With gametime temperatures as high as 104 degrees at Turner Field in Atlanta, marking the hottest game in Nationals' history, Stephen Strasburg was forced to leave the game a bit earlier than usual. Tossing just 67 pitches, the right-hander left after three innings because of dehydration, matching the shortest outing of his career.
When his star pitcher, Stephen Strasburg, came back to the dugout after the top of the fourth-he had drawn a walk from Atlanta starter Mike Minor with two outs in the inning - [Davey] Johnson was taken aback.
"He was white as a sheet," Johnson said after the game, the concern still evident on his face. "I said, ‘That's it.' He wasn't going back."
Strasburg was, as Johnson put it, "totally dehydrated."
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