Tanner Roark didn't trip with Nationals to Miami as he awaits beginning of third infant

MIAMI — After he threw 5 1/3 innings and allowed two runs Sunday and moments after some of his teammates had filed into the clubhouse after the last out, Tanner Roark barreled out of the tourist's clubhouse at SunTrust Park in Atlanta with two colossal suitcases.

"Sorry, guys," Roark stated to journalists waiting backyard. Starters handle reporters after their outings as a longstanding rule, so his abrupt departure before he might achieve this gave the impression no longer handiest out of personality, however inexplicable given most gamers don't mind discussing things after a relatively successful day.

however Roark had more crucial issues on his intellect — particularly, the beginning of his third infant, who's due this week. His family unit lives in the Atlanta area, so he changed into rushing off to satisfy them. Nationals manager Dave Martinez informed him to reside there when the crew flew to Miami on Sunday night. He can rejoin them after the newborn is born.

"Having a baby is fairly cool," Martinez spoke of. "however the wife can at all times use some support."

Roark would now not make an additional beginning unless Saturday at Nationals Park, at the earliest, so the Nationals can find the money for to give him some time away. constantly, a circulate like that might require putting Roark on paternity depart, however because of accelerated rosters, the Nationals don't deserve to change him with yet another arm and for this reason have no should make a stream.

In different news, Victor Robles is beginning for the second consecutive day and is doing so towards appropriate-exceeded Marlins starter Trevor Richards. Robles is hitting .a hundred and fifty in 24 plate appearances this season and has yet to monitor the sort of hole-to-hole power the Nationals predict he will have as an prevalent participant.

He has, despite the fact, showcased his protecting abilities and did so as recently as Sunday when he chased down what appeared like a surefire added-base hit in left core, then barreled into the wall. For Robles, the issue will in no way be making catches like these, it should be surviving them. He neglected most of this season because of a hyperextended elbow suffered whereas diving for a ball in April.

That Robles is starting capability that, as soon as again, Michael A. Taylor isn't. He has not begun considering that Aug. 29.


Victor Robles CF

Trea Turner SS

Bryce Harper RF

Anthony Rendon 3B

Juan Soto LF

Ryan Zimmerman 1B

Wilmer Difo 2B

Spencer Kieboom C

Erick Fedde P

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Starlin Castro 2B

Brian Anderson 3B

J.T. Realmuto C

Peter O'Brien 1B

Lewis Brinson CF

Miguel Rojas SS

Austin Dean LF

Magneuris Sierra RF

Trevor Richards P

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