(Carolyn Kaster/AP)

“It’s kind of an interesting conversation,” Johnson said. “It’s been going on since before spring training, because of what Jordan Zimmermann went through – he went through the same thing last year. Of course, we were flying around third place or something. But there’s already been a precedent set for what we’re going to do. But it’s fun for people to talk about it and second-guess. It’s different. But it’s not distracting.”

Strasburg will pitch today. As we’ve said before, it is nice to just appreciate his pitching for a few hours rather than bandying around the same topic.

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