John Edward Lannan graduated from Chaminade High School (NY) in 2002…Attended Siena College in New York, where he majored in marketing and management. At Siena, went 17-9 with a 3.56 ERA in three seasons and won a school-record 10 games as a junior…Was named second-team All-MAAC…In his final start at Siena, pitched a five-hit shutout against Manhattan in the MAAC Tournament.
Started the season with the Phillies and placed on the 15-day Disabled List from April 18-June 16, with a strained quadriceps tendon in his left knee. Went 0-2, 2.45 ERA (three earned runs/11.0 innings) in two rehabilitation starts between Clearwater (A) of the Florida State League and Reading (AA) of the Eastern League. Went a career-long 75.1 consecutive innings from August 31, 2011-April 17, 2013, without allowing a home run. Had a season-long 12.0-inning scoreless streak, July 8-July 13. Threw 8.0 innings in back-to-back starts, July 8 and July 13, for the first time since July 21 and 26, 2009: 9.0 innings vs. New York-NL and 8.0 innings vs. San Diego. Allowed a career high-tying eight earned runs, August 9 at Washington. Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with left knee tendinosis on August 16 and missed the remainder of the season.
Began the season with Syracuse (AAA)...Led the International League in SHO (2) and T-1st in CG (3)...Pitched at least 6.0 innings in 17 of 24 starts (71%)...Allowed 1 HR to LHH (160 AB)...Threw back-to-back SHO to finish the season, 8/25 &
8/30, before being recalled by WSH on 9/1...Posted a 2.79 ERA (9 ER, 29.0 IP) in 5 of his 6 ML starts, all
against NL East teams.
Won a career-high 10 games and posted a career-best 3.70 ERA in 33 starts for the Nationals ... reached the 30-start plateau for the 3rd time in four years ... when starting, the Nationals finished 17-16 ... was decidedly improved against left-handed batters (.211, 3 homers in 185 at-bats) compared to past (.279, 20 home runs in 517 at-bats entering '11) performance ... ranked among NL leaders in GIDPs induced (2nd, 26), games started (tied fourth, 33), ground ball-to-fly ball ratio (5th, 2.17/1) and ground balls induced (10th, 327) ... was taxed by 14 unearned runs (fifth-most in NL) ... paced Washington in wins, starts, innings (184.2), batters faced (808) and pitches thrown (2938) ... tied Jordan Zimmermann for team lead with 16 quality starts ... five home wins tied Livan Hernandez for the club lead, while 5 road victories paced Washington ... kept the ball in the ballpark, allowing only 15 home runs (10 solo) in 184.2 innings (one homer every 12.1 innings) ... earned the win in consecutive starts just once: July 17 at ATL, July 22 at LAD ...
hit first career home run, a 2nd-inning 2-run shot off Hiroki Kuroda, in Washington's 7-2 victory on July 22 at Dodger Stadium.
For 2nd straight season, was Washington's Opening Day starter...endured a classic tale of two seasons, going 2-5 with a
5.76 ERA in 14 starts prior to a stint in the minor leagues and 6-3 with a 3.42 ERA in 11 starts upon returning to DC...
when starting, the Nationals went 14-11...recorded more walks than strikeouts prior to the All-Star break (35 BB, 24
SO), but not after (14 BB, 47 SO)...paced the Nationals in the 2nd half in wins (8) and ERA (3.42)...fanned just 2.9
batters before the demotion, but bounced back during 2nd stint with the Nationals, fanning 6.2 per 9.0...ranked 3rd
among Nationals, 2nd among starting pitchers with 8 wins...closed 2010 by notching the win in final 4 road starts (Aug.
6-present)...25 starts ranked 2nd among Nationals (Livan Hernandez, 33)...became Nationals Park's first double-digit
winner, earning the win, Aug. 13. vs. ARI...was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on June 21 to work with pitching coach
Randy Tomlin...including 40.2 innings spanning 7 starts with Harrisburg, pitched 184.0 innings in 2010.
Washington's Opening Day starter matched career high with 9 wins and posted a 3.88 ERA in career-best 33 starts in
solid sophomore campaign...career-high 206.1 innings rank 3rd in Nationals (2005-present) history behind only Livan
Hernandez (246.1 in 2005) and Esteban Loaiza (217.0 in 2005)...was one of only 14 NL pitchers to start 30 or more
games, tally 200 or more innings and record a sub-4.00 ERA...became the first National to turn the 30-200-4.00 trick
since Livan Hernandez and Esteban Loaiza both did so in 2005...with 19 quality starts, paced the Nationals and ranked
6th among NL left-handed pitchers...with August 5 start vs. FLA, became the Nationals (2005-present) all-time leader
in games started...became the first National to register consecutive 30-start seasons (33 in 2009, 31 in 2008)...was
the first DC-based big leaguer to post consecutive 30-start seasons since Dick Bosman (34 in '70, 35 in '71)...was one
of just 13 NL pitchers to pitch at least 200 innings and register a sub-4.00 ERA in 2009...ground-ball specialist ranked
among NL leaders in GDPs induced (tied 2nd, 28), ground ball-to-fly ball ratio (6th, 2.02/1) & ground balls induced
(4th, 375)...averaged 11.4 ground balls per start, or 14 percent more than 10.0 recorded in 2008...led the Nationals
with 5 wins at Nationals Park, while 2.62 home ERA ranked 9th in NL...needed just 15.1 pitches per inning to rank 9th
in the NL...pitched better against the rugged NL East (5-9, 3.61 ERA, 18 starts) than in intradivion assignments (4-4,
4.21 ERA, 15 starts)...finished 3-0 with a 2.19 ERA in 5 June starts...the 3 June wins established a single-month high...
allowed zero earned runs 5 times, but Washington went just 3-2 in those contests.
Tossed first complete-game shutout in (then) 128-game history of Nationals Park in a
4-0 win on July 21 vs. NYM...scattered 7 hits...didn't issue a walk and fanned one to gift Jim Riggleman his first win
as Nationals manager...in doing so, ended Washington's 458-game complete-game shutout drought, which was the
3rd longest in MLB history.
Turned in one of the top rookie seasons in franchise history, going 9-15 with a 3.91 ERA in 31 starts...earned spot on
Topps All-Rookie Team...was assigned to Columbus of the Triple-A International League to begin the season, and was
slated to start the Clippers' opener, but was recalled to Washington on April 5 as Chad Cordero was placed on the DL...
was victim of poor run support, as 3.76 runs of support per 9.0 innings rated as the 7th lowest in MLB (5th lowest in
NL) among qualifying pitchers...posted 21 quality starts, going 8-7 with a 2.00 ERA (30 ER/135.0 IP) when working at
least 6.0 innings and allowing no more than 3 earned runs...became just the 3rd Washington National (2005-present)
to reach the 20 quality-start plateau, joining Esteban Loaiza (24 in 2005) and Livan Hernandez (22 in 2005)...tied for
3rd in MLB with 13 quality starts on the road (FLA's Ricky Nolasco and NYM's Johan Santana posted 14 apiece)...21
QS tied for 5th among rookie pitchers beginning with the 1986 campaign...in the same 23-year span, the only rookie
pitchers to post more quality starts were RHP Joe Blanton (22 with OAK in '05), Dave Flemming (22 with SEA in '92),
Chris Holt (22 with HOU in '97) and Matt Morris (22 with STL in '97)...the 21 quality starts also tied Bill Lee (21 in '79) for
the 2nd-most ever posted in a single season by a franchise left-handed pitcher...only Expos southpaw Ross Grimsley
(26 in 1978) posted more...in 7 no-decisions, Washington went 0-7...thus, became the first pitcher whose team went
0-7 or worse in no-decisions since CLE went winless in Jake Westbrook's 7 no-decisions in 2006...posted a Washington
Nationals record (2005-present) consecutive scoreless innings streak of 21.0 (2nd inning on April 17 start at NYM
through 2nd inning on May 2 vs. PIT)...eclipsed Hector Carrasco's now-former Nationals record of 20.2 consecutive
scoreless innings, set September 13-October 2, 2005...ranked among NL leaders in road ERA (8th at 3.19), losses
(3rd with 15) and quality starts (tied for 8th with 21)...ranked among qualifying MLB rookies in ERA (4th at 3.91), starts
(tied for 3rd with 31), innings (5th with 182), wins (tied for 6th with 9), strikeouts (5th with 112), batting average against
(3rd at .252) and quality starts (first with 21)...went 2-0 with a 2.18 ERA in 5 games/4 starts for Washington this spring
to nearly earn Opening Night roster spot.
In just 3rd season as a pro, was named Nationals Minor League Pitcher of the Year...pitched beyond years in 6
starts with the Nationals after beginning '07 with Potomac of the Single-A Carolina League...before winning an
organizational-best 14 games at 4 levels in '07, had won 9 games in 2 pro seasons...went 2-2 with a 4.15 ERA in 6
starts in major league debut after having contract selected by the Nationals on July 26...recalled earlier in the morning,
made big league debut on July 26 at PHI...did not get a decision, allowing 5 runs (4 earned) on 6 hits in 4.1 innings
in game eventually won by Washington, 7-6...walked 2 and fanned one (Ryan Howard for first MLB strikeout) before
becoming just the 5th player in MLB history to be ejected in a Major League debut...was joined on this list by CIN's
Aaron Boone (June 20, 1997 for throwing helmet after being thrown out at home plate on single), OAK's Doug Johns
(July 8, 1995 for throwing at a batter), MIL's Sid Roberson (May 20, 1995 for throwing at a batter after a warning) and
PHI's Andy Carter (May 3, 1994 for hitting 2 of 3 batters faced)...was ejected by HP-umpire Hunter Wendelstedt after
hitting Howard in the 5th (one offering after hitting Chase Utley with a pitch)...the ejection was heavily scrutinized,
however, as it came with the Nationals trailing by only one run and, per Washington's contention, was simply due to
a case of wildness (was ahead in the count, 0-2, to Utley)...Wendelstedt informed the Nationals that he was throwing
at Howard, who had homered in his previous plate appearance...pitched well and received substantial run support
to grab first big league win in a 7-2 victory, August 1 vs. CIN...went 5.2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits...walked
2, fanned one...was optioned to Columbus on August 26...completed '07 in good health, but wasn't promoted in
September as the Nationals had concerns about mounting innings in 2nd complete pro season.
Game-By-Game Highlights: Tossed a season-high 7.0 innings of one-run ball on 2 occasions, August 6 at San Francisco
(no-decision) and August 11 at Arizona (loss)...in August 6 start at SFG, with the nation watching Barry Bonds' bid
to hit career homer No. 756, retired Bonds 3 times (popout, GIDP, K) and walked him once...pitched well in 4th start,
August 11 at ARI, allowing one run on 4 hits in 7.0 innings, but took the loss...was out dueled by defending Cy Young
Award-winner Brandon Webb, who went the distance in ARI's 1-0 win...recorded first career road win, thanks in part
to Washington's 5-run first-inning barrage, in a 7-6 victory at HOU.
Pitching for Savannah of the Single-A South Atlantic League in first complete season as a pro, fanned 7.4 batters per
inning and recorded 12 quality starts, including 8 in final 12 assignments.
Notched quality starts in 4 of final 5 assignments in pro debut with Vermont of the short-season Single-A NY-P