Detwiler overcomes trouble, but Nationals trail Rockies through five

They’ve played five innings in Denver, and Ross Detwiler did an impressive job keeping himself from early damage. He stranded two runners who got on base with walks in the first four innings. But four of the five hits he’s allowed have come in the last two innings, and the Nationals trail the Rockies 2-1.

Detwiler has managed to throw only 66 pitches in the first five innings (Rockies starter Esmil Rogers is already over 100 in the sixth inning), but he’s spent most of the night pitching with runners on base. He’s gotten nine ground ball outs, but he hasn’t left himself much margin for error.

Both Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Morse have continued their respective tears; they each have two hits for the Nationals.