The headline just needed some minor tweaks from last night’s. Change the score, change the name of the pitcher, change the inning number, and it was another nice win. Tanner Roark pitched a gem while being pitch efficient after a tough first inning. Anthony Rendon smacked a 3-run home run, and the bullpen closed out the last two innings of the game to preserve a 5-1 win and a clinch of this series against the Seattle Mariners.
The Washington Nationals move their record to 28-17 on the season. The team is now on a 3-game winning streak. Tomorrow’s season finale with the Mariners had a time change to 12:05 PM to beat some more rainy weather moving back into the Washington, D.C. region.
“[Tanner Roark] got through the early innings without a high pitch count,” Dusty Baker said after the game. “That’s what has been plaguing him the last three to four starts. Tonight was more like Tanner.”
Dusty Baker said that Chris Heisey had a bicep rupture but did admit that the bicep had been bothering him for a while.