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Strasburg (2-2) held the Mets to two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out seven over 5.1 innings in Thursday's win.

The Mets had gotten to Strasburg in his first start of the season, starting him on a bit of a tailspin that still has his ERA and WHIP looking inflated, but he got his revenge Thursday despite not being able to finish the sixth inning. That gives the fireballer something to build on Tuesday, when he gets his second crack at the Marlins, who scored four runs off him this past weekend.

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Strasburg took the loss Saturday, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks over six innings, striking out six.

He got squeezed by home plate umpire Joe West, but Strasburg once again showed an inability to overcome adversity when things didn't go his way. His 23:7 K:BB ratio in 24 innings is still very good however, and his 4.88 ERA should come down as the weather warms up.

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Strasburg was dominant in a 4-1 win over the Phillies on Sunday, giving up just one run while striking out seven and walking two over 7.1 innings.

This was easily Strasburg's best outing of the young season, as he picked up his first win and was able to lower his ERA to 4.50 in the process. Owners of the hard-throwing righty can finally breathe a sigh of relief as he looks to build off of this strong showing on the road at Miami next week.

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Strasburg gave up five earned runs on 10 hits and zero walks while striking out five in 5.1 innings Tuesday in Boston.

Strasburg has now gone exactly 5.1 innings in back-to-back starts, amassing 19 hits and 10 strikeouts over those two outings. It's hardly the ace-level production owners were banking on when they selected Strasburg early in drafts. That said, he was facing one of the best lineups in baseball, and Strasburg's teammate Jordan Zimmerman got hit even harder the previous night. Strasburg will have a much easier task his next time out Sunday at home against the Phillies.

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Strasburg struggled in his first start of the year Thursday against the Mets, giving up nine hits, three walks and six runs (three earned) over 5.1 innings.

The Mets got to Strasburg in his final start of spring training, and they picked up right where they left off in this one. This likely isn't anything to worry about for one of MLB's most talented pitchers, but Strasrburg's owners will surely feel much better if he can be sharper in his next start, Tuesday in Boston.

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Strasburg didn't look sharp on Saturday against the Mets, allowing four runs on four hits and two walks over four innings, striking out two.

He struggled to locate his pitches, which is perhaps understandable after he missed his previous turn in the spring rotation with a mild ankle sprain. Strasburg may also have been holding back a bit, given that he'll be facing the Mets again in his first regular season start and he may not have wanted to tip his hand. Either way, don't read too much into one bad spring outing.

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Strasburg (ankle) will throw another bullpen session on Tuesday before rejoining the rotation on Saturday, the Washington Post reports.

He would still have time to get in two more exhibition starts before games start to count, and while Nats manager Matt Williams hasn't confirmed his rotation beyond Opening Day starter Max Scherzer, Strasburg would appear to be in line for the third slot, which would set him up for a juicy matchup against Matt Harvey in the season's first week.

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Strasburg (ankle) will through one more bullpen session before rejoining the Nats' rotation, MASN's Dan Kolko reports.

According to manager Matt Williams, Strasburg should be good to for the start of the season. Whether or not he's expected to receive the Opening Day assignment is unclear, but a decision is expected to be shared by Williams after Monday's Grapefruit League game.

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Strasburg suffered a left ankle sprain while conditioning Friday and will miss his scheduled spring start Sunday.

While the injury will prevent Strasburg from toeing the rubber for his third scheduled Grapefruit League outing, there has been nothing to this point to suggest it could affect his availability for the start of the year. That said, Strasburg has worked just 5.2 innings so far this spring and that could change if he's unable to return to live action next week.

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Strasburg scattered three hits and struck out five over four shutout innings against the Tigers on Tuesday.

The ingrown toenail that caused him a bit of discomfort last week was clearly not an issue, and stamina aside Strasburg looks to be just about in midseason form already. Nats manager Matt Williams hasn't named his Opening day starter yet from among the various aces and Cy Young winners at his disposal, but Strasburg may yet get the honor.