Tanner Roark. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

The all-star break is a game away and the Nationals will have four days to go home and rest. Before then, Tanner Roark (7-6, 3.12 ERA) will start the final game of the first half of the season. He’ll take on the Phillies and right-hander Kyle Kendrick (4-8, 4.46 ERA). He is 5-9 with a 4.86 ERA against the Nationals in his career. The Nationals can finish the first half no worse than one game out of first place. The lineups are here. As always, discuss the game below.