Voth (1-1) threw five shutout innings to earn his first major-league win Saturday, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out five in the Nationals' 6-0 victory over the Mets. Making a spot start, Voth registered just 73 pitches (49 strikes) but hushed the Mets, with his main batted-ball blemish coming in the fourth inning on a Michael Conforto single. Tanner Roark's return from a paternity absence will shift Voth back to relief work, though, for the final week of the Nationals' season.
Voth will draw the start Saturday against the Mets, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Tanner Roark was expected to take the mound Saturday, but he just rejoined the team after the birth of his child, so the Nationals will hand Voth a start. The 26-year-old has appeared in two games for Washington this season (one start), allowing seven runs while punching out three over 5.1 frames.
Voth was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. The 26-year-old righty made his big-league debut earlier this season in a July 14 spot start but has not pitched again in the big leagues since then. Voth posted a 4.37 ERA, 3.89 FIP, 1.27 WHIP and 117:40 K:BB in 125.2 innings at Triple-A. There doesn't appear to be an obvious opening in the big-league rotation, so Voth will likely spend the bulk of September working as a long reliever.
The Nationals optioned Voth to Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday. Voth served as the Nationals' 26th man during the second half of their doubleheader with the Reds on Saturday, but wasn't summoned from the bullpen for the contest. He'll head back to Syracuse and should slot into the club's rotation immediately.
Voth was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to serve as the 26th man for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports. Voth will not be available for Game 1 of the twin bill. He's only appeared in one big-league game this year, coming in a spot start against the Mets last month. During that contest, he allowed seven earned runs across 4.1 innings. Look for him to return to Syracuse following Saturday's games.