One night after a depleted lineup, aided by a poor pitching performance, got shellacked by the Miami Marlins; the Nats turned to Ross Detwiler to ensure that one loss did not turn into a streak. Detwiler fully obliged and stole the show as he is in every one of his starts thus far, going seven innings on 107 pitches allowing one lone run on seven hits while striking out five.
The offense, with Bryce Harper back in the lineup, did something it does not do often: get to Ricky Nolasco. Well, somewhat. In the top of the second, following a LaRoche single and a Desmond single and stolen base a groundout and sac-fly brought both home to put the Nats up 2-0.Read More