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.
The Cardinals also have an ace pitcher recovering from Tommy John surgery, but they have no plans to shut him down any time soon.