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Craig Stammen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 227
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Craig Stammen pitched scoreless 11th, 12th and 13th innings for a win Thursday against the Mets.
Stammen's had a rough go of it of late, so the Nationals had to be almost as happy about his outing today as they were Bryce Harper's walkoff homer. Going into this one, Stammen has given up 12 runs in 11 2/3 innings, taking his ERA from 2.68 to 4.07. Aug 7 - 5:25 PM

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Craig Stammen was hit hard in relief of Stephen Strasburg during Tuesday's loss to the Nationals, allowing five runs in an inning of work.

Stammen allowed six hits and a walk while recording only one strikeout. The right-hander had been solid for the Nationals in his first four appearances, but the Marlins weren't fooled by anything he threw. Stammen's ERA ballooned from 1.23 to 6.48 with the outing.
Apr 15 - 10:14 PM

Craig Stammen threw four scoreless innings in relief of injured starter Stephen Strasburg to earn the win on Friday.

Strasburg lasted only two innings before being lifted due to a muscle issue in his back, forcing Stammen into action. All the reliever did was throw four perfect innings, striking out three. The win was his third of the year, and the Nationals' long reliever now has a 2.60 ERA.
Fri, May 31, 2013 10:42:00 PM

Craig Stammen was knocked around the park by the Giants Monday, allowing two runs on seven hits over 2 2/3 innings.

Washington didn't have much of a chance after Zach Duke spotted the Giants an early lead, but Stammen's poor performance sealed their fate. Stammen stranded a handful of runners to limit the damage this game had on his ERA, which jumped from 2.25 to 2.78. As a long reliever, Stammen has fulfilled expectations, adding a 1.19 WHIP and 23/5 K/BB rate over 22 2/3 innings.
Tue, May 21, 2013 04:31:00 AM

Nationals avoided arbitration with RHP Craig Stammen by agreeing to a two-year, $2.25 million contract.

Stammen, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time as a Super 2 qualifier, held a 2.34 ERA while striking out a batter per inning for the Nats last season. He'll pitch the middle innings for them in 2013.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 12:46:00 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Craig Stammen from Triple-A Syracuse.

Stammen had a brief stint with the Nats in June, but has spent the majority of the season at the Triple-A level, posting a 4.75 ERA and 127/40 K/BB ratio over 142 innings. He'll pitch out of the Nats' bullpen in September.
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 03:47:00 PM

Nationals optioned RHP Craig Stammen to Triple-A Syrcause.

The Nats needed to clear a roster spot for the return of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Stammen, 27, made just two relief appearances while in the bigs.
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 02:44:00 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Craig Stammen from Triple-A Syracuse.

Stammen has yet to appear in the big leagues this season after posting a 5.13 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 128 innings a year ago. Primarily a starter in 2010, he will pitch out of the bullpen, and can be safely ignored in all fantasy leagues.
Sat, Jun 4, 2011 07:46:00 PM

Craig Stammen will be shifted to the bullpen with the return of Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday.

Stammen actually has a 2.38 ERA with a 20/9 K/BB ratio over his last four starts, but the Nats simply don't have room for him in the rotation with the return of Strasburg and Jason Marquis, as well as the impending arrivals of Yunesky Maya and Jordan Zimmermann.
Sun, Aug 8, 2010 03:20:00 PM

Craig Stammen hurled six innings of one-run ball in a loss to the Marlins on Sunday afternoon.

A rare solid start by Stammen. He scattered six hits while fanning six and walking three. The lone run scored on an RBI double by Gaby Sanchez in the bottom of the fifth inning. Stammen has just one win over his last 13 starts. Sunday's start notwithstanding, he is not a recommended option in fantasy.
Sun, Jul 18, 2010 04:12:00 PM

Craig Stammen was surprisingly good on Tuesday night, beating the Braves by tossing 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball.

Stammen was called up from Triple-A Syracuse for this start and made the Nats' brass look brilliant. Don't expect any more outings like this. He came into tonight with a 5.43 ERA and 1.45 WHIP.
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 10:55:00 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Craig Stammen from Triple-A Syracuse.

As expected, Stammen will start Tuesday's game against the Braves. The 26-year-old right-hander has a 5.43 and 1.45 WHIP over 12 starts with the Nationals this season. He's not worth your time in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Jun 28, 2010 11:01:00 PM

Craig Stammen will be called up to start against the Braves on Tuesday.

Stammen was optioned to the minors on June 6 after posting a 5.43 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and a 31/16 K/BB ratio over 12 big league starts. The 26-year-old has done a decent job at Triple-A, but should be avoided in all fantasy formats.
Mon, Jun 28, 2010 03:18:00 PM

Nationals manager Jim Riggleman told's Bill Ladson that Craig Stammen could pitch out of the Nationals' bullpen when the Nationals recall him.

The Nationals would be wise not to add another starter to their current mix, since Jordan Zimmermann is going to take someone's spot when he returns in August anyway. Stammen wasn't particularly effective in his 12 starts with the Nationals, 1-2 with a 5.43 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP, so perhaps a move to the bullpen will benefit him.
Sat, Jun 19, 2010 01:29:00 PM

Nationals optioned RHP Craig Stammen to Triple-A Syracuse.

The move comes in anticipation of Stephen Strasburg's imminent promotion. The 26-year-old Stammen made himself expandable by going 1-2 with a 5.43 ERA over 12 starts. He saved his best for last, however, tossing 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday against the Reds. He should be back late this season.
Sun, Jun 6, 2010 05:13:00 PM

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