May 10, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT
Last night was an ugly one for the Nationals who got blasted 8-0 by the Athletics. Tonight they’ll try and bounce back against one of the best young pitchers in baseball.
A’s ace Sonny Gray (4-1, 1.91) will take the mound for his eighth start of the season. He is in just his second year in the majors, but is a rising star after pitching brilliantly in the 2013 playoffs. Gray is making just the second interleague start of his career.
Tanner Roark (2-1, 4.17) is making his seventh start of the season and the third interleague start of his career. He’s hoping to rebound from a forgettable outing last time out. On May 3 he got knocked around for seven earned runs in just four innings against the Phillies.
We are not in Oakland today, but look out for analysis in the morning. Enjoy the game…
WASHINGTON NATIONALS at OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Where: O.co Coliseum
Gametime: 9:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 869, MLB.com
Weather: Sunny, 65 degrees, Wind 20 mph out to CF
CF Denard Span
1B Kevin Frandsen
3B Anthony Rendon
DH Jayson Werth
C Wilson Ramos
SS Ian Desmond
RF Nate McLouth
2B Danny Espinosa
LF Zach Walters
(RHP Tanner Roark)
C John Jaso
SS Jed Lowrie
3B Josh Donaldson
1B Brandon Moss
LF Yoenis Cespedes
RF Josh Reddick
DH Alberto Callaspo
2B Eric Sogard
CF Craig Gentry
(LHP Sonny Gray)
NL EAST STANDINGS
Through Sunday's games
NL PLAYOFFS STANDINGS
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Sunday's early games
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Marlins at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Marlins at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
Full season schedule
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As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2014 schedule (subject to change)...
MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.
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