Nationals-Athletics discussion thread: Game 36


Tanner Roark. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Nationals hope to even the series against the Athletics by sending Tanner Roark (2-1, 4.17 ERA) to the mound. A stunning stat from the Athletics: a year ago, the Athletics lost their fifth game in a row, and they haven’t lost more than three straight games since. The Athletics have the lowest opponents batting average in the majors (.221) and the second lowest on-base percentage (.288) and slugging percentage (.334). And on Saturday, the Nationals get Oakland’s best pitcher so far: Sonny Gray (4-1, 1.91 ERA). The lineups are here. As always, discuss the game below.

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 · May 10, 2014