Detwiler to Start on Sunday Against Brewers

Posted by Dave Nichols | Friday, July 23, 2010 | , | 1 comments »

According to's Bill Ladson, LHP Ross Detwiler will make his season debut this Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Detwiler, 24, has been in the minors all season rehabbing from hip surgery.

The left-hander made seven starts for Double-A Harrisburg, going 2-2 with a 2.48 ERA and 1.378 WHIP in 32 2/3 innings.  He's struck out 31 and walked just seven.

Detwiler will be pitching on three days rest, as he started Wednesday for Harrisburg against New Britain.  He went seven innings in the 2-0 win, allowing no runs on five hits and one walk, striking out seven.

The Nationals first round pick (No. 6 overall) in 2007 has an MLB record of 1-6 in 16 game s(14 starts) with a 4.93 ERA and 1.565 WHIP in 76 2/3 innings.

Detwiler replaces injured Luis Atilano, who complained of soreness in his elbow following a loss earlier this week.  Doctors determined he has loose chips in his pitching elbow, and a plan of action has yet to be decided on.


  1. Souldrummer // July 23, 2010 at 5:59 PM  

    Farewell Mr. Atilano, and try to avoid catching the AAAA disease that Matt Chico and Shairon Martis seem to be afflicted with. Glad to see Det back. I'm not nearly as high on him as the Nats FO is, but I hope I'm proven wrong. Certainly, Det provides greater hope for me than the vets at the back end.