Nationals-Cubs discussion thread: Game 79


Tanner Roark. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Tanner Roark (7-4, 2.79 ERA) makes his first start at Wrigley Field, about 90 minutes from his hometown of Wilmington, Ill., Last year, only two weeks after his call-up, Roark pitched at Wrigley Field but as a reliever and nearly 100 friends and family filled the outfield bleachers and chanted his name. The same number of people are expected Friday afternoon to see Wilmington’s most famous resident. He will be opposed by sinkerballer Jason Hammel (6-5, 2.99 ERA). As always, discuss the game here.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.
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James Wagner · June 27, 2014