STEPHEN STRASBURG NEWS

Mets hit 4 home runs in rout of Nationals

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Curtis Granderson and David Wright hit consecutive home runs off Stephen Strasburg in the bottom of the third inning, leading the Mets to a 10-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Strasburg, making his first start since March 17 and only his third Grapefruit League start because of toe and ankle injuries, allowed four runs on four hits in four...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 10, Nationals 2

The Mets (15-11) crushed the Nationals (9-12) on Saturday afternoon, winning 10-2 at Tradition Field. Jacob deGrom pitched for the Mets and was terrific, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits in 7 innings, striking out 4 and walking 2. The Mets got a runner on in the bottom of the first against Stephen Strasburg when Curtis Granderson walked, but David Wright hit into a double-play to end...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sisters Smash Home Run On the Business Field with Baseball Lacelet

MLB stars Stephen Strasburg, Brandon Phillips and Todd Frazier are just a few of the many baseball players that have sported one of the hottest baseball accessories on the market. A year after sisters Alexis Rosenbaum and Hannah King founded Baseball Lacelet outside the Cincinnati suburb of Loveland, Ohio, the accessory is rapidly gaining a following among both baseball fans...
Via Baseball Essential
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Strasburg will make first start April 9 vs. Mets

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Stephen Strasburg will start for the Washington Nationals in the third game of the season on April 9 in a likely showdown with New York Mets ace Matt Harvey. Nationals manager Matt Williams made the announcement Saturday. Barring any setbacks from a twisted ankle, Strasburg will face Harvey, who was bypassed as his team's Opening Day starter in favor of Bartolo...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Strasburg to start vs Mets' Harvey on April 9

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Stephen Strasburg will start for the Washington Nationals in the third game of the season on April 9 in a likely showdown with New York Mets ace Matt Harvey. Nationals manager Matt Williams made the announcement Saturday. Barring any setbacks from a twisted ankle, Strasburg will face Harvey, who was bypassed as his team's opening day starter in favor of...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Nationals vs Mets, 1:10 PM (WPIX)

The New York Mets will host the Washington Nationals at 1:10 PM at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. RHP Jacob deGrom will start for Mets and will oppose RHP Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals. Team Notes: The Mets have optioned OF Alex Castellanos and RHP Chasen Bradford to minor league camp, bringing the total number of players still in big-league camp to 37. Reporter Jon Santucci...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Nats are overrated

As you read the various 2015 season previews you’ll be hard pressed to find any prognosticator who doesn’t pick the Washington Nationals to handily win the National League East. Several are predicting they’ll win the National League Pennant and even the World Series. According to the Sporting News, “a team with hardly any flaws should have an easy path to a third division...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 NL East Preview: Is a Wild Card Lurking?

We’ve come to the end of our 2015 previews with the NL East. There is an overwhelming favorite for this division crown, but I could see a second team creeping into a wild-card spot. As for the other three, well, it’s not all bad news. Washington Nationals 2014 Record: 96–66 Simply put, the NL East is Washington’s to lose this season. They return just about every starter...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer, not Stephan Strasburg will be the Nationals opening day starter

Despite starting opening day the past three seasons, Stephen Strasburg will find himself sitting on the bench this year as the Nationals opted to go with their $210M dollar man in Max Scherzer for 2015. The former Cy Young winner, Scherzer pitched his way to a 3.15 ERA and 252/63 K/BB ratio over 220 innings with […]
Via The Majors National
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer to start Nationals' opener, not Stephen Strasburg

  Max Scherzer will start the Washington Nationals' opener on April 6 against the New York Mets, not Stephen Strasburg. ''It's going to be real exciting,'' Scherzer said Monday. ''It's a great honor to be able to start Opening Day, especially for this club, and especially on this staff. But at the end of the day, it's just game one. There are bigger and better things I want to check...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals name Max Scherzer opening day starter

Newly-acquired Max Scherzer, whom the Nationals signed to a $210 million contract this offseason, has been named the team’s opening day starter, breaking the streak of Stephen Strasburg, who made the three previous opening day starts. Opening day for the Nats is April 6 in Washington, D.C., where the team will square off against Bartolo Colon and the NY Mets. The #Nats are proud...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer will start opener for Nationals

VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Max Scherzer will be the opening day starter for the Washington Nationals instead of Stephen Strasburg, who has made the previous three opening day starts. Manager Matt Williams made the announcement before Monday's game against the New York Yankees. Scherzer, who never started on opening day for the Detroit Tigers despite winning the Cy Young Award in 2013, signed...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats' Strasburg to miss start with left ankle injury

VIERA, Fla. (AP) Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg will miss Sunday's scheduled spring training start after injuring his left ankle during conditioning work Friday. ''He twisted his ankle a little bit, so we're going to have to see how he goes in the next couple of days and push him (back),'' Nationals manager Matt Williams said. ''He's a little sore, so we don...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Washington Nationals Have the Best Rotation in MLB?

View image | gettyimages.com With the start of the MLB regular season right around the corner, TopSportsReport thought it was time to ramp up our baseball coverage.  In order to jump start our coverage, we decided it would be smart for us to have an article where we could share some opinions about each team.  In order to do so, we decided to put out a power rankings article...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg leads Nationals over Tigers, Verlander

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg struck out five in four scoreless innings to lead the Washington Nationals over the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander 6-4 Tuesday. Making his second spring-training start, Strasburg allowed three hits and no walks. Verlander gave up four runs and five hits in four innings. He hadn't allowed a run in his first two starts. Tony Gwynn Jr.,...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg leads Nationals over Tigers and Verlander 6-4

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Stephen Strasburg struck out five in four scoreless innings to lead the Washington Nationals over the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander 6-4 Tuesday. Making his second spring-training start, Strasburg allowed three hits and no walks. Verlander gave up four runs and five hits in four innings. He hadn't allowed a run in his first two starts. Tony Gwynn Jr., in...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Most Cost-Effective Rotations in Baseball

Even with almost unlimited resources, assembling a good rotation can be a difficult task. The best rotation in Major League Baseball this season is expected to be the Washington Nationals. The Nationals signed Max Scherzer to a huge free agent contract. The franchise drafted Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmerman and both players have missed seasons […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Sabathaia, Strasburg to make starts

A look at the highlights of what's happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona on Tuesday: --- KNEE TEST Yankees ace CC Sabathia will make his first spring training start, against Toronto at Tampa, Florida. The 34-year-old lefty was hobbled by a degenerative cartilage problem in his right knee last season and was done after having surgery in July. The six-time All...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg to miss exhibition because of ingrown toenail

  Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg will miss his scheduled spring training start against the New York Mets on Thursday because of an ingrown toenail. ''We're going to have him throw on the minor league side, where we can control innings,'' Nationals manager Matt Williams said following a 9-2 win Wednesday against Detroit. Williams said Strasburg is ''a little bit sore...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg to miss Thursday's start due to ingrown toenail

VIERA, Fla. (AP) Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg will miss his scheduled spring training start against the New York Mets on Thursday because of an ingrown toenail. ''We're going to have him throw on the minor league side where we can control innings,'' Nationals manager Matt Williams said following Wednesday's 9-2 win against Detroit. Williams said Strasburg is '...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Garcia's command issues on display as Cardinals fall to Nats 6-5

VIERA, Fla. -- Stephen Strasburg ran into a little trouble in his first spring start for Washington, allowing five straight batters to reach base Saturday in the Nationals' 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Strasburg quickly got through the first inning, then gave three hits and two walks to begin the second. The Cardinals scored twice and Strasburg left with two outs. Cardinals...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg has tough inning, Nationals beat Cardinals 6-5

VIERA, Fla. (AP) Stephen Strasburg ran into a little trouble in his first spring start for Washington, allowing five straight batters to reach base Saturday in the Nationals' 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Strasburg quickly got through the first inning, then gave three hits and two walks to begin the second. The Cardinals scored twice and Strasburg left with two outs. Cardinals...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper faces Stephen Strasburg in live batting practice (Video)

Well, it finally happened: Bryce Harper stepped in to face Stephen Strasburg in live BP yesterday in Viera. And it was...a 10 pitch draw. Via Mark Zuckerman/Nats Insider: So, how did Harper fare against his fellow No. 1 draft pick? Well, he saw 10 total pitches from Strasburg, spread into two rounds of five. Harper swung at the very first pitch he saw (a fastball) and...
Via Nationals Enquirer
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #18: Stephen Strasburg | SP | WAS

Stephen Strasburg is an exceptional player, no question about it, and I don’t think anyone could reasonably make the argument that he wasn’t worth the number one overall pick in the 2009 Amateur Draft. If the Nationals could have a mulligan on that pick I don’t think they would change a thing.  Strasburg is still as exciting to watch as any pitcher in the game What I...
Via Baseball Professor
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth talks about serving jail time

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has served his five-day jail sentence and now he’s ready to put his legal trouble behind him. “It’s a time in my life that I’m glad it’s behind me,” Werth said in a telephone conversation Wednesday night with The Washington Post. “I’ve had time to reflect on the whole thing. I want to talk about it one time, and kind...
Via Sports-Glory
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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