Detwiler (3-1) earned the win over San Francisco on Thursday, pitching a scoreless inning during which he walked one batter. The lefty reliever wasn't efficient in the outing, throwing only six of 16 pitches for strikes. He was able to escape the inning without any damage on the scoreboard, however, and he earned the win as a result of San Diego pulling out the victory in the bottom of the 10th. Since joining the Padres on Sept. 14, Detwiler has given up one run while notching a 4:4 K:BB across 3.2 innings.
Detwiler signed a major-league contract with the Padres on Tuesday. Detwiler was designated for assignment by the Marlins last week after posting a 4.96 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 56:15 K:BB across 45.1 innings this season, but he's now latched on with a new team. The 35-year-old started five games but primarily worked out of the bullpen for Miami, though he may be pressed into starting duty for San Diego with Chris Paddack (elbow) on the injured list and Blake Snell (groin) also banged up.
Detwiler was designated for assignment Tuesday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports. Detwiler has not surrendered a run in 10 straight appearances (8.1 innings), but his ERA still sits at 4.96 for the season. Eddy Alvarez's contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Detwiler (1-1) took the loss in Monday's 18-1 rout at the hands of the Nationals after surrendering eight runs on seven hits -- including four home runs -- in one inning. He didn't walk or strike out a batter. He did hit a batter, though, and all eight of his baserunners came around to score. Detwiler got the hook with nobody out in the second inning after a three-run blast by Trea Turner. The veteran hurler likely wasn't set to last long as the opener anyway, but Detwiler dug a hole the Marlins' offense had no chance to climb out of. The outing tacked nearly two full runs onto his ERA, and he'll carry a 6.11 mark with a 1.39 WHIP and 41:13 K:BB through 35.1 innings into his next appearance.
Detwiler will start Monday's game at Washington, Ethan Budowsky of SB Nation reports. The veteran southpaw will make his fifth start of the season with manager Don Mattingly employing another bullpen day versus the Nationals. Detwiler has covered more than two frames in only three appearances this year, so he'll likely only pitch an inning or two as Monday's opener.