Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger plans to keep throwing aggressively downfield, despite a career-worst five interceptions Sunday.
Roark called the experience of pitching at Wrigley “surreal” and knows he will have to channel his emotions as much as possible — especially with the Nationals facing elimination.
“(You’ve got to) hold the nerves in, hold the anxiousness and all that stuff in, and just let it come and let it happen,” Roark said on Monday. “And that’s what you’ve got to let it do.”
The Nationals, who have scored seven runs in three games, will have to produce more if they hope to extend their season. Washington’s only run Monday was set up two Chicago errors.
“We know (Game 4 is) right around the corner, and our back’s against the wall,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said after his team’s Monday loss, “so we’ve got to get them tomorrow. We’ve got to get those hits, and hopefully (the Cubs) don’t.”
Arrieta dropped his only decision against the Nationals this year and is 1-2 with a 5.48 ERA in nine career starts against Washington.
Like Nationals ace Max Scherzer, who no-hit the Cubs for the first 6 1/3 innings on Monday, Arrieta will make his first start of the postseason after using a few extra days to Cheap Baseball Jerseys Kids strengthen his hamstring. Arrieta hasn’t pitched since Sept. 26, and he missed 2 1/2 weeks after straining Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys the hamstring during a start on Sept. 4.