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Tanner Roark | Starting Pitcher | #57

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 25 (0) / TEX
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Tanner Roark gave up eight hits and four runs over four innings in a no decision against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Roark walked two and struck out two. A disappointing effort for Roark, who had pitched well in his previous two outings. The four runs in as many innings raises his season ERA to 3.87, and his WHIP now sits at 1.18 over his 72 1 / 3 innings. We’ll see Roark again when he takes on the Philadelphia lineup at home on Friday. Jun 17 - 4:59 PM

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Tanner Roark was charged with three runs over six innings Tuesday, taking a loss as the Nationals fell to the Yankees.

Didi Gregorius popped a pair of solo home runs off of Roark. He yielded just four singles and two walks otherwise, with the Yankees plating their other run on a sac fly. All told, it’s not a bad showing in an obviously difficult matchup. Unfortunately for Roark, his next outing will also come against the Yankees. At this it will be at home.
Jun 12 - 10:14 PM

Tanner Roark yielded six hits and two runs over six innings Wednesday in Washington’s win over the Rays.

Roark fanned four and walked one over 84 pitches. He also chipped in with a two-run single in the first inning. Roark encountered a couple of rough patches in this one, allowing a run on two hits in the fourth inning before serving up a solo shot to C.J. Cron in the fifth. Other than that, it was smooth sailing for the right-hander, who snapped a five-start winless streak with Wednesday’s victory. He’ll take a solid 3.56 ERA into his next outing a week from today against the Yankees.
Jun 6 - 4:56 PM

Tanner Roark allowed four runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Braves on Thursday.

The seven hits were what did him in, but he was actually fortunate it wasn't a more lopsided game after he walked five batters as well. On a better note, the four runs were the most he's given up in a game in more than a month, and he's only given up four or more runs three times in 11 starts this year. That's good for a 3.38 ERA and 1.07 WHIP, but he's just 2-5 to show for it. Roark is pitching well enough and the Nats are a good enough team that that trend shouldn't stick, and he'll have a good chance to get back in the win column Wednesday when the rebuilding Rays visit the nation's capital.
May 31 - 10:41 PM

Tanner Roark yielded one run on four hits over seven innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

Roark struck out five and walked two on the evening. Brian Anderson burned him for an RBI single in the fourth inning, but otherwise, the Marlins were unable to touch the scoreboard while he was on the mound. This season, the veteran right-hander has pitched to a respectable 3.17 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 58/19 K/BB ratio across 10 starts covering 65 1/3 innings. He'll be hitting the road to take on the Braves in an interdivisional showdown next time out.
May 26 - 7:54 PM

Tanner Roark gave up three runs in seven innings and was charged with a loss to the Dodgers in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

He pitched well for the most part, striking out eight batters against one walk. He did surrender six hits, including an RBI-double by Max Muncy in the sixth inning. Roark didn't have much margin for error in this one as the Nationals' hitters gave him just one run of support. He falls to 2-4 despite a nice 3.39 ERA and 1.01 WHIP through nine starts. He's got 53 strikeouts and 17 walks in 58 1/3 innings.
May 19 - 5:20 PM

Tanner Roark allowed just one run on four hits over seven innings while taking a no-decision in Thursday's 11-inning win over the Diamondbacks.

In an expertly-pitched showing by both Roark and opposing starter Zack Greinke, neither man was around to pick up a win by the time this thing wrapped. The only run to score on Roark's watch came when none other than Mr. Greinke managed an RBI single in the fifth inning. Roark struck out four without walking a batter in the tight contest. His next start will come when he brings his 3.33 ERA and 1.01 WHIP into a road showdown with the Yankees in what should make for a fun mid-May series.
May 11 - 2:11 AM

Tanner Roark was charged with a loss after surrendering three runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Phillies on Saturday.

He teed up a two-run gopherball to Rhys Hoskins in the first inning en route to his third loss of the season. He had his strikeout pitch fine tuned, fanning nine batters but he also walked three and allowed six total hits. Roark will take a nice 3.65 ERA and 1.08 WHIP into his next start against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
May 5 - 7:38 PM

Tanner Roark held the Pirates to two earned runs over seven innings Monday in the Nationals' victory.

Roark gave up an RBI double to opposing starter Jameson Taillon in the top of the fifth inning and a solo homer to Corey Dickerson to lead off the top of the seventh. But he otherwise pitched pretty well to notch his first win since April 2. The 31-year-old right-hander stands 2-3, but he's registered a cool 3.55 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 32 strikeouts in 38 total innings this season. Up next is a start at home against the Phillies.
Apr 30 - 9:53 PM

Tanner Roark allowed four earned runs, six hits and two walks with four strikeouts over six innings in a loss at San Francisco on Tuesday.

Roark is now winless over his past four outings after winning his initial start of the 2018 season in Atlanta back on April 2. Walks and homers are to blame, as Roark has yielded five homers with 10 walks in 24 innings across the past four starts. He'll look to get back into the win column on Monday night in a favorable matchup against Chad Kuhl and the Pirates to kick off a two-start week.
Apr 25 - 3:12 AM

Tanner Roark allowed two runs on two hits in seven innings but had to settle for a no-decision against the Mets on Wednesday.

He fanned six, walked three and surrendered just two knocks. The Mets got both of their hits off him in the fourth inning to scratch out a couple of runs. He left the game with a lead but reliever Ryan Madson blew that in epic fashion. Roark has been one of the better pitchers in the league so far, rocking a 3.24 ERA with 24 strikeouts and nine walks in 25 innings through four starts.
Apr 18 - 10:20 PM

Tanner Roark gave up two runs — one earned — over six innings in a loss to the Rockies on Friday.

Carlos Gonzalez got to him for a solo homer in the fourth before adding a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Otherwise, Roark kept the Rockies off the board. He gave up just three hits on the night while walking one and striking out three. He’ll bring a 3.50 ERA into an NL East showdown against the Mets next week.
Apr 13 - 10:51 PM

Tanner Roark struggled in a no-decision against the Mets on Sunday night, allowing five runs on five hits over his five frames.

On the plus side for fantasy owners, Roark did manage to rack up nine strikeouts on the night, though he did also issue four free passes. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Adrian Gonzalez belting a grand slam in the third inning and Asdrubal Cabrera knocking a solo shot over the wall in the fifth. Roark will try to get back in the win column when he does battle against the Rockies on Friday.
Apr 9 - 12:14 AM

Tanner Roark fired seven innings of one-run ball in Monday’s 6-1 victory over the Braves.

The only damage was an RBI single from Freddie Freeman in the fourth inning. Roark held the Braves to just four hits — all of them singles — and one walk while striking out six. He threw an efficient 93 pitches over his seven innings of work. Roark regressed with a 4.67 ERA in 2017, but he’s capable of being a useful final starting pitcher on a staff in mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 2 - 10:57 PM

Tanner Roark allowed three runs in three innings during a spring loss to the Mets on Saturday.

He gave up four base hits and also issued three walks while fanning two in the sub-par efffort. The 31-year-old right-hander is solidly entrenched in the Nationals' rotation heading toward the regular season. He posted a career-worst 4.67 ERA last year despite notching a career-best 8.24 strikeouts per nine innings.
Mar 17 - 6:50 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Pedro Severino
3Spencer Kieboom
4Jhonatan Solano
5Raudy Read
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Matt Adams
3Mark Reynolds
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Howie Kendrick
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Adam Eaton
2Juan Soto
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Erick Fedde
7Joe Ross
8Jefry Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Kelvin Herrera
3Ryan Madson
4Brandon Kintzler
5Justin Miller
6Shawn Kelley
7Matt Grace
8Sammy Solis
9Tim Collins
10Joaquin Benoit
11Koda Glover