exceptionally well. >> certainly, it's a controversial issue, and i know, like yourself, a lot of people see this as a civil rights, a human rights issue, but not everyone does and that include says delegate burns. again, we have reached out and we're waiting for the response. again, noahh brand, thank you for waving in. >> my pleasure. thank you. the nationals eighth pitcher straussburg has been the talk of baseball with his impending shutdown. the team decided to alter its plan and dave ross has the details. hey, dave. >> reporter: the surprise is not necessarily that steven straussburg is shut down, but rather that it happened earlier than everyone expected. straussburg was supposed to make a final start this wednesday in new york but that start, like the rest of his season s new history. so last night became the swan song for his 2012 campaign, and it was one he would l forget. matching his shortest outing of the season, going three innings, allowing six hits, five earned runs against the marlins.