In his first outing on Sunday in Colorado, he surrendered four earned runs in three innings while walking two. The hope is that maybe in his second start, he will be a little more calm.
"He caught a break there with the first two hitters," manager Bud Black said. "He was a little bit erratic with the walks, and Rene [Rivera] picked him up."
"Hopefully strike one," Black said regarding what he wants to see from Roach against the Cubs. "Throwing his fastball for strikes. That didn't happen the other day. Hopefully, we'll see more consistency throwing the ball over the plate, working ahead and not beating himself."
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