Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 9/8/12
Nationals Shut Down Stephen Strasburg It’s official, the Washington Nationals have decided to shut down Stephen Strasburg. This will be the second year in a row the Nationals have decided shut down one of their aces this late in the season. Last year the team shut down Jordan Zimmermann after 161.1 innings. Strasburg is coming off Tommy John surgery after only being able to start 5 games in 2011. Now the Nationals have to finish the rest of the season without their 24 year old ace. Taking Strasburg’s place will most likely be John Lannan. Before you condemn the Nats for shutting down their most prized possession take a quick look at what it did for Jordan Zimmerman. Jordan Zimmermann 2011 161.1 Innings Pitched (26 starts) 3.18 ERA 1.15 WHIP 2012 171.2 Innings Pitched (through 28 starts) 2.99 ERA 1.15 WHIP Stephen Strasburg 2012 159.1 Innings Pitched (28 starts) 3.16 ERA 1.15 WHIP 2013 ...
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