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Stephen Strasburg should be shut down for the rest of the season say most Americans, according to a new poll.
Nationals officials are asking the District to pay to keep the Metro system open late should the team make it to the playoffs.
While there has been no official set date for when the Nationals will shut down Stephen Strasburg, the groundwork is being laid as the season moves toward the month of September.
The Nationals and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority don't have an agreement in place to ensure trains will be running in the rare event a game runs past midnight.
Bryce Harper had a home run and a triple, and Danny Espinosa homered to lift the Washington Nationals to a 5-2 victory against the New York Mets on Sunday.
The Washington Nationals activated All-Star shortstop Ian Desmond from the 15-day disabled list and designated infielder Cesar Izturis for assignment.
The Nationals and General Manager Mike Rizzo have made it clear they plan to shut down Strasburg before the postseason -- and at this point, few would argue the Nats won't make the playoffs.
He has been the rock in the middle of the Nats lineup all season, one of the main reasons the club has the best record in baseball to this point.
Sitting in first place in the National League East 21 games above .500 and with a 3 ½ game lead over the Braves, the Nationals didn't make a trade before the non-waiver trade deadline on Tuesday. The reason? They didn't feel like they had to.
After splitting their four-game series against the Marlins in Miami, the Nationals schedule will keep them in the National League East for the next 10 games beginning with Tuesday's game with the Mets.
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