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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 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

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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

Tanner Roark gave up three earned runs over four innings Sunday in a Grapefruit League start against the Cardinals.

Jose Martinez took him deep for a two-run homer in the top of the first inning and Yadier Molina added an RBI single in the top of the fourth. Roark surrendered five hits in all and also walked two. The 31-year-old right-hander is a lower-end (but still useful) fantasy starter leading into 2018.
Mar 11 - 2:58 PM

Tanner Roark pitched four scoreless innings and struck out three Monday against the Cardinals.

Roark has allowed two unearned runs and three hits over eight innings this spring. He's fanned eight. Roark's strikeout rate spiked in the second half of last year as he went away from his sinker. He'll be a useful mixed-league starter if he can keep it up.
Mar 5 - 3:49 PM

Tanner Roark allowed one hit and notched three strikeouts while throwing two scoreless innings against the Marlins on Saturday.

He starts the spring in fine fashion, breezing through two innings on 13 pitches. The only minor blemish was a harmless single by J.T. Realmuto. He turned in a weak 4.67 ERA in 30 starts and two relief appearances last year but had a strong second half. He has a rotation spot locked down unless the Nationals add Jake Arrieta or another free agent starter in the coming weeks.
Feb 24 - 3:51 PM

Nationals and RHP Tanner Roark avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.475 million contract.

It's a nice raise for Roark, who is in his second year of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander posted a 4.67 ERA over 181 1/3 innings for the Nats last season.
Jan 12 - 12:29 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker hinted Wednesday that Tanner Roark could start a potential NLDS Game 5 against the Cubs.

It all depends on what pitchers are needed Wednesday at Wrigley Field. Roark was originally scheduled to start Game 4 of the NLDS for the Nationals, but Tuesday's rainout allowed the club to pivot to Stephen Strasburg. Baker said he would like to avoid using Roark on Wednesday, setting him up to start a loser-goes-home tilt on Thursday in Washington, D.C. Max Scherzer is available in relief in Game 4, but if he doesn't make an appearance on Wednesday we will definitely see him at some point in Game 5. Gio Gonzalez is also an option to start Thursday.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 02:17:00 PM

Tanner Roark will work out of the bullpen in Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday versus the Cubs.

Roark had been in line to start this game, but Tuesday's rainout allowed the Nationals to pivot to Stephen Strasburg, whose flu-like symptoms have apparently cleared up. Max Scherzer is also thought to be available in relief for Washington on Wednesday.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 12:52:00 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he will stick with Tanner Roark in Wednesday's postponed NLDS Game 4 against the Cubs.

Tuesday night's rainout gave Baker the opportunity to push Stephen Strasburg into action for Wednesday's crucial Game 4 at Wrigley Field, but Baker told reporters after the postponement announcement that Strasburg is a little "under the weather." Roark will face off against Jake Arrieta, who is staying on schedule for the host Cubs. Chicago leads 2-1 in the best-of-five National League Division Series.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 06:45:00 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he hasn't decided whether Tanner Roark or Stephen Strasburg would start if Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cubs is rained out on Tuesday.

Roark is currently lined up to start on Tuesday, but Strasburg would be on regular rest if Game 4 is pushed back to Wednesday. Strasburg is the obvious choice for a must-win game, but Baker is seemingly being purposely vague on the situation.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 03:21:00 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Sunday that Tanner Roark will start Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday as long as he's not needed in relief in Game 3.

There wasn't really a decision to be made here. Roark will be opposed by Jake Arrieta (hamstring) in Game 4 after Max Scherzer and Jose Quitana go up against each other in Game 3.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 03:51:00 PM

Tanner Roark was tagged for six runs in 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.

He struggled to get the ball over the dish, walking five batters and surrendering seven hits. He gave up three runs in the second inning and three more in the fifth before being yanked after burning through 104 pitches in the brief start. He falls to 13-11 with a 4.59 ERA and 1.32 WHIP after 30 starts.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 01:09:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Pedro Severino
3Jhonatan Solano
4Raudy Read
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Matt Adams
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Howie Kendrick
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Adam Eaton
2Moises Sierra
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Andrew Stevenson
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Madson
3Brandon Kintzler
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Joaquin Benoit
7Matt Grace
8Sammy Solis
9Carlos Torres
10Trevor Gott