The Nationals haven't announced who will pitch the season finale next Wednesday. Johnson said he would like to see right-hander Stephen Strasburg throw, but it's up to the doctors and front office people to determine if Strasburg is a go. Strasburg, who had Tommy John surgery last year, is expected to start Friday against the Braves at Nationals Park.
"I would like to bring him back [next] Wednesday. If I don't get anyone to fight me too hard, I'll bring him back." Johnson said.
If Strasburg doesn't start the last game, right-hander Brad Peacock -- who faced the Phillies on Wednesday -- would get the nod.