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|Last 10 Games|
Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg departs early for no-decision
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(8/30/15) Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg lasted just four innings Sunday, departing from an eventual Washington victory with discomfort in his upper back, per MASN Sports.
Strasburg was not as sharp as he had been in previous starts, allowing four runs and seven hits, including two home runs over just 60 pitches. He had won three of his previous four starts in August since returning from the disabled list.
Strasburg is 8-6 this season with a 4.35 ERA.
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg stays strong in victory Tuesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(8/25/15) Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg continued his recent run of dominance with a strong outing against the Padres on Tuesday. The hard-throwing righty went six innings, allowing two runs on two hits. He allowed one walk and struck out seven in the 8-3 victory.
Strasburg (8-6, 4.14 ERA) was solid in this one. The only runs he allowed came on a two-run home run by Jedd Gyorko in the second inning, which actually gave the Padres a brief 2-0 lead. But the Nationals rallied back for the victory.
In four starts since returning from the disabled list, Strasburg is 3-1 with a 1.73 ERA.
Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg remains on roll against Rockies
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/19/15) Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg has been either injured or underperforming for so long that it was hard to remember the pitcher many believed to be the premier prospect in the sport.
Strasburg, however, continued to show glimpses of his potential Wednesday night in a hitter's paradise, no less. He held the host Rockies to just one unearned run on two hits in seven innings with no walks and five strikeouts.
The only run he allowed came off a wild pitch in the second inning, after which he retired 16 of the last 17 batters he faced.
Strasburg has yielded only five runs in his last 35 2/3 innings to send his ERA tumbling from 6.55 to 4.22.
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg takes tough-luck loss on Thursday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(8/14/15) Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg fired six strong innings against the Giants on Thursday. He allwed two runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out eight.
Strasburg (6-6, 4.62 ERA) was given a 1-0 lead before he even took the mound in the first inning. But he gave the lead right back with two runs in the bottom half of the first. The Nationals went on to lose the game 3-1.
The hard-throwing Strasburg was able to settle in after that, however, as he put up zeroes the rest of the way. Unfortunately for him, the Nationals were unable to do much against Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants' bullpen.
This was Strasburg's second start since returning from the disabled list. He has allowed a total of three runs in 13 innings over the two outings.
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg comes off DL with win
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(8/8/15) Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg came off the disabled list on Saturday and took the mound for the first time since July 4.
Strasburg returned with a win over Colorado on Saturday, allowing one run over seven innings.
"He didn't look like he was coming off the DL," Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez said, per MLB.com. "His stuff was electric [Saturday]. His fastball was moving a lot with velocity and his breaking ball was really good, too. It's really sharp. It looks like it's going to be around the strike zone and then it goes down quick to the ground. As soon as you see, you already swung the bat and you get yourself in trouble."
Strasburg allowed three hits and didn't walk a batter. He hasn't allowed more than two walks in a game since his first start of the year, on April 9. Strasburg struck out a season-high 12 and improved to 6-5.
|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|
|8/31/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||John Lackey|
|9/1/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Carlos Martinez|
|9/2/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Michael Wacha|
|9/3/15||ATL||7:05 pm||Matt Wisler|
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