giving up two runs in the second inning but was otherwise solid, and his offense racked up three runs in the third inning to take the lead, one the team would not relinquish.
Strasburg owns a 4.60 ERA and 30:8 K:BB ratio in 29 1/3 innings through five starts. He's slated to face the Marlins Tuesday.
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg struggles Saturday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/25/15) Underachieving Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg continued to baffle the baseball world rather than opposing hitters Saturday.
Strasburg maintained his mediocrity in a loss to Miami, yielding four earned runs on eight hits in six innings to lower his record to 1-2 and raise his ERA to 4.88. He struck out six to give him 23 in 24 innings on the year, but he has had three bad outings in four starts.
The right-hander was rolling along through three, but doubles to Martin Prado and Giancarlo Stanton and single by Justin Bour in the fourth resulted in two runs. Three singles and a double play in the sixth doubled the output and all but ended his night.
Strasburg will try against Thursday on the road against the torrid Mets.
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg earns first win of season on Sunday
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(4/19/15) After two rough starts to being the season, Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (1-1) returned to form on Sunday against the Phillies, allowing one run on five hits in 7 1/3 innings to take the win.
He struck out seven and walked two in the victory.
"That may be as good as I've seen him. He pitched at 92, 93 [miles per hour] and was able to reach back when he needed it for 95-plus. For me, that makes his changeup even more effective," Nationals manager Matt Williams said after the game, per MLB.com.
"Today, he threw for strikes when he wanted to, went out of the zone when he needed to. I don't know if I've seen him better than that."
The lone run scored off Strasburg came in the eighth inning via an RBI single from Freddy Galvis.
Next up for Strasburg are the Marlins in Miami on Saturday.
Nats' Stephen Strasburg gives up 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings in no decision
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(4/15/15) Stephen Strasburg gave up 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings on Tuesday to the Red Sox, drawing a no decision.
Strasburg, who threw 109 pitches and struck out five, was touched for a solo home run from Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
After two starts Strasburg's ERA is 6.75.
Strasburg will look for his first win of the season Sunday against the Phillies.
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg opens season on sour note vs. Mets
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/9/15) Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg opened the season on a sour note, suffering his first loss of the season Thursday afternoon against the Mets.
Strasburg (0-1) was outdueled by Matt Harvey, who made his long-awaited return from Tommy John surgery. A fielding error by Ian Desmond helped the Mets tack on four runs in the third inning. David Wright singled in two runs in the sixth inning to knock Strasburg out of the game. He said after the game he wasn't frustrated about the sloppy defense, MLB.com reports.
"You can't let those things affect you. Those guys are going to go out there and give you everything they have, every single day," Strasburg said. "That's all I'm expecting because I'm trying to go out there and do the same thing. I know when you face adversity, you want to go out there and pick each other up. I went out there and I tried to do that."
Strasburg permitted six runs -- three earned -- on nine hits and three walks while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings of a 6-3 defeat.
"I thought he pitched well enough to keep us in it. That's for sure." manager Matt Williams said.
The right-hander will look to get back on track Tuesday at Boston. He allowed two earned runs over six innings of work his last time out against Boston in 2012.
|2014 Summary: Reality may have finally caught up to expectations for Stephen Strasburg in 2014. Yes, his 14-11 record still left something to be desired, especially pitching for a contender, and he still had those occasional starts that make you wonder how he could be so hittable with such great stuff. But he finally took on an ace workload, his 215 innings ranking 14th in baseball, and his 242 strikeouts tied for the NL lead. You can't really ask for much more from a No. 1.|
Playing time status: For all the criticism the Nationals invited when they shut Strasburg down after 159 1/3 innings in his first year back from Tommy John surgery, their decision to bring him along slowly has made him as safe as you could hope for in the two years since. He had bone chips removed from the same elbow late in 2013, but given the season he just had, that's clearly a non-issue.
2015 Outlook: Just at face value, Strasburg had an encouraging 2014, but some of the strides he made peripherally suggests his 2015 could be even better. Most notably, he trimmed his walk rate to 1.8 per nine innings, putting him within shouting distance of the Cliff Lee golden standard for control. With the kind of stuff he has, that could pave way for a Cy Young award at some point. You'll find steadier starting pitchers than Strasburg on Draft Day, but you won't find many with his upside. He's a top-10 option for sure.
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