After an up-and-down start to the season, Tanner Roark twirled seven strong innings to give the Washington Nationals a 5-1 victory against the Seattle Mariners. Tanner Roark has struggled in the early goings of this season, but he was able to give the Washington Nationals seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday to lead them to a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Trea Turner stole a pair of bases and Anthony Rendon hit a three-run homer as the Nationals pushed five runs across in the first two innings.
Ross was optioned to the minors on May 2 after posting a 7.47 ERA over his first three starts this season for Washington. Nationals pitching coach Mike Maddux noticed that he was using a lower arm slot, which can sometimes be a cause-and-effect for shoulder problems. Ross battled right shoulder inflammation last year, but he checked out fine with the club’s medical staff earlier this month and he made the necessary mechanical adjustments at Triple-A before returning with a vengeance on Tuesday. The talented 24-year-old right-hander now boasts a 3.73 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 182/54 K/BB ratio in 205 1/3 innings since debuting at the major league level in 2015 at age 22. He can be a highly valuable
Major League Baseball games to be televised in the St. Louis market this week on MLB Network: Wednesday: Miami Marlins at Oakland Athletics. 2:30 p.m. Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees, 6: p.m. San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs, 9 p.m. (joined in progress) Thursday: San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs, 1:10 p.m. Seattle Mariners at Washington Nationals, 4 p.m. (joined in progress) San Diego Padres at New York Mets, 6 p.m. Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers, 9:00 p.m. (joined in progress) Friday: Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox, 6 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers, 9 p.m. Saturday: Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees, 12:05 p.m. Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants,