"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."
Roach walked both Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson to start the game … and Rivera nailed both of them attempting to steal.
"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."