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Stephen Strasburg | Starting Pitcher | #37

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
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Stephen Strasburg racked up eight strikeouts over six innings of one-run ball in Sunday night's victory over the Dodgers.
Strasburg scattered three hits and three walks on the night. The only damage against him came on a fly ball that Michael Taylor probably should have caught in the second inning that allowed Yasiel Puig to score from third base. That run snapped the right-hander's franchise-record 35 scoreless inning streak. He now sits at 14-4 on the season with a stellar 2.60 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 190/44 K/BB ratio across 162 2/3 innings in his 26 starts. He'll take on the Mets in New York in his penultimate start of the regular season on Saturday. Sep 17 - 11:34 PM

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Stephen Strasburg blanked the Phillies over eight innings, striking out 10 in a 3-2 victory over the Marlins on Sunday.

The Phillies aren't very good, but Strasburg would have dominated a lot of lineups today. His change was outstanding, and he located everything, extending his scoreless innings streak to 34 -- a franchise record. This version of Strasburg will make Washington quite formidable in the postseason. His next start could be a playoff preview against the Dodgers on Saturday.
Sep 10 - 3:55 PM

Stephen Strasburg shut out the Marlins for six innings and struck out eight in a victory Tuesday.

Strasburg allowed six hits, but all were singles and he didn't walk anyone. The right-hander has pitched 21 scoreless innings with a 22/2 K/BB ratio in his last three starts. He's given up more than three earned runs just three times in 24 starts on the season. Cramps were an issue for him again on Tuesday in Miami, but he made it to 90 pitches -- 60 of which were strikes.
Sep 5 - 10:20 PM

Stephen Strasburg was brilliant in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Marlins, firing off a complete game shutout with eight strikeouts.

Fantastic work from Strasburg on the afternoon. Not only did he punch out eight batters over his nine innings of work, he issued just one walk while scattering six hits. The 29-year-old right-hander threw 110 pitches (78 strikes) in the nine-inning effort. Oh, and he also smacked a solo homer in the bottom of the fifth. When you're feeling it, you're feeling it. Strasburg will look for a repeat performance when he carries his 2.90 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 164/40 K/BB ratio (142 2/3 innings) into a road rematch with the Marlins next week.
Aug 30 - 6:55 PM

Stephen Strasburg fired off six scoreless innings while taking a no-decision in Thursday's 11-inning win over the Astros.

Strasburg punched out seven batters, walked just one and scattered three hits on the evening. He finished up the outing having thrown just 90 pitches. Part of that relatively early exit was likely due to some non-major cramping Strasburg experienced in the sixth inning. The ace right-hander will bring a 3.10 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 156/39 K/BB ratio (133 2/3 innings) into a home showdown with the Marlins in his next scheduled outing.
Aug 25 - 12:02 AM

Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs on four hits over six innings in Saturday's loss to the Padres.

Strasburg had missed about three weeks of action due to an elbow impingement before being activated from the disabled list for Saturday's outing. He punched out eight and walked one on the evening. Yangervis Solarte smacked a two-run home run off him in the first inning, but he settled in for five more scoreless frames after the early hiccup. In 21 starts this season, Strasburg owns a 3.24 ERA and 1.10 WHIP. He will do battle with the Mets in a home outing next time out as he looks to work back into the groove of the campaign.
Aug 19 - 11:51 PM

Nationals activated RHP Stephen Strasburg from the 10-day disabled list.

Strasburg will get the nod Saturday against his hometown Padres. He's taking the place of Max Scherzer, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list with neck inflammation. Strasburg has pitched well when healthy, delivering a 3.25 ERA over 20 starts this season.
Aug 19 - 5:38 PM

Stephen Strasburg (elbow) is expected to return Saturday against the Padres.

He'll return to the mound in his home city of San Diego after missing roughly three weeks with an elbow impingement. Strasburg looked sharp in his lone rehab start, fanning five over five innings of one-run ball Monday for High-A Potomac. The former first overall pick has been steady as ever this year, going 10-3 with a 3.25 ERA over 20 starts for the first-place Nats.
Aug 17 - 8:54 PM

Stephen Strasburg (elbow) struck out five while yielding one run over five innings in a rehab start with High-A Potomac on Monday.

Strasburg allowed three hits and walked one, throwing 66 pitches on the night. He retired the final eight batters he faced and hit 95 mph with his fastball. In other words, it appears he's ready to rejoin the Nationals' rotation. Strasburg should soon officially be cleared to start this weekend in San Diego.
Aug 14 - 8:28 PM

Stephen Strasburg (elbow) will make a rehab start Monday for High-A Potomac.

He's scheduled to throw about 75 pitches in that outing. Strasburg tossed a successful bullpen session on Friday and made it through a short simulated game earlier in the week. The former first overall pick should be back in the Nats' rotation before long.
Aug 12 - 5:24 PM

Stephen Strasburg (elbow) said that his arm felt "really good" after throwing a simulated game on Wednesday.

Strasburg threw 57 pitches over four innings in the simulated game. He could potentially rejoin the Nationals without a minor league rehab assignment, though that has not been determined as of yet. The right-hander has been on the shelf for the past two weeks with a right elbow nerve impingement.
Aug 9 - 4:40 PM

Stephen Strasburg (elbow) threw a simulated game Wednesday.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker has indicated that a simulated game could be the last step for Strasburg before he rejoins the rotation. However, it's still possible that he'll make a rehab start first. The club should offer an update on the right-hander later Wednesday. Strasburg has missed the last two weeks with a right elbow nerve impingement.
Aug 9 - 2:47 PM

Nationals pitching coach Mike Maddux said Monday that "all went well" during Stephen Strasburg's (elbow) bullpen session Sunday.

Maddux added that Strasburg threw "more than 30" pitches, with the last "15 or so" at full intensity. "He sort of took it at his own pace, easing in, getting extension, then letting it go," Maddux said. "He looked good. All went well. He’s on the road to recovery." Strasburg's next turn in the rotation comes up on Friday, and it sounds like there's at least a chance he could be back then. The Nats optioned Erick Fedde to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.
Aug 7 - 6:23 PM

Stephen Strasburg (elbow) will throw another bullpen session Sunday.

Strasburg threw a 'pen session Friday at 70 percent effort and is ready for another one, presumably at increased intensity. A simulated game is coming next and it's unclear whether the righty might need a rehab start, as well. Strasburg is sidelined with a right elbow nerve impingement.
Aug 6 - 12:37 PM

Stephen Strasburg (elbow) admitted Friday that he had an increasingly difficult time recovering in between starts before going on the disabled list.

It's not particularly encouraging, although Strasburg also added that he's felt a lot better in recent days and is slated to throw a bullpen session Friday. The next step after that will be a simulated game, although it's unclear when that will go down.
Aug 4 - 2:10 PM

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4Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Howie Kendrick
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Victor Robles
4Andrew Stevenson
5Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Alejandro De Aza
3Rafael Bautista
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Edwin Jackson
6A.J. Cole
7Erick Fedde
8Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Brandon Kintzler
3Ryan Madson
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Matt Albers
7Oliver Perez
8Enny Romero
9Matt Grace
10Joe Blanton
11Sammy Solis