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Stephen Strasburg | Starting Pitcher | #37

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Stephen Strasburg moved to 5-0 on Wednesday after limiting the Royals to two runs in six innings.
Strasburg got a six-spot from his offense in the top of the first inning and went into cruise control from there, scattering two runs and five hits over his six frames. He issued just one walk and struck out seven. The right-hander is off to a terrific start in his big contract year. A home start against the Tigers is next. May 4 - 5:31 PM

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Stephen Strasburg gave up two runs over seven innings and struck out nine in a 5-4 win over the Cardinals on Friday.

Strasburg gave up both runs in the first inning, but really settled down from there. He walked just one batter and notched seven strikeouts in the span of eight batters at one point. After finishing last season strong, the impending free agent is 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 40/8 K/BB ratio in 36 innings through his first five starts this season. He’ll attempt to keep it going next week against the Royals on the road.
Apr 30 - 12:16 AM

Despite 10 strikeouts, Stephen Strasburg was undone by one mistake in a no-decision against the Twins in Sunday's 6-5, 16-inning marathon win, serving up a three-run home run to Brian Dozier in the eighth inning.

Strasburg looked like a world-beater for most of his time on the mound Sunday, scattering seven hits while striking out 10. He did not walk a batter. Alas, even the best laid plans of mice and men oft fall apart. Such was the case for the ace in the eighth inning, when Brian Dozier launched a three-run homer to boost the Twins to a 4-1 lead. The Nats would score two runs in the bottom of the frame to set the stage for a dramatic pinch-hit solo homer by Bryce Harper in the ninth inning. They would ultimately win 6-5 in the 16th inning, with Strasburg long out of the picture for a decision. Through four starts, Strasburg holds a 2.17 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 31/7 K/BB ratio in 29 innings. In what figures to be a fun series, Strasburg will take to the road to face the Cardinals in his next start.
Apr 24 - 7:40 PM

The Marlins had no answer for Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday, as the right-hander struck out 10 over eight scoreless innings in a 7-0 Nationals victory.

Strasburg allowed only a double and two singles on the evening, also issuing two free passes. Otherwise, he sliced and diced the Marlins lineup, using all four of his pitches to keep them off balance. The start was the best of his three so far, but Strasburg has been on since the word go, moving to 3-0 with a 1.25 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 21/7 K/BB ratio after Tuesday's win. An interleague date with the Twins is on tap for Sunday.
Apr 19 - 10:07 PM

Pitching after a bout with the flu, Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs and four hits over 7 2/3 innings Thursday in a win over the Braves.

The second run came in the eighth after he left the game with a man on first and two outs. Still, Strasburg must have still been horribly sick to have allowed two runs to that lineup.
Apr 14 - 8:04 PM

Stephen Strasburg (flu) is starting as hoped on Thursday afternoon against the Braves.

Strasburg had to be scratched from his originally scheduled start on Wednesday night because of some lingering flu-like symptoms. He has a great matchup Thursday against a Braves lineup that features Kelly Johnson batting cleanup. Strasburg dialed up six innings of one-run ball versus Atlanta last week.
Apr 14 - 12:45 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he's hopeful Stephen Strasburg (flu) can pitch Thursday.

Strasburg had to be scratched from his Wednesday night start against the Braves with flu-like symptoms. Tanner Roark, scheduled to start Thursday afternoon's series finale, will take the mound Wednesday instead. It'd be disappointing for Strasburg owners if the 27-year-old right-hander doesn't get another early chance to face this weak Atlanta offense. He spun six innings of one-run ball against the Braves last week.
Apr 13 - 3:48 PM

Stephen Strasburg has been scratched from his Wednesday start against the Braves due to illness.

Tanner Roark will get the nod instead. It's a missed opportunity for Strasburg, who likely would have rolled through the Braves' punchless batting order on Wednesday night at Nationals Park. Maybe he can start Thursday's series finale, a late-afternoon game.
Apr 13 - 2:38 PM

Stephen Strasburg limited the Braves to one run over six innings to earn a win Wednesday.

Strasburg allowed six hits, walked three and struck out four. It wasn't the kind of dominant outing he was racking up in the second half of last year, but it's nice to see him pitch well while not at his best; that's never been a strong suit for him. Of course, it helped that he was facing Atlanta.
Apr 6 - 10:38 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker announced Saturday that Stephen Strasburg will start the second game of the season against the Braves in Atlanta.

Max Scherzer draws the Opening Day assignment, and there had been rumblings that Strasburg would be held out until Thursday for the home opener against Miami, but to no avail. Baker also noted that Gio Gonzalez and Joe Ross would be available out of the bullpen for those first two contests.
Apr 2 - 10:15 AM

Stephen Strasburg pitched three scoreless innings against the Cardinals before Tuesday's game was rained out.

The Nats were leading 1-0 against Adam Wainwright when rain halted play. Strasburg was already up to five strikeouts on the day. Including today's stats (which won't be counted officially), Strasburg ends the spring with a 2.65 ERA and a 24/7 K/BB ratio in 17 innings.
Mar 29 - 3:41 PM

Stephen Strasburg struck out nine Yankees over five scoreless innings on Wednesday afternoon.

A walk in the park for the 27-year-old right-hander. Strasburg looks fully ready for regular-season play and should be in line for a massive 2016 season after registering a 1.84 ERA with 110 strikeouts over his final 83 innings in 2015. He can become a free agent next winter.
Mar 23 - 8:35 PM

Stephen Strasburg allowed one run in three innings Friday in the Nationals' 9-5 victory over the Mets.

Strasburg hasn't been particularly sharp in his two outings thus far, though he escaped without much damage today. He allowed three hits, walked two and struck out one before exiting.
Mar 11 - 4:55 PM

Stephen Strasburg fanned five while allowing two runs in two innings Saturday against the Tigers.

A Bryan Holaday homer was responsible for both runs. Big things are expected of Strasburg this year after his excellent finish in 2015. He's disappointed before, but he certainly won't be lacking for incentive as he enters his walk year.
Mar 5 - 4:00 PM

Stephen Strasburg's agent, Scott Boras, told FOX Sports that his client is not currently in extension talks with the Nationals.

"[Strasburg]'s going to pitch, and we’ll see where it goes from there," Boras said. "[An extension's] something we’ll be discussing at the end of the year." In mid-January, Strasburg and the Nationals managed to avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $10.4 million contract. It appears that's where things will stand moving forward, at least for the time being. The 27-year-old right-hander held a 3.46 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 155/26 K/BB ratio over 127 1/3 innings (23 starts) for the 2015 campaign.
Source: FOX Sports
Feb 16 - 8:56 AM

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