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Washington Times 15 hours ago

Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg situated atop Nationals rotation

Joe Ross passed quietly through the Washington Nationals' clubhouse in the final two months of the season, there, but not really. Ross had Tommy John surgery July 19 to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. His uncertain status for next season is a microcosm of the ...
Federal Baseball 20 hours ago
Wire Taps: Will Washington Nationals change managers, coaching staff? No love for Matt Wieters + more...

Wire Taps: Will Washington Nationals change managers, coaching staff? No love for Matt Wieters + more...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we wait for some real news at some point this winter... and prepare for a year of Bryce Harper chatter... It’s that time of year, where things are over for all but four teams and news has slowed to a crawl, but that doesn’t mean we won’t keep searching the internets every day and sharing what we’ve found. Had enough of the “Will Dusty Baker return?” talk yet? How about the “Will this be Bryce Harper’s last season in D.C.?” chatter? If you thought the Stephen Strasburg shutdown story in 2012 was interminable back then,...
District On Deck Oct 17, 2017

Do the Washington Nationals need to limit starters’ innings?

Aces across baseball struggled down the stretch and into the postseason. Do the Washington Nationals need to worry about fatigue in their pitchers? Starting pitching has been the pillar of the Washington Nationals for the entirety of this decade. While the offense has had its highs and lows, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmerman, Gio Gonzalez, Tanner […] Do the Washington Nationals need to limit starters’ innings? - District on Deck - District on Deck - A Washington Nationals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Federal Baseball Oct 16, 2017
Washington Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg meets 2017 goals; throws devastating changeup; erases doubts in NLDS Game 4...

Washington Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg meets 2017 goals; throws devastating changeup; erases doubts in NLDS Game 4...

Even if he didn’t answer the bell in Game 4 of the NLDS and dominate the Cubs to keep the Nationals’ season alive, Stephen Strasburg put together a dominant 2017 campaign. Coming off a 2016 campaign that ended prematurely when he suffered a torn pronator tendon in his right arm, Stephen Strasburg, who missed out on an opportunity to pitch in the postseason for the second time in Washington’s three appearances, had one goal in mind. “I called Mad Dog in the morning and said, ‘Just give me the ball.’ That's what he did.” - Stephen Strasburg on answering the bell in Game 5 of...
Lookout Landing Oct 12, 2017
10/12/17: NLDS Open Game Thread

10/12/17: NLDS Open Game Thread

Game Five! Cubs at Nationals! Two teams enter, one team leaves! Well, both teams will leave afterwards, but only one goes to the next round! The Nationals battled back and forced a game five after the Stephen Strasburg Flu Game(TM), which afterward he said was “no big deal.” They say Willie Bloomquist’s heart overflowed with grit that day. Anyways, will the Nationals get the monkey off their back and finally win a playoff series? Will Cubs fans get to to return to their usual offseason sadness after a once in 3 generations reprieve? Seriously, I hope Cubs fans did important things...

Cubs vs. Nationals NLDS Game 5 live blog, live stream info, TV channel, time, starting pitchers: How to Watch the 2017 MLB playoffs

Gio Gonzalez is looking to put the Cubs away after Stephen Strasburg forced a winner-take-all game
Sports Illustrated Oct 12, 2017

Nationals' Stephen Strasburg Quieted All Critics With His Brilliant Silencing of the Cubs

Stephen Strasburg answered criticisms of being soft by turning in one of the most brilliant postseason outings in recent memory. It's time we let him be.
Larry Brown Sports Oct 12, 2017

Anthony Rizzo has very high praise for Stephen Strasburg

After it looked like Stephen Strasburg was not going to pitch in Game 4 of the NLDS because he was feeling under the weather, the right-hander went out and dominated the Chicago Cubs to force a Game 5 back in Washington. And if you want to know just how good his stuff was, ask Chicago...Read More
Federal Baseball Oct 12, 2017
Wire Taps: Stephen Strasburg rewrites legacy; Gio Gonzalez or Tanner Roark for Nationals tonight; Win or go home...

Wire Taps: Stephen Strasburg rewrites legacy; Gio Gonzalez or Tanner Roark for Nationals tonight; Win or go home...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of Game 5 with the Cubs in D.C. Alright, so here we are again. Today. And heading into the game, all that anyone will want to talk about is pitching — who starts, who relieves who, etc., etc. But I’m here to remind you that this series has continued to belong to the team able to score just enough. So, yet again: If the Nats don’t hit, they don’t win. Everything that could’ve sunk them on that front yesterday could very well sink them tonight. Hitting is what matters for this team tonight, end of story (although some...
Federal Baseball Oct 12, 2017
NLDS 2017: Stephen Strasburg tunes drama out, leads Washington Nationals to Game 5 with the Chicago Cubs...

NLDS 2017: Stephen Strasburg tunes drama out, leads Washington Nationals to Game 5 with the Chicago Cubs...

Did Stephen Strasburg have something to prove on the mound in Game 4 of the NLDS with the Cubs? “Not to you guys, no,” Strasburg told reporters. Dusty Baker told reporters before Wednesday’s game that Stephen Strasburg was not quite 100%, but was good to go in Game 4 with the Chicago Cubs, with Washington’s season on the line in Wrigley Field, down 2-1 in the best-of-five NLDS. Strasburg slept well, woke up feeling better, and called his pitching coach Mike Maddux to tell him he wanted the ball. “He just said, ‘I'm feeling a whole lot better,’ and, ‘I want the ball.’ That...
Washington Times Oct 12, 2017

Stephen Strasburg, Joe Maddon, Bryce Harper comment on Game 4

CHICAGO -- Let's round up the thoughts about some of the biggest moments and decisions around Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs: Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg on if he had anything to prove by starting Game 4: "Not to you guys, ...
Washington Times Oct 11, 2017

Tanner Roark, Gio Gonzalez... Max Scherzer are options for Game 5?

CHICAGO -- Tanner Roark was set to pitch Wednesday. As someone who grew up a Chicago Cubs fans, Roark knew what pitching in Wrigley Field during the playoffs meant. His start was stalled by Stephen Strasburg's new antibiotics. Strasburg surprised himself, Washington pitching coach Mike Maddux and Nationals manager Dusty ...
Washington Times Oct 11, 2017

LEADING OFF: Cubs, Nationals settle NLDS in Game 5

A look at what's happening all around the majors Thursday: ___ GOING THE DISTANCE It's a win-or-go-home Game 5 in the NL Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals at 8:08 p.m. EDT. Kyle Hendricks pitches for the World Series champion Cubs after beating Stephen Strasburg 3-0 in ...
MLB Oct 11, 2017

3 keys to Cubs clinching NLDS in Game 5

The Nationals' 5-0 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday at Wrigley Field extended the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile to five games. The series has already seen so much drama, from extended no-hit bids to the postponement that eventually pushed Stephen Strasburg to start Game 4. Why not play one more game with everything on the line?
CBS Chicago Oct 11, 2017
Emma: Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg Battles Back To Silence Critics

Emma: Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg Battles Back To Silence Critics

Strasburg returned from an illness to dominate the Cubs and force a winner-take-all Game 5 in Washington.

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