Found August 14, 2012 on Nationals Enquirer:
MASN's F.P. Santangelo sat down with Strasburg, Gio, and Zimmermann in a segment that aired before last night's Nats-Giants game. All smiles. Video here. Go ahead, watch this thing; we dare you to try watch this without smiling. Here's the part about approaching Stras on the day he's pitching: Zimmermann: When Stras is pitching, like to stay away...Gio: Bring a bullet proof vest,or...Stras: They're intimidated by me. I get my game face on . They're just scared...Go to the end of the dugout.Gio: Maybe we walk up to him with a baseball bat in my hand, just in case... (Screencap via Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

Steven Strasburg will reportedly be shut down in the postseason

We’ve heard the rumbles regarding the innings limit that the Nationals have Steven Strasburg on. The whole idea sounds fine until you’re in the thick of a pennant race. That’s when you have to decide just how serious you are about keeping arguably your best pitcher on an innings limit. And with the Nationals leading the NL East and poised to make the playoffs, one would think...

Report: 180 innings will be Strasburg's limit for 2012

Various scenarios have been mentioned regarding the Washington Nationals' plan to limit Stephen Strasburg's work load this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in September 2010. It appears that now, according to, that Strasburg will miss two or three starts at the end of the season based on the team's plan. Strasburg has thrown 133 1/3 innings this...

Washington Nationals Unhappy With Operation Shut Down Stephen Strasburg

The Washington Nationals are in first place in the National League East with 45 games remaining in the 2012 MLB season. Entering play today, the Nats have a 4.5 game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the division, and stand a great chance at earning their first postseason berth since moving to Washington, even if they cannot hold onto the division and have to settle for...

Stephen Strasburg's Supposed Innings Limit Makes Less and Less Sense Every Day

On Aug. 15, the Washington Nationals woke up with the best record in all of Major League Baseball. They have one of the best starting rotations in baseball. Their lineup scores enough runs. In short, they have a chance to do some real damage in this year's playoffs. However, as everyone knows by now, there seems to be a real good chance that the Nats are going to have to chase...

No Strasburg? No problem...maybe

Over the last week or so, the talk about Stephen Strasburg's innings limit has been talked about ad nauseum. The newest tidbit states that Nationals GM Mike Rizzo has vowed that he *won't* continue to let Strasburg throw once his innings limit is reached, playoffs be damned. The limit has also revealed at 180 innings, more than the 160 innings that were rumored before the...

Stopping Stephen Strasburg

As the world treats the ace like a business commodity, the true debate is lost.   It’s the backyard, baseball fantasy for every boy that falls in love with the ball and the mound. It’s the bright lights, the cold sweats of October, the pressure, the packed house, and the promise of a ring. It’s the World Series. Every boy that dreams of pitching dreams of pitching on baseball’s...

DMV: Stephen Strasburg Innings Limit Ad Infinitum

Nats players understand Strasburg’s shutdown, aren’t happy about it. [WaPo] Nats fans don’t seem the least upset about Stras’ innings limit. [Nats Blog] But what do Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless think about it?!?1?! [Bog] The Nats pounded the Giants, Vogelsong 14-2 in San Francisco. [WaPo] Jayson Werth is getting an MRI on his ankle today. [Nats Journal] Manny Machado...

National Media: Stop Telling Nats Fans How Upset They Should Be About Stephen Strasburg's Shutdown

As of this writing, the Washington Nationals have the best record in baseball, and are the only team in the Major Leagues to reach the 70-win plateau. The squad is 4.5 games up on the Atlanta Braves, and Baseball Prospectus is predicting that there is over a 97% chance that the Nats will make the playoffs for the very first time in their history. Baseball fans in Washington D.C...

08-15 Richard Justice columnist Richard Justice joins Rob and Amy to discuss Stephen Strasburg's pitching count and the swirling rumors about Bobby Valentine's jobs security.

Ralph Houk to blame for the demise of Mark Fidrych?     I have taken the point of view of not agreeing with the so called “babying” of pitchers now a days. I feel whole heartedly that the Nationals are doing an injustice to the game by choosing to shutdown ace RHP Stephen Strasburg in a pennant race. Using examples such as Strasburg and Yankees RHP Joba Chamberlain, its not like that approach worked as both pitchers...

10 Awesome Stats From The Nats 14-2 Beatdown In San Francisco

Many thanks to workhorse Nats beat writer Adam Kilgore for most of these, and Mark Zuckerman for the rest: 1. The Nats tied their largest margin of victory “since baseball returned to Washington” (12). 2. The Nats now have MLB’s best run differential (108) to go along with MLB’s best record (72-44). 3. The Nats doubled the most runs allowed by Ryan Vogelson this season (eight...
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