Strasburg (14-4) earned the victory over the Dodgers on Sunday, allowing one run on three hits across six innings. He walked three and struck out eight in the 7-1 win. That's four straight wins for the big righty, who's brought his ERA down to a stingy 2.60 in the process. Combined with his 1.03 WHIP and 190 strikeouts, Strasburg is having one of the best seasons of his eight-year career.
Strasburg (13-4) tossed eight shutout innings while earning a win Sunday against the Phillies, allowing two hits and one walk with 10 strikeouts. Strasburg was dominant in this one, taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning. He threw 70 percent of his pitches for strikes and didn't allow a runner past first base. Strasburg has been on a different level lately, delivering 34 straight scoreless innings with a sparkling 33:3 K:BB over his last four starts. He will look to keep it rolling Saturday against the Dodgers.
Strasburg will start Sunday's game against the Phillies, MLB.com reports. After A.J. Cole made a spot start Monday against the Marlins, it wasn't known if he would pick up a second start of the week in the series finale Sunday or move back to the bullpen, but Cole's usage out of the bullpen Saturday indicates that it will be Strasburg, who started Tuesday, that gets the two-step this week. With an active streak of 26 straight scoreless innings on his ledger, Strasburg is peaking at the right time for his season-long owners, and is justifying his high price point in daily contests, too.
Strasburg (12-4) picked up the victory Tuesday, allowing six hits and striking out eight over six scoreless innings in a 2-1 win over the Marlins. The right-hander has now extended his scoreless streak to 26 innings, setting a new Nationals record in the process. Strasburg sports a 44:7 K:BB in 36 innings since the All-Star break, and the only thing standing between him and a dominant finish to 2017 is the possibility of another injury scare. He'll next take the mound Sunday at home against a Phillies team that's managed only a .312 wOBA against righties on the season.
Strasburg exited his Thursday start due to calf cramps, but he said he's "not worried," Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. The right-hander has had plenty of brilliant outings cut short by injury, but the club probably wanted to monitor his second start back from the disabled list anyway, so even a minor injury played into that plan. Strasburg dazzled during the six innings he was on the hill, so despite the normally heightened concerns with anything related to his health, this doesn't appear to be a long-term issue. He next lines up to toe the rubber Tuesday when Washington hosts the Marlins.
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