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Nationals Vs. Rockies: Washington Looks To Scale Mountains And Standings In Colorado

After coming out of the bullpen and throwing bullpen sessions, Ross Detwiler is ready to prove to the team he is ready to make his mark on the rotation.

The Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies will spend the rest of this week and the weekend doing battle with each other at Coors Field in Colorado. The Rockies Esmil Rogers (4-1, 7.31 ERA) will throw the first pitch to Nationals lead off hitter Rick Ankiel at 8:40 P.M. EST.

Opposing Rogers will be 25-year old Nationals lefty Ross Detwiler (1-0, 2.35 ERA) who will be making his second start of the season. Though he has not started much this season, Detwiler has remained busy and in a constant state of readiness for when the Nats need him to take the mound by throwing bullpen sessions and appearing out of the bullpen five times this season. The former 2007 number one pick for the Nationals potentially dodged the trade deadline bullet as rumors circulated that his name was involved in trade talks. Detwiler will be using this opportunity to show that the team made the right decision by not pulling the trigger.


Nationals Line-Up

1. Rick Ankiel, CF

2. Danny Espinosa, 2B

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Jayson Werth, RF

6. Laynce Nix, LF

7. Ian Desmond, SS

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. Ross Detwiler, SP