Stephen Strasburg gave everyone a good scare when he was pulled after the second inning of the Nats’ 3-2 victory over the Braves Friday night, but what was feared to be an arm injury turned out to be a “nagging” strained oblique.
Stephen Strasburg had never thrown a pitch in the eighth inning of a big league start until he faced Everth Cabrera on Thursday night.
Stephen Strasburg was at his dominant best in the early going Saturday, retiring 13 of the first 14 Chicago Cubs he faced, seven via strikeout.
Even with Stephen Strasburg off to a notably slow start for a guy expected to be among baseball’s elite, you’d still be hard pressed to a find a GM in the league who wouldn’t have the Nats hurler at the top of his wish list if he became available. But former GM Jim Duquette wouldn’t.
Brian Kenny, former ESPN anchor and current studio host for MLB Network, says he’d have real concern for Stephen Strasburg despite what the Nationals organization is saying about his arm.
Stephen Strasburg looked dreadful at times during his six-inning, six-hit performance against the Braves Monday night, and “tightness in his forearm” was all fans needed to hear to be sent into a full-scale panic, but as Mike Rizzo told Charlie Slowes on Tuesday, “it really was not that big of a deal.”
Stephen Strasburg says he’s fine and will not miss a start after manager Davey Johnson revealed the Washington Nationals ace is suffering from tightness in his forearm.
Along with a surprising 10-11 start, the Nationals have seen an uncharacteristically slow start from ace starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (1-4), who may not be a staff ace after all, at least according to MLB Network’s Tom Verducci.
Matt Harvey outdid Stephen Strasburg in a marquee matchup of young aces, amping up while the crowd cheered his name and leading the New York Mets over the Washington Nationals 7-1.
Tim Hudson pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Evan Gattis homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 3-1 Saturday for their eighth straight victory.