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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 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

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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

Tanner Roark pitched five innings of two-run ball in a win over the Rockies on Wednesday.

Not bad for a Coors Field outing. Roark has given up a total of two homers while going 3-0 with a 3.64 ERA in 29 2/3 innings.
Apr 27 - 1:55 AM

Tanner Roark gave up three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Friday.

Roark didn’t give up a homer over his first three starts this season, but Michael Conforto connected for a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the first and Curtis Granderson tied things up in the sixth with a solo shot of his own. Roark was pulled with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning. Oliver Perez was able to get Jay Bruce to fly out to right field to keep the game tied. Roark struck out five and walked three in the no-decision and now holds a 3.65 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 17/5 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings through four starts. He has a tough assignment against the Rockies in Coors Field on tap for next week.
Apr 21 - 11:25 PM

Tanner Roark worked seven innings against the Phillies on Saturday, giving up two runs on four hits but did not factor into the decision.

Both runs scored in an unusual fourth inning that started when the first two batters both reached base on bunt singles. Odubel Herrera then doubled to left to drive in a run and that was followed by a run-scoring groundout by Maikel Franco. Roark was the Nationals' best hitter on the day as well. He went 2-for-2 with a double in a game in which his position-player teammates could muster only two hits as a group. Roark's record holds at 2-0 as his ERA improves to 3.50 with 12 strikeouts and two walks in 18 innings through three starts.
Apr 15 - 3:54 PM

Tanner Roark yielded five runs -- three earned -- over five innings Monday in the Nationals' defeat of the Cardinals.

Roark was victimized by some truly awful defense, but the Nationals' offense picked him up with 14 runs on 19 hits. Roark surrendered seven hits, struck out three, and walked none while moving to 2-0 on the year with a 4.09 ERA. The right-hander will face the Phillies at home next.
Apr 10 - 11:09 PM

Tanner Roark earned a win by allowing two runs in six innings against the Marlins on Wednesday.

He limited his opponents to three hits and two walks while striking out six. He started off in rocky fashion, yielding a two-run single to Marcel Ozuna in the first inning but settled down from there. He is not the sort of flashy, dominant pitcher we think of as the definition of an ace, but he does find a way to approach that sort of production. Last year he notched 16 wins with a 2.83 ERA and he is the owner of a career 3.01 ERA through four seasons of work.
Apr 5 - 10:42 PM

Tanner Roark allowed just one run on three hits in 5 1/3 innings during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Astros.

He fanned five without walking a batter. Roark spent much of the spring with the United States team in the World Baseball Classic and this was his first start since returning to Nationals' camp. It was his third official Grapefruit League start. He now holds a sterling 0.73 ERA in 12 1/3 innings. His fantasy owners hope he can repeat the 16-10 record with a 2.83 ERA in 210 innings he put in the books in 2016.
Mar 25 - 4:28 PM

Tanner Roark tossed four shutout innings and the bullpen held Japan to one run over the next five frames in the United States' 2-1 World Baseball Classic semifinal win Tuesday.

Roark struck out just one batter, but he also yielded only two singles and one walk. Nate Jones served up a solo home run to Ryosuke Kikuchi in the sixth which knotted things up, but the bullpen held serve the rest of the way. The United States notched just six hits and two runs but took advantage of a couple defensive miscues by the Japanese. The U.S. has advanced to the WBC final for the first time, as they'll meet Puerto Rico on Wednesday.
Mar 22 - 12:26 AM

United States' manager Jim Leyland confirmed Sunday that Tanner Roark will start in Monday's World Baseball Classic semifinal matchup against Japan.

As long as no tiebreaker was required, the US squad wasn't going to deviate from their initial plan. Should they advance to the finals, it'll be Marcus Stroman getting the ball against the winner of the other semifinal between the Netherlands and Puerto Rico.
Mar 19 - 4:33 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Tanner Roark is likely to start in the World Baseball Classic semifinal in the event that the United States advances to the next round.

First they'll have to dispatch of a very tough Dominican Republic squad. Roark pitched very well in Grapefruit League action, hurling seven shutout innings before joining up with the U.S. team. Marcus Stroman would then be lined up for a potential start in the finals if necessary.
Mar 18 - 11:58 AM

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