Tanner Roark has allowed just one run in nine innings so far this Spring, in three appearances, two of them starts as he prepares to return to the Washington Nationals' rotation after a lost year as part of the Nationals' bullpen in 2015.
In Jupiter, Florida's Roger Dean Stadium tonight, the 29-year-old right-hander is taking on the Miami Marlins in his third start and fourth appearance in Grapefruit League action.
On the mound for the Marlins is right-hander David Phelps, who will be facing a mix of Nationals' regulars at the start and the bench options who made the trip to Miami's Spring home.
Here's the Nationals' lineup for tonight's game (if it's played, which is a big question mark with the weather on, uh, in Jupiter):
- Ben Revere - CF
- Daniel Murphy - 2B
- Bryce Harper - RF
- Anthony Rendon - 3B
- Jayson Werth - LF
- Clint Robinson - 1B
- Danny Espinosa - SS
- Jose Lobaton - C
- Tanner Roark - RHP
Also listed among the pitchers who have made the trip are Felipe Rivero, Sean Burnett, Aaron Laffey and Matt Belisle.
While you're waiting to see if they actually play tonight's game, why not have some fun trying to figure out who the other members of the organization listed on the Nats' lineup card are:
Here's the Nats lineup tonight in Jupiter. Some changes made from the lineup posted yday. pic.twitter.com/kFRM6Iv2TJ— Jamal Collier (@JamalCollier) March 25, 2016
Game Time: 7:05 PM; FOLLOW: Tonight's game is only available on the radio via MLB.com's At Batt app in the D.C. area, and it's the Marlins feed. But listening to Tanner Roark continue to state his case for a rotation spot is well worth having to hear the Fish feed, right?