As Wednesday night bled into Thursday morning on the Nationals' team plane, Manager Davey Johnson walked up to Stephen Strasburg and told him, "You got a few more to go." Strasburg has insisted all season that no team officials had addressed his innings limit with him. Now, even if Johnson only casually brought it up, he has been told.

With September arriving this weekend and Strasburg sitting at 150 1/3 innings, the Nationals ace's season will end within a handful of starts. Johnson said he and the Nationals have "a pretty firm plan" in place for Strasburg's season to end.