It marks the second year in a row Strasburg will pitch the first game of the season for Washington. There is no innings restriction planned for Strasburg this season. All rights reserved. He felt he did a good job sticking to the game plan when he was on the mound, but he wants to pitch the entire season, pitch over 200 innings and trust his mechanics while pitching in the stretch.VIERA, Fla. Stephen Strasburg will make his second opening day start for the Washington Nationals when the National League East champions open the season at home against the Miami Marlins on April 1. The Nationals did not want to tax his arm in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.