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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 allowed three earned runs over seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.
Roark only allowed four hits, but two of those were home runs and the Nationals couldn't generate much offense in the 3-2 afternoon defeat in Washington, D.C. Roark will bring a 9-8 record and 4.70 ERA into his next scheduled start on the road versus the AL West-leading Astros. Aug 16 - 4:12 PM

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Tanner Roark allowed four hits and walked five but limited the Marlins to two runs over six innings Thursday.

Despite ducks on the pond all night, a two-run home run by Giancarlo Stanton in the third inning was the only damage against Roark on the night. The quality start was his fourth in his last five outings. Roark has really turned it around after a mostly disastrous first half, and his 4.74 ERA through 23 appearances still shows the effects of that poor start. The 30-year-old will meet up with the American League West his next time out, facing the Angels on Wednesday.
Aug 10 - 10:51 PM

Tanner Roark held the Cubs to two runs across 6 1/3 innings of work in a 4-2 win Friday.

Roark held the Cubbies off the scoreboard for the first six innings before he gave up a Kyle Schwarber double and Javier Baez home run in the seventh. Still, it was a nice effort even if his day ended with a whimper. He walked three but allowed just five hits on the day while striking out four. Roark has rebounded from a rough June with a 3.38 ERA and 30 strikeouts over 29 1/3 frames since the beginning of July. He faces the Marlins next.
Aug 4 - 6:01 PM

Tanner Roark let in four runs in five innings and was charged with a loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

He struck out eight batters but issued four walks and gave up five hits, including a two-run tater by Trevor Story. Roark falls to 8-7 with a 4.93 ERA and 1.40 WHIP through 20 starts. His 7.89 strikeouts per nine innings is the highest strikeout rate of his career. Unfortunately his 3.34 walk rate is also the highest of his career.
Jul 29 - 10:09 PM

Friday's game between the Rockies and Nationals has been postponed due to rain.

It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Sunday. Scheduled starters Tanner Roark and German Marquez will presumably slide back a day to Saturday.
Jul 28 - 4:28 PM

Tanner Roark allowed two earned runs, three hits and a walk with a season-high 11 strikeouts over seven innings in a win Saturday in Arizona.

After a disastrous June, going 1-4 with an 8.31 ERA across six starts, Roark is back to form. He is 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA, four walks and 18 strikeouts over 18 innings across three July outings. His next scheduled start is set for Thursday against the Brewers.
Jul 23 - 1:56 AM

Tanner Roark allowed three unearned runs in six innings Sunday as the Nationals routed the Reds.

A throwing error by Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton and a fielding error by shortstop Wilmer Difo paved the way for a two-run third inning for the Reds. Scooter Gennett scored Cincinnati's third run of the game after a throwing error by Anthony Rendon in the bottom of the fifth. Roark, pitching on eight days of rest, struck out five batters and issued three walks while scattering four hits. He is 7-6 on the season with a 4.98 ERA.
Jul 16 - 5:09 PM

Tanner Roark, who was scheduled to start Wednesday's postponed game against the Mets, will not start on Thursday.

Wednesday's contest was rained out. Rather than push Roark to Thursday, the Nationals will roll out Gio Gonzalez to conclude this now-abbreviated set against the Mets, to be followed by Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg against the Reds on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Roark could potentially start on Sunday, with Joe Ross another option for that final pre-All-Star break outing.
Jul 5 - 9:16 PM

Tanner Roark was pulled after giving up three runs and walking five in three innings Friday against the Cardinals.

Roark has given up 22 runs over just 16 2/3 innings in his last four starts, taking his ERA from 3.87 to 5.27. He indicated last week that nothing physically was wrong. Still, the Nationals might want to skip him in the rotation once, just to see if that might help. The five walks tonight weren't him at all.
Jun 30 - 11:41 PM

Tanner Roark took a beating in Sunday’s loss to the Reds, allowing nine hits and six runs over six mediocre innings.

He struck out seven while handing out two free passes. Roark got off to a dreadful start, yielding five runs in the first and one more in the second. In the first inning, he allowed Cincinnati’s first four hitters to reach before finally getting his first out on a fielder’s choice by Scott Schebler. Roark eventually settled down, allowing just one hit over his last four innings to preserve the bullpen. The right-hander has regressed badly this year, producing an ugly 5.15 ERA over 16 starts. He’ll hope for a better outing Friday against St. Louis.
Jun 25 - 7:23 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Howie Kendrick
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Andrew Stevenson
4Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Alejandro De Aza
Starting Pitcher
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Edwin Jackson
6Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
R1Sean Doolittle
2Brandon Kintzler
3Ryan Madson
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Matt Albers
7Oliver Perez
8Enny Romero
9Matt Grace
10Joe Blanton
11Sammy Solis