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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 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

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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

Stephen Strasburg was lit up for seven earned runs in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Brewers.

Scooter Gennett tagged him for a grand slam in the bottom of the second inning and Khris Davis slugged a solo shot in the fourth. Strasburg yielded eight hits in all while issuing three walks. He's now 6-6 with a 3.70 ERA on the season and could have a tough time bouncing back next week against a dangerous Rockies lineup.
Jun 25 - 5:17 PM

Stephen Strasburg gave up four runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Friday.

Strasburg had allowed three earned runs or fewer in 11 starts coming into Friday's action, but the Braves had no issues squaring him up in this one. He fanned eight and walked none in the no-decision and saw his ERA go up from 3.06 to 3.24 on the year. He'll get the Brewers next week.
Jun 21 - 12:16 AM

Stephen Strasburg allowed three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Strasburg was staked to a 1-0 lead after the top of the first inning and couldn't hold it, yielding one run in the third and two in the Cardinals' three-run seventh. Strasburg finished the night with five strikeouts. He will carry a 6-5 record, 3.06 ERA, and 1.21 WHIP into his next scheduled outing at home against the Braves.
Jun 14 - 10:06 PM

Stephen Strasburg fired six innings of one-run ball, striking out seven, to knock off the Giants in Monday's 9-2 win.

He scattered four hits and declined to issue a free pass. Strasburg experienced a little back tightness during the outing; Washington elected to get him out of there after 88 pitches once they'd taken a 9-1 lead. It doesn't sound like a big deal, but make sure to monitor his status anyway. The stud right-hander had struggled on the road coming into this start, going 0-3 with a 4.80 ERA in five starts. He turned that around, and continued his career success against the Giants, against whom he was 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA in three outings prior to Monday night. Strasburg toes the rubber this weekend in St. Louis.
Jun 10 - 1:41 AM

Stephen Strasburg improved to 5-4, allowing four runs (two earned) over seven innings in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Strasburg was dominant, striking out 11 Phillies. He reached double-digit strikeouts for the first time since April 25 and for the fourth time this season. Strasburg allowed seven hits -- including a seventh-inning two-run home run to John Mayberry, Jr. -- but did not walk a batter. Just another great season for the 25-year-old, who will take a 3.10 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 101/19 K/BB ratio into next week's road start against the Giants.
Jun 5 - 12:04 AM

Stephen Strasburg delivered another dazzling performance in Friday's victory over the Rangers, allowing two runs (zero earned) on six hits over his six frames.

Strasburg racked up nine strikeouts in the impressive outing while walking just one. An early error allowed the Rangers to jump on top with a pair of unearned runs in the second inning, but that would be the extent of their offense on the night against the powerful right-hander. He'll carry a 3.15 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 90/19 K/BB ratio into Thursday's matchup against the Phillies.
May 30 - 10:11 PM

Stephen Strasburg allowed three earned runs over seven innings in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

Strasburg was perfect for the first three innings, but Neil Walker slugged a solo home run in the fourth inning and then the Bucs tacked on two more runs in the seventh. The right-hander is 3-4 with a 3.42 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 81/18 K/BB ratio in 68 1/3 innings this season. He'll face the Rangers at home next time out.
May 24 - 10:26 PM

Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs over seven innings Monday in a no-decision against the Reds.

Both guys who scored off Strasburg reached base on HBPs: Todd Frazier in the fourth and Zack Cozart in the fifth. That was enough to ruin his chances of winning with Mike Leake impressing tonight.
May 20 - 12:39 AM

Stephen Strasburg yielded three runs across seven innings in Tuesday's loss against the Diamondbacks.

He struck out six and walked none. Strasburg's start began to sour when he allowed a fifth inning leadoff single to opposing pitcher Bronson Arroyo. Martin Prado also singled two batters later, and then Paul Goldschmidt doubled to deep center to plate the pair. Strasburg falls to an even 3-3 with a 3.48 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 70 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings. The 25-year-old right-hander hosts Cincinnati at home next week.
May 14 - 12:03 AM

Stephen Strasburg held the Dodgers to two runs in 7 1/3 innings Wednesday for his third victory.

Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig both hit RBI singles in the top of the first inning, but Strasburg was dominant the rest of the way. He finished with six strikeouts in his 7 1/3 frames, and is now 3-2 with a 3.42 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 47 1/3 innings this season. The 25-year-old right-hander will face the Diamondbacks on the road next.
May 7 - 5:57 PM

Stephen Strasburg yielded three runs in six innings Friday against the Phillies.

He struck out five and walked one. Strasburg gave up a three-run homer to Marlon Byrd in the first inning, but he held the Phillies in check the rest of the way. Still, he was handed a no-decision. Strasburg's 3.60 ERA and 1.38 WHIP aren't going to blow you away, but he leads the majors with 58 strikeouts. He'll get the Dodgers at home next week.
May 2 - 10:30 PM

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