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|Last 10 Games|
Nats' Williams on Strasburg: He's healthy but struggling with command
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/27/15) It has been a frustrating start to the season for Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who is 3-5 with a 6.50 ERA through his first nine starts.
His ERA has not been lower than 4.50 after a start this season, and manager Matt Williams pinpoints the right-hander's issues on not having a good feel for his fastball.
"The issue has been fastball command," Williams told MLB Network Radio on Wednesday. "The command hasn't been there. For all intents and purposes, he's healthy."
National SP Stephen Strasburg struggles again on Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/23/15) Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg's struggles continued in Saturday's 8-1 loss to the Phillies. Strasburg could not get out of the fourth inning, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out three, as his ERA rose to 6.50.
Strasburg allowed a two-run home run to Maikel Franco as part of a four-run third inning. Strasburg's defense didn't do him any favors, committing four errors on the afternoon.
This makes five consecutive starts in which Strasburg was unable to pitch at least six innings. He'll look to turn the tides in his next start, currently scheduled for Friday in Cincinnati.
Manager Matt Williams envoked confidence in the young right hander after the game.
"We're not concerned. He's one of our guys. He's been one of our guys, he'll continue to be one of our guys," Williams told the Washington Times.
P Stephen Strasburg settles down to earn victory
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(5/17/15) Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg got off to a shaky start in his hometown of San Diego, allowing the Padres to open up an early 2-0 lead. But the pitcher settled down and rode his team's offensive attack to pick up his third victory of the season.
Strasburg lasted just five innings, giving up three runs and five hits, but he did just enough to break a two-game losing streak as the Nationals picked up a 10-5 victory. Strasburg tied a season-high with seven strikeouts.
A former star at San Diego State, Strasburg has now beaten the Padres four straight times. With the victory, Strasburg lowered his ERA to 5.98.
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg works on mechanics in bullpen session
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/14/15) Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg had a bullpen session on Thursday, to work on mechanics.
In his last start, Strasburg was rocked for eight runs--seven earned--on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings. After the bullpen session, Strasburg blamed the start on poor pitch selection and bad mechanics, per MLB.com.
"There are some things I'm working through. I think in the long run, I'm going to look back on this, I'll think of it as a blessing," Strasburg said. "I go through times like this. You do your best to stay positive, to be at peace in all situations. ... I'm trying to keep getting better. I know there is light at the end of the tunnel. I will continue to work hard to help this team win as many games as we can.
"The thing is, you have to go out there and execute the pitches, and even then you have to have a game plan. These are good hitters, and they are going to try and think with you. You just have to be on top of your game in that department. At the same time, I know the ability and the stuff that I have. As long as I go out there and execute pitches the way I know I can, I'll be OK."
Nats SP Stephen Strasburg rocked for seven ER in 3 1/3 IP in loss
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/13/15) Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg was rocked for eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings to take the loss against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.|
Strasburg had an extra day of rest for Tuesday's start after leaving his last outing early with a shoulder issue.
"Embarrassed. I let the team down. It sucks," Strasburg said.
Strasburg allowed a two-run double in the first inning and then home runs to Ender Inciarte (solo) in the third inning and Mark Trumbo (three-run shot) in the fourth.
Trumbo's blast ended Strasburg's night.
Strasburg's next turn in the rotation is scheduled for Saturday in San Diego.
|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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