In his relatively short MLB career, Tanner Roark has already gone from afterthought prospect to surprise bullpen contributor to a 15-win starter and now back to relieving, somehow finding success at each stop. The former 25th round pick who lost 17 games at Triple-A the year before he debuted has become a baseball renaissance man. Ask him to do just about anything and he will do it well.
But before Monday night, there was one thing Roark had not done. He’s been excellent in middle relief, long relief, setup situations and as a starter, so what about closing? Sure, why not.
Roark finally got the opportunity to save a game in the Nationals’ 6-4 win over the Marlins on Monday night due to closer Drew Storen being unavailable. Storen had pitched on consecutive nights, so Matt Williams needed somebody to step in.
Rookie Sammy Solis was also warming up in the bullpen when…
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The Saturday Spectacular summer concert series at Marlins Park is back!
Throughout May, June and July this season, fans can visit the West Plaza after five Saturday afternoon games for a FREE post-game performance. The best part? All You Can Eat Seats are available for every Saturday game, starting at just $35 — so you can thoroughly feed both your appetite and your musical tastes.
So without further adieu, here are four of the recording artists set to perform at the ballpark this season:
5 – Jake Miller – The 21-year-old YouTube sensation — a South Florida native — will have his teen army of “Millertary” screaming with his latest hit “Dazed and Confused”!
Saturday, May 2nd vs. Phillies — game at 4:10 PM. Free concert right after!
4 – Charli XCX – She’s in the fast lane from LA to Tokyo, and now she’s coming to Marlins Park! Get ready to “Boom Clap” when this British pop singer takes the stage.
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