Washington Nationals: Takeaways from 3-2 Win Over Brewers
Roark Comes Through Again
Since Tanner Roark was called up in 2013, he has been used in many different ways by this team. He has pitched as a starter, a long man out of the bullpen, and even used as a middle inning reliever at times. On Sunday, Roark once again made clear he deserves to to be in the Nats starting rotation, and you can make the case he has been their best starter yet.
Roark had an outstanding outing against the Brewers. He posted a final line of seven scoreless innings, allowing seven hits, and striking out seven on just 95 pitches (63 strikes).
Although Roark did get into some trouble in the game he worked his way around it. He escaped a bases loaded jam in the fourth, and a leadoff double in the seventh after the Nats took a 1-0 lead in the top half of the inning on the Lobaton home run.
With this scoreless outing, Roark has now allowed one run or fewer and gone six or more innings in seven of his 16 starts this season. He also lowered his ERA on the season to 2.96, which is best in the Washington Nationals starting rotation.
The main takeaway is when the Washington Nationals needed Roark to stop a long losing streak, he delivered once again as he has been prone to do for this team.
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