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Mets won’t handle Matt Harvey like Nats did Strasburg in 2012

With an exciting, young starting rotation bolstered by the return of Matt Harvey and what appears to be a solid lineup, the New York Mets could be a contender next season in the NL East. Naturally, we’re early in the offseason and don’t yet know what moves each team in the NL East can still make. But the Braves look as if they’re renovating, while the Phillies are finally...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets won’t handle Matt Harvey like Nats did Strasburg in 2012

With an exciting, young starting rotation bolstered by the return of Matt Harvey and what appears to be a solid lineup, the New York Mets could be a contender next season in the NL East. Naturally, we’re early in the offseason and don’t yet know what moves each team in the NL East can still make. But the Braves look as if they’re renovating, while the Phillies are finally accepting...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets getting creative to limit Matt Harvey’s 2015 innings

One of the most controversial decisions in recent memory was the way the Washington Nationals handled the workload for their star pitcher Stephen Strasburg in 2012.  Specifically, setting a hard innings cap to mitigate potential fatigue damage from Tommy John surgery the previous year.  This limit had him shelved by early September and unavailable for the postseason.  A postseason...
Via Reading Between The Seams
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Considering Innings Cap Plan For Harvey

It’s already assumed that on opening day 2015, Mets ace Matt Harvey will make his triumphant return to the mound, squaring off against the Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg. Coming off of Tommy John surgery, you have to wonder if this is the right way to handle the crown jewel of the rotation. In 2012, Harvey threw 169.1 innings total, split between AAA and the major leagues...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg: Game Four Relief Ace?

With a 4-1 victory over the Giants last night, the Nationals breathed a little life into their hopes of advancing past the NDLS. Tonight, they look to win another game in San Francisco, and the pitching match-up certainly looks to be in their favor, as Gio Gonzalez takes on Ryan Vogelsong. Gonzalez, however, is not […]
Via Fangraphs
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
October 06, 2014  |  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 "...
Via Nationals Enquirer
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Helps Lead Giants To 3-2 Win Over Nationals In NLDS Opener

WASHINGTON — Never much of a postseason performer, Jake Peavy sure outpitched Stephen Strasburg in the former No. 1 pick’s playoff debut. Guess that October aura the San Francisco Giants proudly own has rubbed off on Peavy. The intense right-hander took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, San Francisco’s bullpen barely held onto a lead and the wild-card Giants won their ninth...
Via NESN.com
October 03, 2014  |  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
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Harvey Have Same Post-Surgery Results As Strasburg?

Really late today. Physical therapy and doctor’s appointments all day. Sorry folks. t’s only been two games, but I am getting excited about the playoffs. I can see the Angels cutting the Royals’ excitement, but I can also see the Giants advancing. STRASBURG: Can Harvey duplicate him after surgery? San Francisco has good pitching and finds a way to win. Not sold on the Nationals...
Via New York Mets Report
October 02, 2014  |  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
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bring on the Giants

And so, it'll be Nats-Giants on Friday afternoon at 3:07: Stephen Strasburg vs. Jake Peavy? (Screencap via MLB.com video)
Via Nationals Enquirer
October 02, 2014  |  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
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals game preview

When the Washington Nationals headed into the playoffs with the NL's best record two years ago, they did so without Stephen Strasburg after he was shut down due to an innings limit. Strasburg has no restrictions this season, and he's pitching as well as ever heading into Saturday's final postseason tuneup against the visiting Miami Marlins. Coming off Tommy John surgery...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Stephen Strasburg be Nats Game 1 starter for NLDS?

The debate of how the Washington Nationals would set up their rotation for the National League Division Series may be over, as all signs seem to point to Stephen Strasburg getting the ball for Game 1. After Wednesday’s game with the New York Mets was rained out, Nationals’ manager Matt Williams adjusted and announced the rotation for the remainder of the regular season. Nats...
Via KCM Sports
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

What should the Nationals playoff rotation look like?

Photo Credit: washingtonpost.com Yes, it is exciting to know the Washington Nationals are in the 2014 post-season. It’s even more exciting to know they have a chance to clinch home field advantage throughout the National League side of the playoffs. Finding a meaningful role for Ryan Zimmerman is one of manager Matt Williams’ tactical challenges. Another challenge is figuring...
Via DC Sports-Kings
September 22, 2014  |  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
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins can't solve Stephen Strasburg, lose Marcell Ozuna in falling to Nationals

MIAMI (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg pitched seven strong innings to help the NL-leading Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday for a four-game sweep. Nate Schierholtz and Anthony Rendon drove in runs for the Nationals (91-64), who have won eight of nine and lead the Los Angeles Dodgers (88-67) for the best record in the National League. Strasburg (13-11) allowed...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Strasburg leads Nats to 4-game sweep of Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Stephen Strasburg pitched seven strong innings to help lead the NL-leading Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday, completing a four-game sweep. Nate Schierholtz and Anthony Rendon drove in runs for the Nationals (91-64), who have won eight of nine and lead the Los Angeles Dodgers (88-67) for the best record in the National League. Strasburg...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins can't solve Stephen Strasburg, lose Marcell Ozuna in falling to Nationals

MIAMI (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg pitched seven strong innings to help lead the NL-leading Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday, completing a four-game sweep. Nate Schierholtz and Anthony Rendon drove in runs for the Nationals (91-64), who have won eight of nine and lead the Los Angeles Dodgers (88-67) for the best record in the National League. Strasburg...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

And then there were two...

Thankfully, the Nats have a closer again. "We’re excited. We’re close." (Wilson Ramos, via Washington Post, 9/16/2014) Nationals 4, Braves 2: Stephen Strasburg throws seven shutout innings to exorcise some Atlanta demons. Nats reduce magic number to clinch NL East to two games after things got dicey with Rafael Soriano in the 9th. Get it done tonight...
Via Nationals Enquirer
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Tuesday: September 16, 2014

Yesterday, I got cute and picked against Stephen Strasburg and he threw a gem. Of course, the Braves offense is similarly futile as the Yankees' offense these days. Jacob deGrom was sailing along, striking a ton of people out and then the Marlins erupted. I didn't see that coming. I shouldn't have picked against the Dodgers and I should not have picked the Giants...
Via The Flagrant Fan
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Masterful Strasburg Slices Magic Number to Two

In perhaps his best outing of the season, especially considering the circumstances, Stephen Strasburg blew the Atlanta Braves (75-75) away over seven shutout innings, pushing the Washington Nationals‘ (86-63) division lead to an all-time high 11.5 games and dropping their magic number to two as the Nats won in Atlanta, 4-2. With tonight’s series-opening win in hand, the Nationals...
Via The Nats Blog
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Strasburg overpowering as Braves fall to Nats

ATLANTA -- Stephen Strasburg breezed through seven innings on Monday, never facing more than four batters in any frame, and four times sitting the Atlanta Braves down in order. The Braves managed nine hits in the game, five off Strasburg and four against three Nationals' relievers. Atlanta scored two runs off Rafael Soriano in the bottom of the ninth in a late-game rally, but...
Via Fox Sports South
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Strasburg shuts down Braves, puts Nats on verge of NL East title

  Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title. The Nationals can clinch the division by beating the defending champion Braves on Tuesday night. Strasburg (12-11) ended a streak of eight winless starts against Atlanta since...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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