The symmetry is kind of startling.
One can hope for Strasburg's sake he has half the career of John Smoltz, who was as great a big game pitcher as I have ever seen. One of the few people to clinch a post season series as a starter (he threw series clinching complete games twice) and as a closer (where he was ironically the bullpen stopper Bobby Cox needed so desperately in the glory days.)
He's a Hall of Famer and sadly his career might have ended as a member of the Red sox while getting shelled on the mound at Yankee Stadium.
And in a way there is something to be said about that too. If this is indeed the end, then he deserves a long standing ovation and he must know that he is out of gas.
Why did he have to find out during a Red Sox/Yankee series?
Study the Smoltz tapes well Strasburg. If you emulate him, then it will be money well spent!