Ross Detwiler #46
Less than a month ago on July 17, Oakland acquired veteran left-hander Ross Detwiler and optioned him to Triple-A, where he had a 3.86 ERA in four games (three starts). Detwiler, 30, who hasn’t started a game in over a year in the Majors and hasn’t pitched regularly in a Major League rotation since 2013 with the Washington Nationals, was called up to start against the Baltimore Orioles at the Oakland Coliseum, and in his Oakland A’s debut, he did not disappoint. There was absolutely no sign of rust as Detwiler threw eight strong shutout innings of 6-hit ball without a single walk to earn his first career American League win as the A’s beat the Orioles 1-0. Detwiler’s ERA is currently 2.13. QUOTE: “To give us eight, I mean I never would’ve expected it, but it was an easy decision to let him go back out,” A’s manager Bob Melvin
QUOTE: “To give us eight, I mean I never would’ve expected it, but it was an easy decision to let him go back out,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said, after he learned from Detwiler that his pitches were getting better as the game progressed. “I think it’s a good start but it’s just one good start. It’s a good step in the right direction,” Detwiler said honestly about his debut performance.
FACT: Detwiler’s win today marked the first time he has won as a starter since May 10, 2013, when he was part of the Washington Nationals rotation.