Stephen Strasburg shutdown

On September 8, the Washington Nationals announced starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg will be shutdown for the remainder of the season. Strasburg pitched 159 1/3 innings in 2012 finishing with a 15-6 record a 3.16 ERA and 197 strikeouts.

Washington Nationals v Colorado Rockies

DENVER, CO - JUNE 25: Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals delivers to home plate during the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 25, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 02: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals delivers against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning of their game at Nationals Park on June 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 30: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals tosses some rosin on his right hand in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 30, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: National League All-Star Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals smiles during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Strasburg wins fifth straight, Nats beat Blue Jays

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg smiles while playing against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 26: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 26, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 26: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 26, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Strasburg stars as Nationals beat Orioles 9-3

Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg (37) rounds the bases after hitting his first career home run during the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Washington, Sunday, May 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Baltimore Orioles v Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park during interleague play on May 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 04: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on May 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)