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By Michael Huberman
After completing a sweep of the Chicago White Sox, the Nationals came back down to earth a bit this weekend as they were swept by the visiting Atlanta Braves. As the Nationals look to take two out of three against the Marlins, here’s a look at five players who were hot, and five players who were not over the past week.
Jordan Zimmermann, SP – 2-0/2.81 ERA/16 IP/10 K/1 BB
Jordan Zimmermann picked up the first complete game of his career and second win against the Marlins this year in the Nationals’ 10-3 romp on Monday night. With the win, Zimmermann is now 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 1.091 WHIP over 22 innings on the season. On a staff full of aces, Zimmermann has been the Nationals' best pitcher so far.
Ross Detwiler, SP – 0-0/1.29 ERA/7 IP/5 K
What a luxury to have Ross Detwiler as your 'No. 5 starter.' Building off his impressive start in Cincinnati, Detwiler pitched like a top-of-the-rotation arm against the Braves, going seven innings and only giving up one run on four hits. However, for the second time in a row, the Nationals’ bullpen failed to hold the lead provided by Detwiler, depriving the lefty of his first win in 2013.
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