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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'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

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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

Tanner Roark surrendered two earned runs on seven hits over six innings in Wednesday's victory over the Giants.

Roark struck out four and walked zero. He improves to 5-4 with a 2.92 ERA and 1.06 WHIP; Roark should have more wins, but Washington's offense went through a good six-week stretch where it flat refused to show up for him. The right-hander is criminally under-owned in fantasy leagues, essentially having been ignored until last week's dominant performance against the Padres (8 IP, 0 ER, 11 Ks). He's still owned in just 41-percent of ESPN leagues, a number that should be double that. By the time Roark hosts the Astros next week, we expect it to be much higher.
Jun 12 - 1:53 AM

Tanner Roark shut out the Padres for eight innings and struck out 11 in a victory Friday.

Roark finally got some run support on a night in which he hardly needed it (the Nationals won 6-0). He came in 1-3 in his previous five outings despite a 2.20 ERA. Overall, he was 3-4 with a 3.25 ERA, with an April 26 shutout of the Padres accounting for one of the wins. Tonight he allowed just three hits and walked none in the gem. Things get tougher next week against the Giants, but he's probably worth using in mixed leagues then anyway.
Jun 7 - 1:32 AM

Tanner Roark had a quality start on Sunday versus Texas, allowing only one earned run in seven innings, but he still took his fourth loss of the season.

Roark did not get the necessary run support to pick up the win. A solo home run allowed to Leonys Martin in the seventh inning was Roark's only miscue and it proved to be the difference in the game. Roark gave up seven hits and issued two walks while striking out four batters. He has not been overpowering (50 strikeouts in 69 1/3 innings), but Roark pitches well enough to win on most occasions and has registered eight quality outings among his 11 starts. His next turn is scheduled for Friday at San Diego.
Jun 1 - 5:49 PM

Tanner Roark surrendered three earned runs in seven innings in a loss to the Marlins on Monday.

Roark yielded an RBI single to Casey McGehee in a rough opening frame and then Giancarlo Stanton crushed a two-run homer in the third. Roark struck out four and issued just one walk, but the Washington offense managed only three hits on the afternoon. Roark will carry a 3-3 record, 3.47 ERA, and 1.11 WHIP into his next start at home against the Rangers.
May 26 - 4:24 PM

Tanner Roark held the Mets to two runs over five innings, picking up his third win of the season on Friday.

The Mets didn't muster much of an offensive threat against Roark, as the right-hander allowed four hits and two walks while striking out four. May 3's shellacking against the Phillies aside, Roark has been very reliable for the Nationals. He'll go for his fourth win next week at home against the Reds.
May 16 - 10:21 PM

Tanner Roark was terrific Saturday against the A's, allowing one run and two hits over 7 2/3 innings.

Roark left with a two-run lead, only to see that get blown by Rafael Soriano in the ninth. This makes five quality starts for Roark in seven tries, but he has just two wins to show for it. He deserves better.
May 11 - 12:11 AM

Tanner Roark was hammered for seven earned runs in four innings Saturday in a loss to the Phillies.

The 27-year-old righty was due for a clunker after throwing his first career shutout last weekend against the Padres. Philadelphia's offense got to him for seven hits, including two homers and two doubles. Roark will try to right the ship next week in Oakland.
May 3 - 10:32 PM

Tanner Roark was outstanding in Saturday’s victory over the Padres, scattering just three hits over nine scoreless innings to record his first career shutout.

Roark was in complete command the entire afternoon issuing one walk and striking out eight, needing just 104 pitches to complete the masterpiece. He retired the first 16 hitters he faced before Rene Rivera’s single in the sixth inning broke up the bid for a perfect game. He now sports a 2.76 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 26/9 K/BB ratio through his first 32 2/3 innings on the season. He’ll look to extend his dominance when he takes on the Phillies in Philadelphia on Saturday.
Apr 26 - 3:31 PM

Tanner Roark tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a no-decision versus the Angels on Monday.

Roark left with a 1-0 lead, which was given away by Ian Desmond's shaky defense and an off night for Tyler Clippard in the eighth. Roark seems to be in position to keep his rotation spot after Doug Fister comes off the DL, though that's not definite just yet. He should be an asset in NL-only leagues for as long as he's starting.
Apr 21 - 10:55 PM

Tanner Roark allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings during Wednesday's start as the Nationals defeated the Marlins.

Roark allowed seven hits and walked two while striking out five. His only egregious error came in the fourth inning when Derek Dietrich hit a three-run home run to break a scoreless tie. Roark will face the Angels in his next start.
Apr 16 - 10:07 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Adam LaRoche
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
3Eury Perez
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Aaron Barrett
8Xavier Cedeno
9Ross Ohlendorf
10Erik Davis