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John Lannan pitched 5 2-3 shutout innings in his first start since replacing Stephen Strasburg in Washington's starting rotation, and the Nationals lowered their magic number for clinching a playoff berth to six with a 2-0 win over the punchless New York Mets on Wednesday night.
Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has been immortalized in toy form, but with less of a beard on his tiny plastic doppelganger.
After watching Strasburg give up five runs on six hits over three innings on Friday night in his start against the Marlins, manager Davey Johnson and GM Mike Rizzo took the night to sleep on it.
After announcing Stephen Strasburg would have two more starts left in his season on Saturday night, manager Davey Johnson, pitching coach Steve McCatty and General Manager Mike Rizzo sat down with Strasburg and informed of the decision, the worst kept secret in Washington, the 23-year-old right hander will be shut down after two more starts.
fter a six-inning, two-hit, nine-strikeout effort in a 4-3 win over the Cardinals on Sunday, Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg got another step closer to throwing his last pitch for the 2012 season as the team gets set to shut down their ace.
Stephen Strasburg allowed two hits over six scoreless innings, striking out nine before being pulled Sunday as the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3.
Stephen Strasburg should be shut down for the rest of the season say most Americans, according to a new poll.
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 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.
Stephen Strasburg was back on his game Sunday at Nationals Park going six innings, allowing just three hits while striking out six en route to his 12th win of the season as the Nationals wrapped up a seven-game homestand with a 4-1 win over the Marlins.
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