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Davey sees Doc in Stephen Strasburg

Ex-Mets and current Nats manager compares Washington phenom to Doc Gooden

Updated: April 12, 2012, 8:18 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson sees similarities between his current team and the squads he managed in New York leading up to the Mets' 1986 world championship.

And, yes, phenom Stephen Strasburg plays the role of a young Dwight Gooden in that comparison.

Strasburg makes his second 2012 start Wednesday afternon in a stellar matchup with Mets ace Johan Santana at Citi Field.

"We've got a pretty good young pitcher that reminds me of Dwight ...

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