Nats On Shutting Down Strasburg (page 33507)
The only thing worse than shutting Stephen Strasburg down, is the Nationals saying they did it because he was starting to wear down mentally as well as physically. Something GM Mike Rizzo said initially: “after (Friday’s) start, we just figured that mentally and physically Stephen looked like he was fatigued.” What? Like he was beaten down by the pressure and really didn’t want the ball anymore? That had to be even more infuriating to the guy, than them ripping the ball from him in the first place.