Nats send Lannan to Double-A

Updated: June 21, 2010, 10:30 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals have sent left-hander John Lannan to Double-A Harrisburg, a demotion for their pitcher who started on Opening Day.

Lannan was 2-5 with a 5.76 ERA in 14 starts. He didn't get out of the fifth inning in any of his last three starts, giving up at least 10 hits and five runs in each outing.

"I think he was starting to press," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said. "I think his struggles were getting the best of him. Psychologically, I think he ...

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