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Nationals Vs: Mets Preview: John Lannan Steps In For Stephen Strasburg As Washington Goes For Sweep

Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg was supposed to make his last scheduled start of the season Wednesday when the Mets host the Nationals. But with his shutdown becoming a reality after a poor showing last Friday, left-hander John Lannan is set to take his place in the rotation for the remainder of the season and will get the start at Citi Field instead.

Lannan is 2-0 this season with the Nationals -- mostly as a spot starter -- and enters the game with a 3.46 ERA. His last victory came on Aug. 3 against the Miami Marlins, when the left-hander pitched six complete innings and gave up three earned runs on four hits while walking five batters and striking out four.

He's spent most of the season with Triple-A Syracuse after losing a spring training competition with another left-hander, Ross Detwiler.

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