Stephen Strasburg

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Stephen Strasburg. (Photo by Kevin Liles/Getty Images)

Home Runs Doom Strasburg in 7-6 Loss to Braves

Stephen Strasburg can’t explain why he has struggled on the road this season.


Ian Desmond of the Washington Nationals reacts after striking out during the fourth inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 29, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Nationals Blanked By Alvarez, Marlins

Even though Washington Nationals were on the wrong end of the result, it was a positive outing for Stephen Strasburg.


Khris Davis of the Milwaukee Brewers rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Miller Park on June 25, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Brewers Pound Strasburg, Beat Nationals 9-2

Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg (6-6) was tagged for eight hits and seven runs in 4 2/3 innings.


Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals smiles during a game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on September 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Stephen Strasburg to Quit Smokeless Tobacco in Wake of Tony Gwynn’s Death

In the wake of his college coach, mentor and childhood hero, Tony Gwynn’s death, Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg decided to quit smokeless tobacco once and for all.


File photo of Tony Gwynn. (credit: Todd Warshaw  /Allsport)

Strasburg Mourns Death of Idol, Coach Tony Gwynn

When Tony Gwynn died, baseball lost a star. Stephen Strasburg lost a former coach — and a man he calls “part of my family.”