Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark shutout Milwaukee for eight innings in a 7-3 victory Wednesday afternoon. Roark improved his record to 4-12, although the 12 losses are the most by any National League pitcher. Manager Craig Counsell spoke about why his team struggled against Roark.
Pinch-hitter Hernan Perez belted a three-run homer in the ninth, but the Brewers still lost for the 11th time in the last 16 games. Combined with a Chicago victory, Milwaukee is two-and-a-half games back in the N-L Central Division standings. Rookie Freddy Peralta took the loss after giving up seven runs in six innings. According to Travis Shaw, those numbers are a bit misleading.
Counsell thought his team held their own in the home stand.
Wade Miley will try for his second victory when he starts tonight’s (Thursday’s) game at San Francisco.
NL Central Division
Cincinnati Reds 7, St. Louis Cardinals 3
Cleveland Indians 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Chicago Cubs 2, Arizona D-Backs 1