Seems eerily fitting that on the night Stephen Strasburg was supposed to make his final start of 2012, his replacement would do his post-game interview in front of Strasburg's #37 nameplate in the clubhouse.
"He pitched a superb ballgame."
(Davey Johnson, via MASN postgame, 9/12/2012)
Nationals 2, Mets 0: On the night Stephen Strasburg was supposed to make his final start of 2012, John Lannan stepped in and shut down the Mets. Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond provided the firepower.
Lannan's line: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 11-3 groundouts-flyouts.
Magic Number 11 yet?
(Screencap of John Lannan in front of #37 via MASN/TV)