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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Stephen Strasburg held the Phillies to two runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a Nationals victory.

Strasburg was left with a no-decision because the Nats didn't win the game until the 10th inning. The right-hander struck out nine batters and will head into the All-Star break having registered a 3.46 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 149/22 K/BB ratio across 125 first-half innings.
Jul 12 - 11:22 PM

Stephen Strasburg struck out nine Orioles while allowing two runs over seven innings in a no-decision Monday.

Strasburg leads the NL and is third in the majors with 140 strikeouts this season. Oddly enough, he's the only NL pitcher in the top six overall. The Nationals ended up losing in extra innings tonight, so this makes seven times this season that Strasburg has turned in a quality start and failed to get a win.
Jul 7 - 11:35 PM

Stephen Strasburg improved to 7-6, allowing just one run over 7 2/3 innings in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Strasburg had a rough outing against the Brewers the last time he took the mound, so it was good to see him bounce back with a dominant start on Tuesday. The hard-throwing right-hander held the Rockies to just five hits -- including D.J. LeMahieu's solo home run -- while walking one and striking out eight. Strasburg now has a 3.53 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a 131/24 K/BB ratio. The league leader in strikeouts will face the Orioles at home in his next trip out to the mound.
Jul 1 - 10:31 PM

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