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Nationals, Strasburg reach the limit

After 28 starts, 159 1/3 innings and much hoopla, ace's season comes to an end

Updated: September 8, 2012, 10:39 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson is one of those authoritative baseball voices with the stature to drop a bombshell even when he barely speaks above a whisper. Johnson dropped a doozy on the team's beat writers Saturday morning when he announced that Stephen Strasburg's final 2012 appearance -- widely anticipated for Wednesday night at Citi Field in New York -- actually took place Friday before 28,533 oblivious fans at Nationals Park.

Strasburg's final inventory: a 15-6 ...

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