The Nationals are in the final week of the regular season and begin this series tonight against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Tonight’s game has Tanner Roark starting for the Washington Nationals with another chance to show the baseball world that he is Cy Young worthy. Roark has been a workhorse throwing over 200 innings this season with a 2.70 ERA which ranks him fourth in the Major Leagues with only Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester and Noah Syndergaard ahead of him.
Archie Bradley pitches for the Diamondbacks, and he last faced the Nationals on August 1st and took the loss.
Two roster moves were made today. The first one impacts the active roster as Sammy Solis was moved off of the 15-day DL to the active roster making 39 players active from the 40 man roster leaving just Spencer Kieboom inactive. Chris Bostick who was designated for assignment last week has now been traded by the Nationals to the Pirates for Taylor Gushue who is a catcher. Gushue was a 4th round pick in 2014 by the Pirates out of the University of Florida. Gushue struggled in High-A Bradenton this year. He is a switch-hitter and is 22-years-old.
Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 7:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN, Fox Sports Arizona , MLB.TV
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
- Trea Turner CF
- Jayson Werth LF
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Wilson Ramos C
- Stephen Drew 2B
- Ryan Zimmerman 1B
- Brian Goodwin RF
- Danny Espinosa SS
- Tanner Roark RHP