I just looked at my post of June 26, after watching Stephen Strasburg give up 4 HRs in a very key game last night with the Braves. What I said is still how I think about this former phenom who cannot be trusted in important games with good opponents. In this case the Braves had just lost 8 in a row, so YES (!) they were due for a win.
About 2 months ago in another post here I ranked the Nats starters and placed Stras 4th in terms of overall effectiveness this year. It is still a toss-up between Stephen or Gio as to who has been the least effective in 2014. i could mention his ERA, lots of strikeouts, and other stats, but the bottom line remains,……if I were in matt williams’ position I would not use Strass in the playoffs.