Pitcher Ross Detwiler takes the hill for his seventh start this season currently with a 3-2 record with a 2.10 ERA. Detwiler has also thrown 25 strike outs and walked only nine batters in 34 and a third innings pitched. His last start was May 9 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He pitched six innings allowing three runs on seven hits with four strike outs in a 4-2 loss.
The Padres will counter with pitcher Tim Stauffer, making his first start of the 2012 season. In 2011, Stauffer went 9-12 in 31 starts. He also pitched a career high 128 strike outs in 185 and two-thirds innings.
The Nationals hope to rebound from their 9-6 loss against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. The Nationals had a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, when Reds outfielder Joey Votto hit a walk-off grand slam off of closer Henry Rodriguez.
The game is scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. first pitch with television coverage on MASN 2 with radio coverage on 106.7 The Fan FM, 1500 WFED AM and 1580 WFHS AM.
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