The Nats finish up this 10 game road trip in a 3 game slide on this Mother’s Day 2:20pm game. Today the Nats face the uphill climb of going up against the reigning Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta who already owns a no-hitter this year and has a 6-0 record and an 0.84 ERA.
The way to beat Arrieta is to match him 0 for 0 and get Arrieta out of the game early. Tanner Roark has that task today for the Nationals to throw a shutout. One team will win this game, why not the Nationals?
Roark is a local Illinois product and will have to pitch better than he did his first time in Wrigley Field in front of his family and friends.
Here are the Nats stats against Jake Arrieta:
Here are Tanner Roark’s stats against the Cubs:
Line-up (subject to change without notice):
- Ben Revere CF
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Bryce Harper LF
- Ryan Zimmerman 1B
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Jayson Werth LF
- Wilson Ramos C
- Danny Espinosa SS
- Tanner Roark RHP
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms on TalkNats and to everyone’s mother. Share some great stories if you have them!