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Illini in the MLB Update: May 28, 2018

Roark pitches seven strong innings despite no-decision.

Washington Nationals  v Miami Marlins Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

As the temperatures rise and schools get out, it feels like summer is finally here, and baseball season is in full swing. Let’s see how some former Illini have done in the majors and minors this past week:

Tanner Roark, P, Washington Nationals

Roark had one start for the Nationals in the last week, pitching seven strong innings against the Marlins, giving up four hits and one earned run in a no-decision. His ERA has now dropped to 3.17 on the season, while his record remains at 2-4 in 10 starts.

Tyler Jay, P, Chattanooga Lookouts

Jay made two relief appearances last week, giving up a combined three hits and one unearned run in 4.1 innings. His ERA now sits at 1.62 on the season.

Pat McInerney, 1B, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

McInerney has gone 5-for-19 with one home run in his last five games this week, driving in four runs. His batting average climbs to .227, while his slugging percentage has risen to .461.