Nats game blog: Nats need Tanner Roark to keep it going against the Braves

The Nationals look for their eighth straight win against the Braves this season in D.C. as they take to the field Friday night.

Right-hander Tanner Roark will put on his starter cap for only the seventh time in 2015 tonight against Atlanta so Stephen Strasburg can have a couple of more days to rest. Last season, Roark won 15 games as a starter.

roark-pitching-white-sidebar.jpgRoark is 3-0 with a 1.90 ERA in 10 games (five starts) against the Braves. He is 2-0 with a 0.53 ERA at home against Atlanta in five games (two starts). Overall, he is 12-6 in 17 starts at home in his career.

Right-hander Julio Teheran is 9-7 with a 6.42 ERA as he makes his 28th start of the season tonight for Atlanta. He has a 7.59 ERA in 10 2/3 innings and two starts this season against the Nationals. His last win at Nationals Park was April 5, 2014 by a 6-2 final. He has a 3-2 record with a 3.86 ERA in 10 career starts against Washington.

Nick Markakis has hit safely in 33 of his last 40 games.

Ryan Zimmerman has 23 RBIs in his last 11 games, the most RBIs over that time frame in Nationals/Expos franchise history, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

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