Stephen Strasburg's 6.0 inning outing against Atlanta last week, which saw the 24-year-old right-hander give up four hits, one walk and one run in a 4-1 win over the Braves, left the '09 no.1 overall pick with a (4-0) record in four August starts in which he's posted a 1.50 ERA and 1.93 FIP with 10 BB (3.75 BB/9) and 29 Ks (10.88 K/9) in 24.0 IP.

On the year, Strasburg is now (15-5) with a 2.85 ERA, 2.62 FIP, 43 BB (2.66 BB/9) and 183 Ks (11.33 K/9) in 25 starts and 145.1 innings during his first full major league season. Unless Davey Johnson starts taking some of the advice he receives on a daily basis, however, the Nats' no.1 starter's 2012 campaign is approaching an end, a little bit sooner than the schedule ends for the rest of his teammates. Johnson walked into his pregame press conference last week after Strasburg's start against the Braves and jokingly asked if anybody had, "... any more ideas on how to get Strasburg pitching in October?"