Because Stephen Strasburg is Stephen Strasburg, the Washington Nationals gave him one of the bigger lockers in the clubhouse at spring training. He’d prefer they didn’t.
Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow for the Washington Nationals in Viera, Fla., and under new manager Matt Williams, change is surely on the horizon.
The Washington Nationals and ace Stephen Strasburg have agreed on a contract to avoid salary arbitration entering his fifth season in Major League Baseball, Adam Kilgore is reporting for the Washington Post.
The Nationals announced Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche all had minor offseason surgeries with limited recovery time expected, according to James Wagner of the Washington Post.
In response to Davey Johnson calling him “an idiot” for suggesting Stephen Strasburg’s shutdown in 2012 is still haunting the Nats in his latest column, John Feinstein of the Washington Post said, “Bob Knight called me a pimp and whore twenty-seven years ago, so everything is sort of mild by comparison.”
In his final weekly appearance with the Junkies, retiring Nats manager Davey Johnson dropped the bombshell that he thinks his team “probably” would have won the World Series in 2012 with Stephen Strasburg on the roster.
Stephen Strasburg overcame a shaky start to earn his first victory in nearly a month.
Denard Span scored the go-ahead run on pinch-hitter Chad Tracy’s grounder in the 13th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Thursday after Stephen Strasburg blew a three-run lead in the ninth.
Neither Charlie Manuel nor Jimmy Rollins can remember a stretch quite like the one Philadelphia is enduring now. Stephen Strasburg pitched a four-hitter and struck out 10 in the first complete game of his career, Jayson Werth had his second straight three-hit game and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep with a 6-0 victory over the Phillies on Sunday night.
Former Nats’ announcer and Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton is “shocked” by Washington’s inability to produce runs, but offered some consolation to Stephen Strasburg, who’s record has been a by-product of their offensive ineptitude.