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Strasburg’s Early Struggles Prevent Sweep in Colorado

Tough outings for Stephen Strasburg and Aaron Barrett dug the Washington Nationals (55-44) a hole they could not escape, despite some ninth-inning heroics, and they fell to the Colorado Rockies (41-60), 6-4. Contrary to what the scoreboard might indicate, it was the Nationals who drew first blood. Denard Span singled to open the game, and a poor throw by Rockies second baseman DJ...
Via The Nats Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Jul 23

Even the great Stephen Strasburg gets beaten down by Coors Field’s might! Over the last three years the Rockies have an OPS about 150 points greater at home than on the road, so while the strikeouts will probably be there, so will the risk. Steamer pegs Kyle Lohse for a 4.31 ERA rest of season, which surprises me since he currently has a 3.16 ERA and his highest ERA over the last...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers strike quickly versus Strasburg

Before Friday night, only six players had hit multiple home runs off Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg over his five years in the big leagues. Scooter Gennett joined the club with a solo home run in the first inning, while Khris Davis hit his second-career homer off Strasburg an inning later. Milwaukee added a pair of runs in the third inning and held on behind Kyle Lohse...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Stephen Strasburg Underrated or Overrated?

Stephen Strasburg was once a common name in pitching circles and many expected him to be a huge star. Now in his sixth season, Strasburg has had an up and down career. He certainly hasn’t been the star that was expected, but is he overrated or underrated at this point in his career? Our friends […] The post Is Stephen Strasburg Underrated or Overrated? appeared first on Punch...
Via Punch Drunk Fantasy Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's Stephen Strasburg being unhappy with umpire Andy Fletcher

Up above, a Vine of an unhappy Stephen Strasburg Saturday night: Enjoy the slumping shoulders after he thought he'd stuck out Cameron Rupp to end the sixth inning, but walked him instead, leading to the hook from Matt Williams for Jerry Blevins in a 3-2 game with 2 on and 2 out. Enjoy Strasburg barking at home plate umpire Andy Fletcher about the call as he made his way off his...
Via Nationals Enquirer
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter on Orioles-Nationals: "Our owner was kind enough to let them have a team here"

Oh, Buck. And so, after Stephen Strasburg made his feelings known on Monday, Buck Showalter chimed in on the "Orioles fans at Nationals Park" thing on Tuesday: "You realize how big an area this was for the Orioles before our owner was kind enough to let them have a team here. I understand that a lot of people that are here are people who used to come over to Baltimore...
Via Nationals Enquirer
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg: "I'm not right mechanically"

(There's Stephen Strasburg reacting to that little 2-out grand slam he gave up to a guy named Scooter in the 2nd inning on Wednesday. Screencap via MASN/MLB.TV) StrasBLERG: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 HR. "I'm not right mechanically. I think it's causing [hitters] to see the ball a lot better. It happens to everybody. I just have to keep working hard...
Via Nationals Enquirer
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg quitting tobacco, citing Tony Gwynn’s death

getty images Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is quitting tobacco in the wake of Tony Gwynn’s death. Gwynn was Strasburg’s coach at San Diego State prior to the pitcher being taken No. 1 overall by the Washington Nationals in 2009. “I think it’s a disgusting habit, looking back on it,” the Nationals right-hander said on Monday. “I was pretty naive when I...
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg says he plans to quit chewing tobacco for daughter

Stephen Strasburg may be a part of a generation of baseball players who grew up being warned about the dangers of tobacco of all kinds, especially chewing tobacco, but the Washington Nationals pitcher nevertheless picked up the habit. In light of the tragic, far-too-soon death of Tony Gwynn — his college coach at San Diego […] The post Stephen Strasburg says he plans to quit...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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