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June 5, 2010 | By Francisco Delgado, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Pitching phenom could put Strasburg on the map Not to be outdone in the frenzy surrounding minor-league pitcher Stephen Strasburg's ascension to the bigs, a little town in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley is taking a lesson from the little town in Northeast Pennsylvania formerly known as Mauch Chunk. Some people in Strasburg, a town of about 6,200 on U.S. Route 11, are considering changing the name of their burg to "Stephen Strasburg. " Leading the charge is Town Councilman Justin Ritenour, who plans to introduce the proposal at Tuesday's council meeting.
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April 21, 2015 | BY JOHN SMALLWOOD, Daily News Staff Writer smallwj@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Considering that Stephen Strasburg had struggled in his first two starts, the Washington Nationals righthander could not have picked a better opponent than the Phillies to shake the early doldrums. In 11 career starts against the Phillies, Strasburg was 4-1 with a 2.09 ERA. He had 82 strikeouts in 69 innings. Last season, Strasburg was 2-0 with a 1.42 in five starts against the Phillies with the Nationals going 4-1 in those games. So when Strasburg started yesterday's game at Nationals Park by setting the Phillies down on eight pitches in a 1-2-3 first inning, he had to be feeling good about the way things were headed.
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April 2, 2013
Stephen Strasburg is ready for his first big-league season without restrictions. Ready to go from season's start to finish. Ready to throw as many pitches as it takes and to stay on the mound as long as possible, including into the eighth and ninth inning, something he's never done in the majors. All-star ace Strasburg will start the season opener for the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals on Monday against a visiting Miami Marlins club that traded away most of its best players, cut its payroll by more than half, starts with seven players on the disabled list and has a rookie manager in Mike Redmond.
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September 1, 2012 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson has made the Stephen Strasburg plan clear, sort of: The star has "probably ... two or three" starts left. "He might pitch 10 innings one game, or he might just go five," Johnson said on Thursday. "I asked [general manager Mike Rizzo], 'Do you want me to hook him after three? Save some innings?' " Not that the early hook is the plan, Johnson quickly added. And the bullpen is not an option. "And, no, I'm not going to drag it out and give him seven days between starts, either," he said.
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February 22, 2010 | By Andy Martino INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If Stephen Strasburg's right arm were the sole hope for the Washington Nationals, the franchise would have little chance to emerge from its deep malaise. As with government in the nation's capital, Washington baseball needs fundamental reform before true change can arrive. Mike Rizzo understands this, so the Nationals' new general manager views Strasburg as the centerpiece of his organization, but not the only answer. Before the 21-year-old with an already-legendary fastball and $15.1 million contract threw his first bullpen session of the spring yesterday, Rizzo emphasized organizational improvement.
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August 22, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cameras flashed like fireflies throughout Citizens Bank Park on Saturday when the lanky righthander with the scruffy goatee looked for the sign from his catcher as he prepared to throw his first-ever pitch against the Phillies. Typically, when the Washington Nationals come to town, there is little sense of anticipation. No need to bring cameras. This was different. Stephen Strasburg, the most talked-about rookie pitcher since perhaps Dwight Gooden, tested his sizzling fastball, paralyzing curve, and 90 m.p.h.
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May 23, 2010
1. Domonic Brown          2. Aroldis Chapman 3. Jason Heyward          4. Stephen Strasburg
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May 4, 2012
At Nationals Park, Washington.   Friday at 7:05 p.m. RHP Kyle Kendrick (0-2, 6.59 ERA) vs. Washington RHP Stephen Strasburg (2-0, 1.13)   Saturday at 1:05 p.m. RHP Vance Worley (2-1, 1.97) vs. Washington LHP Gio Gonzalez (2-1, 1.82)   Sunday at 8:05 p.m. LHP Cole Hamels (3-1, 2.78) vs. Washington RHP Jordan Zimmermann (1-2, 1.89)
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May 29, 2013 | From Inquirer Wire Services
LOS ANGELES - Renowned orthopedic surgeon Lewis Yocum, 65, who extended the careers of many big-leaguers by repairing injuries that once would have ended their playing days, has died. Dr. Yocum had been the team orthopedist of the Los Angeles Angels for 36 years. Team spokesman Tim Mead said Tuesday that Dr. Yocum died Saturday in Manhattan Beach, Calif. A protege of Frank Jobe, who pioneered the elbow ligament replacement surgery popularly known as Tommy John surgery in 1974, Dr. Yocum worked on the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmerman, the Twins' Francisco Liriano, the Mets Billy Wagner, and the Rangers' C.J. Wilson, among others.
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June 29, 2015
The Phillies attempted to brave the weather and ended up losing that battle. Saturday's game with the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park that began at 3:05 p.m. lasted just an inning and a half, with no score. After a 1-hour, 27-minute rain delay, the game was postponed. The teams will play a single-admission doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 1:05 p.m. (Sunday's game was originally scheduled to start at 1:35.) Fans holding tickets to Saturday's postponed game may exchange them for tickets to any remaining home games this year, including Sunday's doubleheader.
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June 9, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
If you've ever wondered why the Washington Nationals have blown past the Phillies to become the best team in the National League East, you need look no further than the draft. It is proof that tanking can work even in a sport with as many moving parts as baseball. From 2005, the year that baseball returned to the nation's capital, through 2011, the last year the Phillies won their division, the Nationals made so many top picks that it would have been difficult for them not to become a contending team.
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May 25, 2015
WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg needed just three pitches to dispatch Maikel Franco in the second inning Saturday. The power pitcher quickly threw two strikes past Franco when they met again in the third inning. The rookie had looked futile a night earlier against Max Scherzer. This seemed to be more of the same. Franco adjusted this time, sped up his swing, and met Strasburg's 0-2 fastball with a powerful stroke. He sent it over the right-center-field wall - the tallest fence at Nationals Park - for his second homer since rejoining the Phillies on May 15. It was a bomb, manager Ryne Sandberg said.
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May 25, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Cole Hamels walked down the steps of the far entrance to the Phillies dugout and removed his glove. He had finished the eighth inning of an 8-1 win over the Washington Nationals. The pitcher's Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park was complete. Hamels pitched eight strong innings, fueled by his team's highest scoring output of the season. Hamels was masterful. The lefthander mixed his pitches well and kept his fastball low to tame Washington's potent offense. Hamels scattered five hits, struck out five, and walked one. He even slapped a single and almost scored a run. Two of his strikeouts came against Bryce Harper, who finished 0 for 4. Hamels allowed his lone earned run with two outs in the eighth.
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April 21, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - The first two starts of Stephen Strasburg's season each lasted only 51/3 innings. The Nationals righthander uncharacteristically surrendered a combined 19 hits and eight earned runs. On Sunday afternoon, the final day of a woeful weeklong road trip, the Phillies came out swinging against Strasburg. By the time Carlos Ruiz notched the team's first hit, a single with two outs in the fifth inning of a 4-1 Phillies loss, the former first overall draft pick had exhausted only 42 pitches.
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April 21, 2015 | BY JOHN SMALLWOOD, Daily News Staff Writer smallwj@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Considering that Stephen Strasburg had struggled in his first two starts, the Washington Nationals righthander could not have picked a better opponent than the Phillies to shake the early doldrums. In 11 career starts against the Phillies, Strasburg was 4-1 with a 2.09 ERA. He had 82 strikeouts in 69 innings. Last season, Strasburg was 2-0 with a 1.42 in five starts against the Phillies with the Nationals going 4-1 in those games. So when Strasburg started yesterday's game at Nationals Park by setting the Phillies down on eight pitches in a 1-2-3 first inning, he had to be feeling good about the way things were headed.
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April 12, 2015
Domonic Brown is two to three weeks away from joining the Phillies, manager Ryne Sandberg said Friday before the series opener against the Washington Nationals. Brown, 27, played for high-A Clearwater on Friday for the second straight game as the rightfielder rehabilitates from a sore left Achilles tendon that cut short his spring training. He was slated to play five innings on Friday. Sandberg said Brown will get at-bats at triple-A Lehigh Valley before coming off the disabled list.
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April 10, 2015
AT SOME POINT over the next few days, take a long look at the Nationals' organizational depth chart. You'll see Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman all under team control through at least the 2018 season. You'll see two of the top pitching prospects in the game. You'll see remarkable payroll flexibility, with their current team-record payroll of $162 million dropping to $84 million in committed dollars in 2016 and $59 million in 2017. In other words, you will see a team that is poised to remain an NL East powerhouse long after the end of this weekend's three-game series at Citizens Bank Park.
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March 30, 2015
Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg, who has been supplanted by 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer as Washington's opening-day starter, is now looking at starting Game 3. That would be April 9, in a likely showdown with Mets ace Matt Harvey, who was bypassed as his team's opening-day starter in favor of Bartolo Colon. Scherzer will be followed in the Nats rotation by Jordan Zimmerman, Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, and Doug Fister. More Game 1 starters Padres newcomer James Shields has been picked to start on opening day, manager Bud Black announced Saturday.
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March 3, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
VIERA, Fla. - The Phillies marched out the Four Aces in February 2011 while Jayson Werth moved into his new spring-training home with the Washington Nationals. The Nats and Werth bore the brunt of a lot of baseball jokes at the time and one, in particular, was a cartoon conversation between two bears that circulated on YouTube. One bear played the part of Cliff Lee, who had just rejoined the Phillies as a free agent. The other was Werth, who had signed a seven-year deal for $126 million with the Nationals.
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