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.
Michael Conforto hit two home runs during Tuesday night's 9-3 win against the Padres. Conforto is now one home run shy of Freddie Freeman and Bryce Harper, who lead the National League with 14 home runs.
Anthony Rendon has undergone one noticeable and noteworthy change in his Nationals career, one as glaring from where scouts sit in the stands as it is from where amateur scouts file 140-character reports from couches around the area. Rendon makes nearly every throw from near his waist, a low sidearm angle, not the over-the-top type taught as fundamental. He did not always. Why the change? “I really don’t know,” Rendon said earlier this season. “I’ve always been a three-quarters guy, even when I was younger — college and whatever. I guess it slowly, gradually started getting lower and lower. The funny thing is, all the guys make fun of me about it.” When his teammates kid him, Rendon is both surprised