Tag: Stephen Strasburg

Aug 20

Stephen Strasburg: About Last Night (August 19)

It was clear early on that Stephen Strasburg (7-6) had his good stuff. Whether it was another sign of his returning confidence and command after returning from the disabled list or that he really enjoys pitching against Colorado, Strasburg handled the Rockies batters in seven strong innings to notch his 50th career win. Of the …

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Aug 20

MLB Daily Heat Check Thursday, August 20

Here you’ll find information regarding the pitchers that light up the radar gun each and every night. I’ve listed for both starters and relievers the top average pitch velocity with a heading for type. It doesn’t equate to quality of an outing or take into consideration the end result of the pitch (sometimes really, really …

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Aug 14

Stephen Strasburg: About Last Night (August 13)

That first inning, and consequently the ball game, probably looks a whole lot different if Stephen Strasburg (6-6) gets the call on a Gregor Blanco check swing to start out the game. Maybe another 1/4 inch. Two pitches later Blanco is standing on third with a leadoff triple, and three batters later it’s 2-1 Giants …

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Aug 14

MLB Daily Heat Check Friday, August 14

  Here you’ll find information regarding the pitchers that light up the radar gun each and every night. I’ve listed for both starters and relievers the top average pitch velocity with a heading for type. It doesn’t equate to quality of an outing or take into consideration the end result of the pitch (sometimes really, …

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Aug 09

Stephen Strasburg: About Last Night (8/8)

I could watch Stephen Strasburg’s performance last night over and over. He was that good. In fact, I’ve already watched it twice, and I might go ahead and watch it a third time just so I can watch him strike out Ben Paulsen with that ridiculous changeup again. Three pitches Paulsen. It was that easy …

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Aug 09

MLB Daily Heat Check, Sunday August 9

Here you’ll find information regarding the pitchers that light up the radar gun each and every night. I’ve listed for both starters and relievers the top average pitch velocity with a heading for type. It doesn’t equate to quality of an outing or take into consideration the end result of the pitch (sometimes really, really …

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Jul 11

Syndergaard Drops Thor’s Hammer on Arizona

I know everyone is quick to anoint Joc Pederson or Kris Bryant the eventual NL Rookie of the Year winner. Pederson has 20 home runs, makes highlight worthy catches, and certainly has Vin Scully’s support. Bryant has been the talk of baseball since the season started, has been worth nearly 3.5 wins (fWAR), and looks …

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Jul 07

All Star Game Drama? Raise the Stakes.

My disdain for major league baseball’s All Star game format is well documented. I’ve written about it twice (here and here), and I’d write about it even more if I wouldn’t come across as some sort of baseball curmudgeon who hates all things fun. I have that particular area covered when I write about the …

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Jun 26

Nationals Go Streaking

It seems fitting that Max Scherzer pitches tonight with the opportunity to place the Nationals starting pitchers in fairly unique company. Having set a franchise best yesterday when Doug Fister extended the starters’ scoreless innings streak to 41 1/3 innings, Scherzer takes the mound against Philadelphia with the opportunity to surpass the 2008 Cleveland Indians …

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Jun 25

Jordan Zimmermann Adds to Nats Dominant Run

The last time a Washington Nationals starting pitcher allowed an earned run, the country hadn’t celebrated our dads for being awesome, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley hadn’t called for removing the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds, and I hadn’t added my twenty bucks to the one billion or so Jurassic World has earned so …

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