Nationals Journal: Stephen Strasburg


Posted at 08:23 PM ET, 04/20/2014

Slider-free Stephen Strasburg strikes out nine

Working without his new pitch, Stephen Strasburg dominates the Cardinals for most of his six innings.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:23 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 04/19/2014

Stephen Strasburg sticks to routine following rough start

The Nationals starter made vowed this spring not to overwork after bad starts, and he had an unwanted opportunity this week.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:37 PM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 03/30/2014

Stephen Strasburg: ‘I think the sky is the limit with this club’

The right-hander is ready to make his third opening day start for the Nationals on Monday.

By James Wagner  |  02:31 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Stephen Strasburg wraps up spring confident in his new slider

Against the same team he’ll face six days from now on opening day, Stephen Strasburg completed his spring training work.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:18 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Stephen Strasburg ‘on track’ after another strong start

A day after Matt Williams named him the Nationals’ opening day starter, Stephen Strasburg showed he’s ready for the assignment.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:54 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Nationals-Tigers lineups and discussion thread

Stephen Strasburg will face Max Scherzer as the Nationals use another variation of a regular-season lineup.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:04 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 03/15/2014

Stephen Strasburg improves at holding runners; Ryan Zimmerman plays

The Nationals starter gives himself opportunities to work on an area of need. Also, Ryan Zimmerman returns to action.

By James Wagner  |  07:43 PM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grapefruit league, Ryan Zimmerman, Stephen Strasburg, wilson ramos

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Stephen Strasburg’s solid second start -- and other notes

The right-hander allowed one run over three innings and induced two double plays.

By James Wagner  |  07:23 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Storen, matt williams, Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

Posted at 07:53 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Stephen Strasburg brings out slider in first start

Strasburg was happy with his start; Storen was too excited in his first outing; and Williams tested out some situational defense and baserunning.

By James Wagner  |  07:53 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Drew Storen, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/01/2014

Ross Detwiler, Stephen Strasburg set to start; Jayson Werth to play Sunday; Ryan Mattheus update

Ross Detwiler will face the Yankees on Monday, and Stephen Strasburg will start Tuesday against the Braves.

By James Wagner  |  11:17 AM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jayson Werth, ross detwiler, Ryan Mattheus, starting rotation, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 02/24/2014

The Nationals’ pitchers had a hitting contest

To break up the monotony of spring training, Nationals coaches added a competitive element to pitchers practicing their bunting.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:35 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Pitchers, Spring Training, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 02/23/2014

Stephen Strasburg makes an impression, Ross Detwiler’s cutter cuts, Bryce Harper almost hits one over a pond

Stephen Strasburg and Ross Detwiler worked on new pitches during the Nationals’ live batting practice.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:14 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, ross detwiler, Spring Training, Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Nats’ Jose Lobaton knew Stephen Strasburg from PlayStation

Backup catcher had never caught Nats’ ace before Tuesday, but he felt like he knew him from a video game.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:15 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Stephen Strasburg is working on a slider

It’s a “work in progress,” but Stephen Strasburg has been throwing a slider at Nationals spring training.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:37 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 02/16/2014

Stephen Strasburg focused on holding base runners in first bullpen session

In his first formal bullpen session of the spring, Stephen Strasburg focused on keeping runners closer.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:26 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Stephen Strasburg on elbow, surgery and rehab

After completing rehab, the right-hander starter says he doesn’t see any reason why he should be held back in spring training.

By James Wagner  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:56 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Strasburg, Nats avoid arbitration, agree to $3.975M deal

The Nationals and right-hander Stephen Strasburg avoid arbitration with the pitcher agreeing to a new $3.975 million deal.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:56 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Rehabs of Harper, Strasburg, LaRoche going well

All three players are expected to be fully ready for spring training, Manager Matt Williams said.

By James Wagner  |  03:47 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 11/26/2013

The case for the Nationals going after Robinson Cano

The Yankees free agent is the best player available, and the Nationals have deep pockets, a desire to win and a roster suited for contention.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:28 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, Bryce Harper, Free agency, Robinson Cano, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Boras: Stephen Strasburg pitched through discomfort

Stephen Strasbrug pitched a “good amount” of the 2013 season with pain his forearm from bone chips, his agent says.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:10 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 10/26/2013

Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche all had surgeries this week

All three players had what the Nationals called “successful” minor surgeries on injuries that bugged them during the season.

By James Wagner  |  12:28 PM ET, 10/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Strasburg Shutdown to blame for 2013? A few counterpoints

A rebuttal to John Feinstein’s column, which asserts the Nationals’ shutting down Stephen Strasburg cost them the 2013 season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:38 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:17 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Stephen Strasburg returns to the mound, shakes off rust

The right-hander missed his previous two starts with forearm tightness and cramping.

By James Wagner  |  01:17 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Stephen Strasburg cleared for start Saturday

After he played catch this afternoon, Stephen Strasburg will return to the Nationals’ rotation Saturday.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:51 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Stephen Strasburg plays catch, on track to start Saturday

The right-hander played catch on Thursday without any issues.

By James Wagner  |  06:56 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Stephen Strasburg scratched, Gio Gonzalez to start Thursday

The right-hander is pushed back after he had trouble getting loose the day before his start.

By James Wagner  |  11:10 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Stephen Strasburg throws clean bullpen session, to start Thursday

The right-hander said his forearm tightness subsided and he will make his next start.

By James Wagner  |  12:31 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Stephen Strasburg plays catch, will throw bullpen session Monday

The right-hander had no issues playing catch on Sunday.

By James Wagner  |  07:24 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 09/14/2013

Stephen Strasburg to play catch Sunday

Also, Ross Detwiler threw another bullpen session as he hopes to return before the season is done.

By James Wagner  |  06:59 PM ET, 09/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Steve McCatty on Stephen Strasburg’s balks and awareness

Pitching coach Steve McCatty believes Stephen Strasburg’s occasional slip-ups trace back to his limited time in the minor leagues.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:46 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Tanner Roark to start Saturday over Ross Ohlendorf, Stephen Strasburg

Strasburg has been dealing with minor hamstring tightness, according to Davey Johnson.

By James Wagner  |  07:05 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ross Ohlendorf, starting rotation, Stephen Strasburg, Tanner Roark

Posted at 12:29 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Stephen Strasburg exits early after rain, could start Sunday

Stephen Strasburg left after two innings thanks to yet another rain storm in his start, but he may return to pitch on short rest Sunday.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:29 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Stephen Strasburg, Davey Johnson avoid suspensions

MLB has decided not to suspend the pitcher or manager for their ejections or roles in Saturday's Nationals-Braves game in Atlanta.

By James Wagner  |  05:36 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 08/18/2013

Potential discipline for Stephen Strasburg, Davey Johnson; other notes from a wild night

Nats starter, manager could face discipline after Strasburg hit Justin Upton with a pitch in apparent retaliation for repeated plunkings of Bryce Harper.

By James Wagner  |  02:11 PM ET, 08/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullpen, dan haren, davey johnson, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 08/17/2013

Stephen Strasburg hits Justin Upton a day after Bryce Harper is hit, then gets ejected after wild pitches (updated)

The Nationals starter hits the Braves outfielder in apparent retaliation for the repeated plunkings of Harper.

By James Wagner  |  08:04 PM ET, 08/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Stephen Strasburg is feeling stronger as shutdown anniversary nears

Almost a year after getting shut down, Stephen Strasburg is pitching more effectively and feeling stronger despite less media glare.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Stephen Strasburg and his improved efficiency

Stephen Strasburg, Nationals, Davey Johnson, Stephen Strasburg complete game,

By James Wagner  |  01:55 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Reassessing the Nats' pitching staff through 100 games

With what appears to be a middle-of-the-pack defense, the Nats staff has still managed to put up solid numbers through 100 games.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  04:04 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals' pitchers, PITCHf/X, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/12/2013

If Jordan Zimmermann can't pitch in the All-Star Game, Stephen Strasburg could replace him

Strasburg would be a strong candidate to replace his teammate if Zimmermann can't pitch with a sore neck.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All-Star Game, Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Stephen Strasburg finding confidence in arm despite lack of run support

Right-hander ranks last in the MLB in run support per start.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Stephen Strasburg throws clean bullpen session, cleared by trainers

The right-handed starter was cleared by trainers after morning session.

By James Wagner  |  03:05 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:59 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Stephen Strasburg on track to return Sunday; Ross Detwiler slated for Thursday

The Nationals' starting rotation is expected to be whole again this week.

By James Wagner  |  08:59 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ross detwiler, Rotation, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 06/08/2013

Stephen Strasburg scheduled to start June 16 after pain-free bullpen session

Stephen Strasburg is on track to start June 16, the first day he is eligible to come off the disabled list.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:16 PM ET, 06/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Ross Detwiler scheduled for rehab start, Stephen Strasburg set for simulated game [UPDATED]

Ross Detwiler will make a rehab appearance Saturday at Class A Potomac, and Stephen Strasburg has little to say about being placed on the DL.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:57 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Nationals officially place Stephen Strasburg on DL, recall Xavier Cedeno

The Nationals add an eighth arm to the bullpen, left-hander Cedeno, which is expected to be a short-lived stay.

By James Wagner  |  03:44 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Stephen Strasburg 'going in right direction,' on track to start Saturday

Stephen Strasburg remains on track to start Saturday as long as his right lat muscle stands up to a bullpen session.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:32 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 06/02/2013

Nationals 'overly optimistic' about Stephen Strasburg lat strain, says one medical official

Stephen Strasburg may throw a bullpen session Wednesday, but one medical official believes the Nationals may need to be more careful.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:22 PM ET, 06/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 06/02/2013

Stephen Strasburg has a Grade 1 lat strain

Stephen Strasburg suffered a lat strain, not an oblique strain as the Nationals originally announced.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:07 AM ET, 06/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 06/01/2013

Stephen Strasburg has 'slight strain,' Bryce Harper placed on DL as Nationals try to overcome injuries

The Nationals' preponderance of injury reached a cruel apex Saturday as they placed one phenom picked first overall on the disabled list and awaited MRI results on another.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:02 PM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Injuries, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 12:38 AM ET, 06/01/2013

Stephen Strasburg receiving further tests on right oblique strain

Stephen Strasburg flew back to Washington to determine the severity of a right oblique strain.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:38 AM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Stephen Strasburg leaves start early with right oblique strain

Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg left his start with an apparent injury, adding to the team's calamitous start to the season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:30 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Lewis Yocum, surgeon for Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann and others, passes away

The famed orthopedic surgeon passed away over the weekend after a battle with cancer. He touched many across the sport.

By James Wagner  |  08:00 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Zimmermann, Lewis Yocum, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 10:14 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Nationals-Giants discussion thread: Game 46

With Bryce Harper hitting second, the Nationals and Stephen Strasburg will face Matt Cain.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:14 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 05/04/2013

Stephen Strasburg goes seven innings, shows no sign of arm trouble

Stephen Strasburg bounced back from his last start, after which Davey Johnson caused alarm about the condition of his right arm.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:10 PM ET, 05/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:29 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Jayson Werth still nursing injuries; Stephen Strasburg's clean bullpen session

Jayson Werth sits out again with a sore ankle and hamstring and Stephen Strasburg throws a pain-free bullpen session.

By James Wagner  |  08:29 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Stephen Strasburg forearm discomfort gone; expected to make next start

A day after suffering from what was described as forearm tightness, the Nationals say their prized ace is fine and victim of his own high standards.

By James Wagner  |  07:37 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Stephen Strasburg 'structurally perfect,' not expected to miss a start after forearm tightness

Stephen Strasburg has “no problem” in his right forearm, general manager Mike Rizzo says.

By Thomas Boswell and Adam Kilgore  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:25 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Stephen Strasburg dealing with forearm tightness

The Nationals starter was dealing with the forearm tightness during the game, Manager Davey Johnson said.

By James Wagner  |  11:25 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 04/20/2013

Stephen Strasburg's search for efficiency

Stephen Strasburg has had a fine start to the season despite his record, but he has not met his own high standard.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:14 AM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/19/2013

All eyes on Stephen Strasburg and Matt Harvey

Friday's Nats-Mets series opener features two of the most exciting young arms in the major leagues.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Matt Harvey, Nats-Mets, Pitching, Starting pitchers, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/12/2013

A look at the Nats' pitchers so far

It's early, but let's jump into our year-to-date PITCHf/x numbers.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Craig Stammen, dan haren, Drew Storen, Gio Gonzalez, Henry Rodriguez, Jordan Zimmermann, PITCHf/X, Pitching, rafael soriano, ross detwiler, Ryan Mattheus, Stephen Strasburg, Tyler Clippard, Zach Duke

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Stephen Strasburg's preposterous change-up

Stephen Strasburg was not at his best today, but one pitch offered a glimpse at his full brilliance.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:34 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/02/2013

A deeper look at Stephen Strasburg's opening day efficiency

The Nats starter has produced more dazzling performances, but he has rarely been so practical in his dominance.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Stephen Strasburg winds down his spring

Stephen Strasburg finished up his spring training with a 73-pitch appearance against minor leaguers.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Nats' Stephen Strasburg shakes off scare, primed for opening day

Stephen Strasburg threw 89 pitches while surviving a line drive off his left wrist.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:43 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Nationals vs. Tigers discussion thread: Game 26

Stephen Strasburg will square off against Prince Fielder today in Viera.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:48 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Stephen Strasburg: What to expect in 2013

Looking at the Nats starter's workload, performance and adjustments heading into the 2013 season.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  12:06 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:28 PM ET, 03/16/2013

Stephen Strasburg goes deep

Stephen Strasburg threw 93 pitches Saturday night, and he wants the Nationals to increase his pitch counts during the regular season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:28 PM ET, 03/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Stephen Strasburg named Nationals' opening day starter

Manager Davey Johnson confirms the least surprising news at spring training, the Nats’ ace will get the first start of the season.

By James Wagner  |  10:43 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Stephen Strasburg working to hold runners on base

The right-hander struggled to keep runners honest last season. This spring, he is trying to improve while not letting it affect his command.

By James Wagner  |  06:58 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Stephen Strasburg's change-up, Anthony Rendon homers, Roy Halladay on Strasburg

Notes from today's game in Clearwater, a rare meeting between the teams in the spring.

By James Wagner  |  11:04 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Did Roy Halladay retaliate for Stephen Strasburg hitting Chase Utley?

A winter of words waged between both teams, and on Wednesday this rivalry added another chapter.

By James Wagner  |  05:01 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chase Utley, Phillies-Nationals, Roy Halladay, Stephen Strasburg, Tyler Moore

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Stephen Strasburg working through minor kinks in second spring start

The Nationals right-handed starter improved his rushed delivery and fastball command in his second start but says he still has more to go.

By James Wagner  |  08:45 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Stephen Strasburg, Ross Detwiler lead Nationals in first live batting practice

The Nationals participated in live batting practice for the first time today.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:02 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 02/18/2013

Stephen Strasburg will start Nationals' first Grapefruit League game

Davey Johnson outlined the top of the Nationals' rotation for spring.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:13 PM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 02/18/2013

The adjustment Stephen Strasburg wants to make

Stephen Strasburg wants his pitches to break less, but with more purpose.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:28 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Christian Garcia's new role, Stephen Strasburg's first bullpen session

Christian Garcia is waiting to see how he'll become a starter, and Stephen Strasburg throws a sterling first bullpen session.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:34 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christian Garcia, Pitchers, Spring Training, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/30/2013

More on Stephen Strasburg's offseason

The Nationals standout right-hander reflects on his winter, his workouts, the team's offseason moves and the addition of Dan Haren.

By James Wagner  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Stephen Strasburg’s 2013 salary

Stephen Strasburg's draft contract ran out after four years, which left a clause in the deal to determine his 2013 salary.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:15 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Adam Wainwright wanted no part of Strasburg-like innings limit

The Cardinals right-hander, who also received Tommy John surgery, wanted no part of a Stephen Strasburg-like innings limit.

By Barry Svrluga  |  03:56 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:20 AM ET, 10/13/2012

Mike Rizzo stands behind Stephen Strasburg shutdown as players say it wasn’t on their minds

Many fans and observers will live with the gnawing doubt the NLDS would have been different if Stephen Strasburg pitched, but the sentiment did not permeate the Nationals' clubhouse.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:20 AM ET, 10/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Stephen Strasburg more accepting of shutdown as Nationals prepare for NLDS Game 3

As the Nationals play the postseason without him, Stephen Strasburg has softened his stance on the Nationals’ decision to shut him down.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:13 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:24 PM ET, 10/06/2012

Stephen Strasburg is watching the playoffs, and Adam Wainwright knows the feeling

Under different circumstances, if the Nationals had reached a different conclusion on how best to bring him back from Tommy John surgery, Stephen Strasburg might have been preparing for a Game 1 start Sunday.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:24 PM ET, 10/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:01 PM ET, 09/16/2012

Stephen Strasburg thinking along with the Nationals, even if he can’t pitch

Stephen Strasburg has been shut down for one week now, but the Nationals are still treating him, in some ways, as an active member of the rotation.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:01 PM ET, 09/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Dr. Lewis Yocum clarifies role in Stephen Strasburg shutdown decision

The surgeon who performed Stephen Strasburg's elbow reconstruction says he supported the Nationals' decision to shut down the pitcher.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:54 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Scott Boras: Lewis Yocum, Nationals have been in ‘repeated communication’ regarding Stephen Strasburg

Scott Boras, the agent for Stephen Strasburg, refuted the claim made today that the Nationals have not spoken recently with the surgeon who performed Tommy John surgery on Strasburg.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:24 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Stephen Strasburg, pinch hitter?

Davey Johnson told Stephen Strasburg to keep taking batting practice in case he chooses him to pinch hit.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:55 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 09/12/2012

John Lannan stands tall, steps into void left by Stephen Strasburg’s shutdown

Today was supposed to be Stephen Strasburg's final start of the season. Instead, John Lannan will make his return to the Nationals.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:10 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Are Nationals fans actually upset about Stephen Strasburg’s shutdown? An informal review.

Fans' feelings are mixed, but at a casual perusal reveals a general understanding of the team's decision to shutdown the pitcher.

By James Wagner  |  02:09 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/09/2012

Mark DeRosa talks with Stephen Strasburg: ‘I don’t want to see him beat himself up’

Veteran Mark DeRosa, one of the team's leaders, talks with Stephen Strasburg hours after being shut down to offer support.

By James Wagner  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 09/08/2012

Stephen Strasburg says shutdown is ‘something that I’m not happy about at all’

Stephen Strasburg responded angrily to the Nationals shutting him down.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:50 PM ET, 09/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/08/2012

Stephen Strasburg shut down for the season

Manager Davey Johnson informed Stephen Strasburg this morning he will not pitch again this season, ending the ace's season with 24 games remaining and the Nationals leading by 6 1/2 games in the National League East.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Ozzie Guillen: ‘It’s nobody’s … business what they do with Strasburg’

Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen shares his profane views on Stephen Strasburg's impending shutdown.

By Rick Maese  |  06:04 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Can a closer win the NL Cy Young?

Aroldis Chapman and Craig Kimbrel have dominated enough to work their way into the NL Cy Young conversation, but closers don't get much consideration for the award.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  closer, Gio Gonzalez, Pitching, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Stephen Strasburg to make final home start of season on Friday

The right-hander will make his final home start of the season on Friday against the Miami Marlins, and his season finale on Sept. 12 in New York against the Mets.

By James Wagner  |  06:31 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Stephen Strasburg’s shutdown and how baseball teams insure contracts

When Scott Boras brought up legal ramifications pertaining to Stephen Strasburg’s impending shutdown, he alluded to an often-overlooked aspect of baseball’s financial order – the insurance policies teams take out on player contracts.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:03 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Stephen Strasburg meets with Nationals brass about innings limit

Three Nationals officials held their most formal meeting yet with Stephen Strasburg to discuss the shutdown they mapped out him.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:48 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/03/2012

Jayson Werth on Stephen Strasburg’s shutdown: ‘This is our guy on our team’

Jayson Werth delivered one of the more thoughtful, level-headed takes about the Stephen Strasburg shutdown any player has shared, saying no one should be surprised about the decision.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:40 PM ET, 09/02/2012

President Obama asked about Stephen Strasburg shutdown

The President's press secretary is asked about baseball fan Obama's thoughts on Stephen Strasburg's shutdown.

By James Wagner  |  09:40 PM ET, 09/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 09/02/2012

Stephen Strasburg will make two more starts, final one on Sept. 12

Stephen Strasburg will make two more starts this season, the final one on Sept. 12 in New York, Nationals Manager Davey Johnson said.

By James Wagner  |  05:57 PM ET, 09/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:13 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Stephen Strasburg brushes aside shutdown talk, opens up about pitching

With his next start coming Sunday afternoon, Stephen Strasburg opened up about what went wrong in Miami, how he’ll fix it and what else he’s learned in his first full season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:13 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Stephen Strasburg told he has ‘a few more’ starts left

With September arriving this weekend and Stephen Strasburg sitting at 150 1/3 innings, the Nationals ace’s season will end within a handful of starts.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:33 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Now it’s Jordan Zimmermann’s turn

Jordan Zimmermann will try not to be the one who breaks the remarkable run of the Nationals’ rotation.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nationals Journal | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Edwin Jackson, Ross Detwiler, Chien Ming-Wang

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Davey Johnson: The Nationals’ rotation matches up with the Phillies’

Never one to back down, Davey Johnson says the Nationals’ top three starters matchup with the Phillies’ vaunted trio.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:32 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nationals Journal | Tags:  stephen strasburg