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Tanner Roark | Starting Pitcher | #57

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 234
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 25 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Tanner Roark pitched four scoreless frames against the Twins on Sunday.

Roark will leave for the World Baseball Classic having thrown seven scoreless innings to begin the spring. He allowed two hits, walked none and struck out three today.
Mar 5 - 4:33 PM

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

Roark is a little ahead of the game as he gets ready to pitch for Team USA. He allowed just a pair of singles and walked none today.
Feb 27 - 4:25 PM

Nationals and RHP Tanner Roark avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.315 million contract.

It's a huge raise for the righty in his first year of arbitration eligibility. The salary increase is earned after Roark posted a sub-3.00 ERA in two out of his last three campaigns.
Jan 13 - 12:49 PM

Tanner Roark has committed to pitch for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, reports Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

Roark was invited prior to the finger injury to his teammate Max Scherzer. The 30-year-old thrived in his return to Washington's rotation in 2016 by posting a 2.83 ERA and 172/73 K/BB ratio over 210 innings.
Jan 11 - 12:24 PM

Tanner Roark couldn't make it through five innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS on Sunday, surrendering two runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Roark also issued three free passes while striking out only one. Corey Seager tagged him for a solo shot in the first inning, then Josh Reddick added an RBI single in the third. Nationals manager Dusty Baker yanked the right-hander after allowing a pair of singles in the fifth inning, calling on Marc Rzepczynski who escaped the inning without allowing a run. Roark could be called upon again on short rest should the series go to a decisive fifth game.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 05:05:00 PM

The Nationals will start Tanner Roark in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Saturday.

The Dodgers' struggles against left-handers are well documented, but the Nats have decided to simply go with their better pitcher in tabbing Roark ahead of Gio Gonzalez. He'll square off against southpaw Rich Hill. Gonzalez will get the ball in Game 3 on Monday in Los Angeles.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 10:43:00 AM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that he's "unsettled" about who will start Game 2 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Saturday.

Baker is deciding between right-hander Tanner Roark and left-hander Gio Gonzalez for the assignment. Roark easily had the better season between the two of them, but the Dodgers have struggled miserably against left-handed pitching this season.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 02:34:00 PM

Tanner Roark allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings in a win over the Marlins on Saturday.

Roark gave up just three hits while walking four in the outing. The win improved him to 16-10, the second time in his career he's won at least 15 games in a season. The 29-year-old finishes the 2016 season with a 2.83 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, and unlike after his 15-win season in 2014, there's no question Roark will be an important part of the Nationals' rotation moving forward.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 08:14:00 PM

Tanner Roark wasn't sharp Monday, yielding five runs over four frames in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

Things were moving along swimmingly initially, as Roark retired the first nine batters in order. He then fell apart in the fourth inning, serving up a couple home runs among four hits while also walking a batter in a five-run inning. Roark will have a final tune-up outing this weekend against the Marlins.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 11:50:00 PM

Tanner Roark was saddled with a tough-luck loss Tuesday after tossing seven frames of one-run ball against the Marlins.

Roark struck out five while allowing just three hits and three walks, but Giancarlo Stanton got to him with a solo homer and that's all it took with Jose Fernandez dealing for the Fish. Roark has given up only four total runs over his last five starts, lowering his season ERA to 2.70. He'll face the Diamondbacks next time out.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 09:34:00 PM

Tanner Roark was magnificent in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Mets, firing seven shutout innings while allowing just three hits.

Roark was spotty with his control -- he walked four on the afternoon and threw just 56 of his 101 pitches for strikes-- but managed to keep the Mets off the scoreboard nonetheless. This was his ninth start of seven scoreless innings, most in the majors. The 29-year-old right-hander has not allowed more than two runs in any of his last four starts. For the season as a whole, he has pitched to a 2.75 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 157/65 K/BB ratio over 193 1/3 innings. A road showdown with the Marlins shows next on his schedule.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 06:40:00 PM

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