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Strasburg’s Success is Sustainable

Sunday’s 10-2 win for the Washington Nationals over the St. Louis Cardinals encapsulated how dominant Stephen Strasburg has been all season. The success that has led him to his excellent start—which includes a 2.69 ERA and a 11 K/9 rate—was on display as he improved to 9-0, and a look his overall numbers shows that his early-season performance is sustainable. What has been...
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Marty Niland: Stephen Strasburg proving he is better - Nationals Buzz

So where are the Stephen Strasburg trolls now? A year ago, they were out in force, but a guy who was once seen by some as a first-round bust seems to have quieted them, maybe for good. Remember last year, when Strasburg was lifted from a game in Cincinnati after ... Read More
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Nats' Strasburg's consistency continues with franchise-best 9-0 start

Exactly when Stephen Strasburg reached a turning point over the last nine or so months depends on whom you ask and where you look. Based solely
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Strasburg's changeup elevating his game to new heights - Byron Kerr

Although Stephen Strasburg allowed a home run to Brandon Moss on a changeup, it's becoming a pitch that is another way for the right-hander to get hitters out. Strasburg arrived in the major leagues with a lethal fastball and it is still there. But it is his other pitches, like ... Read More
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Strasburg Making Case for Nats’ No. 1

WASHINGTON — The Nationals have five very good pitchers. On any given day, opposing hitters have to face Max Scherzer (a three-time All-Star and 2013 AL Cy Young winner), Stephen Strasburg (2009’s No. 1 overall pick and 2014 NL strikeouts leader), Gio Gonzalez (two-time All-Star, 2012 NL wins leader, third in NL Cy Young voting in 2012), Tanner Roark (2.71 ERA this season) or...
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Strasburg Stays Perfect, Nats’ Bats Come Alive in Win Over Mets

WASHINGTON — As an unbeaten pitcher for a first-place team, Stephen Strasburg is at the top of his game. Given where he was a year ago, perhaps the Nationals’ star can serve as a positive example for struggling Matt Harvey of the New York Mets. Strasburg struck out 11, and Washington hit three of its season-high five home runs off Harvey in a 7-4 victory Tuesday night. Strasburg...
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Strasburg's 8-0 run to begin 2016 puts him in elite company - Byron Kerr

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg continued Tuesday night on the most consistent stretch of his career, winning for the eighth time this season in a 7-4 victory over the National League East rival Mets. The Nationals have now won 14 straight games that Strasburg has started. On Wednesday, he crafted 6 2/3 ... Read More
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Stephen Strasburg Just Got Paaaaiiiiiiddddd

Just when the Major League Baseball season seems to be in full swing, the hot stove sparks up again. Last night, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported that Stephen Strasburg is expected to ink a seven-year, $175 million extension to stay with the Washington Nationals. strasburg deal is $175M, 7 years. #nats — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 10, 2016 That looks like a ton of money...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Stephen Strasburg Is the Ace We Always Wanted

Stephen Strasburg made his worst start of the season last night. At home, against the Detroit Tigers, Strasburg struck out 11 over seven innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits, three walks, and two home runs. The Nationals won the game on a walk-off home run by Clint Robinson in the ninth inning, and Strasburg took the no decision. A game in which Strasburg completed seven...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stephen Strasburg, Nationals agree to long-term extension

Stephen Strasburg's eventual free agency was looming over his season with the Washington Nationals, but it sounds like matters on that front have been resolved. The Washington Post's Chelsea Janes first reported that the two sides have agreed to a long-term contract extension. Stephen Strasburg has signed a "significant long-term extension" with the Nationals, according to a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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