Just ask Ian Desmond for his thoughts after the Nationals' 3-2 loss to the Phillies, with Lannan tossing eight scoreless innings to earn the victory against his former club.
"I feel like I just beat my head against the door for three hours," said Desmond, who struck out three times. "Or however long that took."
For the record, the game lasted only 2 hours, 40 minutes. It only felt longer for the Nationals, who arrived in Philadelphia flying high after busting out of their season-long offensive slump over the previous week, only to be completely dismantled by their old pal-turned-adversary.
Lannan carved up the Nationals in a performance that rivaled any other in his career. In parts of six seasons in D.C., the left-hander made 134 starts. Only once did he toss eight or more innings of scoreless baseball.