It was a low-leverage situation with Washington's Nationals trailing 5-0 when he took the mound. It was a good enough appearance that Trevor Rosenthal deserves some love, especially after the way the season started for the hard-throwing right-hander, who struggled to the point that it got a bit uncomfortable for everyone involved. Rosenthal, who signed a 1-year/$8M free agent deal with the Nationals this winter, went on the 10-Day IL for a viral infection after he gave up seven hits, nine walks, and 12 ER in seven appearances and three innings pitched at the start of the season. It looked like it was going to be a disaster of a signing, and with the bullpen as a whole really, really bad early this season, it looked even worse when Rosenthal couldn't get outs.
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