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Stephen Strasburg was ready to be ‘last in line’

Stephen Strasburg wore his spikes Tuesday night. He prepared himself in Game 4 of the National League Division Series if the Nationals needed him. “I got ready,” he said. He believed he would have been used in case the game wore on past the ninth inning, if another Game 2 marathon materialized. “I think I […]
Washington Post Oct 8, 2014

Nats Journal: Stephen Strasburg was ready to be ‘last in line’

Stephen Strasburg wore his spikes Tuesday night. He prepared himself in Game 4 of the National League Division Series if the Nationals needed him. “I got ready,” he said. He believed he would have been used in case the game wore on past the ninth inning, if another Game 2 marathon materialized. Read full article >>
CSN Washington Oct 7, 2014

Nats mum on Game 5, Strasburg available tonight

Matt Williams won't name his Game 5 starter yet, but with Stephen Strasburg available out of the pen in Game 4, he may have tipped his hand.

Stephen Strasburg available in relief; Jordan Zimmermann lined up to start possible Game 5

Around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 4 ½ hours before first pitch, Stephen Strasburg walked to right field at AT&T Park, alone with a glove on his left hand and a baseball in his right. He tossed the ball in the air to himself, like a kid in his backyard who needs a friend. He threw the […]
Washington Post Oct 7, 2014

Nats Journal: Stephen Strasburg available in relief; Jordan Zimmermann lined up to start possible Game 5

Around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 4 ½ hours before first pitch, Stephen Strasburg walked to right field at AT&T Park, alone with a glove on his left hand and a baseball in his right. He tossed the ball in the air to himself, like a kid in his backyard who needs a friend. He threw the ball against a net and walked to pick it up himself. Bullpen catcher Nilson Robledo joined, and they played toss for about 10 minutes, Strasburg throwing his pitches from flat ground and Robledo catching on one knee. Read full article >>
KFFL Oct 7, 2014

Nationals | Stephen Strasburg available in 'pen

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg will be available out of the bullpen in Game 4 ...

Nationals-Giants lineups: NLDS Game 4

The Nationals made no changes to their lineup, using the same starting eight they went with in the first three games of the NLDS as they face right-hander Ryan Vogelsong. Giants Manager Bruce Bochy made a few small changes to his lineup to counter left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Around 1:30 p.m., Stephen Strasburg walked to right […]
KFFL Oct 6, 2014

Nationals | Stephen Strasburg available for Game 3

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg is available out of the bullpen for Game 3 of ...

What happened to Stephen Strasburg’s curveball?

Stephen Strasburg has pitched in the playoffs, but his curveball has yet to make its first significant postseason appearance. In his October debut Friday afternoon, Strasburg navigated five-plus innings almost exclusively with his fastball and change-up. Strasburg threw only six curveballs in his 89 pitches, or 6.7 percent, the lowest frequency he has used the […]

Matt Williams on Stephen Strasburg's first postseason start: "I think Stras pitched fine" (Video)

Up above, Matt Williams talks to the press after dropping Game 1 of the NLDS to the Giants in Stephen Strasburg's postseason debut. "I think Stras was good. He gave us a chance. Jake was a little better...I think Stras...
CSN Washington Oct 3, 2014

Strasburg's playoff debut produces mixed bag in Nats' Game 1 loss

Stephen Strasburg finally made his postseason debut on Friday. There was some good and some bad.

Strasburg’s playoff debut produces mixed bag

Stephen Strasburg was probably looking forward to pitching in the postseason for much longer than just the last two years. But given he was shut down towards the end of 2012 as part of his recovery from Tommy John surgery – taken out of the equation just weeks before his teammates entered the playoffs – Friday’s…
Washington Post Oct 3, 2014

Stephen Strasburg solid in playoff debut as Nationals fall to Giants in Game 1 of NLDS

For the first time in his career, a start delayed by two years, Stephen Strasburg stood on the mound for a postseason game. The right-handed starter — shut down by the Washington Nationals before the 2012 playoffs because of his surgically repaired elbow — delivered a solid yet unspectacular performance Friday against the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Read full article >>
Sacramento Bee Oct 3, 2014
Strasburg loses playoff debut; Nats fall to Giants

Strasburg loses playoff debut; Nats fall to Giants

Stephen Strasburg had two years of pent-up playoff energy to unleash, and he came out hot. Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) throws in the first inning of Game 1 in a NL Division Series baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington.
Washington Post Oct 3, 2014

DC Sports Bog: Best and worst from Nationals-Giants, NLDS Game 1

The best and worst moments from the Nationals’ 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park. Best sight: Stephen Strasburg’s first pitch, a 97-mph called strike to Gregor Blanco that the 44,035 screaming fans at Nationals Park had waited two years to see. You think Strasburg was amped for his postseason debut after being shut down before the 2012 playoffs? Later in the inning, Strasburg hit 99 mph on the radar gun for the first time all season. He would leave after allowing two runs — one earned — in five-plus innings...

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