Category: Stephen Strasburg

Stephen Strasburg Wants Davey Johnson to ‘Loosen The Leash’ so He Can Pitch Deeper Into Games

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Although Stephen Strasburg may have been kidding about his manager letting him pitch past the seventh inning, I'm sure there was some truth to that statement. The 24-year-old right-hander was shut down before the playoffs last season and is getting tired of being held back because of an innings limit. Strasburg ...

Davey Johnson: “My Job is to Keep the Expectations From Getting Overwhelming”

Monday, April 1st, 2013

As the MLB season is officially underway, there are high expectations for the Nationals. And with good reason. Washington is coming off a great year. The Nats won their second division title last year and were a ninth inning collapse against the St. Louis Cardinals from advancing to the NLCS. ...

Stephen Strasburg on Throwing Restrictions: “I Just had an Extra Month of the Offseason. I’m Chomping at the Bit Right Now.”

Monday, January 28th, 2013

As noted here on SRI, there’s no sugarcoating the fact that Stephen Strasburg being shut down on Sept. 12 would severely cost the Washington Nationals a chance at winning a World Series last postseason, and it ended up being true. Certain members of the Nationals front office may never be forgiven ...

Davey Johnson: “Bryce (Harper) might be my favorite player of all-time”

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

One season after finishing with a record just under .500, the Washington Nationals stand alone with the best record in Major League Baseball. Davey Johnson’s Nationals are young, they are talented and they are armed with one of the best pitching staffs in all of baseball. Even though the Nats ...

Mike Rizzo on Stephen Strasburg’s Reaction to being Shut Down: “He’s not happy with the decision and disagrees with it.”

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

There's no sugarcoating the fact that Stephen Strasburg being shut down on September 12th will severely cost the Washington Nationals a chance at winning a World Series title this season. Mike Rizzo explains in the following interview that he simply doesn't care what the media thinks. The Nationals GM has had ...

Leo Mazzone on Nationals Shutting Down Stephen Strasburg: “It’s absolutely pathetic. To shut him down would be totally ridiculous.”

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

There is a controversy brewing around the limit placed on how many innings Stephen Strasburg is being allowed to throw for the Nationals as the 2012 MLB season heads into the final stretch. The Nationals young ace looks to be shut down within the next month after throwing between 160 ...

Ryan Zimmerman and Washington Nationals are Cruising to the Playoffs

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

The Washington Nationals, yes the Washington Nationals, have the best record in the National League (52-36) and are cruising towards a playoff berth.  I think the last part of the previous sentence is something I'll be writing for years to come.  The Nats are young, have tremendous depth, and most ...

Stephen Strasburg: “I am more focused on how we finish the season and not necessarily how we start it.”

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

The future of the Washington Nationals organization lies on the right arm of Stephen Strasburg. No.37 has some of biggest hype going his way this season. The former San Diego State star had 5 starts last season, one in which he came back from Tommy John surgery, which he suffered ...

Washington Nationals Believe They’re Ready to Compete For a Playoff Spot This Season

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

It seems pretty apparent that the Washington Nationals are moving in a direction where they're about to be real contenders. They've got Stephen Strasburg coming back, one of MLB's top up-and-comers in outfield Bryce Harper, a loaded bullpen and a powerful lineup if guys like Ryan Zimmerman, Mike Morse and Jayson ...

Stephen Strasburg’s Rehab Is Ahead of Schedule And Hopes To Throw Again Soon

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Washington Nationals rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg burst onto the scene last season when he debuted with a 14 strikeout, seven inning performance against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  It’s tough for a number one overall pick in any sport to live up to the hype, but he was able to do just ...