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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 had his first good start of the season on Sunday, giving just one run in 7 1/3 innings in a win over the Phillies.
Strasburg had retired the first 14 Phillies he faced before Carlos Ruiz singled to left field with two outs in the fifth inning. He had shut the Phillies out over his first seven innings as well, but relented a run in the eighth on a Freddy Galvis RBI single to center. Overall, Strasburg allowed five hits, walked two, and struck out seven. His first two starts were subpar, so it was nice to see him get back on track, even if it was against the lowly Phillies. Strasburg will look to keep it going next weekend in Miami against the Marlins. Apr 19 - 4:21 PM

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Stephen Strasburg needed 109 pitches to get through 5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Though he struck out five batters in his 5 1/3 innings, Strasburg had trouble putting away batters when he needed to most. The right-hander yielded 10 hits but did not issue a walk. He was also hurt by poor defense as the Nationals committed three errors on the evening. Strasburg will have the good fortune of facing the Phillies at home in his next start.
Apr 14 - 9:51 PM

Stephen Strasburg gave up six runs -- three earned -- over 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Mets.

Strasburg was victimized by bad defense -- shortstop Ian Desmond being the primary culprit -- but the 26-year-old right-hander wasn't exactly sharp in his 2015 regular-season debut. Strasburg gave up nine hits and walked three Mets while Matt Harvey twirled a gem for the other side. Strasburg gets a tough Red Sox lineup on the road next week.
Apr 9 - 4:12 PM

Stephen Strasburg held the Yankees to one run in 5 1/3 innings and struck out six in a victory Friday.

With his secondary pitches looking much stronger, Strasburg finished the spring on a high note after giving up four runs versus the Mets last time out. He'll face the Mets and Matt Harvey in his season debut Wednesday.
Apr 3 - 4:35 PM

Stephen Strasburg surrendered four runs in four innings Saturday in a loss to the Mets.

Strasburg looked pretty good earlier in the spring, but he missed his last turn with a twisted plant ankle and he wasn't sharp at all today. Since the ankle injury wasn't supposed to be very severe at all, he should be better next week in his final tuneup for the regular season.
Mar 28 - 5:09 PM

Stephen Strasburg (ankle) will throw a long toss session Sunday.

Strasburg was scratched from his Sunday start after twisting his left ankle Friday, but it doesn't seem to be a huge concern. Strasburg said the ankle is getting better. He should be back on the mound in short order.
Mar 22 - 8:50 AM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Saturday that Stephen Strasburg twisted his left ankle during conditioning drills on Friday.

Williams acknowledged that the injury wasn't serious, but that Strasburg would rest for a few days. A.J. Cole is scheduled to start in his place in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.
Mar 21 - 3:51 PM

Stephen Strasburg struck out five Tigers in four scoreless innings in the Nationals' 6-4 win Tuesday.

Strasburg missed his last turn because of an ingrown toenail, but the arm and stuff have both been just fine this spring.
Mar 17 - 4:38 PM

Stephen Strasburg (toe) threw a successful simulated game on Thursday.

Strasburg threw a sim game instead of starting a Grapefruit League contest because of an ingrown toenail. He's fine, though, and the minor ailment should be a non-factor going forward.
Mar 13 - 10:34 AM

Stephen Strasburg won't pitch in Thursday's Grapefruit League game due to an ingrown toenail.

A.J. Cole is going to start against the Mets instead. The Nationals aren't worried about Strasburg's toe and simply want to be able to control his outing. He should take his next turn in the Grapefruit rotation.
Mar 11 - 4:03 PM

Stephen Strasburg gave up two runs in 1 2/3 innings Saturday as the Nationals topped the Cardinals 6-5.

Strasburg turned in an easy first before unraveling some in the second. He hurt his own cause by failing to cover first base on a grounder, leading to a bases-loaded, none-out situation for the Cardinals. Strasburg got a visit to the mound afterwards and recovered to get a couple of outs before reaching his pitch count and getting pulled. He ended up allowing three hits, walking two and striking out two.
Mar 7 - 4:25 PM

USA Today's John Perrotto said that he's hearing that Stephen Strasburg is "very much available" following the Nationals' reported deal with Max Scherzer.

According to Perrotto's sources, both Strasburg and the Nationals think that it might be "time to move on." While Scherzer's signing probably requires a secondary rotation trade by the Nationals, the idea of them trading away one of the faces of the franchise is surprising to say the least. Strasburg went 14-11 with a 3.14 ERA last season to go with a career-high 242 strikeouts over 215 innings. Jordan Zimmerman seems a more logical trade piece, but it's possible that the Nationals are looking to make a bigger move.
Jan 19 - 12:35 PM

Jon Morosi reports that in the event the Nationals sign Max Scherzer, they are prepared to deal away a starting pitcher, which could be Stephen Strasburg.

The most likely candidate to be dealt in that scenario is Jordan Zimmermann, but in the event that they can't find a suitable deal, Morosi notes that the Nationals would at least listen to offers on Strasburg.
Jan 18 - 6:11 PM

Nationals and RHP Stephen Strasburg avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.4 million contract.

It's a shade less than the $8.1 million MLBTradeRumors.com projected the right-hander to earn in his second year of arbitration eligibility. Strasburg posted a brilliant 242/43 K/BB ratio over 215 innings while season to go along with a 3.14 ERA.
Jan 16 - 9:43 AM

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.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 07:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Tanner Roark
7Blake Treinen
8Rafael Martin
9Felipe Rivero
10Erik Davis