...but who's counting?
Sounds like Davey Johnson is, for one. Here's Davey talking about Strasburg's sore back and trying to limit his innings as best he can with Shutdown Day looming during his postgame interview on Wednesday:
"He's had that little bit of a stiff back. It looks like he kept trying to get his back loose. And he got in a jam, then he quite worrying about the back, and he went after 'em and pitched out of it. And then got, really, in a good rhythm, and then was really cruising. And there's again a case where I normally would go another inning, except we're gonna hold his innings down."
(Davey Johnson, via MASN, 8/15/2012)
And here's Strasburg, after a reporter mentioned that Davey said his back might be bothering him. Is the Strasback a problem?
"Uh, no. You know, it's tough because obviously you have some long innings sitting down there and it's a little chilly, so it took a little while to get going. But once I got loose it was good."
(Stephen Strasburg, via MASN, 8/15/2012)
Oh well...so much for those nincompoop dreams you've been having of a 15 day trip to the DL...
(Screen cap via MASN/TV)