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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
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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

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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

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

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LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
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Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Kelley
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7Enny Romero
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9Jacob Turner