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Strasburg’s Hot Streak Continues, Nats Top Cards

ST. LOUIS — Stephen Strasburg struck out nine including seven of eight in one stretch and the Washington Nationals got home runs from Michael Taylor and Danny Espinosa in a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Taylor’s second leadoff homer of the year ended a 22-inning scoreless drought for the Nationals. Espinosa’s first of the season was a two-run shot...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg, long balls power Nationals past Cardinals

Stephen Strasburg struck out nine and the Nationals got home runs from Michael Taylor and Danny Espinosa in a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats offense, Strasburg sink Marlins 7-0

The Washington Nationals for the first time in franchise history, hit back to back home runs, twice in one inning, one of which was the second grand slam of this young season for OF Bryce Harper.  The Nats also got splendid pitching on the mound as the Nats pummeled the Marlins 7-0. The Nats put all 7 runs up on the Marlins in the 7th inning.  How about Bryce Harper?  Harper is...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg’s New Old Pitch

Stephen Strasburg has powered the Nationals to wins in his first three starts of the year, including Tuesday’s win over the Marlins. It might have been his most impressive outing of the year, as he threw eight shutout innings with 10 strikeouts and only three hits allowed. Strasburg has been utilizing his usual arsenal of a power fastball averaging 95 MPH, hammer curveball and...
Via The Nats Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker has funny quote about Stephen Strasburg illness

Dusty Baker had some funny comments about Stephen Strasburg pitching through an illness on Thursday. Strasburg was scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday with the flu. He was able to make the start Thursday against the Atlanta Braves, but it wasn’t easy, apparently. Nationals manager Dusty Baker touched on how tough it was for Strasburg to suit up for the game. Dusty...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg Scratched From Start Against Braves

WASHINGTON — No need to be alarmed over Stephen Strasburg suddenly being scratched ahead of his scheduled start on Wednesday. Strasburg, who was beset frequently by mysterious injuries last season, is merely ill, and so Tanner Roark will pitch in his place against the winless Braves. The plan is now for Strasburg to pitch on Thursday, also against Atlanta. “We like to think...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg sets Nationals’ all-time strikeout record

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg had all five of his pitches working for him and his command was stellar in his first regular-season outing of the 2016 season in Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves. Strasburg went six innings and gave up six hits but only one earned run in the team’s 3-1 victory, and he used a plethora of different pitches to produce 10...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The road ahead for Stephen Strasburg

There aren't many players who have gotten drafted and moved through the minors with the amount of hype that surrounded Stephen Strasburg. But, after several years with the Washington Nationals, Strasburg's future after this season is uncertain.  After being drafted first overall in 2009, he instantly became Baseball America's number two prospect behind Jason Heyward in the...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg, the Nationals, and hindsight

Stephen Strasburg turns 28 years old in July, is eligible for free agency at the end of the season, and has Scott Boras as his agent. Needless to say, we should know where this is going. On the subject of a contract extension, plenty came out Monday afternoon. Suffice to say with Boras by his side, Strasburg will hit the open market the moment he’s eligible—one that will be...
Via The Sports Post
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals could trade Stephen Strasburg

There is buzz that the Nationals could make Stephen Strasburg available in a trade this winter, according to a new report. Strasburg battled injury for a portion of 2015, but with the Nationals retooling and trying to manage salaries, Strasburg could be dangled as a trade chip, according to the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. Strasburg is a free agent after the 2016 season, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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