Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 9/8/12
The nation may be debating the Washington Nationals' decision to shut down Stephen Strasburg as early as next week, but Ross Detwiler's emergence may be making it easier on the NL East leaders. Detwiler looks to continue his superb stretch at home in order to win a third game in a row as the Nationals try to rebound from a loss to the Miami Marlins in the middle game of this series Saturday. Washington (85-53) owns the best record in baseball and leads the division by 6 12 games over second-place Atlanta. The franchise seems headed to the postseason for the first time since 1981, when it was the Montreal Expos. The nation's capital hasn't seen postseason baseball since the original Senators in 1933. That's precisely why the Nationals' decision to limit Strasburg's innings this year is under intense scrutiny, with the club trying to protect his arm after undergoing Tommy John surgery two years ago. His next scheduled outing Wednesday against New York may be his last. Washin...
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