This afternoon, John Lannan threw a 60-pitch bullpen session and felt fine with his left knee, so he will make his start Saturday as scheduled. Lannan had been feeling tendonitis in the knee, spurred by the sensational diving play he made in Philadelphia on Saturday night.
Tonight, the Nationals will turn to another young left-hander. Ross Detwiler will make his third start since returning to the rotation, and he should feel more comfortable tonight than in the first two, when he pitched at Coors Field and Wrigley Field, two definitive hitter’s parks.
One last random note: Stan Kasten was in the clubhouse for a few minutes this afternoon, just passing through to say hello while he was in town. (He kept why he was in town to himself.)
As always, talk about the game right here.