The day after Chien-Ming Wang failed to get out of the fourth inning in a 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced that the Taiwanese sinkerballer would be taken out of the rotation and replaced by Ross Detwiler.
#Nats rotation change: Detwiler will start Sunday vs #Orioles. Wang returns to bullpen.— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) June 20, 2012
Wang has made four starts this season for Washington, giving up 13 runs in 17.2 innings for an ERA of 6.62 and a won-loss record of 1-3. Opposing batters recorded a .478 on-base percentage and a 1.047 OPS against Wang.
Detwiler has already started nine games this season, recording a record of 3-3 and an ERA of 3.88 over 48.2 innings. Opponents recorded a .310 on-base percentage and a .699 OPS against Detwiler in those nine starts.
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