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Going into his 21st start of the season, Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies, right-hander Stephen Strasburg is at 117 1/3 innings. So that means he's 42 2/3 away from being shut down for the season, right? Not so fast. The 160-inning limit that supposedly was placed on him for this season became the marker only because teammate Jordan Zimmermann, like Strasburg coming back from Tommy John surgery, pitched 161 1/3 innings last year. General manager Mike Rizzo has never said 160 would be the stopping point. Rizzo has said he will shut down Strasburg when he deems it's time and insists it is his decision alone -- not Strasburg's, not manager Davey Johnson's and not ownership's. Based on an average of six innings per start, Strasburg's final start would be around the first week of September if he is limited to 160 innings. If Rizzo decides to extend Strasburg to 180 innings, his last start would be around Sept. 19 -- two weeks before the end of th...
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