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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 logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Braves on Friday, allowing three runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Roark walked three and struck out three on the night. He held the Braves scoreless through the first five innings until Ender Inciarte's two-run blast in the sixth broke up his bid for a shutout. The right-hander has been an important and often underrated part of the Nationals rotation this season, pitching to a 2.87 ERA and 1.16 WHIP across 163 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Orioles his next time out on Wednesday. Aug 19 - 11:36 PM

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Tanner Roark twirled seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Nationals' defeat of the Braves.

Roark scattered five hits -- one double, four singles -- over his seven dominant frames. The one run he gave up came on an Erick Aybar RBI single in the top of the third inning. Roark went seven scoreless innings in his last start against the Giants and now boasts a 2.81 ERA for the year. He'll try to keep it rolling next time out against this same Braves club.
Aug 14 - 4:28 PM

Tanner Roark excelled in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Giants, firing seven innings of shutout ball.

Roark scattered five hits, walked three and struck out five. The performance looks even shinier given his opponent -- one Mr. Madison Bumgarner. He finished the afternoon having thrown 105 pitches (60 strikes). This season, the 29-year-old right-hander has served as a strong piece in the mid-rotation backbone while pitching to a 2.88 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 124/46 K/BB ratio (150 innings) behind Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. A very winnable home start against the Braves shows next on his schedule.
Aug 7 - 6:09 PM

Tanner Roark got the job done in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks, surrendering three runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Roark surrendered a pair of home runs on the evening, with Yasmany Tomas and Jake Lamb connecting for solo dingers in the second and sixth innings. He holds a 3.02 ERA and 1.17 WHIP for the season as a whole and has allowed more than three runs just three times in his last 10 starts. A home outing against the Giants shows next on his schedule.
Aug 3 - 1:32 AM

Tanner Roark pitched well in Thursday's win over the Giants, firing seven innings of four-hit, one-run ball.

Roark struck out three and walked three on the evening. Only a Conor Gillaspie RBI ground out in the second inning prevented him from a potential shutout. The 29-year-old right-hander has allowed one or fewer earned runs over seven or more innings in eight outings. That is the second-most in the majors, with only Jon Lester's nine such starts besting it. Roark will carry a 2.96 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 113/41 K/BB ratio (136 2/3 frames) into a road duel with the Diamondbacks next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 29 - 1:50 AM

Tanner Roark struggled in a losing effort against the Padres on Friday, surrendering five runs on four hits over his five innings of work.

Roark walked two and struck out four on the night. Most of the damage against him was inflicted by Matt Kemp, who blasted a pair of home runs and plated four. Even with the rough outing, Roark still owns a 3.05 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column on when he takes on the Giants in San Francisco on Thursday.
Jul 22 - 11:02 PM

Tanner Roark tossed eight scoreless innings Saturday as the Nationals shut out the Pirates 6-0.

Roark yielded just five hits, all singles, and walked one on the evening. He also struck out five. The win improved him to 9-5 with a 2.82 ERA and 1.17 WHIP overall this year, and Roark has now won six of his last seven decisions dating back to May 30. The 29-year-old will try to stay hot Friday against the Padres.
Jul 17 - 12:16 AM

Tanner Roark surrendered four runs on seven hits over seven innings in Wednesday's win over the Brewers.

Roark struck out six and walked one on the afternoon. All four runs on his line scored in the third inning. The 29-year-old right-hander can proudly take a week-plus off to admire his 2.93 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 99/35 K/BB ratio (107 1/3 innings), as he won't be starting again until after the All-Star break.
Jul 6 - 7:14 PM

Tanner Roark pitched well in a no-decision against the Reds on Friday, surrendering two runs on eight hits over seven strong innings.

The right-hander walked two and struck out four on the night. He allowed RBI singles in the second and sixth inning, but was able to limit the damage in both frames. He has been one of the most dependable starters in the Nationals rotation this season, posting a 2.93 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 107 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Brewers his next time out at home on Wednesday.
Jul 1 - 11:45 PM

Tanner Roark fired seven shutout innings Sunday in the Nationals' 3-2 defeat of the Brewers.

Roark scattered seven hits -- two doubles, five singles -- and one walk across his seven scoreless frames. He struck out seven. The 29-year-old right-hander has been a nice surprise for the Nationals this season, now with a 2.96 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 89/32 K/BB ratio in 100 1/3 innings. He finished with a 4.38 ERA in 2015. Next is a home start versus the Reds.
Jun 26 - 5:36 PM

Tanner Roark was magnificent until he wasn't in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers, allowing a three-run home run to Yasmani Grandal in the eighth inning.

Roark was tossing a four-hit shutout heading into the eighth inning, but he would lose that in rapid fashion. A leadoff walk to Joc Pederson got the ball rolling in the wrong direction. He followed that up by allowing an infield single to Yasiel Puig. A three-run home run by Yasmani Grandal then boosted the Dodgers to a 3-2 lead. The late homer is tough, but Roark pitched well overall, as has been the case for most of the season. The 29-year-old right-hander's overall 3.18 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 82/31 K/BB ratio (93 1/3 innings) are more than respectable. Roark will look to rebound from Tuesday's late heartbreak in a home start against the Mets next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 22 - 12:57 AM

Tanner Roark allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings in Thursday's win over the Padres.

Roark stuck out five and walked two in what turned out to be a relatively average outing. Matt Kemp and Melvin Upton burned him for RBI singles in the first inning and Wil Myers cracked a solo home run in the fifth to account for three of the four runs on his line. The other came home on a Christian Bethancourt RBI groundout in the sixth. For the season as a whole, Roark has done a fine job, pitching to a 3.14 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 77/30 K/BB ratio over 86 innings. Up next on his schedule, a road start against the Dodgers.
Jun 17 - 1:31 AM

Tanner Roark earned his fifth victory of the season on Saturday, scattering six hits over seven shutout innings against the Phillies.

Roark was in complete command the entire afternoon, racking up seven strikeouts and issuing only one free pass. He has been an integral part of the Nationals rotation this season, registering a 2.93 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 72/28 K/BB ratio across 80 innings. He draws the dream matchup his next time out on Thursday, taking on the light-hitting Padres in the pitcher-friendly confines of Petco Park.
Jun 11 - 3:32 PM

Tanner Roark took an uncomfortable no-decision in Sunday's win over the Reds, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits over three innings.

All five runs on Roark's line scored in the second inning, with a two-run double off the bat of Ivan De Jesus Jr serving as a key blow. Despite the shaky outing, the 29-year-old right-hander still holds a 3.21 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 12 starts. He will look for an improvement on Sunday's performance when he does battle with the Phillies in a home start.
Jun 5 - 5:16 PM

Tanner Roark yielded two runs and four hits in seven innings in a win over the Phillies on Monday.

Because the Nationals scored three runs in the top of the eighth, Roark won despite being outpitched by opposing starter Jeremy Hellickson, who allowed one run in seven innings. Roark improved to 4-4 with a 2.70 ERA.
May 30 - 10:21 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Trea Turner
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6Reynaldo Lopez
7A.J. Cole
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Jonathan Papelbon
3Shawn Kelley
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Sammy Solis
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Matt Belisle