Game Thread: April 6 | Washington Nationals (3-1) at Cincinnati Reds (3-1)


After last night’s embarrassing defeat, anything will be an improvement today. Ross Detwiler makes his first start of the season, taking on Cincinnati’s Mike Leake, who is doing the same. Leake had a 4.58 ERA last season in 179 IP, while Detwiler had a 3.40 ERA in 164.1 IP. The Nationals also chose to bench Adam LaRoche, who has started the season 0-12, and replaced him with Chad Tracy at first.

Apr 4, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11) singles against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports



Denard Span CF

Jayson Werth RF

Bryce Harper LF

Chad Tracy 1B

Ian Desmond SS

Danny Espinosa 2B

Wilson Ramos C

Ross Detwiler LHP


Shin-Soo Choo CF

Chris Heisey LF

Joey Votto 1B

Brandon Phillips 2B

Jay Bruce RF

Todd Frazier 3B

Zack Cozart SS

Devin Mesoraco C

Mike Leake RHP

As always, it’s our Game Thread, so feel free to comment with what you think about the game!