We have a sixth starting pitcher (Wang) about ready to return to the club. He looked very good before he got injured. Perhaps with six excellent starters, there's a way to limit Strasburg's innings to insure he makes it to the playoffs. I'm not sure exactly how the Nats would handle it but that's why they pay gm's and managers - to figure this stuff out.
I don't want to injure Strasburg in any way. On the other hand, can you see him sitting in the dugout when the playoffs begin and the Nats are in it without him?