Stephen Strasburg

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with fans following the Dodgers' 9-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants to win the National League West Division Championship at Dodger Stadium on September 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: High Payrolls Reign Supreme In National League Playoffs

The National League Division Series feature some of the wealthiest teams in the league. Will the results justify the expense?

10/03/2014

Asdrubal Cabrera of the Washington Nationals is congratulated by Bryce Harper after scoring against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on Sept. 18, 2014 in Miami.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Keys to Nationals vs. Giants NLDS

Here’s a look at the keys to the best-of-five National League Division Series between the Nationals and Giants.

10/02/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 10:  Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Williams: Stephen Strasburg to Start Game 1 of NLDS for Nationals vs. Giants

Stephen Strasburg will start Game 1 of the Nationals National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants, Matt Williams said on Thursday.

10/02/2014

Shut down by the Nationals in September 2012 to protect his surgically repaired right elbow, Stephen Strasburg was not allowed to pitch in those playoffs — a decision debated around baseball. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Strasburg Set For Playoff Debut, 2 Years After Shutdown

Shut down by the Nationals in September 2012 to protect his surgically repaired right elbow, Stephen Strasburg was not allowed to pitch in those playoffs — a decision debated around baseball.

10/02/2014

Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals in September, three months after June. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

CJ Nitkowski Has a Postseason Hot Take: ‘Is Stephen Strasburg a Legitimate No. 1?’

With the Nationals set to begin postseason play Friday, former MLB pitcher CJ Nitkowski points to a bad Stephen Strasburg outing in June while wondering, is he a “legitimate number one?”

10/01/2014

Drew Storen was the Nationals' primary seventh-inning reliever until early September, when he replaced the struggling Rafael Soriano as the closer and thrived. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Strasburg Gets Ks Lead in NL, Nats Top Marlins 5-1

For his past six starts, Stephen Strasburg has pitched about as well as anyone could ask. It’s his next outing that everyone will be waiting to see.

09/28/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 10:  Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Playoff-Contending Braves Best Strasburg, Nats 6-2

Aaron Harang outdueled Stephen Strasburg, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves avoided a series sweep in Washington with a 6-2 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.

09/10/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24:  Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park on August 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Strasburg Pitches Nats to 3-1 Win Over Mariners

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams believes the most important start of Stephen Strasburg’s season came on Saturday night.

08/31/2014

Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Nationals Win 8th Straight, Beat Diamondbacks 8-1

After three straight walk-offs, the Washington Nationals went for a cakewalk instead, scoring six runs in the third inning Tuesday night as they ran their winning streak to eight games with an 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

08/19/2014

Doug Fister #58 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 12, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Fister: ‘We’re Trying to Get to the World Series and Win it This Year’

Doug Fister describes the secret behind his incredibly consistent play this season, offers advice for Stephen Strasburg, and gives up the Nats’ ultimate lofty goal for the year.

08/14/2014

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