Detwiler allowed three earned runs over 5.1 innings while striking out six. After allowing a two-run homer in the first inning to Jedd Gyorko, Detwiler settled in and pitched well for the rest of the game. After a fantastic first start with the A's where he allowed zero runs over eight innings, Detwiler has struggled, allowing 14 runs in his last three starts over only 14 innings. Detwiler's outing Friday likely earned himself another start and will next take the hill Wednesday at Houston.
Detwiler (1-2) lasted just four innings, allowing six runs, 10 hits and one walk while striking out two in Saturday's loss to the White Sox. For the second straight start, Detwiler was hammered for five-plus runs in fewer than five innings. After spinning eight shutout innings on Aug. 10 in his first start for the A's, the southpaw has put up two performances that more likely resemble what can be expected from him. Detwiler is in line to make his next start at St. Louis on Friday, but he's best left on the wire in most formats.
Detwiler (1-1) was rocked for five runs on seven hits and four walks over just 4.2 innings in Monday's loss to the Rangers. He struck out three. Detwiler came crashing back down to earth after surprisingly throwing eight shutout innings in his season debut as a starter. The 30-year-old's middling performance at the Triple-A level suggests this game's version is closer to his true level. That's a troubling realization with another road tilt coming up next for him Sunday against the White Sox.
Detwiler (1-0) shut the Orioles out for eight innings in his first MLB start of the year Wednesday, allowing just six hits and no walks with two strikeouts. Well, that was unexpected. The 30-year-old Detwiler was awful in Triple-A as well as in seven relief appearances while with the Indians, but has looked a lot better in the minors since being acquired by Oakland; even so, it was hard to see a start like this coming against the powerful Orioles. But the lefty did a good job of keeping the ball on the ground and maintaining his control, other than a couple wild pitches. The one-time top prospect will get a chance to show this was no fluke in another tough draw Monday against Texas.
Detwiler was called up from Triple-A Nashville, prior to his start against the Orioles on Wednesday, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports. Detwiler will get his first start in the majors this season after spending the last couple weeks with Triple-A Nashville after being acquired in mid-July. He has posted a 4.40 ERA throughout 86 innings in the minors this season, but has only tossed 4.2 innings in the majors, allowing three earned runs and a 1.50 WHIP.