Strasburg (10-7) allowed two earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven across six innings to earn the win against the Rockies on Saturday. Strasburg surrendered solo home runs to Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez but otherwise kept the Rockies off the board across six innings. Since returning from the disabled list Aug. 22, Strasburg has allowed more than two earned runs in only one of his eight starts. He'll end the season with a 3.74 ERA and 1.20 WHIP while striking out 156 batters across 130 innings.
Strasburg will take the mound Saturday against Colorado, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. Strasburg will make his final start of the 2018 season at Coors Field versus the red-hot Rockies. Across 21 outings this year, he's logged a 3.77 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with a 10.8 K/9.
Strasburg allowed one run on three hits and four walks while striking out five over four innings Monday against the Marlins. He didn't factor into the decision. Strasburg gave up just one run in the fifth inning, but the Nationals decided to pull him after he reached 100 pitches (59 strikes). The 30-year-old has looked sharp down the stretch of the regular season, surrendering two or fewer runs in each of his previous six outings (34.2 frames). Although the Nationals have been eliminated from the postseason, he'll look to finish his year on a high note Sunday in Colorado.
Strasburg (9-7) gave up two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out 11 in six innings Tuesday in Miami. He picked up the win. The 11 strikeouts matched Strasburg's season high from back on May 2 against the Pirates. He is 3-0 with a 3.63 ERA in six starts since returning from the disabled list Aug. 22. Through 20 starts, Strasburg has four outings with double-digit strikeouts. He lines up for two starts next week, Monday at home against the Marlins and Sunday in Colorado.
Strasburg's next start will come Wednesday against the Phillies, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. Strasburg was initially in line to start Tuesday, but he'll bump back a day after Sunday's contest was rained out. He's now scheduled to face off with Philadelphia ace Aaron Nola on the road.