Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 9/9/12
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The Washington Nationals might have to work a little harder with ace Stephen Strasburg done for the season. The NL East leaders put in plenty of overtime Saturday to get the job done. A day after Strasburg was shut down until 2013, the Nationals will go for their first season series win over the Miami Marlins in five years Sunday when these division foes meet for the final time in 2012. Entering this series on a five-game home winning streak, Washington (86-53) not only had that run snapped Friday when Strasburg was tagged for five runs in three innings of Friday's 9-7, 10-inning defeat, the club lost its ace for the season. Strasburg was scheduled for one more start before getting shut down, but the Nationals announced Saturday they were ending the All-Star right-hander's season immediately. Strasburg finished 15-6 with 197 strikeouts in his first full season since undergoing Tommy John surgery. "The media hype on this thing has been unbelievable," manager Davey Johnson said. "...
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