Posted August 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Stephen Strasburg has ''probably'' two or three starts remaining before he's done for the season, and he can no longer claim he wasn't told the shutdown was coming. Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said he spoke to Strasburg about the right-hander's innings limit Wednesday night on the flight home from a series against the Miami Marlins. ''I said something to him on the plane, you know: `You've got a few more to go,''' Johnson said before Thursday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Nationals began the day with a five-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East. Johnson said Strasburg is down to ''probably ... two or three'' starts to go in the ace's first full season since undergoing reconstructive elbow surgery. General manager Mike Rizzo has said he'll have an intuitive feel for when to pull the plug, but Johnson said there's a ''pretty firm plan'' in place that's dependent on how long Strasburg stays in each game. ''He might pitch 10 innings one game, or h...
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