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Stephen Strasburg yielded just two runs in six innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

It was a nice rebound start for the Washington ace, who was hammered for six runs over four innings last week against a lowly Marlins team. Strasburg struck out nine Cardinals hitters on Sunday while issuing just one walk. He was left with a no-decision because the Nationals offense didn't grab the lead until the bottom of the ninth inning, when Denard Span hit a walkoff RBI sac fly. Strasburg will try to stay hot in his next outing at home against the Padres.

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Stephen Strasburg struggled and took the loss in Tuesday's start against the Marlins, allowing six runs over four innings.

It was an off-night for the talented right-hander. The big blow came on Giancarlo Stanton's 457-foot three-run home run in the first inning, but the Marlins were relentless all night. Overall, Strasburg allowed eight hits, walked three, and struck out five. Strasburg has been a touch inconsistent with his control, as he is now up to nine walks in 21 innings.

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Stephen Strasburg was electric Thursday, striking out 12 while allowing just one run on three hits and a walk over 6 2/3 frames in a 7-1 win over the Marlins.

Strasburg looked a little off in his first two outings of the season, but he was dominant in this one, showing a devastating changeup to go along with his mid-90s heat. His only mistake was leaving a ball up to Marcell Ozuna in the seventh and watching the Marlins outfielder smash it well beyond the left-field fence. Stasburg's next start will be a rematch against the Marlins.

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Stephen Strasburg will start on Thursday against the Marlins.

The Nationals have elected to re-order their rotation, with Jordan Zimmermann and Strasburg going in front of Tanner Roark, who will now start Friday against the Braves. "You look at the season and say: 'If we have an off day, where can we switch things, keeping guys on normal (rest)?'" manager Matt Williams said. "So that's all. Just a function of rest and the ability (to do it)."

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Stephen Strasburg surrendered four earned runs in six innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Mets.

Strasburg ran into trouble right out of the gate, yielding back-to-back singles to Juan Lagares and David Wright in the bottom of the first inning before watching a three-run shot from Andrew Brown fly into the deep left-center field seats at New York's Citi Field. Strasburg settled down after that and wound up with 10 strikeouts, but it was not an idyllic regular-season debut. He'll get the Braves at home next.

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Stephen Strasburg beat the Mets by allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings and striking out seven in Tuesday.

Strasburg gave up a wind-aided homer to Travis d'Arnaud as part of a three-run third inning, but he was clean the rest of the way. He ends the spring 4-0 with a 1.83 ERA. That's half as many wins as he had in 30 regular-season starts last year.

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Stephen Strasburg moved to 3-0 for the spring after shutting out the Tigers for five innings on Thursday.

Strasburg allowed three hits, walked one and struck out five in his latest gem. He's currently sitting on a 0.64 ERA.

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Stephen Strasburg has been named the Nationals' Opening Day starter.

The assignment is the third-straight Opening Day for Strasburg. The right-hander posted a 3.00 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 191/56 K/BB ratio over 183 innings last season. He'll be followed in the rotation by Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann.

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Stephen Strasburg struck out four in four scoreless innings Saturday as the Nationals edged a Marlins split-squad 2-1.

Strasburg won the showdown with Jose Fernandez. Hopefully, we'll get at least a couple of those during the regular season, too. Strasburg has allowed one run in nine innings this spring.

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Stephen Strasburg pitched a pair of scoreless innings in his spring debut Tuesday against the Braves.

The Nationals definitely seem to have a better plan with Strasburg this year than they did last year, when he made his spring debut on Feb. 23 and was up to 5 1/3 innings by his March 11 outing. There's no need at all to waste his bullets that early on. As is, he'll still have plenty of time to get ready to throw 6-7 innings in his regular-season debut.