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17 hours ago

Strasburg (elbow) was able to play catch in the outfield Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strasburg was apparently only lightly tossing the ball, but the activity is still a good sign that he may have avoided a serious elbow injury. The team is labeling the issue simply as elbow soreness at this point with no timetable for a recovery, but if he is able to continue ramping up the activity beyond Thursday's light session, it could potentially be an indication that the ace might be able to rejoin the rotation without missing much time. A.J. Cole, who is slated to make his second start of the season Saturday, figures to continue filling in for Strasburg in the meantime.

15DStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
4 days ago

Strasburg was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday due to right elbow soreness.

EDGE Analysis

Strasburg has been shelled for 15 earned runs over his last two starts, most recently allowing nine runs on nine hits across just 1.2 innings Wednesday in Colorado. While the Nationals initially dispelled any rumors of Strasburg dealing with a health issue, Monday's move would seem to contradict that, though at this point it's unclear if he's battling anything beyond general soreness. Strasburg was initially slated to take the hill Monday, but the Nationals will now recall A.J. Cole from Triple-A to start against the Orioles.

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1 week ago

Strasburg (15-4) lasted just 1.2 innings at Coors Field on Tuesday, allowing nine runs on nine hits and three walks, taking the loss.

EDGE Analysis

The Rockies put together a long rally in the bottom of the first, putting up a seven-spot on Strasburg right away. Strasburg didn't allow a home run, but instead surrendered three doubles and a triple over his inning plus of work. The Nationals nearly came back to erase the decision, eventually losing the game by a score of 12-10. It's now three losses in his past three tries for Strasburg, his ERA rising to 3.59. Strasburg will look to move past his recent hiccup and move back into the win column against the Orioles on Monday.

15DStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
2 weeks ago

Strasburg (13-3) gave up six earned runs on seven hits and two walks over 5.1 innings in Friday's 8-5 loss to the Braves. He struck out seven.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals co-ace couldn't find his groove for the second straight start, despite notching first-pitch strikes on 20 of 25 batters and inducing 13 swinging strikes overall. Strasburg's troubles started early, as Freddie Freeman touched up him up for an RBI double in the first and Jace Peterson followed with a solo shot to right center in the second. Freeman then came back with a clutch three-run blast in the fifth that gave the Braves a 5-3 lead at the time. Strasburg has now given up 10 earned runs over his last two start, both losses. He'll look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Rockies next Wednesday.

15DStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
3 weeks ago

Strasburg (15-2) suffered his second loss of the season, allowing four runs on eight hits over just 4.2 innings Saturday versus the Giants. He also struck out eight and walked one.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals ace allowed just one hit and struck out five through three innings, but he ran into trouble in the fourth and then again in the fifth. It was the first time all season Strasburg didn't finish at least five innings. He now has a 2.80 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 169 strikeouts in 138.1 innings. His next start will be Friday versus Atlanta.

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SP WSH
1 month ago

Strasburg tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out seven in Wednesday's win over the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Strasburg rebounded from his first loss of the season by twirling seven scoreless for just the second time this season (the first came on April 19 versus the Marlins). The win in Cleveland made him 7-0 in eight road starts this season, improved his ERA away from home to an MLB-best 1.72. Among NL starters, Strasburg lead the pack with 14 wins, ranks fourth with 155 strikeouts and holds the fifth-best ERA at 0.99.

15DStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
1 month ago

Strasburg (13-1) pitched six innings Thursday, allowing six runs, seven hits and one walk while striking out 10 Dodgers in his first loss of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Even though his record is no longer spotless, Strasburg is enjoying perhaps his best season in the majors. Thursday, he recorded his eighth double-digit strikeout game of the year, second only to the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw (nine) this season. Despite Strasburg's worst outing of the 2016 campaign, and the first time he has allowed six-plus runs in a game since May 12, 2015, Washington's ace still has a sweet 2.83 ERA. Although it may be a little later than expected, the top pick of the 2009 MLB Draft is a legitimate NL Cy Young candidate headed toward the home stretch.

15DStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
1 month ago

Strasburg (13-0) gave up an earned run on three hits and two walks over eight innings in Friday's 5-1 victory over the Pirates. He struck out six and also helped his own cause by driving in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice bunt.

EDGE Analysis

The Strasburg Express keeps rolling along, with the right-hander throwing 69 of 105 pitches for strikes, and notching first-pitch strikes on 19 of the 28 batters he faced. His only hiccup was the RBI single he gave up to Jody Mercer in the fifth, and he looked considerably refreshed after refraining from participating in the All-Star Game, giving him seven days between starts. The 27-year-old has now won 16 straight decisions dating back to last September, a Nationals franchise record for starting pitchers. Strasburg will look to extend his remarkable streak in a Thursday afternoon start versus the Dodgers.

15DStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
1 month ago

Strasburg threw a bullpen session in San Diego on Tuesday and may be on track to start Friday's game against Pittsburgh, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

An official announcement for the weekend series against Pittsburgh is likely forthcoming, but the expectation all along has been that Strasburg will get the nod in the first game for the Nats as the team resumes action following the All-Star break.

15DStephen Strasburg
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2 months ago

Strasburg (12-0) allowed just one run on two hits and three walks over seven inning Friday while striking out nine in a 3-1 win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

He's the first National League pitcher since the Giants' Rube Marquard in 1912 to begin a season with 12 straight victories, although he'll have a hard time matching Marquard's 18-0 mark before taking his first loss. Strasburg declined his invite to the All-Star Game, electing to rest over the break instead, but his 2.62 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 132:31 K:BB in 106.2 innings is more than worthy of the honor. The Nats have yet to announce how they'll set their rotation coming out of the break, but with Max Scherzer set to replace Strasburg in the All-Star Game, Strasburg is the most likely candidate to take the hill Friday at home against the Pirates to begin the unofficial second half.