Nationals-Mariners discussion thread: Game 134


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The Nationals can sweep the Mariners today, but they’ll have to beat Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball. Iwakuma has a 2.84 ERA in 85 career games, including 71 starts, thanks to impeccable command. This season, he has walked less than one hitter per nine innings, issuing 13 walks in 149 1/3 innings. Tanner Roark will try to beat him. Talk about the game right here.

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.

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Adam Kilgore · August 31, 2014