Bill Ladson

Janssen throws perfect frame in Nats debut

Janssen throws perfect frame in Nats debut

WASHINGTON -- After spending almost two months on the disabled list because of rotator cuff tendinitis, right-hander Casey Janssen made his Nationals debut Saturday and pitched one perfect inning in an 8-1 loss to the Phillies at Nationals Park.

Janssen entered the game in the ninth inning and retired the Phillies in order. He threw a total of eight pitches and seven of them went for strikes.

Janssen said he was grateful to be following scouting reports and listening to a game caller like catcher Wilson Ramos.

"It felt good," Janssen said. "Obviously, I wish as a whole we played a little better. But it's good to get an inning in there, get my feet wet and be a part of this thing."

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.