You shouldn't let a guy throw 140 pitches and say "But it was only 5 innings!" and conversely you shouldn't pull a guy after throwing 80 pitches just because he hit the 7th inning.
Not a big deal. Just bothered why we have to hear excuses rather than reasons. Almost everyone in DC got on board the shutdown train. We'd all be fine if they Nats said they were going to slowly work Strasburg up to 100 pitches over the course of April or if they said it was a good opportunity to keep his innings down, and we're still going to try to do that.
Don't tell us "He's got the shackles off" then immediately put on giant shackles. All I'm saying.
Now let's turn back to the sweep at hand.