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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||220.00||18.00||8.00||0.00||2.95||1.12||240.00||51.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Atlanta|| 5.0||1||0|| 0.00||0||1||6|
|vs LHB|| 27.2||0||0|| 4.55||0||11||27|
|vs RHB|| 29.2||0||0|| 6.37||0||5||33|
|Last 10 Games|
Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg sharp in start
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(6/28/15) Stephen Strasburg had his second straight solid outing since returning from the disabled list, going seven innings to even his record at 5-5 as the Nationals edged the Phillies on Sunday.
Strasburg made just one mistake in allowing a home run to Philadelphia's Jeff Francoeur, but otherwise was on his game, at times reaching 99 mph on the radar gun as he threw a season-high 113 pitches.
The Nationals starter allowed just four hits while striking out a season-high nine batters, and also lowered his ERA to 5.49.
Nationals vs. Phillies rained out, will play doubleheader Sunday
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(6/27/15) The Nationals matchup against the Phillies was rained out on Saturday before the bottom of the second inning. The team's will play a doubleheader on Sunday.
Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez was able to throw an inning, in which he allowed a hit. Adam Morgan allowed three hits over the two innings he managed to throw.
Phillies starter Kevin Correia will throw in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader. Stephen Strasburg is projected to start for the Nationals.
Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg earns win Tuesday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(6/24/15) Pitching in his first game since returning from the disabled list, Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg pitched well enough to earn his fourth win of season during Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Braves.
Strasburg tossed five scoreless innings to earn the win. He also struck out six and walked one. Strasburg (4-5) now has a 5.90 ERA.
"Sometimes you just have to take a step back to realize how bad it was," Strasburg said, per The Washington Post. "Once I did, I was able to get back to what my body was supposed to feel like instead of just trying to mentally grind through it. I feel a lot stronger and a lot more consistent now."
Strasburg was making his first start since May 29 when he went on the disabled list with a neck injury. His next expected start is scheduled for Sunday at Philadelphia.
Nationals reinstate SP Stephen Strasburg for Tuesday start
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/23/15) The Nationals have announced that right-hander Stephen Strasburg has been activated off the disabled list and will start Tuesday night against Atlanta.
Strasburg has completed his rehab from a neck injury that prevented him from pitching since May 29.
Not that he was pitching well previously. Strasburg, who has struggled at times since the ballyhooed start to his big-league career, hit rock-bottom in May. He allowed 16 runs on 22 hits in 13 innings over his last four starts.
He returns with a 6.55 ERA that is more than double what he has compiled in any full season.
Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg likely to make next start in bigs
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/20/15) Matt Williams has declared that there is "no reason why" Nationals struggling right-hander Stephen Strasburg can't make his next start in the big leagues after coming out of a bullpen session feeling fine.
Strasburg, who has been out with a strained arm for three weeks after a brutal stretch on the mound, last started for Double-A Harrisburg on Wednesday. That would line him up to pitch next week against Atlanta.
|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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/1/15||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Matt Wisler|
|7/2/15||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Manny Banuelos|
|7/3/15||SF||6:05 pm||Jake Peavy|
|7/4/15||SF||11:05 am||Madison Bumgarner|
|7/5/15||SF||8:08 pm||Ryan Vogelsong|
|7/6/15||CIN||7:05 pm||Anthony DeSclafani|
|7/7/15||CIN||7:05 pm||Johnny Cueto|
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