How will Nationals choose their No. 5 starter?

How will Nationals choose their No. 5 starter?
March 4, 2014, 6:00 am
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Each of the three contenders for the final spot in the Nationals' Opening Day rotation has had the opportunity to pitch two innings now, and if this competition is strictly about performance, Ross Detwiler (who was roughed up by the Yankees for four runs — three earned — and five hits Monday) clearly has taken a step behind Taylor Jordan and Tanner Roark.

Spring training performance, however, is only one part of the equation when it comes to making this kind of decision. You could even argue it's only a minor part of the equation.

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