So it seems that this Stephen Strasburg Shutdown is really happening. No shenanigans. No [insert ridiculous idea here]. No phantom injury/trip to the DL. No moving him to the bullpen for a while. No early hooks to save an inning or two here or there. No pushing his arm into the unknown until there's no baseball left to be played this season.
"He’s probably got two or three. I said something to him on the plane last night — 'You got a few more to go.' So he doesn’t think going out there thinking that, 'This may be my last one.' And no, I’m not going to drag it out and give him seven days between starts, either."
(Davey Johnson, via Washington Post, 8/30/2012)
"I'm the one that puts his name on the lineup card. And it ain't happening after the innings limit."
(Davey Johnson, via AP/Yahoo.com, 8/30/2012)
Just hope when it happens, and f--k, it's really happening, that it happens at home.
(Screencaps via MASN/TV)