Davey Johnson settled in for his daily meeting with reporters today and wasted no time bringing up the topic foremost in everyone's mind. "Well, any more ideas of how to get [Stephen] Strasburg pitching in October?" Johnson asked. "I seem to be getting more and more help on that aspect."

Johnson is not on Twitter ("Tweeter," in Johnson's parlance), but through letters and text messages he has received ample plans to extend Strasburg despite his innings limit, expected to be between 160 and 180. His favorite suggested Johnson trip the Nationals' ace when he's in the outfield so Strasburg strains a hamstring.