Luzardo (4-7) allowed five runs on 10 hits and one walk with three strikeouts through 4.2 innings, taking the loss in Tuesday's 5-1 defeat to the Nationals.
While Luzardo did display improved control Tuesday night, this was another rough outing for the left-hander. He walked only one batter and 69 percent of his pitches found the zone (well above his season mark of 60 percent), but a pair of two-run homers from Tres Barrera and Ryan Zimmerman ushered the Peruvian out of the game early. Since joining Miami before the trade deadline, Luzardo has started five games and allowed 24 runs in 22.1 innings. A demotion to the bullpen or worse could be looming for the 23-year-old.