Davey Johnson says left-hander John Lannan will take over Stephen Strasburg's rotation spot and start during the Nationals' Sept. 14-16 series in Atlanta.
Corey Brown, who enjoyed the best minor-league season of his career, will get a chance to enjoy a pennant race in Washington this month.
Michael Morse is back in the lineup, but Bryce Harper has the night off as the Nationals face the Cubs. Join the conversation on Nats Insider at 7:05 p.m.!
From securing their 82nd win to losing a couple players to nagging injuries to announcing Stephen Strasburg's shutdown date, it was a busy few days at Nationals Park.