Sean Burnett's recent struggles out of the bullpen haven't been a result only of poor execution but of an elbow issue that plagued the left-hander earlier this summer.
The Nats manager spoke on how he and his players text eachother.
Strasburg says he and the Nationals will have to talk soon about shutting him down.
The Nationals' ace didn't earn the victory, but he set the table in what will be one of his final outings of the 2012 season.
Stephen Strasburg started the game strong with six shutout innings, but a rocky seventh by Sean Burnett let the Cardinals back in the game. The Nats were able to respond in the next inning.