1:12 PM EDT, Mon April 24, 2017

Fantasy Update

22 hours ago
KFFL
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg will be going on paternity leave starting Monday, April 24.
Sports Illustrated 16 hours ago

The 30: Nationals grab the top spot, Giants plummet toward the abyss

With Bryce Harper crushing the ball and Stephen Strasburg pitching effectively, the Nationals assume the top spot in this week's edition of The 30.
Washington Times 16 hours ago

Stephen Strasburg headed to paternity list, next start pushed back

NEW YORK — Stephen Strasburg will not take his regular turn in the Washington Nationals' rotation this week as he awaits the birth of his second child. The Nationals plan to put Strasburg on the paternity list Monday, when they open a four-game series in Colorado. The team has not ...
Outside Pitch 18 hours ago

Washington Nationals pitcher Jacob Turner: Possible starter on Monday

Stephen Strasburg has been scratched from his start on Monday against the Colorado Rockies. Thankfully, it’s not a physical ailment keeping him from pitching. The miracle of childbirth is the reason why he will not join the Washington Nationals at Coors Field. Strasburg’s wife is expecting the birth of their second child together any day […] The post Washington Nationals pitcher Jacob Turner: Possible starter on Monday appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
KFFL 22 hours ago

Nationals | Stephen Strasburg going on paternity leave

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg will be going on paternity leave starting Monday, April 24.
Federal Baseball Apr 21, 2017
Washington Nationals’ defense key in finale with Atlanta Braves: Four key plays aid in 3-2 win...

Washington Nationals’ defense key in finale with Atlanta Braves: Four key plays aid in 3-2 win...

Bryce Harper, Michael A. Taylor, Adam Eaton and Anthony Rendon all flashed the leather in the Nationals’ 3-2 win in the series finale with the Braves. Stephen Strasburg struck out 10+ batters for the 30th time in his career and he gave up just two earned runs in seven innings of work on the mound last night in SunTrust Park, reaching seven innings for the fourth time in four starts this season. Ryan Zimmerman hit another home run that ended up being the difference in the Washington Nationals’ 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. But it was the defense that was the story of the night in the...
CSN Philly Apr 20, 2017

Best of MLB: Nationals sweep Braves behind Strasburg, Zimmerman

ATLANTA -- Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer, Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep with a 3-2 victory
CSN MidAtlantic Apr 20, 2017

Nationals pick up sweep of Braves behind Stephen Strasburg's strong night

ATLANTA -- Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer, Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep with a 3-2 victory
TalkingChop Apr 20, 2017
Recap: Braves fall to Nationals 3-2, completing three-game sweep

Recap: Braves fall to Nationals 3-2, completing three-game sweep

The Braves threatened on several occasions, but were unable to put together a big inning against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals. For the third night in a row the Braves fell to the Washington Nationals, this time in a tightly contested ballgame that finished with a 3-2 score. Coming into this series Atlanta had won five straight and were seemingly on their way toward a more competitive brand of baseball. The hot-hitting Nationals changed all that. R.A. Dickey got the start for Atlanta in this one and pitched very well, going seven innings and allowing three runs despite just three...
Washington Times Apr 20, 2017

Ryan Zimmerman, Stephen Strasburg power Nationals to 3-game sweep of Braves

ATLANTA — Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer, Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep with a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. A night after had 14 runs on 20 hits, the Nationals couldn't solve R.A. Dickey's knuckleball until Zimmerman homered ...
Federal Baseball Apr 20, 2017
Game 15 WPA: That’s some D! Washington Nationals win 3-2 to complete sweep.

Game 15 WPA: That’s some D! Washington Nationals win 3-2 to complete sweep.

Stras was solid, Zim looked vintage, and there were nifty defensive plays across the outfield. Image courtesy Fangraphs. (What do these graphs and percentages mean?) Bring teh HEEET: Stephen Strasburg (+20.3%) fans 10 and walks 2 over 7 innings pitched, giving up a pair of runs. The kids call him ZIM: Ryan Zimmerman (+31.9% ) yanks some offspeed nonsense over the wall a bit left of center for a go-ahead, two-run jack with two outs in the 6th (+32.7%). Good work, if you can get it: Oliver Perez (+6.3%) earns his first shutdown of the year by recording a big...
Federal Baseball Apr 20, 2017
Washington Nationals 3-2 over Atlanta Braves for sweep of three-game set in SunTrust Park...

Washington Nationals 3-2 over Atlanta Braves for sweep of three-game set in SunTrust Park...

Ryan Zimmerman provided the offense vs R.A. Dickey and Stephen Strasburg went seven innings for the fourth time in four starts as the Nationals swept the Braves with a 3-2 win in the series finale. Ryan Zimmerman connected for two of the Washington Nationals’ three hits off Atlanta Braves’ starter R.A. Dickey through six innings tonight, with the second Zimmerman’s fifth home run of the year and his second in two days. Zimmerman started the night 9 for 31 (.290/.314/.419) with a double and a home run in 35 plate appearances against the veteran knuckleballer in their respective...
Nationals need to be creative to solve their bullpen problems

Nationals need to be creative to solve their bullpen problems

In 2009, the Nationals drafted a guy named Stephen Strasburg with the first overall pick. Nine picks later, they selected a guy named Drew Storen, a relief pitcher from LSU with the idea he could make the major leagues quickly and become a closer. I always hated that pick, and not because I expected Storen …
TalkingChop Apr 18, 2017
Nationals vs Braves schedule and probable pitchers

Nationals vs Braves schedule and probable pitchers

Mike Foltynewicz returns to the Braves rotation on Tuesday. Fresh off a four-game sweep of the San Diego Padres, the Atlanta Braves are back to the .500 mark and will face the Washington Nationals for the first time this season. The series will feature some elite starting pitching with Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg both scheduled to start for Washington along with Julio Teheran for Atlanta. The Braves could have an edge if they can find a way to get to the Nationals’ bullpen which has amassed a 6.25 ERA over the first 12 games of the season. Tuesday, April 18, 7:35 p.m. ET (Fox...
Federal Baseball Apr 18, 2017
Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Series Preview: Nats look to snap Braves’ winning streak

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Series Preview: Nats look to snap Braves’ winning streak

While the Washington Nationals won a pair of nail-biting walk-offs over the weekend, the Atlanta Braves were busy winning four straight. Nationals vs. Braves Series Info: Game 1: Tuesday, April 18 at 7:35 p.m. EST (MASN2/106.7 The Fan) Game 2: Wednesday, April 19 at 7:35 p.m. EST (MASN2/106.7 The Fan) Game 3: Thursday, April 20 at 7:35 p.m. EST (MASN2/106.7 The Fan) Pitching Matchups: Tuesday: Max Scherzer (1-1, 2.13 ERA) vs. Mike Foltynewicz (0-1, 6.35) Wednesday: TBA (Joe Ross?) vs. Julio Teheran (1-0, 0.95) Thursday: Stephen Strasburg (1-0, 3.00) vs. R.A. Dickey (1-1, 3.86) What to...
Federal Baseball Apr 15, 2017
Washington Nationals’ lineup for second of three with the Philadelphia Phillies...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for second of three with the Philadelphia Phillies...

Here’s how the Nationals are lining up for this afternoon’s 1:05 PM matchup with the Phillies... Stephen Strasburg held the Philadelphia Phillies to two runs in seven innings of work in the series opener, then the Washington Nationals turned to the bullpen, with scoreless innings from Koda Glover, Blake Treinen and Shawn Kelley giving the Nationals multiple opportunities to win it, which they eventually did on Daniel Murphy’s walk-off double in the tenth. Matt Wieters hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second, responding to the solo home run Tommy Joseph hit in the Phillies’...

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