The Washington Nationals are winning.
They currently have a 4 game lead in their division and, despite the bump in the road called the New York Yankees, don't appear to be slowing down.
Enter GM Mike Rizzo into the fray.
Before the season began, Rizzo declared that Stephen Strasburg would be on an inning limit this season. He declared a 160 inning cap for Strasburg who currently has 77 innings in the can.
As the Nats keep winning, there are fans concerned about the limit. Rizzo came out this week to say he will not talk about this issue any more. The cap is in place no matter how successful the Nats are this year.
This creates a few items of interest:
1. If you are Davey Johnson, do you protest the handicapping of your team?
2. Strasburg has an 8-1 record and a 2.45 era. I think it's safe to say he has recovered!
3. If the team makes the playoffs for the first time and your best pitcher is shut down, do you as a fan start hanging National officials in effigy?