Thursday, July 19, 2007
Detwiler's Debut -- According to Nationals Farm Authority (a fan blog), first round pick Ross Detwiler pitched two strong innings in his Gulf Coast League and professional debut. He struck out three, and surrendered two bloop hits. The Nats envision moving him up to Class-A Potomac next month. Detwiler may get a chance to start in Frederick on or about Aug. 8. This would be a great place for locals to catch him, but he'll also be on track to pitch at home on or about Aug. 13th. The Nats believe he may be ready to make an appearance with the big club before the end of the season.