The Wednesday MLB schedule will get underway with a matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and Washington Nationals from Nationals Park. Last night, The Rays were shut out for the first seven innings of a 4-2 loss against the Nationals. Brad Miller doubled in both runs for Tampa Bay, who fell to three games below .500 overall.
Tampa Bay skipper Kevin Cash has yet to name a starter for this matchup. The Rays rank in the middle of the pack in ERA at 3.89 runs allowed per game.
The Washington Nationals have won 10 of their last 14 games and are moving up the NL East Division standings. On Tuesday, SP Max Scherzer improved his record to 10-1 by striking out 13 batters over eight innings. Matt Adams connected on his 13th home run for the Nationals, who trail the Braves by a half-game for first place.
Thirty-one year old righty Tanner Roark (2-6 3.61 ERA) will get the nod for the Nationals on Wednesday. Roark is winless in his last six appearances, despite allowing just 14 runs over his last 34 plus innings of work.