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Tanner Roark | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 228
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tanner Roark hurled seven shutout innings against the Braves on Tuesday as the Nationals clinched the NL East division.
The slumping Braves couldn't get anything going against Roark, as the right-hander scattered five hits -- all singles -- while striking out four and walking none. The Nationals, at 87-63, are the first team in baseball to clinch their division. Roark will go into two weeks of meaningless baseball with a 2.85 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and a 137/39 K/BB ratio. He'll start next against the Marlins on the road on Sunday. Sep 16 - 9:51 PM

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Tanner Roark gave up 11 hits and four runs over 6 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

Dustin Ackley proved to be Roark's bugaboo, driving in all four runs against the right-hander. The big blow was a three-run homer in the fifth inning. The loss was Roark's second in a row, dropping him to 12-9 with a still-pristine 2.91 ERA. He'll try to get back in the win column Friday against the Phillies.
Aug 31 - 8:08 PM

The Nationals have no plans at this point to skip Tanner Roark's turn in the rotation in order to keep his innings down.

Roark has already thrown a career-high 166 2/3 frames and is on pace to best his previous high by nearly 50 innings. Manager Matt Williams said the club will "within the game or within his start, try to help him out if we can," but it doesn't appear he'll be skipped. Roark holds a 2.81 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP this season.
Aug 26 - 9:44 PM

Tanner Roark was excellent on Wednesday, shutting the D'Backs out in seven innings, but was left with a no-decision.

Roark was in line for the win, but reliever Tyler Clippard forked over the Nats' two-run lead in the eighth. Roark gave up five hits and a walk while striking out two in the effort. He has been a rock for the NL East-leading Nationals, sporting a 2.80 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and a 118/36 K/BB ratio. He'll make his next start in Philadelphia on Monday.
Aug 20 - 10:30 PM

Tanner Roark allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings Friday in a 5-4 win over the Pirates.

Roark gave up five hits and two walks on the night while notching four strikeouts. All three runs scored in the fourth inning, including a two-run homer from Starling Marte. One of the bigger surprises in the National League this season, Roark owns a 12-7 record to go along with a 2.93 ERA and 116/35 K/BB ratio over 153 2/3 innings. He'll face the Diamondbacks at home in a favorable matchup next week.
Aug 15 - 11:34 PM

Tanner Roark pitched seven innings of one-run ball against the Braves on Saturday.

Roark has allowed exactly one run over seven innings in each of his last five starts versus NL teams (with a less successful outing against the Orioles mixed in there). For the season, he's allowed one or no runs 12 times in 23 starts. That's tied with Garrett Richards and Clayton Kershaw for second most in the majors, one behind Adam Wainwright.
Aug 10 - 2:39 AM

Tanner Roark delivered seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday in the Nationals' 4-3 defeat of the Marlins.

It was another terrific outing from the 27-year-old right-hander, who is now 11-6 on the season with a 2.74 ERA and 1.08 WHIP. Roark allowed only three Miami hits and two walks while striking out seven. Drew Storen nearly blew it in the ninth inning -- yielding two runs on a walk and three hits -- but he managed to close it out for his first save of the season. Roark will face the Orioles at home next.
Jul 30 - 4:03 PM

Tanner Roark spun seven innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 win over the Reds on Friday.

Roark gave up just three hits and one walk while striking out six batters. The only run scored on an infield single from Ryan Ludwick in the fourth inning. The 27-year-old has allowed just two runs in 14 innings over his first two starts to begin the season half and leads the Nationals with 10 wins and a 2.82 ERA. Who saw that coming in April? He'll face the Marlins next week.
Jul 25 - 10:34 PM

Tanner Roark allowed just one run in seven innings Saturday as the Nationals took down the Brewers 8-3.

Roark was staked to a five-run lead in the first inning and cruised, scattering six hits and a walk while striking out five. He's now 9-6 with a 2.91 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 90/26 K/BB ratio in 120 2/3 innings this season. The 27-year-old right-hander will try to stay hot next week at the Reds' Great American Ball Park.
Jul 19 - 10:30 PM

Tanner Roark tossed seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Nationals' defeat of the Phillies.

Roark was working on nine days of rest after being skipped due to a rainout Tuesday and simply cruised against a punchless Phillies lineup, yielding only four hits while racking up six strikeouts. He did not walk a batter. The 27-year-old right-hander finishes his outstanding first half with a 3.01 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 85/25 K/BB ratio in 113 2/3 innings.
Jul 13 - 4:48 PM

Tanner Roark's next start will be pushed back to Sunday in Philadelphia following Tuesday's rainout.

He was originally scheduled to start Wednesday, but the Nationals have decided to keep everyone else on turn. Roark will be available out of the bullpen over the next couple days.
Jul 8 - 10:00 PM

Tanner Roark was charged with four runs over seven innings in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

He gave up nine hits, walked one and struck out five. Roark had allowed no more than two earned runs in any of his previous five outings before giving up four runs in consecutive starts. The right-hander still sports a nifty 3.12 ERA for the season, however. He'll take on the Orioles on the road in his final start of the first half.
Jul 4 - 2:38 PM

Tanner Roark struggled in a losing effort against the Cubs on Friday, allowing four runs on 10 hits over his six innings of work.

Roark walked one and punched out two on the afternoon. A two-run single off the bat of Ryan Sweeney in the fourth inning provided the bulk of the damage against him. Even with the rough outing, he sports a terrific 2.98 ERA and 1.15 WHIP through his first 99 2/3 innings on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column when he does battle against the Rockies on Wednesday.
Jun 27 - 7:13 PM

Tanner Roark won his fourth straight decision on Sunday, limiting the Braves to one run over 5 1/3 innings.

Roark wasn't terribly sharp -- he allowed four hits and three walks on the afternoon -- but he was certainly good enough to earn his seventh win. The right-hander now owns a 2.79 ERA and 1.11 WHIP through 15 starts in what's been a fantastic first half of the season. Roark will try to keep his winning streak going Friday at the Cubs.
Jun 22 - 4:33 PM

Tanner Roark improved to 6-4, allowing one run over five innings as the Nationals defeated the Astros 6-5 on Tuesday.

Roark was strong, but ran his pitch count up to 95 through five innings. He allowed seven hits, walked two, and struck out four. Quietly, Roark has turned in a great season, as he owns a 2.85 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and a 69/20 K/BB ratio in 88 1/3 innings. He'll match up against the Braves at home in his next start.
Jun 17 - 11:26 PM

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3B1Ryan Zimmerman
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Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Matt Purke
7Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
R1Drew Storen
2Tyler Clippard
3Rafael Soriano
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
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