The baseball world has been itching, screaming to see what Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg can do given the chance to go deeper into games, and so has he. In an interview with 106.7 The Fan’s Holden and Danny, he joked about wanting manager Davey Johnson to “loosen the leash.”
With 161 games still to play, the Washington Nationals have already written one game into the ‘win column’ and another page in the Stephen Strasburg mystery novel, leaving everyone to wonder when the training wheels will finally come off.
For Bryce Harper, two homers in his first two at-bats, and even some “M-V-P!” chants. For Stephen Strasburg, 19 consecutive outs during one stretch of seven scoreless innings.
Maybe there’s something appropriate about the timing of it all: What’s expected to be the first full season together for Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper is supposed to be the final season for their manager, Davey Johnson.
Stephen Strasburg moved one step closer to being ready for his opening day start by striking out eight Houston Astros Saturday night.
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Someone who’s accustomed to the pressure of trying to crack an everyday Major League roster, Ryan Mattheus is entering his second full season with the Nats, and his first as a proven commodity in their bullpen. He sat down with Holden and Danny to explain the ins and outs of Spring Training on Wednesday.
Stephen Strasburg will make his second opening day start for the Washington Nationals when the National League East champions open the season at home against the Miami Marlins on April 1.
Stephen Strasburg struck out six in three innings Thursday night and the Washington Nationals and New York Mets played to a 4-all tie.
The Washington Nationals came into spring training with all but one or two spots on their 25-man roster already set. They’re also one of the preseason favorites to reach the World Series.