Stephen Strasburg is expected to miss two to three regular season starts to limit his 2012 innings.
Furthermore, MLB.com’s Bill Ladson reports that Strasburg will not participate in the playoffs once he is shut down. Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said Friday that nothing has changed regarding Stephen Strasburg’s innings limit, and that there’s no significance to the 180 number that is currently floating around. It had been reported that the Nationals had changed from a 160-inning limit to 180. Strasburg is 13-5 with a 2.90 ERA through 133 1/3 innings. He perhaps has five starts left before Washington will end his campaign.