by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) Nationals starter Ross Detwiler hopes to make his next start,which has not yet been scheduled, the Washington Times reports Monday.
Detwiler reported improvement with his ailing back Monday after playing catch. He'll throw from a mound later this week.
Ross Detwiler to avoid DL stint
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said the team has no plans to place starting pitcher Ross Detwiler on the disabled list after an MRI revealed only a slight oblique strain, according to The Washington Post. Detwiler will miss Monday's start against the Giants, with Zack Duke making a spot start.
Detwiler might not make his following start either, but Thursday's off-day gives the team flexibility and it can keep Detwiler off the DL.
"We’re hoping he does pitch," Rizzo said of Detwiler returning to action May 26 vs. Philadelphia. "We don’t have to call up a pitcher, a starter, from the minor leagues. We’re hoping Ross can take the next start. If not, we can skip his start and guys are still on regular rest."
But the Nationals would need Detwiler to be ready by May 28 in order to avoid Jordan Zimmermann pitching on short rest.
"In essence, we’ll have 10 or 11 days until that spot needs to pitch again," Rizzo said. "We think Ross will be OK by then."
Ross Detwiler to miss next start
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Nationals starting pitcher Ross Detwiler underwent a second MRI Friday after suffering back spasms in Wednesday's start.
Manager Davey Johnson told reporters Detwiler will not make his scheduled start Monday at San Francisco. The team has yet to release the results of his latest MRI, which could indicate if his injury will require a trip to the disabled list. The first test showed an "irregularity" in the right side of Detwiler’s back, Johnson told The Washington Post.
Detwiler is 2-4 with a 2.76 ERA in eight starts for the Nationals.
MRI shows 'irregularity' in Ross Detwiler's back
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Nationals starting pitcher Ross Detwiler had an MRI on his back Thursday that appeared to show an "irregularity", according to Nationals manager Davey Johnson. The team is sending him to have another MRI Friday with a specialist, as the image was ultimately inconclusive.
The team expects to take a broader look at Detwiler's back in the second MRI, with the hopes of getting a better idea of his status moving forward.
Detwiler is doubtful for his next start, Monday in San Francisco.
Ross Detwiler not looking good for next start
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Nationals manager Davey Johnson did not seem to think starting pitcher Ross Detwiler has a good chance to make his next start, as he told reporters Thursday. Detwiler had to leave Wednesday's start due to back spasms.
Johnson told the Washington Post that he does not feel confident in Detwiler's availability for his next start, scheduled for Monday in San Francisco. If Detwiler is forced to miss the start, the team hopes it will not require a trip to the disabled list, and they will likely choose his replacement from the bullpen.
"If we think he's just going to miss one start, then wouldn't DL him," Johnson said.
Zach Duke and Craig Stammen would be the best candidates to take Detwiler's place, and the manager is reportedly leaning towards Stammen.
Ross Detwiler suffers back spasms
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Nationals starting pitcher Ross Detwiler suffered back spasms in Wednesday's start against the Dodgers, manager Davey Johnson said after the game.
The injury is not thought to be severe, and Johnson hopes Detwiler can make his next start Monday against the Giants, MLB.com reports.
Ross Detwiler exits with apparent injury
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Nationals starting pitcher Ross Detwiler exited Wednesday's start after just three innings with an apparent injury. Detwiler was checked by trainers after coming up short while attempting to cover first base on a potential double play.
Detwiler closed out the third inning after getting the go-ahead from the trainers but did not return for the fourth inning. He ended the day with two earned runs on six hits and two walks without striking out a batter.
Ross Detwiler picks up second win amid six doubles
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Nationals starting pitcher Ross Detwiler worked around six doubles to pick up his second win of the season Friday against the Cubs, surrendering two earned runs on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings while striking out two and walking none.
Detwiler, who hasn't given up more than three earned runs in any game this season, has a 2.53 ERA on the year. He'll face the Dodgers in Los Angeles Wednesday.
Ross Detwiler falls to 1-3 with five-inning start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Nationals pitcher Ross Detwiler fell to 1-3 on the year after taking the loss in Friday's game against the Pirates. He allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks in five innings while striking out five, with all of the damage coming from two home runs.
It was the second time in a row Detwiler allowed three earned runs while pitching just five innings after lasting at least six innings and holding the opposition to two runs or fewer in each of his first four starts. The Nationals could decide to juggle their rotation next week with off days Monday and Thursday, but if everyone takes their regular turn, Detwiler would face the Cubs at home Friday.
Hit parade overwhelms Ross Detwiler
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Nationals pitcher Ross Detwiler (1-2) gave up four runs (three earned) and 11 hits -- both season highs -- over five innings during a 5-2 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday. The 11 hits allowed also matched a career high as he failed to register a quality start for the first time in five outings this season.
Detwiler faltered from the start and surrendered two runs in the first inning and needed 89 pitches (59 strikes) to finish his outing. He struck out three batters and walked one during his second straight loss.
The left-hander will attempt to capture his second win during his next projected start Friday at Pittsburgh. He went 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in his lone start against the Pirates last year.
Hard to get excited about Ross Detwiler
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/24/2013) Yes, Ross Detwiler has a 1.38 ERA and 1.15 WHIP after four starts, which is a step up from last year and exactly what Fantasy owners want to see from an early-season waiver claim.
But I'm not sure he's so deserving of hype. Though I suspect he'll deliver a respectable ERA and WHIP like he did last year, his lack of strikeouts will prevent him from emerging as more than a streaming option in standard mixed leagues. He's basically just a fastball pitcher, and though that fastball is good enough for him to keep the baserunners at bay, he can't disrupt a hitter's timing with it.
Of course, I've encouraging Fantsay owners to add Bartolo Colon, who basically suffers from the same condition, but it's all relative. Colon is owned in 35 percent fewer leagues than Detwiler. If given the choice between the two, I'd choose Detwiler, but only if Ervin Santana, Jose Quintana and Patrick Corbin -- other early-season risers who actually are getting strikeouts -- were unavaialble.
Ross Detwiler outmatched vs. Cards
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Nationals starting pitcher Ross Detwiler turned in a solid performance but was overmatched Tuesday by St. Louis' Adam Wainwright. Detwiler was pegged with his first loss of the season.
Detwiler, who made his fourth start of the season, allowed a run-scoring double to Allen Craig and a run-scoring single to Carlos Beltran in the fourth inning for his only damage of the night. He surrendered two runs and eight hits in six innings of work in a 2-0 defeat. The left-hander struck out two and walked two on 93 pitches, 60 for strikes.
Detwiler has not allowed more than two runs in a start. He has a 1.38 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. The 27-year-old is scheduled to start Sunday at home against the Reds. He allowed five runs in five innings of work in his lone meeting against Cincinnati last season.
Ross Detwiler due for regression
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Nationals starting pitcher Ross Detwiler has been impressive through his first three starts this season, but is it fool's gold? Detwiler had a 3.40 ERA last season in 164 1/3 innings but has a 0.90 ERA through his first 20 innings.
Detwiler has walked just three, but the rest of his peripherals are troubling and he has a 3.97 xFIP. He has 11 strike outs and has a .250 batting average on balls in play. Detwiler, who stranded 70.8 percent of baserunners last year, has an unsustainable 92.2 percent strand rate.
From 2010 to 2012, Detwiler had a 3.39 ERA in 260 innings, so he can be a solid pitcher. But it does not look like he has made a huge leap, so expect Detwiler to regress a bit.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Nationals starting pitcher Ross Detwiler allowed one run in seven innings during Wednesday's win over the Marlins, his third straight start allowing one run or fewer to begin the year. He picked up his first win of the season by holding the Marlins to seven hits, walking none and striking out five.
Possibly the best No. 5 starter in baseball, Detwiler owns a 0.90 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 11:3 K:BB ratio in 20 innings this year.
For starters, Nats manager careful with workload
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Through the Nationals' first 10 games of the season, only two starters have exceeded 100 pitches as manager Davey Johnson has kept a close watch on the starting five. Johnson said the conservative approach is by design as the team's starters -- Stephen Strasburg, Dan Haren, Jordan Zimmermann, Ross Detwiler and John Lannan -- have responded with a 3.09 ERA.
"They're going to go deeper as the season goes on, but by and large, I'm real pleased with what I've been getting out of the starters," Johnson told MLB.com Saturday. "The effort goes up along with the pitch count, so you want to build that good base without overdoing it, and also have some guidelines if a guy has a positive outing. I don't want to put him in situation where it can turn into a negative outing."
Bullpen spoils another Ross Detwiler start
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Washington starting pitcher Ross Detwiler was tremendous for the second start in a row Friday against the Braves, but the Nationals' bullpen continues to let him down.
Detwiler limited the Braves to just one run in seven innings, coming on a solo home run by Chris Johnson in the seventh inning. He allowed just four hits in the game while walking two batters and striking out five. He needed just 90 pitches in his seven innings, and the game was turned over to the bullpen with a 4-1 lead. Unfortunately, the team's relievers combined to allowed five hits and five walks in three innings of work, leading to a 6-4 loss in 10 innings of work.
Detwiler's ERA rose to a microscopic 0.69 through 13 innings, but he does not have a decision due to the bullpen. He has a good chance to get his first win in his next start, scheduled for Wednesday in Miami. He went 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA in 18 2/3 innings against Miami a year ago, and the Marlins have the worst offense in baseball.
Ross Detwiler sharp in season debut
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Nationals pitcher Ross Detwiler allowed an unearned run and six hits over six innings during Washington's 7-6 win over Cleveland in 11 innings Saturday. Detwiler, who went just five innings during his season debut last year, had one strikeout and walked a batter.
The left-hander is slated to make his next scheduled start Friday against Atlanta. In five starts against the Braves last season, he finished 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA over 29 1/3 innings.
Ross Detwiler to get nine days of rest
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Nationals starting pitcher Ross Detwiler wrapped up his spring schedule by posting his longest outing Wednesday against the Braves. Detwiler kept Atlanta off the board until Evan Gattis and Gerald Laird connected for back-to-back homers to begin the sixth inning.
Detwiler allowed two runs on eight hits and one walk in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out two. He finished the spring with a 3.86 ERA in four starts. He struck out nine and walked two in 14 innings. Detwiler will now go nine days between starts, making his first regular-season appearance on April 6 at Cincinnati, according to multiple sources.
Ross Detwiler looking to get ahead
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Nationals starting pitcher Ross Detwiler permitted just one run and three hits over four crisp innings during Washington's 12-10 victory over Detroit in a Grapefruit League outing Sunday. Detwiler, earning the start in his first game back since pitching for the United States in the World Baseball Classic, had a strikeout and a walk.
His only run allowed came on a solo homer to the second batter he faced in the game, Torii Hunter.
"I thought I threw some good change-ups today, which I've never done before in my professional career," he told MLB.com. "I was just trying to throw strikes, trying to get ahead of the hitters. When I did throw strikes, I was effective."
Detwiler collects save vs. Italy
(3/9/2013) Nationals pitcher Ross Detwiler made his first appearance for Team America in Saturday's World Baseball Classic matchup against Italy. He entered in the sixth and worked four scoreless innings. The left-hander gave up just one hit while recording the save in the 6-2 win. Detwiler also struck out three and walked one while throwing 51 pitches, 36 for strikes.
Detwiler with solid Sunday start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/3/2013) Washington starter Ross Detwiler had a fine afternoon against the Cardinals in Grapefruit League competition Sunday. Detwiler went two innings and struck out four batters. He surrendered one earned run on four hits and did not walk a batter. His spring ERA is now at 5.79 as Detwiler was more efficient on Sunday than his first outing of the spring. He gave up two runs and five hits over 2 2/3 innings in that start.
Detwiler getting pitch count up
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/26/2013) Nationals starting pitcher Ross Detwiler failed to make it out of the third inning in his spring debut Tuesday against the Braves. Detwiler was pitching longer than most starters do in their spring debuts because he's trying to get his pitch count up before leaving for the World Baseball Classic. Detwiler held Atlanta scoreless for the first two innings before yielding a pair of runs in the third to tie the game at 2. Detwiler was yanked with two outs in the third. He threw 28 of 41 pitches for strikes, while yielding two runs on five hits and no walks. He struck out two. "You saw the lineup they put out there today," Detwiler said, per MLB.com, referring to a lineup that included Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman, B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla.. "I could have been embarrassed pretty easily. I think this helped me out a lot, seeing a lot of their top guys. It makes you really focus on keeping the ball down, because any one of them can hit the ball a mile."
Nats urge Detwiler to use fastball
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/14/2013)The Washington Post reports Nationals manager Davey Johnson said he has urged starting pitcher Ross Detwiler to use his fastball more this because "he could get guys out with just his fastball. I even talked to him today when he was throwing and he said Yeah, I plan to mix in a few of those, Johnson said. Thats all in experience. Arguably the past couple years hes been my best starter in the spring and he did use those pitches. He learned a lot. Im looking for a big year out of him and I think his mindset is right where it needs to be.
Detwiler reaches deal with Nats
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/18/2013) CBSSports.com Senior Columnist Danny Knobler reported on Friday that Ross Detwiler and the Nationals have agreed to a one-year, $2.3375 million deal, avoiding arbitration.