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Tanner Roark | Starting Pitcher | #57

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 229
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 25 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Tanner Roark allowed two earned runs, three hits and a walk with a season-high 11 strikeouts over seven innings in a win Saturday in Arizona.
After a disastrous June, going 1-4 with an 8.31 ERA across six starts, Roark is back to form. He is 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA, four walks and 18 strikeouts over 18 innings across three July outings. His next scheduled start is set for Thursday against the Brewers. Jul 23 - 1:56 AM

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Tanner Roark allowed three unearned runs in six innings Sunday as the Nationals routed the Reds.

A throwing error by Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton and a fielding error by shortstop Wilmer Difo paved the way for a two-run third inning for the Reds. Scooter Gennett scored Cincinnati's third run of the game after a throwing error by Anthony Rendon in the bottom of the fifth. Roark, pitching on eight days of rest, struck out five batters and issued three walks while scattering four hits. He is 7-6 on the season with a 4.98 ERA.
Jul 16 - 5:09 PM

Tanner Roark, who was scheduled to start Wednesday's postponed game against the Mets, will not start on Thursday.

Wednesday's contest was rained out. Rather than push Roark to Thursday, the Nationals will roll out Gio Gonzalez to conclude this now-abbreviated set against the Mets, to be followed by Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg against the Reds on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Roark could potentially start on Sunday, with Joe Ross another option for that final pre-All-Star break outing.
Jul 5 - 9:16 PM

Tanner Roark was pulled after giving up three runs and walking five in three innings Friday against the Cardinals.

Roark has given up 22 runs over just 16 2/3 innings in his last four starts, taking his ERA from 3.87 to 5.27. He indicated last week that nothing physically was wrong. Still, the Nationals might want to skip him in the rotation once, just to see if that might help. The five walks tonight weren't him at all.
Jun 30 - 11:41 PM

Tanner Roark took a beating in Sunday’s loss to the Reds, allowing nine hits and six runs over six mediocre innings.

He struck out seven while handing out two free passes. Roark got off to a dreadful start, yielding five runs in the first and one more in the second. In the first inning, he allowed Cincinnati’s first four hitters to reach before finally getting his first out on a fielder’s choice by Scott Schebler. Roark eventually settled down, allowing just one hit over his last four innings to preserve the bullpen. The right-hander has regressed badly this year, producing an ugly 5.15 ERA over 16 starts. He’ll hope for a better outing Friday against St. Louis.
Jun 25 - 7:23 PM

Tanner Roark was roughed up again Monday, surrendering six runs in 2 2/3 innings against the Marlins.

Roark allowed seven runs last time out against the Braves, so his ERA has suddenly gone from 3.87 to 4.88 in the course of a week. There hasn't been an injury brought up, so he'll probably get this figured out. He never seemed likely to match his 2016 performance, though.
Jun 20 - 12:23 AM

Tanner Roark was demolished for seven runs on nine hits over five innings in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

Oh dear. Roark surrendered a trio of RBI hits in the first inning to fall behind 3-0, then three more runs in the third inning and one final run in the fifth. He struck out five and walked two in the dismal outing. This one start bumped his ERA from 3.87 to 4.39. He will try to rebound in a road showdown with the Marlins next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 14 - 7:28 PM

Tanner Roark allowed three runs on three hits over seven innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's win over the A's.

Roark looked like he was well on his way to a victory, here, but a game-tying two-run homer surrendered to Khris Davis in the seventh inning derailed that possibility. For the season as a whole, Roark holds a 3.86 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through 10 starts. He will carry those numbers into a home showdown with the Rangers next time out.
Jun 4 - 7:25 PM

Tanner Roark worked seven shutout innings Monday in the Nationals' win over the Giants.

Roark scattered six hits and one walk over his seven scoreless frames, striking out six. He's been dominant in two straight outings since getting hammered for seven earned runs May 18 against the Pirates. Roark will bring a 5-2 record and an improving 3.86 ERA into his next start on the road versus the Athletics.
May 29 - 7:45 PM

Tanner Roark allowed one run in seven innings pitched to beat the Mariners 5-1 on Wednesday.

He gave up a run-scoring single to Robinson Cano in the first inning and then clamped down to toss a subsequent six scoreless frames. He gave up eight base hits, did not issue a walk and punched out eight batters in the masterful effort. It was a nice turnaround after he allowed seven runs in his last outing. Roark improved to 4-2 with a 4.32 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 10 starts. He has 50 strikeouts and 21 walks in 58 1/3 innings.
May 24 - 10:24 PM

Tanner Roark was hammered for seven earned runs over five innings Thursday in a loss to the Pirates.

Roark walked four and gave up eight hits, including a pair of homers. He struck out three. The right-hander stands 3-2 with a disappointing 4.73 ERA and 42/21 K/BB ratio through 51 1/3 innings (nine starts) this season for Washington. A home start against the Mariners is next.
May 18 - 4:00 PM

Tanner Roark served up four runs in 4 2/3 innings in Saturday's come-from-behind victory over the Phillies.

He threw 110 pitches in the short outing, giving up six hits and three walks while fanning five on the evening. He was down 4-0 when he left the game, but his teammates came back to win in the bottom of the ninth. He gave up a pair of run-scoring singles in the fourth inning and an RBI double in the fifth. His record holds at 3-1 with a 3.88 ERA after eight starts.
May 13 - 11:28 PM

Friday's game between the Phillies and Nationals has been postponed due to rain.

It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday. Tanner Roark will be pushed back to Saturday, while the Phillies could skip Nick Pivetta.
May 12 - 4:56 PM

Tanner Roark was terrific in a no-decision against the Phillies on Sunday, allowing just a pair of unearned runs on two hits over six strong innings

Roark fanned five on the afternoon while issuing three free passes. He departed in line for his fourth victory of the season, but the Nats' bullpen was unable to protect his lead. Roark has been impressive through his first seven starts, compiling a 3.46 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 34/14 K/BB ratio across 41 2/3 innings. He'll do battle against the Phillies again on Friday, this time in Washington.
May 7 - 6:32 PM

Tanner Roark recorded eight strikeouts but surrendered four runs over six innings in Tuesday’s loss to the Diamondbacks.

Roark was left in to throw a career-high 125 pitches, getting Chris Herrmann on a borderline called strike three to end the sixth with a runner on. He served up a couple home runs on the night and has now given up two longballs in two starts and zero in his other four outings combined. Roark will carry a 4.04 ERA into Philadelphia this weekend.
May 2 - 11:20 PM

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3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
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RF1Bryce Harper
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S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
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5Edwin Jackson
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Relief Pitcher
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