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Stephen Strasburg | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 228
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Stephen Strasburg was saddled with a loss in his long-awaited postseason debut on Friday, surrendering two runs (one earned) on eight hits and a walk over his five innings of work.
The hard-throwing young right-hander walked one and struck out a pair on the afternoon. The Giants were able to scratch out a run against him in the third inning on a single, fielder’s choice, passed ball, single combination and added on a run in the fourth on an RBI single by Brandon Belt after Hunter Pence had swiped second base. The Nationals will now turn to Jordan Zimmermann on Saturday as they look to even up the series at a game apiece. Oct 3 - 7:07 PM

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Stephen Strasburg delivered six shutout innings in Saturday's 5-1 defeat of the Marlins.

It was an impressive cap to an outstanding summer for Strasburg, who will start for the Nationals in Game 1 of the NLDS next week. He held Miami to two hits and a walk while striking out seven, and will finish the regular season with a 14-11 record, 3.14 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 242/43 K/BB ratio in 215 innings.
Sep 27 - 7:11 PM

Stephen Strasburg shut out the Marlins over seven innings to earn his 13th win of the season in Sunday's 2-1 victory.

He surrendered just three hits (two singles) while walking two and striking out five. Strasburg had thrown just 84 pitches, but Nationals manager Matt Williams elected to pull him and let his bullpen finish it out. The right-hander lowered his ERA to 3.23 with today's strong effort. He'll get the Marlins again next weekend in a final tuneup before the postseason.
Sep 21 - 4:15 PM

Stephen Strasburg blanked the Braves for seven innings, striking out seven, in a victory Monday.

Strasburg walked none for the fourth straight start. He had been 3-7 with a 4.61 ERA against the Braves in his career, including a loss last Wednesday, but he had an easy time tonight. The only time the outcome seemed in doubt was when Rafael Soriano took over in the ninth. Since the Nationals held on to win 4-2, Strasburg moved to 12-11 with a 3.34 ERA.
Sep 15 - 10:28 PM

Stephen Strasburg allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

Strasburg also struck out eight without walking a batter, but the seven hits allowed were enough to do him in. One of those was a B.J. Upton solo home run, and the other Upton, Justin, delivered an RBI single as well. The loss was his first since August 8 and dropped him to 11-11. Strasburg will have his shot at payback when he faces off with the Braves in Atlanta on Monday.
Sep 10 - 7:19 PM

Stephen Strasburg allowed one run over six innings in pitching to a no-decision on Friday.

It wasn't Strasburg's most dominant outing ever (just six innings pitched) and he was long gone before a decision was rendered. The Phillies ultimately came away with a 9-8 win. Strasburg gave up just four hits while striking out five in his time on the mound. He also did not walk a batter. The 26-year old has a 3.43 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. He's struck out 210 in 183 innings while pitching to an 11-10 record. While these numbers are not bad by any metric, we're still waiting for Strasburg to put together that one WOW season befitting of his arm and talent.
Sep 6 - 12:19 AM

Stephen Strasburg struck out eight while limiting the Mariners to one run in 7 2/3 innings in Saturday's victory.

Jayson Werth gave Strasburg a 2-0 lead with a first-inning homer, and that proved to be enough tonight. It's the fifth time in seven starts that Strasburg has allowed one or no runs. Unfortunately, he gave up 12 in the other two, so his ERA hasn't come down much at all. Still, with four wins in five starts, he's back over .500 (11-10) for the first time in a while.
Aug 31 - 1:28 AM

Stephen Strasburg allowed five runs on eight hits over four innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Sunday.

Strasburg allowed runs in each of the first three innings, including home runs to Gregor Blanco and Travis Ishikawa. The outing was his shortest since April 15, pushing his ERA up to 3.59. It's been a boom-or-bust-type year for the 26-year-old, and he'll look for a better game when he takes on the Mariners on Saturday.
Aug 24 - 6:26 PM

Stephen Strasburg limited the Diamondbacks to one run and three hits over eight innings to win Tuesday and even his record at 10-10.

Four years removed from his major league debut and three years back from Tommy John surgery, Stephen Strasburg still hasn't become Stephen Strasburg!, but he sure has been awfully good anyway. He has a 198/38 K/BB ratio in 171 1/3 innings this season, suggesting that he still might have a jump in performance in him. As is, he still possesses a nifty 3.41 ERA and 1.17 WHIP.
Aug 19 - 10:42 PM

Stephen Strasburg pitched seven strong innings, allowing only one unearned run en route to his ninth win as the Nats won on Thursday.

It was a nice bounce-back start after getting rocked by the Braves in his previous start. The right-hander gave up only three hits and a pair of walks while striking out eight. The Mets' lone run crossed the plate in the fourth after Ian Desmond allowed Daniel Murphy to advance to second on a fielding error. Strasburg now has a 3.53 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a 194/37 K/BB ratio. He'll match up against the D'Backs at home in his next start on Tuesday.
Aug 14 - 10:10 PM

Stephen Strasburg was rocked for seven runs over five innings Friday in a loss to the Braves.

The seven runs allowed tied a career-high. Amazingly, he gave up four home runs, equaling what he gave up in his previous seven starts combined. Strasburg fanned nine in the loss and now sits at 8-10 with a 3.68 ERA through 25 starts this season. He'll attempt to turn the page next week against the Mets.
Aug 9 - 12:22 AM

Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 while allowing three hits over seven innings in the Nationals' 4-0 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Luck hasn't been on Strasburg's side this season, so he took matters into his own hands on Sunday. The right-hander's outing was his first double-digit strikeout game since June 4, and he gave up just three hits on the day. The win moved Strasburg to 8-9 with a 3.39 ERA through 24 starts. He'll look to get back to .500 when he takes on the Braves in Atlanta on Friday.
Aug 3 - 5:20 PM

Stephen Strasburg allowed one run on four hits over seven innings but took the tough-luck loss against the Marlins on Tuesday.

Strasburg has now allowed two or fewer runs in three of his last five starts with no wins to show for it. On Tuesday, the right-hander struck out just four while walking two. Strasburg now owns a 7-9 record despite a 3.55 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 167/32 K/BB ratio over 144 1/3 innings this season. His luck is bound to turn around eventually, and there's no reason to think it won't start turning Sunday against the Phillies.
Jul 29 - 10:46 PM

Stephen Strasburg gave up four runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.

The Rockies got to Strasburg for three early runs before tacking on another in the sixth. The right-hander struck out five while walking three in the uncharacteristic start. He's struggled in both starts since the All-Star break, and Wednesday's loss dropped him below .500 at 7-8 on the year. Perhaps a date with the Marlins next week is what he needs to get back in the win column.
Jul 23 - 6:55 PM

Stephen Strasburg fell to 7-7 after allowing four runs over seven innings Friday against the Brewers.

Strasburg settled down after giving up four runs over his first three innings of work, but it was too big of a hole for the Nationals' offense to dig out of against Kyle Lohse and the Brewers' bullpen. He struck out nine and walked one in the loss and has now fanned at least eight batters in four straight outings. He'll bring a 3.55 ERA into a start against the Rockies next week in Colorado.
Jul 18 - 11:10 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Jeff Kobernus
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
4Brian Goodwin
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Nate Schierholtz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Taylor Hill
7Taylor Jordan
8A.J. Cole
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Tyler Clippard
3Craig Stammen
4Jerry Blevins
5Matt Thornton
6Aaron Barrett
7Xavier Cedeno
8Erik Davis
9Blake Treinen
10Matt Grace
11Bruce Billings