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Johnson glad he stuck with Strasburg

Johnson glad he stuck with Strasburg

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Johnson glad he stuck with Strasburg
WASHINGTON -- Manager Davey Johnson thought about pulling Stephen Strasburg from Wednesday's game against the Rays but is glad he didn't.

The Nats had a one-run lead after six innings on a very hot evening. The game-time temperature was 94 degrees, with plenty of humidity, but Strasburg seemed to keep getting stronger.

"[He] didn't throw a whole lot of pitches last night," Johnson said. "He ended up with 99 after six. I liked him over the choices I had for that seventh inning. When he started throwing, like 98 [mph], I said, 'He's still got a little left.'"

Strasburg breezed through the seventh, needing just 12 pitches, and added the final two strikeouts of his 10-K performance.

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