Nats Win Opening of First Place Battle

DC Sports Nexus ---- Saturday, May 26, 2012

 Nationals 7, Braves 4

The Nationals offense came to life against Tim Hudson and it couldn't of come at a better time.   Harper and Desmond lead the way offensively with Zimmerman putting the game out of reach with a huge 3 RBI double in the 7th.  All signs are pointing to Zim breaking out of his slump, which would go a long way to fixing the lack of run production the Nats have been struggling with the past few weeks.

Despite the early lead the Nats gained, Detwiler was not able to convert that into a win.  He got into trouble in the 4th inning and, with his pitch count climbing, Davey opted to pull him.  Chein-Ming Wang would end up being the winning pitcher as he went 3 innings while giving up 1 run on a homer from Jason Heyward.  T-Clip came into the 9th and struck out  2 on his way to his 2nd save of the season.

Wang's performance tonight could set his return to the starting rotation in motion.  The team could opt to go with 6 starters, but it seems more likely at this point that Wang would replace one of the current pitchers.  Suddenly, when Davey makes comments like this about one of his starters it comes with a whole lot more room for speculation.

Question:  What would YOU do with the Nat's starting rotation?

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