Tanner Roark's MLB career has so far been an unlikely success story filled with very few failures for a guy who just a year before he debuted in 2013 lost 17 games at the Triple-A level.
Yunel Escobar, in his very brief time with the Nationals, has been many things for this team. He’s been a second baseman. He’s been a third baseman. He’s been a leadoff hitter.
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: The Nationals have experienced precious little success against the Cardinals, dating all the way back to their heartbreaking loss in the 2012 NLDS.
Nearly every young ballplayer has a moment when he questions whether he’s ever going to make it to the major leagues, especially those drafted in later rounds who toil in the minors for awhile.