"It's always good to be in your hometown. Everybody likes to do that," Johnson said. "He is doing well, we just haven't scored him many runs. If we score him some runs, then he will be fine."
Strasburg hasn't won a game since Opening Day against the Marlins, but he has a respectable 3.10 ERA.
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