Washington Nationals: Opening Day roster set

The wait is almost over. Washington Nationals’ players and fans have spent the offseason reflecting on a disappointing 2013 season, and hoping for better things to come. Talent wise, it is clear that the Nationals have the players necessary to have a successful season. However, to reach their collective goals, Washington must play the game unselfishly and avoid injuries. Unfortunately...
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Washington Nationals bullpen report

In 2013 the Washington Nationals ranked 8th in the majors in ERA, that being said, they only ranked 6th in the more pitching oriented NL in ERA. All five NL teams ranked ahead of the Nats in ERA had 90+ win seasons, and made the playoffs. After these five teams the Nationals were the only team in the NL with a win percentage over .500. Obviously, pitching is essential to win in the...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Move Detwiler To Bullpen

In a surprise decision, Matt Williams announced on Monday that Ross Detwiler will start the season in the Nationals’ bullpen instead of in the starting rotation’s fifth spot. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post had the news first. Detwiler, who has made major league starts in each of the last five seasons, is a former first round draft pick and was the best starting pitcher in...
Via The Nats Blog
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ross Detwiler to start season in Nats bullpen

Pitcher Ross Detwiler entered Spring Training in a battle for a starting rotation slot.  Problem for Dewtiler was, there was only one spot open.  Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, and Doug Fister already were secured in the rotation.  Detwiler entered Spring Training battling two other pitchers, Taylor Jordan and Tanner Roark, for that final slot. The battle...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals to use Ross Detwiler out of bullpen

getty images While Ross Detwiler may have more upside than some of the pitchers who will start the 2014 season in the Washington Nationals rotation, manager Matt Williams believes the left hander can be something “special” out of the pen. Detweiler, 27, made 13 starts for the Nationals past season posting a 4.04 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP. Ross Detwiler will start the year in the bullpen...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Belt warning level baffles Nationals pitcher

Ross Detwiler is baffled over his belt. The Washington Nationals pitcher noticed a warning label stamped on his team-issued belt as he was suiting up for a spring training workout Friday. He took off the belt and showed it to reporters. It read: ''WARNING: This product may contain a chemical known in the state of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Detwiler comfortable with competition for No. 5 job

Though he would appear to have an obvious leg up to reclaim the job he lost last season while on the disabled list, Ross Detwiler is comfortable with the idea of competing for the final spot in the Nationals’ rotation this spring. “I’ve done it every single year, so it’s nothing different for me,” he said Saturday at NatsFest. “I’ve never had a spot just given to me...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Detwiler's WBC game ball

Nice showing by Ross Detwiler for Team USA last night: four shutout innings, one hit, one walk, three Ks, and earned his first ever save. Oh, and he got to keep the game ball for the effort, (Photo above by @NationalDet) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
Via Nationals Enquirer
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Loss, Detwiler: "This could've been a big step."

"This could've been a big step. We could've celebrated on their field like they celebrated on our field. I didn't let that happen...It was embarrassing." (Ross Detwiler, via @masnKolko, 9/25/2012) Phillies 6, Nationals 3: Loss, Detwiler. Nats lose to Phillies; Braves walk-off Marlins. Magic number stuck at five; NL East lead down to four. ...
Via Nationals Enquirer
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Here's Ross Detwiler screaming into his glove last night.

(Above: Ross Detwiler screams bad words into his glove as the wheels start coming off in the fifth inning.) "I don’t want to come out of the game ever. Especially in a spot like that. I put us in a hole early." (Ross Detwiler, via Washington Times, 7/28/2012) "I was actually pleased with the way Det threw the ball. That was going to be a game where I’m...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

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