Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 22 Hrs

Stephen Strasburg gave up four runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.

The Rockies got to Strasburg for three early runs before tacking on another in the sixth. The right-hander struck out five while walking three in the uncharacteristic start. He's struggled in both starts since the All-Star break, and Wednesday's loss dropped him below .500 at 7-8 on the year. Perhaps a date with the Marlins next week is what he needs to get back in the win column.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 6 Days

Stephen Strasburg fell to 7-7 after allowing four runs over seven innings Friday against the Brewers.

Strasburg settled down after giving up four runs over his first three innings of work, but it was too big of a hole for the Nationals' offense to dig out of against Kyle Lohse and the Brewers' bullpen. He struck out nine and walked one in the loss and has now fanned at least eight batters in four straight outings. He'll bring a 3.55 ERA into a start against the Rockies next week in Colorado.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 12 Days

Stephen Strasburg held the Phillies to two runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a Nationals victory.

Strasburg was left with a no-decision because the Nats didn't win the game until the 10th inning. The right-hander struck out nine batters and will head into the All-Star break having registered a 3.46 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 149/22 K/BB ratio across 125 first-half innings.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 17 Days

Stephen Strasburg struck out nine Orioles while allowing two runs over seven innings in a no-decision Monday.

Strasburg leads the NL and is third in the majors with 140 strikeouts this season. Oddly enough, he's the only NL pitcher in the top six overall. The Nationals ended up losing in extra innings tonight, so this makes seven times this season that Strasburg has turned in a quality start and failed to get a win.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 23 Days

Stephen Strasburg improved to 7-6, allowing just one run over 7 2/3 innings in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Strasburg had a rough outing against the Brewers the last time he took the mound, so it was good to see him bounce back with a dominant start on Tuesday. The hard-throwing right-hander held the Rockies to just five hits -- including D.J. LeMahieu's solo home run -- while walking one and striking out eight. Strasburg now has a 3.53 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a 131/24 K/BB ratio. The league leader in strikeouts will face the Orioles at home in his next trip out to the mound.

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Stephen Strasburg was lit up for seven earned runs in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Brewers.

Scooter Gennett tagged him for a grand slam in the bottom of the second inning and Khris Davis slugged a solo shot in the fourth. Strasburg yielded eight hits in all while issuing three walks. He's now 6-6 with a 3.70 ERA on the season and could have a tough time bouncing back next week against a dangerous Rockies lineup.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 1 Month

Stephen Strasburg gave up four runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Friday.

Strasburg had allowed three earned runs or fewer in 11 starts coming into Friday's action, but the Braves had no issues squaring him up in this one. He fanned eight and walked none in the no-decision and saw his ERA go up from 3.06 to 3.24 on the year. He'll get the Brewers next week.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 1 Month

Stephen Strasburg allowed three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Strasburg was staked to a 1-0 lead after the top of the first inning and couldn't hold it, yielding one run in the third and two in the Cardinals' three-run seventh. Strasburg finished the night with five strikeouts. He will carry a 6-5 record, 3.06 ERA, and 1.21 WHIP into his next scheduled outing at home against the Braves.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 1 Month

Stephen Strasburg fired six innings of one-run ball, striking out seven, to knock off the Giants in Monday's 9-2 win.

He scattered four hits and declined to issue a free pass. Strasburg experienced a little back tightness during the outing; Washington elected to get him out of there after 88 pitches once they'd taken a 9-1 lead. It doesn't sound like a big deal, but make sure to monitor his status anyway. The stud right-hander had struggled on the road coming into this start, going 0-3 with a 4.80 ERA in five starts. He turned that around, and continued his career success against the Giants, against whom he was 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA in three outings prior to Monday night. Strasburg toes the rubber this weekend in St. Louis.

Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 2 Months

Stephen Strasburg improved to 5-4, allowing four runs (two earned) over seven innings in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Strasburg was dominant, striking out 11 Phillies. He reached double-digit strikeouts for the first time since April 25 and for the fourth time this season. Strasburg allowed seven hits -- including a seventh-inning two-run home run to John Mayberry, Jr. -- but did not walk a batter. Just another great season for the 25-year-old, who will take a 3.10 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 101/19 K/BB ratio into next week's road start against the Giants.