The Nationals and Tigers are tied at one after two innings, and I guess you have to be happy with John Lannan's ability to pitch out of a jam there at the end of the second inning. But he's already thrown 44 pitches through two innings, and he's put six runners on base. One of those was on an RBI walk to Ryan Raburn, albeit on a pitch the Nationals thought home plate umpire Chad Fairchild should have called for strike three.
Is it time to be concerned about Lannan yet? His WHIP this year is 1.710, compared to 1.341 and 1.347 the last two years. The two-hits-per-nine-innings increase will certainly give Lannan's doubters some fuel, but his walks are also up by 1.2 per nine innings. He seems to keep having an inning or two in each start that burns him, and if that was the second inning tonight, he'll be lucky, since he only gave up a run.