Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:55:50 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg allowed six runs on eight hits in four innings in his loss to the Miami Marlins Tuesday, April 15. He's 2-3 with a 8.61 ERA at Marlins Park.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:23:35 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg struck on 12 in 6 2/3 innings in a victory over the Miami Marlins Thursday, April 10, and he had 14 straight outs during a stretch. He gave up only three hits in the game and walked one.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:29:37 -0700
Washington Nationals SPs Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann are being moved up in the rotation to face the Miami Marlins the next two days, which will allow them to start SP Tanner Roark against the Atlanta Braves Friday, April 11. "You certainly want your No. 1 going as many times during the course of a season as you can," manager Matt Williams said. "There's no set plan in that regard, because there are further off-days coming and we just don't know. His workload may get to the point where we've got to get him an extra day. But as of right now, it's on normal rest and we're going to keep it that way as much as possible."
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:58:29 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann will work third in the rotation, following SPs Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez. Zimmermann will make his first scheduled regular season start Thursday, April 3, against the New York Mets.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:58:00 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez will follow SP Stephen Strasburg in the rotation, and Gonzalez will make his first start of the season on the road Wednesday, April 2, against the New York Mets.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:57:23 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams named SP Stephen Strasburg as his opening day starter Wednesday, March 19. Strasburg will face the New York Mets on the road Monday, March 31.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:33:30 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg, who said he wants his new slider to help disguise his fastball this year, threw the pitch three times in his outing Tuesday, March 4, and it clocked in at 86 mph twice and once at 88 mph. "I wanted it to look as much like a fastball as possible, so if I get a little bit of movement, that's all I'm really looking for," Strasburg said of the slider. "I'm not going to dump my other offspeed pitches for it. It's just going to be something to keep them from cheating to the fastball as much."
Fantasy Tip: The new pitch could help Strasburg be more efficient this year and complement his K numbers, but the pitch, which puts much more stress on the elbow, can't be good for his long-term health prospects.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:21:41 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg will make his spring debut against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, March 4, and he'll be limited to two innings.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:11:15 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg is working on a new pitch, the slider, and he threw it during a live batting practice session Wednesday, Feb. 26. It impressed 3B Ryan Zimmerman. "He looked good. He threw a few sliders, a couple of good ones. It looked pretty good," Zimmerman said. "Anytime you can add another pitch that people have to worry about, it makes it harder to face that person."
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:31:06 -0800
The Washington Nationals will not rush SP Stephen Strasburg into his first spring start this year, even though he says he's ready to go. He will not pitch in either of the team's first two spring games. "It's just kind of the way it stacks up," manager Matt Williams said. "There's no meaning behind it one way or the other. It's how he feels and how we stack that rotation." Strasburg will throw a bullpen Saturday, March 1, and he'll likely make his spring debut next week.