Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 4 Days

Strasburg took over the NL strikeout lead on Saturday, whiffing seven Marlins over six shutout innings to pick up his 14th win of the season.

He allowed just two hits and walked one. Johnny Cueto, who's now seven K's behind Strasburg, will get his shot to claim the crown on Sunday, but Strasburg's final numbers (3.14 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 242 strikeouts) are still very good.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 11 Days

Strasburg pitched seven scoreless innings, holding the Marlins to three hits in Sunday's win.

Strasburg needed just 84 pitches (55 strikes) in his highly efficient outing. As the Nationals prepare for the postseason, they have to be excited about Strasburg's form, as he's allowed just five earned runs over his previous five starts (33.2 innings). The right-hander now owns a 3.23 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and excellent 235:42 K:BB ratio in 209 innings this season.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 17 Days

Strasburg won Monday against the Braves as he allowed five hits and recorded seven strikeouts in seven scoreless innings.

Strasburg is finishing the season on a strong note as he has allowed five runs and recorded 28 strikeouts over his last four starts. Although he is only 12-11 overall, he has pitched well overall as he has a 3.34 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 230 strikeouts this season.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 22 Days

Strasburg turned in a quality start Wednesday against the Braves but took the loss to fall to 11-11 on the year. He gave up three runs on seven hits and zero walks, while fanning eight over six innings.

The winner of three straight decisions coming into Wednesday, Strasburg was cruising up until the fifth inning, when he gave up a solo homer to B.J. Upton. Strasburg then gave up two more runs in the sixth, leading to his third defeat at the hands of the Braves this season. As things line up, Strasburg will face those same Braves again Monday in Atlanta, in what will be the first of two starts next week. He'd then face the Marlins in Miami on Sept. 20.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 26 Days

Strasburg was on his game Friday night, allowing just one run on six hits, he did not walk a hitter and struck out five, but was left with a no-decision in a 9-8 loss to Philadelphia in 11 innings.

He was sharp in his six innings of work, tossing 67 of 95 pitches for strikes, but the bullpen imploded and the game ended up going into extra innings. He'll carry a 3.43 ERA as he hopes for a better outcome in his next start at home against the division-rival Braves.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 1 Month

Strasburg pitched 7.2 innings, allowing only one earned run and six hits while striking out eight to pick up the win against the Mariners on Saturday.

Strasburg bounced back from last Sunday's horrific four inning start and struck out eight- increasing his lead in the National League to 210 strikeouts. He pitched shut out ball into the eighth until he gave up a solo shot to Dustin Ackley.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 1 Month

Strasburg lasted just four innings Sunday against the Giants, giving up four runs on eight hits and two walks.

Strasburg was coming off two straight quality starts heading into Sunday, but couldn't keep it together for a third. He only struck out four on the day, but managed to throw 16 of 22 first-pitch strikes. Strasburg has had a hilly season this year, going on strings of good starts only to follow it up with a blowup game. His next opportunity to toe the rubber will come against the Mariners on Saturday.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 1 Month

Strasburg got the job done in fine fashion Tuesday, tossing eight innings of three-hit, one-run ball in a win over the visiting Diamondbacks. He also walked one and fanned four.

Strasburg has gone on a nice little run lately, picking up wins in three of his last four starts while posting a studly 6:31 BB:K ratio. He's now an even 10-10 on the year accompanied by his usual elite, NL-leading punchout total (198 in 171.1 innings) and appears to be finding his groove at just the right time with the playoffs less than six weeks away. Strasburgh will close out the series against the Giants at home in his next start Sunday.

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Strasburg pitched seven dominant innings to record the win against the Mets on Thursday. He allowed an unearned run and three hits while striking out eight batters.

Strasburg, who bounced back from a seven-run dud in his last start, wouldn't have been scored upon if not for a throwing error by Ian Desmond in the fourth inning. The powerful righty has been inconsistent this season, although he continues to rack up the strikeouts, with 194 Ks in 163.1 innings. He'll face the Diamondbacks at home in his next start.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 2 Months

Strasburg was stung for seven runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out nine over five innings of a 7-6 loss to Atlanta on Friday night.

Strasburg (8-10, 3.68 ERA) was coming off perhaps his best outing of the year, but he served up a whopping four long balls, accounting for all seven runs in this one. The Nationals have been snake-bit against the Braves since the beginning of last season, dropping 21 of 30 against their division rivals. Strasburg will try to put this outing behind him when he faces the Mets in his next scheduled start.