The Nationals’ ace, Stephen Strasburg, received the painful news that he never wanted to hear. Manager Davey Johnson informed Stephen that he would be shutdown after reaching his innings limit. He ended his season with 159 1/3 innings pitched. He was shutdown due to a 2010 Tommy John Surgery and missed the 2011 season. The Nationals were making sure that he was healthy. Strasburg finished the 2012 season at 15-6 with a 3.16 ERA, an absolute Cy Young candidate. Why would they shut him down? As I said earlier it is to insure that he stay healthy, but he seemed fine. The Nationals have the best record in baseball and are preparing to make a big playoff push. Stephen would be a big part of their postseason. All season I’ve heard about his innings limit, but I don’t think anyone actually expected the Nats to this good. I think they were put in an odd situation with Strasburg. I think that they made a mistake by ending his season, because he seems perfectly healthy and if the Nats want to be serious contenders you would have to think they would’ve kept him active.
DO YOU THINK THE NATIONALS MADE THE RIGHT DECISION????????????
Yes….I got to see the best sight of my life. The Brewers dominated the Cards 6-0. I loved watching Zack Greinke fool almost every batter he faced. He looked like a Cy Young pitcher right away. Corey Hart smashed 2 home runs with 3 rbis. The Brewers crushed the ball and couldn’t be stopped. I like the way Mat Gamel is playing. He has a lot better defense than Fielder and a very solid bat. Adam Wainwright looked pretty good for the Cardinals after missing all of 2012 with Tommy John surgery. Adam only let off 2 runs. Once again though, they couldn’t stop David Freese from getting a multi hit game. Hopefully this is one of many Brewer wins to come.