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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 was roughed up again Monday, surrendering six runs in 2 2/3 innings against the Marlins.
Roark allowed seven runs last time out against the Braves, so his ERA has suddenly gone from 3.87 to 4.88 in the course of a week. There hasn't been an injury brought up, so he'll probably get this figured out. He never seemed likely to match his 2016 performance, though. Jun 20 - 12:23 AM

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Tanner Roark was demolished for seven runs on nine hits over five innings in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

Oh dear. Roark surrendered a trio of RBI hits in the first inning to fall behind 3-0, then three more runs in the third inning and one final run in the fifth. He struck out five and walked two in the dismal outing. This one start bumped his ERA from 3.87 to 4.39. He will try to rebound in a road showdown with the Marlins next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 14 - 7:28 PM

Tanner Roark allowed three runs on three hits over seven innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's win over the A's.

Roark looked like he was well on his way to a victory, here, but a game-tying two-run homer surrendered to Khris Davis in the seventh inning derailed that possibility. For the season as a whole, Roark holds a 3.86 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through 10 starts. He will carry those numbers into a home showdown with the Rangers next time out.
Jun 4 - 7:25 PM

Tanner Roark worked seven shutout innings Monday in the Nationals' win over the Giants.

Roark scattered six hits and one walk over his seven scoreless frames, striking out six. He's been dominant in two straight outings since getting hammered for seven earned runs May 18 against the Pirates. Roark will bring a 5-2 record and an improving 3.86 ERA into his next start on the road versus the Athletics.
May 29 - 7:45 PM

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

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

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