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Tanner Roark | Starting Pitcher | #57

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 234
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 25 (0) / TEX
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Tanner Roark gave up four runs over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Royals.
Roark exited with the lead but was let down by closer Jonathan Papelbon, denying him his third win. He gave up six hits, walking two while striking out four in the outing. Roark has been very good this season despite his 2-2 record, posting a 2.58 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with 34 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings. A stiffer test will come Sunday when the Nationals visit the Cubs. May 4 - 1:04 AM

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Tanner Roark didn’t factor into the decision, but fired seven scoreless frames against the Phillies on Thursday.

Roark held the Phillies to just two hits (both singles) and a pair of walks while striking out six. He now has 14 consecutive scoreless innings under his belt and owns a 2.03 ERA and 30/13 K/BB ratio in 31 innings over five starts. We wouldn’t count on more 15-strikeout games in his future, but he’s proving to be an asset in mixed leagues again in his return to the rotation.
Apr 28 - 9:25 PM

Tanner Roak delivered the most dominant start of his major league career on Saturday, racking up 15 strikeouts over seven shutout innings to beat the Twins.

If it weren't for an elevated pitch count (121), Roark could have gone on baffling Twins hitters for another two innings to complete the masterpiece. He surrendered just two hits and three walks on the day. The right-hander now sits at 2-2 on the season with a 2.63 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 24/11 K/BB ratio over 24 innings. He'll look to replicate this outstanding effort when he takes on the Cardinals in St. Louis on Friday.
Apr 23 - 4:26 PM

Tanner Roark was touched up for five runs -- four earned -- across six innings in Monday's loss to the Marlins.

Roark permitted seven hits, walked a couple and recorded just two strikeouts. The right-hander has now sandwiched two poor starts around a good one, and his 1.65 WHIP and 9/8 K/BB ratio over 17 innings are less than inspiring. Roark will look for better results his next time out against the Twins.
Apr 18 - 10:20 PM

Tanner Roark spun seven spotless innings and struck out four against the Braves to pick up his first win of the 2016 season.

It’s tough to get excited about a quality pitching performance against the lowly Braves, but it was still nice to see Roark command his way through an inferior opponent. He scattered four hits and three walks, posting a tidy 1.00 WHIP on Wednesday and striking out four. Although Roark is a year removed from a 2.85 ERA in 31 starts, it appears the Nationals have committed to him in the rotation to begin the campaign. He’s an option in deeper leagues with performances like this, where he has an outside chance to help pitching ratios and to steal double-digit wins. Fantasy owners will just have to look elsewhere for strikeouts.
Apr 13 - 9:40 PM

Tanner Roark battled weather and ineffectiveness Thursday, allowing four runs -- three earned -- on nine hits over four innings in a loss to the Marlins.

Roark got BABIP'd a bit in a three-run first inning, but it's hard to defend a guy too much when he yields nine hits and three more walks. A lengthy rain delay didn't help, but Nats manager Dusty Baker stuck with the righty through 99 pitches. He'll look for a better, dryer showing Wednesday against the Braves.
Apr 7 - 9:12 PM

Tanner Roark surrendered three runs over four innings against the Twins on Friday.

Roark held the Twins scoreless over the first three innings before giving up all three runs in the fourth. He came into Friday’s outing having allowed just one run over 14 innings this spring. The 29-year-old will go into the year with a rotation spot and should have some NL-only value as a result, but he’s no sure thing to hold it for long with Lucas Giolito not far off from the majors.
Apr 1 - 10:08 PM

Tanner Roark scattered six hits over five innings in the Nationals' 7-0 shutout of the Cardinals on Saturday.

Roark struck out four, walked one and hit a batter. He's allowed one run in 14 innings to essentially clinch the rotation spot he was penciled into entering the spring. He should have some NL-only value, but we don't expect him to resume pitching like he did in 2014.
Mar 26 - 4:22 PM

Tanner Roark will make his next Grapefruit League start on Saturday against the Cardinals.

His scheduled start against the Marlins was washed out by rain on Friday, so he'll get pushed back a day. He's still looking to secure the fifth and final spot in the club's Opening Day rotation.
Mar 25 - 8:05 PM

Tanner Roark struck out three in two scoreless innings Wednesday against the Rays.

Roark enters camp as the clear favorite to function as the Nationals' fifth starter, even though he wasn't very impressive in his swingman role last year. That's not to say he won't be decent this season, but it's not at all likely that he'll ever have another campaign like his 2014 (15-10, 2.85 ERA).
Mar 2 - 4:38 PM

Tanner Roark turned in a nice start to close out his regular season in Sunday's loss to the Mets, spinning six shutout innings.

It might be a lost season for the Nationals, but Roark at least went out in style. He scattered three hits while striking out six and walking one over his six shutout innings. The 29-year-old right-hander finishes out his 2015 campaign holding a 4.38 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 70/26 K/BB ratio across 111 innings.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Tanner Roark pitched well but took the loss Tuesday, allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings against the Braves.

A.J. Pierzynski had Roark's number, homering twice against Roark and finishing with three hits. Otherwise, Roark dominated the Braves' lineup, allowing just two other hits and walking one. Roark struck out four in the game. The do-it-all right-hander has a 4.63 ERA and 1.34 WHIP through 105 innings this year. Roark is on track to start the Nats' season finale against the Mets on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 09:45:00 PM

Tanner Roark surrendered three runs on five hits over five innings in Thursday afternoon's no-decision against the Orioles.

Roark struck out one and walked two on the afternoon. He coughed up a two-run homer to Jonathan Schoop in the fourth inning but otherwise kept the O's off the scoreboard. Through 99 1/3 innings, he's pitched to a 4.76 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. The 28-year-old right-hander is set to make a home start against the Reds next time he toes the rubber.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 07:27:00 PM

Tanner Roark was tagged for six runs in five innings by the Marlins on Thursday.

Roark pitched effectively in his first two starts after rejoining the rotation, but he didn't have it tonight in his second straight outing against the Marlins. He's still looking for his first victory since July 4.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:06:00 PM

Tanner Roark held down the Marlins in Saturday's loss, yielding two runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Roark struck out two and walked one. RBI singles by J.T. Realmuto and Justin Bour in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively, accounted for the two runs on his line. For the season, the 28-year-old right-hander maintains a 4.38 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 89 1/3 innings. He'll have a home crack at these same Marlins next time he toes the rubber.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 09:41:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis