Strasburg (5-4) allowed three earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out seven across 6.2 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Dodgers. Strasburg allowed all three of his earned runs on two home runs, a solo shot to Yasmani Grandal and a two-run home run to Enrique Hernandez. He was also visibly frustrated with home plate umpire Chad Fairchild on a few different occasions as he walked a season high four batters. While this wasn't Strasburg's sharpest start, it's hardly worth being worried about as it marked the first time that he walked more than two batters in a start all season.
Strasburg (5-3) earned the win Saturday against the Diamondbacks, allowing one run on five hits and a walk while striking out nine batters across 6.2 innings. Strasburg worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning Saturday before cruising through the next 5.2 innings, with an RBI double from A.J. Pollock in the third inning serving as the only blemish on his otherwise impressive line. The 29-year-old has now gone at least six innings in all nine of his starts this season and owns an impressive 3.28 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 68:13 K:BB through 60.1 innings. He'll look to keep things rolling in his next outing, which will come at home against the Dodgers.
Strasburg (4-3) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts through seven innings to earn the win Monday against the Padres. Strasburg tossed his second straight quality start and his third in his past four outings, a stretch in which he owns a sharp 33:6 K:BB in 27.1 innings. Even though his five strikeouts tied a season low, Strasburg was still nasty, as he induced 13 swinging strikes, including eight on just 32 curveballs. But with a big lead for much of the game, Strasburg pitched more to contact in order to eat some innings, save the bullpen and bring home the win. Strasburg owns a 3.52 ERA and will make his next start Sunday against Arizona.
Strasburg (3-3) picked up the win over the Pirates on Wednesday, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out 11. The 11 Ks were a season high for Strasburg, who threw 69 of 104 pitches for strikes and generated an impressive 23 swinging strikes. The right-hander will take a 3.47 ERA into his next start Monday on the road against the Padres.
Strasburg (2-3) took the loss against the Diamondbacks on Friday, giving up five runs on six hits and two walks over 6.1 innings while striking out seven. A.J. Pollock was his nemesis on the night, hitting a solo homer off Strasburg in the second inning and an RBI triple in the sixth, but the right-hander's numbers were otherwise fairly strong as he generated 16 swinging strikes in 103 pitches. He'll take a 3.63 ERA into his next start Wednesday at home against the Pirates.