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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Tanner Roark held the Mets to two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings but took a loss on Wednesday.

Roark got zero run support from the Nationals offense, falling to 3-4 on the year. He does have a 2.71 ERA in 63 innings (10 starts) this season, and he's whiffed 58 batters in 63 innings. The right-hander will hope for better luck next time out against the Phillies.
May 25 - 4:03 PM

Tanner Roark pitched well in Friday's victory over the Marlins, racking up seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

The right-hander allowed just six hits and a pair of walks in the ballgame. The only damage against him came on a solo homer off the bat of Marcell Ozuna in the fourth inning. Now 3-3 on the season, he'll look to further improve upon his sparkling 2.89 ERA and 1.25 WHIP when he does battle against the Mets on Wednesday.
May 20 - 10:07 PM

Tanner Roark was knocked around by the Marlins in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, allowing seven runs over five innings in the loss.

Roark would be happy to never see the Marlins again, as he's now 0-3 against them with 14 earned runs allowed in 15 innings of work this season. In fact, if you remove Roark's three starts against the Miami club, he's 2-0 with a 0.78 ERA on the year. Alas, you cannot, so he'll carry a 3.10 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into a start Friday against -- who else? -- the Marlins.
May 14 - 10:25 PM

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

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

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