Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
2 months ago

Strasburg (illness) will take the mound for Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday, Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strasburg will toe the rubber after all, as manager Dusty Baker decided to go with his ace even though the 29-year-old was dealing with an illness leading up to the contest. This move pushes Tanner Roark to the bullpen, since the club will likely throw Gio Gonzalez on Thursday if a Game 5 is needed.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
2 months ago

Strasburg (illness) is expected to start Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cubs on Wednesday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to agent Scott Boras, Strasburg will take the mound today if he's feeling well enough to pitch, which the Nationals will determine within the next couple hours. This news marks a considerable turn since Tuesday night, as it was determined that Tanner Roark would be the starter for Game 4 while Strasburg recovered from an illness. Although he didn't get his usual prep work in, Strasburg will likely be the man on the mound for Washington on Wednesday, as he looks to extend the club's season for a Game 5 on Thursday.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
2 months ago

Strasburg will pitch Game 5 of the NLDS against the Cubs if necessary, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was thought that Strasburg would step in to pitch the Nationals' must-win Game 4, but he's apparently a little under the weather and didn't get his usual prep work in, so manager Dusty Baker is sticking with his originally planned rotation. Tanner Roark will start Wednesday, and if the Nationals are able to win and stay alive, Strasburg will get the ball for the decisive Game 5.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
2 months ago

Strasburg will likely start Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cubs on Wednesday after Tuesday's game was postponed due to rain, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tanner Roark was scheduled to start Tuesday before the rainout, and while the Nationals haven't announced their pitching plans for Wednesday's rescheduled contest, Strasburg is expected to step in to start seeing as he'll be on normal rest. Strasburg earned an unlucky loss in Game 1 of the NLDS against Chicago on Friday after allowing two unearned runs on just three hits and a walk while striking out 10 batters in seven innings.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
2 months ago

Strasburg will start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cubs on Friday, Mark Gonzales of The Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strasburg will take the hill opposite Kyle Hendricks for the opening game of the series, which will come exactly seven days since his last regular-season start against the Pirates. During that final tune-up, Strasburg pitched a gem, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out eight over 7.2 scoreless innings. Manager Dusty Baker hasn't announced anything beyond Strasburg at this point, but will likely go with Gio Gonzalez and Max Scherzer in some combination for the next pair of games, while leaving Strasburg available for Game 4 on short rest, or Game 5 on Thursday, if either are needed.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
2 months ago

Strasburg (15-4) tossed 7.2 scoreless innings in Friday's win over the Pirates. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out eight.

EDGE Analysis

Strasburg took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and faced the minimum in five of his first six frames en route to yet another dominant performance Friday. The 29-year-old has been on an absolute tear since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 19, posting a mind-numbing 0.85 ERA over eight starts (53.2 innings). He'll conclude the regular season with a career-best 2.52 ERA and will look to stay in peak form when the Nationals kick off their five-game NLDS set against the defending World Series champs next week.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
3 months ago

Strasburg allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out six batters through five innings during Saturday's win over the Mets. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

This wasn't Strasburg's best outing, and it also snapped a four-game winning streak. Still, he's having one of the best seasons of his career and takes a 2.68 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 10.5 K/9 into his final projected start against Pittsburgh at Nationals Park. However, with a playoff berth secured and little on the line for Washington, there is always a chance Strasburg is skipped or the National's rotation is rearranged.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
3 months ago

Strasburg (14-4) earned the victory over the Dodgers on Sunday, allowing one run on three hits across six innings. He walked three and struck out eight in the 7-1 win.

EDGE Analysis

That's four straight wins for the big righty, who's brought his ERA down to a stingy 2.60 in the process. Combined with his 1.03 WHIP and 190 strikeouts, Strasburg is having one of the best seasons of his eight-year career.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
3 months ago

Strasburg (13-4) tossed eight shutout innings while earning a win Sunday against the Phillies, allowing two hits and one walk with 10 strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Strasburg was dominant in this one, taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning. He threw 70 percent of his pitches for strikes and allowed not a single runner past first base. Strasburg has been on a different level lately, delivering 29 straight scoreless innings with a sparkling 33:3 K:BB over his last four starts. He will look to keep it rolling Saturday against the Dodgers.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
3 months ago

Strasburg will start Sunday's game against the Phillies, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After A.J. Cole made a spot start Monday against the Marlins, it wasn't known if he would pick up a second start of the week in the series finale Sunday or move back to the bullpen, but Cole's usage out of the bullpen Saturday indicates that it will be Strasburg, who started Tuesday, that gets the two-step this week. With an active streak of 26 straight scoreless innings on his ledger, Strasburg is peaking at the right time for his season-long owners, and is justifying his high price point in daily contests, too.