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The Washington Nationals have shut down Stephen Strasburg after a shaky start against the Miami Marlins.
Manager Davey Johnson made the announcement Saturday morning. The Nationals had been monitoring the right-hander's workload, and Johnson says the media attention to his innings was ''unbelievable.''
The NL East-leading Nationals had said Wednesday's start at the New York Mets likely would be his final appearance of the season.
Strasburg allowed five runs and matched his career low by lasting only three innings in the Nationals' 9-7, 10-inning loss to the Marlins on Friday night.
Strasburg went 15-6 with a 3.16 ERA in his first full season following elbow-ligament replacement surgery on Sept. 3, 2010. He struck out 197 in 159 1-3 innings.
BEST OF MAXIM
Below, video (via CSNWashington.com) of Stephen Strasburg discussing the shutdown.
Feel awful for him, really. There's a full transcription of Strasburg's comments in the Washington Times. There's this quote:
"I don't know if I'm ever going to accept it, to be honest with you. It's something that I'm not happy about at all. That's...
Nationals management has said all year that Stephen Strasburg wouldn't be pitching to the end of the season. But few expected him to be shut down so quickly. Washington manager Davey Johnson told Strasburg on Saturday morning that he wouldn't be pitching any more games, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports. Davey Johnson informed Stephen Strasburg this morning his...
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson informed Stephen Strasburg that he will be shut down for the rest of the season on Saturday morning. Strasburg was scheduled to make his final start on Sept. 12, but Johnson made the decision to shut the young hurler down early, saying he believed the media distraction was taking a mental toll on him. It has been common knowledge since the...
KEEP IT TO YOURSELF
Ozzie Guillen offered his opinion on the controversial Stephen Strasburg shutdown in Washington, and as expected he used plenty of expletives to make his point.
A rough night, in which the Nationals' ace allowed five runs in three innings, may open the door to
extend Stephen Strasburg's season. The right-hander made what was said to be his final home start Friday against the Miami Marlins, but he
allowed two runs in the first and his fastball was hittable. The Marlins seemed to have his number. Hitting a pair of homers and...
After being shelled last night by the Miami Marlins in a 9-7 loss at Nationals Park, Washington flamethrower Stephen Strasburg admitted he’s “not too happy” with the organization’s asinine decision to immediately shelve him for the season. Strasburg (15-6, 3.16 … Continue reading →
By shutting down Stephen Strasburg after 159 1/3 innings, the Washington Nationals are clearly aiming to protect their investment. With the cautious approach comes repercussions, though, and the decision could ultimately be counterproductive. Not only are the Nats going to be without their ace as they head down the stretch and into the postseason, a scenario Washington fans aren...
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Much to the chagrin of a lot of fantasy owners (and Nationals GM Mike Rizzo et al.) ace Stephen Strasburg has been shut down for the rest of the regular season according to Nats manager Davey Johnson.
Strasburg was lifted after only 67 pitches in his last start (his home finale) which only went 3+ innings matching his shortest start of the year.
So today is the day.
After 28 starts, 159 1/3 innings pitched, the Washington Nationals have officially shut down Stephen Strasburg one start early.
"He's had a great year. I know what he's going through
for the past couple weeks. The media hype on this thing has been
unbelievable. I feel it's hard for him -- as it would be [for] anybody...
Stephen Strasburg's season is over, and let's just say neither Democratic nor Republican strategists will seek advice from the Nationals about how to diffuse a Washington controversy.
Did the national media get a little overheated about Strasburg's innings limit? Perhaps. But the overriding truth is the Nationals -- with an assist from agent Scott Boras -- botched the...
Dear Mike Rizzo,
I am so disgusted with the handling of Operation Shutdown. As a baseball fan, Stephen Strasburg is one of the great reasons to watch the game. His overpowering fastball, devastating slider, change-up, and wicked curveball make him a marvel to witness. The Nationals will not win the World Series without their ace right-hander.
You have done an excellent job constructing...
The regular season has ended in Joba-like fashion for former future Yankee Stephen Strasburg, who pitches for the Washington Nats, the NL's version of the Tampa Rays. (By that, I mean their success stems from finishing last for a decade and always draftng first. Eventually, you score some players.) Ten years ago, Yankee fans would watch each Strasburg pitch with a torrent of...
Stephen Strasburg matched his career low by lasting only three innings in what likely was his final home start this season, allowing five runs Friday night in the Washington Nationals' 9-7, 10-inning loss to the Miami Marlins.
Jose Reyes tripled twice and drove in three runs for the Marlins, including a two-run triple in the 10th off Tyler Clippard (2-4) that made a winner off...
Stephen Strasburg gave up 6 hits and 5 ER versus Miami last night, just when you needed him most. The Strasborg showed his human side and had a major malfunction in what should be his final home start, getting shelled by Giancarlo Stanton (2-for-5 with his 31st HR) and the Marlins. Ouch, the Stream-O-Nator really loved this start too. There are few players that get me more excited...