September 7, 2011
Ask again next year Dave van Dyck Chicago Tribune History suggests Stephen Strasburg should be just fine — maybe. Most pitchers who return from elbow ligament surgery are as good — in some cases better — than before the operation. And then there are the exceptions. Kerry Wood was never quite the same, although his physical problems moved up his arm to the shoulder. And Chad Fox is not the only pitcher who has had Tommy John surgery performed more than once and never completely recovered.
June 9, 2010
Television ratings for Tuesday night's Washington Nationals- Pittsburgh Pirates game, which featured the debut of pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg, set a record for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, according to preliminary ratings released by Nielsen. More than 165,000 households in the Washington area watched the game, according to a MASN news release. The network earned a 7.1 rating, and among the 25-54 age demographic, the game earned a 4.4 rating, which is also a record for MASN.
August 7, 2012
Facing a dilemma Jim Peltz Los Angeles Times Of course the concern is justified; both pitchers are young (Chris Sale of the White Sox is 23; Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals is 24) and both will be key figures in the long-term success of their clubs, so the teams want them healthy and durable. The Nationals insist they'll shut down Strasburg — who is coming off reconstructive elbow surgery — after 160 innings. He's at 1271/3 now. The Sox say they do not plan to shut down Sale, who has pitched 132 innings, but will find ways to limit his workload ahead of the postseason.
March 31, 2013
The same suspects Kevin Baxter Los Angeles Times If you liked last season's NL playoffs, chances are you'll like this fall's version since you'll be seeing many of the same teams. Washington, with Stephen Strasburg cleared to pitch a full season alongside Gio Gonzalez, could be even more dominant in the East, while the World Series champion Giants, with their deep pitching staff and reigning MVP Buster Posey behind the plate, are the favorites in the West.
September 13, 2010
One of the few positives that accompanies the end of summer is the arrival of pennant fever which allows a lucky handful of cities to harbor sandlot dreams of October glory. Sadly, for yet another season, the playoffs will elude both of our local teams. The Orioles have, at least, perked up under their new manager, but the Nationals? Their rusty collection of mediocre arms, tired bats, and underwhelming prospects is locked into another last-place finish. The sting of this year's disappointment was worsened by the announcement that Stephen Strasburg, the Nationals' top young phenom who struck out 14 batters in his first big league start, was felled by a potentially career-ending arm injury.
May 20, 2010
His Orioles are struggling, but team owner Peter Angelos said Thursday that "it's a very good thing" for his club that the Washington Nationals are generating excitement over their performance and celebrated pitching prospect Stephen Strasburg. "I'm sure the Washington team will continue to improve, and I made the side comment that I'm hoping the Orioles will get their act together," Angelos said. The Orioles were 13-28 entering Thursday night's game against the Texas Rangers.