Strasburg shut down, misses Mets

September, 8, 2012
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Stephen Strasburg, who was due to face Matt Harvey in his final 2012 start on Wednesday at Citi Field, instead is being shut down for the season now.

Davey Johnson made the announcement Saturday, a day after Strasburg struggled. Johnson cited the distraction of Strasburg's impending shutdown as a factor in a subpar performance Friday against the Miami Marlins.

The Mets instead face John Lannan on Wednesday.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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