Washington Nationals' John Lannan And Ross Detwiler Show Nats What They Have In-House.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: John Lannan #31 of the Washington Nationals throws a pitch against the Atlanta Braves during a game at Nationals Park on July 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

"In John Lannan's first start in the majors since September 27, 2011, he was shaky early, allowing Atlanta to score two runs in the first, but he followed that up with six scoreless innings of work, keeping Washington in the game long enough for the Nationals to come back and eventually overtake a Braves team that had won 10 of their last 12 and three in a row before Saturday night's loss.

"Lannan surrendered two walks, three hits and two runs in the first, then gave up a leadoff double by Atlanta infielder Paul Janish in the second. After that only three Braves reached base against Lannan the rest of the night with Freddie Freeman singling and Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones hit by pitches and eventually stranded as the Braves went 1 for 5 w/ RISP against Lannan overall. The Nationals' left-hander was done after seven innings pitched. "I hated to hook him," Davey Johnson told reporters after the game, explaining that Lannan clearly had more left. The Nationals rallied for runs in each of Lannan's last three innings, taking a 3-2 lead after he'd retired the Braves in order in the top of the seventh.

"Davey Johnson handed the ball to Sean Burnett in the eighth and Tyler Clippard in the ninth, his, "riverboat gamblers" as he called the set-up man and closer, and they both did their jobs with Burnett throwing a 20-pitch scoreless eighth and Clippard a 21-pitch scoreless ninth for his 16th save of 2012. Lannan earned his 39th career curly-W. But this one was different."

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