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CSN Washington dot com. Meantime pitchers and catchers for the Washington Nationals have arrived at spring training in Vieira floor with the rest of the team scheduled to arrive later this week. So before they left DC for the sunshine state Kelly Johnson and mark Zuckerman talked about two of the team's most promising players Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper. Our mark going -- comes -- the nationals everyone likes to talk about two players in particular Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper let's first talk about Strasburg coming off Tommy John surgery. First full season back. Mike Rizzo is already said he's going to be a strict innings count in 2012. What does this mean if they make it to the playoffs or they'll look at that playoff contender in September. It's a big question on everyone's mind and what happens I'm not sure. I will say this the nationals are very. Strict about this Mike Rizzo has -- and extend this guy beyond what he thinks he should look at what -- do with Jordan -- last year -- 160 innings. Never let him go more than six or even seven innings per start. They shut him down to September now obviously there weren't a pennant race last year they could be this year. But this guy's just too valuable for them Strasburg in the long term. You don't wanna take any chances and this is the reason why he went and got so many other starting pitchers and actually has an overload starters in spring training. Knowing the Strasburg isn't gonna make it through the whole season that didn't need some backup to that point. Had 24 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched in September coming back did you see any change in the stuff. This stuff was still there he still threw just as well as he always did before the surgery. The differences he's actually I think become a smarter pitcher since coming back from the surgery can learn how to. Worked accountable better how to actually take a little off his velocity. And in doing so -- few more ground balls maybe keep his pitch count down -- talk about trying to be more efficient that's how we can get in the seventh even eighth inning. If he can keep his pitch count down that means you don't have to throw a hundred miles an hour sometimes 95 miles an hour with good movement and down in the zone. Get a ground ball on the first pitch that help you down the road to stay in the game even longer. Bryce Harper was good last year his first pro year finishing in double A Davey Johnson said he wants Mike Rizzo to keep an open mind. That he may actually make that opening day roster what do you think about that. Well if it's up to Davey Johnson Bryce -- is gonna make this team unfortunately took to Mike Rizzo which means he's probably not going to he will keep an open mind and look if harper hasn't just fantastic spring. On and off the field this isn't just about baseball but mentally is he ready. How does he handle himself -- his conduct himself in the clubhouse how to conduct himself on Twitter. Does not say anything stupid on there that consider but really there's a lot of reasons baseball and financial to say you know what wait a month. Two with the most went to get past that super two arbitration day it seems the nationals money long term. It also allows them to keep harper under their control for another season not -- become free agent. Ultimately it's the right thing to do as -- as it may -- for Bryce Harper who really wants to make an opening day roster. And we know fans do as well we'll see what happens at Bryce Harper Stephen Strasburg -- second in our NAFTA and tired. Thank you guys or how Stephen Strasburg pitching schedule -- this season -- -- all are certainly has the -- forced to read about it right now. CSN Washington. CSN Washington dot com.