The Nationals' decision to shut down Stephen Strasburg after his start Friday night also jostled their plans for John Lannan. Rather than Strasburg making his final start of the season Wednesday in New York, Lannan will make his first as he joins the rotation for the remainder of the year.

Last week, Manger Davey Johnson had said he expected Lannan to make his first start against the Braves. But with Strasburg's season over, Lannan will take his place this week. He last pitched Aug. 30, when he closed his season at Class AAA with a second consecutive complete-game shutout.