Dodgers Look to Keep Their Offense Going in Washington
Game Two: Rich Hill (1-2, 6.20 ERA) Vs. Tanner Roark (2-3, 3.33 ERA)
Saturday’s game is another game that has a chance of being washed away by the rainstorms that are arriving in Washington D.C. this weekend. For Rich Hill, he is trying to wash away what has been a horrendous start to his season. Hill enters Saturday’s game with a 6.20 ERA and an ERA over eight in his last three starts. Hill has once again been plagued by a finger/nail injury so he will look to get healthy and back on track. Hill has fared well against the Nationals in the past regular seasons but Anthony Rendon does have a home run against him in only one regular season at-bat.
Tanner Roark is off to a solid start after a disappointing season last year. Roark has a 3.33 ERA and he held the Dbacks to a single run in his last start. Matt Kemp has also fared well in the past against Roark as he has two home runs off Roark. Yasmani Grandal also touched up Roark for a home run in the past. Roark is a ground ball pitcher so the Dodgers will look to get him to elevate his sinker and pound line drives against him like they did in Thursday’s game.