Great news for Nats fans. It sounds like John Lannan is ready to ready to Washington.
The southpaw tossed his second straight complete-game shutout, becoming the first Syracuse pitcher with two shutouts this season, in his final start of the season for the Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
Lannan struck out a season-high 10 and scattered eight singles without walking a single Charlotte Knights batter with 122 pitches. The complete-game shutout was the second straight for the left-hander, who also aced Gwinnett on August 25.
Lannan is expected to join the Nats rotation when rosters expand in September.
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