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Washington Nationals: Pitchers crucial in October for the Nationals

Stephen Strasburg A chance for playoff redemption has finally come for the Washington Nationals. This is the series they have been waiting for since the heart-breaking end to their postseason in 2012. Although the whole team is under immense pressure, no one feels this more than the Nationals’ pitching roster. All season long the pitching staff has been praised as being one of...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Williams on Stephen Strasburg's first postseason start: "I think Stras pitched fine" (Video)

Up above, Matt Williams talks to the press after dropping Game 1 of the NLDS to the Giants in Stephen Strasburg's postseason debut. "I think Stras was good. He gave us a chance. Jake was a little better...I think Stras pitched fine. I think he was good." But that's not good enough for Washington Post's Thom Loverro, who didn't think "fine...
Via Nationals Enquirer
17 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Stephen Strasburg’s Next Level

Stephen Strasburg was hyped from before he was ever drafted, and when he made his big-league debut, he captured the national interest like few other prospects ever have or ever will. But a hyped Strasburg meant there would be a post-hyped Strasburg, and while people still recognize that he has electric, occasionally unhittable stuff, it’s […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg draws the opening NLDS start for Nats

Nats’ manager Matt Williams has selected P Stephen Strasburg as his playoff opening starter on the mound.  The Nationals will face the San Francisco Giants in the National League Division Series that begins tomorrow in Washington DC.   The Giants advanced to the NLDS to meet the Nationals after shutting out the Pittsburgh Pirates last night in a one game wild card playoff match...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg Cruises in Game 161

As the Washington Nationals (95-66) prepare for the playoffs, presumptive Game 1 starter Stephen Strasburg dominated the Miami Marlins (77-84) over six innings, allowing no runs in an eventual 5-1 win. Strasburg (W, 14-11) was at his absolute best, stymying the Marlins throughout his outing. The Miami bats found no purchase against his devastating pitches, including his fastball...
Via The Nats Blog
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg Stifles Marlins as Nats Sweep

Often criticized, Stephen Strasburg reminded everyone today why he should start Game 1 of the NLDS for the Washington Nationals (91-64), as he shut out the Miami Marlins (74-79) over seven innings, leading the Nationals to a 2-1, sweep-clinching win. With the victory, the Nationals’ magic number to clinch the NL’s best record, and therefore home field advantage until the World...
Via The Nats Blog
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Little Girl Almost Runs Directly In Front Of Stephen Strasburg Pitch (Video)

There was a very close call at Nationals Park on Sunday when a little girl almost got hit by a Stephen Strasburg warm-up pitch. The youngster was on the field for some Washington Nationals’ pregame festivities, but she opted for a dangerous exit off the diamond as she bolted right between Strasburg and home plate during his warm-up tosses. ...
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Girl interferes with Stephen Strasburg's warmup

Your browser does not support iframes.A little girl ran in front of the pitcher's mound and interrupted Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg as he was beginning to deliver his first warmup pitch before Sunday's game against San Francisco. The Nats had a group of kids join the players as they took the field, with one child accompanying each position player. Strasburg...
Via Holdout Sports
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Strasburg pitches Nats to win over the Phillies

The Washington Nationals got a performance on the mound from Stephen Strasburg (8-9) that they expected all season.  Strasburg tossed seven shutout innings allowing just three hits while fanning ten Phillies to lead the Nationals to a 2-2 series split.  Strasburg was masterful on the mound, hitting a great fastball and combining with an excellent curve.  To date, Strasburg has...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
August 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

Stephen Strasburg on Orioles fans at Nationals Park: "Maybe someday it'll be different."

Somewhere, Peter Angelos is smiling and stacks of Ted Lerner's MASN money. And so, the Orioles beat the Nats 8-2 in 11 innings Monday night in front of what seemed to be an evenly split 35,126 fans until the end, when Nationals Park sounded more like Camden Yards. Lots of competing "Let's go Nats" and "Let's go O's" chants throughout, although...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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