Ross Detwiler throws bullpen session, on track to start Wednesday

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Ross Detwiler threw a bullpen session Monday afternoon and is expected to make his scheduled start Wednesday at home against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Detwiler experienced pain in his left side last Friday night after pitching five innings against the New York Mets, and Manager Davey Johnson suggested the left-hander could miss his next start during a four-game set against the fledgling Brewers.

Detwiler played catch at Citi Field before Sunday’s game against the Mets and had no setbacks. Monday, he threw a bullpen session in front of pitching coach Steve McCatty and General Manager Mike Rizzo, who were encouraged, Johnson said.

“Detwiler had a good pen today, threw the ball well,” Johnson said. “So it looks like he’s going to make his start. I think he’s going to be fine.”

Detwiler, who is 2-6 with a 4.13 ERA, said Monday that missing his next start “was never a question.” He is scheduled to face Milwaukee’s Kyle Lohse (3-6, 3.63 ERA) on Wednesday.

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Roman Stubbs covers the University of Maryland athletics for The Washington Post.
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