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Highlighting the Best Opinions on Stephen Strasburg from Around the Web
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With the Washington Nationals coming into the weekend with the best record in baseball at 73-45 and a four-game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the NL East, all major league eyes are fixated on the team's plan to shut down Stephen Strasburg.

Strasburg was once again fantastic Thursday night, allowing just two earned runs and striking out seven as the Nationals took down the Giants, 6-4, in San Francisco.

Strasburg's performance pushed his record to 14-5 on the season, as he's been the undoubted ace of baseball's best pitching staff all season. But after going six innings against the Giants, Strasburg sits at 139.1 innings pitched so far this season.

That puts him less than 21 innings away from the assumed 160-innings limit, placing Washington in a precarious position going forward.

The innings-limit initiative is the brain child of Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo. It was put in place in spring training to help aid Strasburg in his recovery from Tommy John surgery two years ago.

But with Washington unexpectedly ruling the baseball world this season, many have called for the team to shelve its innings limit and go all-in this year with Strasburg leading the way.

Others understood the Nationals sacrificing the present for the future of their young phenom.

Which analysts had some of the best opinions from across the web? Follow along as we take a look.

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