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MLB Illini Update: April 24, 2018

McInerney hits two home runs; Roark off to strong start.

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Baseball season is underway, and with it comes a number of former Illini playing in both Major League Baseball and the minors. Let’s see what these players are up to, early on in the season:

Tanner Roark, P, Washington Nationals

Roark is 1-1 so far in four starts for the Nationals with a 3.24 ERA over 25 innings. Against the Mets last Wednesday, he gave up only two hits in seven innings, though left the game with two earned runs and a no-decision.

Roark is scheduled to pitch tonight against the San Francisco Giants.

Tyler Jay, P, Chattanooga Lookouts

Jay has made one relief appearance so far this season for the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, and came off the disabled list Sunday night after suffering a groin strain.

Pat McInerney, 1B, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

McInerney is hitting .255 (SLG .608) for the Brewers’ Class A affiliate, with 51 at-bats on the season so far. His strongest performance to date was against the Kane County Cougars, where he hit two home runs in a losing effort.

Cody Sedlock, P, Frederick Keys

Sedlock has started three games for the High A affiliate of the Orioles, putting up a 0-2 record with a 13.50 ERA. He struggled in his last start, giving up six earned runs in 1.1 innings, before being pulled and put on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

Adam Walton, 2B, Visalia Rawhide

Walton has played in 12games so far for the Diamondbacks’ High A squad, and has batted .209 over that period, with six RBI.

Jason Goldstein, C, Stockton Ports

Goldstein has played in two games for the Oakland Athletics’ High A team, posting two hits in six at-bats.