Washington Nationals vs Detroit Tigers: Scott Olsen's Audition.

• According to NatsInsider's Mark Zuckerman's Twitter post (@markzuckerman) in the first inning, Scott Olsen's fastball hit 91 mph, but it was a breaking ball to Johnny Damon that got the swinging K for the first out after Austin Jackson had doubled to lead off the game. A groundout by Brandon Inge and a fly ball from Miguel Cabrera and the Nationals' lefty is through a scoreless frame...In the second, Olsen jammed the Tigers' hot-hitting right fielder Ryan Raburn, who fought it off and singled up the middle, but the Nats' 26-year-old left-hander got a double play grounder out of the Tigers' DH Gerald Laird, and had the third out when Alex Avila sent a soft grounder toward first that hopped over Adam Dunn's glove. Scott Sizemore singles the runner over to third, but Olsen stops the two-out rally there when he pops up Adam Everett to end the second. 

• Olsen's third inning of work started with Dunn testing him again, failing to cover first on a bunt back toward the mound by Austin Jackson that Olsen fielded with nowhere to throw. Johnny Damon lined a single over the infield to put two on for Inge. Brandon Inge popped out unproductively, so Jackson and Damon pulled the double steal, with Jackson beating Pudge Rodriguez's throw to third. Olsen's old teammate Miguel Cabrera grounded out to short to score Jackson, and Olsen's down 1-0 when Dunn's non-E scores. Desmond throws out Ryan Raburn. 1-0 Tigers after three. 

• How does Olsen's night end?...

• Gerald Laird lines one off the left field wall, taking a change deep for a leadoff double off Olsen. Alex Avila worked the count full against Olsen and took the eighth pitch of the AB for ball four. Scott Sizemore's sac bunt advanced both runners for the second-straight two on, one out jam against Olsen. Adam Everett's sac fly scores the second run. 2-0 Tigers. Austin Jackson rips a double to right, Avila scores, 3-0 Detroit after Damon grounds out to end the fourth...

• Tigers' right-hander Max Scherzer held the Nationals hitless through the fourth, finally giving up a bloop single to Pudge which was quickly followed by Kevin Mench's own single. Roger Bernadina singled through second for the third straight hit. Alex Gonzalez had the fourth single in a row off Scherzer, scoring Pudge from third, 3-1 Tigers. Willy Taveras grounds sharply to second, Sizemore to Everett to Cabrera, double play. 

• Brandon Inge got a hold of an Olsen fastball that got up to just 88 mph and launched it to left for a solo HR to start the fifth. 4-1 Tigers. Miguel Cabrera followed with a single. Ryan Rayburn hit a groundout to second, and then Olsen gave up the big one, Gerald Laird was waiting for the offspeed offering and he launched it for the second HR of the inning, this one a two-run job, 6-1 Tigers. Alex Avila singles, and Olsen's done...last HR on an 83 mph offspeed pitch, Olsen 88-89 mph after the first frame's 91 mph heater (according to @markzuckerman). Olsen's Line: 4.1 IP, 12 hits, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HR. 7/5 GO/FO. Verdict? Olsen didn't help his case...

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