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Stephen Strasburg | Starting Pitcher | #37

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 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 mowed down the Padres in epic fashion on Saturday, racking up 15 strikeouts while firing seven shutout innings in a 3-0 victory.
He set a new career high in strikeouts. He struck out 14 in his first major league game back in 2010. This comes a day after Max Scherzer fanned 13 Padres in yesterday's game. Strasburg allowed just three base hits, all singles, and issued one free pass. He singled and scored the game's first run (and the only one he needed) in the third inning. His record improves to 6-1 with a 2.94 ERA through 10 starts. He has amassed 74 strikeouts against just 18 walks in 67 1/3 innings. He is now tied for seventh in the majors in strikeouts. May 27 - 8:22 PM

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Stephen Strasburg earned his fifth victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Braves to two runs on five hits over 7 2/3 innings.

Strasburg racked up 11 strikeouts on the afternoon while issuing only one free pass. He carried a shutout bid into the eighth inning where Dansby Swanson's two-out, two-run double delivered the only damage against him and forced Strasburg from the outing. He now sports a 3.28 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 59/17 K/BB ratio through 60 1/3 innings on the season. Hell take on the Padres his next time out at home on Friday.
May 21 - 4:33 PM

Stephen Strasburg was charged with three runs over six innings Tuesday in an 8-4 win over the Pirates.

Strasburg entered the seventh inning with a 6-1 lead but was pulled after yielding a double and a walk. Both runners came around to score, adding a couple runs to his ledger. He permitted just four hits on the night but walked three and notched just three strikeouts. Strasburg takes on the Braves in Atlanta on Sunday.
May 16 - 10:55 PM

Stephen Strasburg was charged with five runs in six innings against the Orioles but escaped without a loss on Wednesday.

Luckily for him the Nationals' offense scored five runs in the last two innings to erase the deficit. Strasburg gave up eight hits and two walks while fanning nine batters. He still has good numbers for the season despite today's sub-par outing. His record holds at 3-1 with a 3.28 ERA after seven starts. He has registered 45 strikeouts and 13 walks in 46 2/3 innings. He lines up for two starts next week.
May 10 - 11:01 PM

Stephen Strasburg tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a 4-2 victory over the Phillies on Friday.

While Strasburg held the Phillies off the board, he labored in the process, allowing four five hits and four walks. He matched a career-high with 119 pitches before being pulled in the sixth inning. Strasburg struck out five and hit his second career homer (a solo shot in the second inning) in the victory. He now sits at 3-1 with a 2.66 ERA and 36/11 K/BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings across his first six starts. He’ll get the Orioles next time out.
May 5 - 10:58 PM

Stephen Strasburg was saddled with his first loss of the season on Saturday, allowing three runs on six hits over seven innings against the Mets.

Strasburg only struck out two on the afternoon and didn't walk a batter. He was victimized by the long ball in this one, with Michael Conforto's two-run blast in the fifth the big blow against him. He'll look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Phillies in Philadelphia on Friday.
Apr 29 - 4:29 PM

Nationals activated RHP Stephen Strasburg from the paternity leave list.

Strasburg got to witness the birth of his second child and will return to face the Mets this weekend. The 28-year-old right-hander holds a strong 2.89 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 29/7 K/BB ratio through 28 innings (four starts) this season.
Apr 27 - 1:19 PM

Nationals placed RHP Stephen Strasburg on the paternity leave list.

Strasburg will leave to be with his wife Rachel for the birth of the couple's second child. He's scheduled to start against the Rockies in Colorado on Tuesday, but it's likely he'll have that start pushed back until the weekend.
Apr 23 - 7:11 PM

Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 while allowing two runs over seven innings, and the Nationals edged out the Braves 3-2 on Thursday.

Strasburg gave up six hits -- five of them singles -- and walked two in the victory, his second of 2017. He's been remarkably consistent in each of his four starts, going seven innings in each while allowing two earned runs in three of the four, yielding three runs in the other. Still, Thursday was his best turn to date, leaving him with a 2.89 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 29/7 K/BB ratio over 28 innings of work. The right-hander will have a test Tuesday when the Nats visit the Rockies in Colorado.
Apr 20 - 11:15 PM

Stephen Strasburg punched out eight batters over seven innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday.

Strasburg pitched well enough to win in this one, but the Nationals' offense wasn't able to provide much support. He scattered just five hits and a pair of walks over his seven frames. Tommy Joseph tagged him for a solo shot in the second inning and Cesar Hernandez delivered an RBI single in the fifth, completing the damage against him. He'll carry a 3.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 19/5 K/BB ratio into Thursday's matchup against the Braves in Atlanta.
Apr 14 - 7:32 PM

Stephen Strasburg was charged with three earned runs in seven innings in a no-decision versus the Phillies on Sunday.

Washington lost this one in the bottom of the ninth on a walkoff RBI single by Cesar Hernandez, after rallying to tie the game 3-3 with a three-run top of the ninth. Strasburg walked three and gave up five hits while striking out eight. He stands 1-0 with a 3.21 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 11/3 K/BB ratio through his first 14 innings (two starts) this season. A rematch with the Phillies will be next.
Apr 9 - 5:33 PM

Stephen Strasburg surrendered two runs over seven innings in a win over the Marlins on Opening Day.

Both runs scored in the fourth inning. Strasburg was in line for the loss before the Nationals took the lead in the bottom of the seventh. Pitching out of the stretch throughout, Strasburg was sitting the mid-90s with his fastball while striking out three and walking none. His ability isn’t in question, but the fact remains that Strasburg has surpassed 183 innings just once in his career. The lingering health question is what separates him from being a top-10 fantasy starting pitcher right now.
Apr 3 - 4:10 PM

Stephen Strasburg allowed three runs -- two earned -- over four innings Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Working exclusively out of the stretch, Strasburg finishes the spring with a 6.61 ERA. The rest of his numbers were better; he struck out 14, walked three and allowed one homer in 16 1/3 innings. We're not as high on him as we've been some previous seasons, but he's at least a No. 2 starter in mixed leagues.
Mar 29 - 3:53 PM

Stephen Strasburg has been named the Nationals' Opening Day starter.

It's a no-brainer with Max Scherzer not quite ready for the opener (Scherzer is in line to start the Nats' third game). Strasburg will be making his fourth Opening Day start. He posted a 3.60 ERA and 183/44 K/BB ratio over 147 2/3 innings for the Nationals last season.
Mar 26 - 10:26 AM

Stephen Strasburg is lined up to start on Opening Day for the Nationals.

The nod would have gone to reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, but he was slowed this spring by a stress fracture in his right ring finger and currently projects to start Washington's third regular-season game. Gio Gonzalez is in line for the second game of the season, and Tanner Roark likely will start the fourth. Granted, none of this is official yet.
Mar 23 - 8:30 AM

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