Ross Detwiler, the Nats fifth starter, produced the best outing so far in the 2012 season. Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE
WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Forgive me for double-dipping, but the Nationals AND Wizards won Tuesday night. And it seems to me that the universe is still intact.
Reviewing Tuesday's Stars
4-for-5, 2 RBI, 1 Triple, 1 Double, 2 Smiles, Some Laughter?
In 2011, it took Werth until May 10 to produce his first multi-RBI game. The bearded caveman must step up like this more often for the Nationals. With the news of Mike Morse's possible two month setback, Washington will only make the playoffs if Werth has an outstanding season.
24 points, 13 rebounds, 4 blocks, 11-for-16, 28 of the same questions from reporters asking about his confidence.
Granted it came against the NBA's most dysfunctional franchise and without their 7-foot emotional teenage girl in Dwight Howard. But still, it would be hard to argue that Seraphin isn't one of the five best Wizards players. His improvements have come so rapidly, that a post player really isn't on the Wizards "must have" list as the off-season approaches. Seraphin also will most likely compete with the French national team during the summer Olympics.
5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 6 K's, 1 BB
So we've whipped around one full rotation with the Nationals starters. Maybe
you could argue Stephen Strasburg's start was of better quality -- he
lasted until the seventh inning. But Detwiler's first action as a 2012 starter -- he was solely a reliever in spring training-- was dominating, stifling, [insert any fun April pitching vocabulary here]. Davey Johnson pushed the right button by keeping the younger lefty over John Lannan. If he continues to throw similar to this, it will be hard taking him out of the rotation in favor of Chien-Ming Wang.
12 points, 8 rebounds, 5-for-6 shooting, toughness
The player on a 10-day contract from China offers everything that Jan Vesely and Chris Singleton don't: a bruiser who loves contact, a tweener with a solid midrange jumper and a skill set that elevates other players around him. As embarrassing as it is that the Wizards must abuse the 10-day contract rule to find production, the 30-year-old Singleton has been instrumental in back-to-back wins.
Wining and dining two potential franchise quarterbacks
It's like being in high school and having the two hottest babes both have crushes on you. Dan Snyder must go to bed every night with a gigantic smile on his face.