If Ross Detwiler earns the win today, it would secure an obscure but telling milestone for the Nationals. Their starters have won 51 games this year. The most any rotation has won since baseball returned was 52 in 2005. Wins, as we all know, are a narrow and often misleading appraisal of a pitcher’s performance. But the Nationals’ starters keep going deep into games and giving them a chance to win. They can extend their winning streak to nine today. Talk about the game right here.
By 03:53 PM ET, 08/12/2012