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Washington Nationals phenom pitcher Stephen Strasburg joined Danny Rouhier for an interview on 106.7 The Fan this week. Strasburg talked about his rehab process, looking forward to his first full year, and the Nationals expectations this season.
Strasburg’s main goals for the season are to “answer the bell every fifth day,” and find ways to comfortably deal with the grind of a 162 game season.
“I’d like to just know that by the end of the year that I’ve gotten stronger and that I’ve become a better pitcher from it.” Strasburg said. “Obviously, this game has it’s ups and and downs. It’s a long season, it’s a grind, it’s still something I haven’t experienced that I will this year.”
Rehab was tough at times for Strasburg, but he said he tried to feel sorry for himself. “You ask yourself, why did this happen to me? Or you can just accept it and move forward and find the positives in it.”
Rouhier finished by asking Strasburg about the Nationals high expectations this season, but Stephen said the Nats have a lot of work to do. “It’s something we can’t really focus on. I think it’s something we just got to have that tunnel vision this year. We know what we are capable of, but there’s been a lot of teams the past few years that they say are playoff contenders, they’re going to go to the World Series, and the they don’t even make the playoffs. We have a lot of talent, but we haven’t proven anything.”
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