Description: Nationals pitcher Blake Treinen allowed four runs and eight hits in four 1/3 innings Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader against the Mets.
Insight: Treinen is simply a spot starter for Washington, who has already clinched the division and needed 18 innings from the staff on Thursday. He is likely done pitching this year and finishes at 2-3 with a 2.49 ERA in 50 2/3 innings.
5/27/2014 7:49:00 PM
Description: The Nationals will skip Blake Treinen in the rotation following Tuesday's rainout, according to Mark Zuckerman of csnwashington.com.
Insight: Treinen replaced the injured Gio Gonzalez in the rotation and allowed two runs on four hits with five walks in 5 2/3 innings last Thursday at Pittsburgh. He'll pitch out of the bullpen for the next couple of days and may only have to make one more start before Gonzalez returns.
5/19/2014 6:13:00 PM
Description: Blake Treinen will take Gio Gonzalez' spot in the Nationals rotation while Gonzalez is on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, according to Mark Zuckerman of csnwashington.com.
Insight: He'll start Thursday against the Pirates. Treinen has combined to throw 34 2/3 innings between Triple-A and the majors this season and has a 1.56 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. He should have some NL-only value.