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57 Tanner Roark SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/220 | Birthdate: 10/5/1986 | Birthplace: Wilmington, IL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Washington | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 94/76 | Average Draft Position: 255.34
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Tanner Roark leads Nationals to division-clinching win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark earned a win Tuesday, giving up just five hits in seven scoreless innings while striking out four and walking none as the Nationals clinched the NL East crown with a 3-0 victory over the Braves.

Roark (14-10) had given up a home run in each of his four starts since tossing seven scoreless innings on Aug. 20, but he was able to keep the ball in the park and duplicate the excellent line Tuesday. He owns a 2.85 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 137:39 K:BB ratio in 192 1/3 innings. Roark is slated to face the Marlins Sunday in what should be penultimate start of the regular season.


Tanner Roark picks up win No. 13


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark looked sharp again on Thursday against the Mets, improving to 13-10 on the season. He allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out one over 6 1/3 innings of a 6-2 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 12 1/3 innings, Roark has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 2.96 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP over 29 starts (185 1/3 innings). His next start will come Tuesday at Atlanta.

Tanner Roark strikes out eight in loss vs. Phillies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark took a loss Saturday, allowing three earned runs on six hits and one walk in six innings while striking out eight in his team's 3-1 defeat against the Phillies.

Roark (12-10) has now lost three straight outings, but he's posted quality starts in two of those games. He gave up a two-run single in the third inning before the Phillies tacked on a run in the sixth with a solo home run. Roark owns a 2.97 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 132:38 K:BB ratio in 179 innings. He's scheduled to face the Mets Thursday.


Tanner Roark can't figure out the Mariners


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark was not at his best on Sunday against the Mariners in Seattle, dropping to 12-9 on the year. He allowed four runs on 11 hits and no walks while striking out four over 6 1/3 innings of work.

Roark has allowed six earned runs over his last 12 innings of work. He owns a 2.91 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP over 27 starts (173 innings). His next start will come Saturday at home against Philadelphia.

Nationals have no plans to shut Tanner Roark down


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark has thrown 166 2/3 innings this season after combining for 159 1/3 innings across all levels last season, but the Nationals have no intentions to shut him down, MLB.com reports.

"We are in the business of winning games and we're going to continue to give him the ball and have him pitch for us because he's been really, really good," manager Matt Williams said. "But we have to keep on eye where he gets to and how many innings he gets to."

While that Nationals will monitor his workload, Roark should be able to make at least four or five more starts before regular season ends. He owns a 2.81 ERA and 120:37 K:BB ratio in 166 2/3 innings.


Tanner Roark drops one Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark turned in a strong start Monday against the Phillies.

Roark allowed two runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out two and walked one during the outing. Roark tossed three scoreless innings to begin the game, but gave up runs in the fourth and fifth innings. After getting an out to start the fourth, Roark gave up three straight hits, including a run-scoring single. He escaped the inning without giving up any additional runs. In the fifth, Roark led off the inning by giving up a solo home run to Cody Asche. 

The Nationals couldn’t provide Roark with enough runs, giving him the loss. Roark dropped to 12-8. He’ll take on the Mariners in his next start.


Tanner Roark tosses seven scoreless innings Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark didn't factor into the decision Wednesday despite giving up just five hits and one walk in seven scoreless innings while striking out two in his team's 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Roark watched his lead evaporate in the eighth inning, when the Diamondbacks clubbed a two-run home run to even the game. He owns a 2.80 ERA and 118:36 K:BB ratio in 160 2/3 innings. Roark's next test will come Monday against the Phillies.


Tanner Roark picks up a win Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark picked up a win Friday against the Pirates.

Roark allowed three runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings of work. He struck out four and walked two during the outing. Roark gave up all three of his runs in the fourth inning. After giving up a double to Neil Walker, Roark allowed Starling Marte to hit a two-run homer.Roark then walked the next batter, who came around to score on a double later in the inning. 

With the win, Roark improved to 12-7. Roark will take on the Diamondbacks in his next start.


Tanner Roark strikes out six in no-decision vs. Braves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark didn't factor into the decision Saturday, allowing one earned run on six hits and three walks in seven innings and striking out six in his team's extra-innings game against the Braves.

Roark had a streak of four straight seven-inning, one-run outings snapped in his last start when he gave up five runs in a loss, but he started the streak anew Saturday, with his only damage coming on a sixth-inning sacrifice fly. He owns a 2.86 ERA and 112:33 K:BB ratio in 148 innings. Roark is scheduled to face the Pirates Friday.


Tanner Roark gets hit hard in loss to O's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark was hit hard for his seventh loss of the season Monday night at home against the Orioles. The right-hander took a step back from his last outing and allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out three over 6 1/3 innings of a 7-3 defeat.

Roark (11-7) has allowed four-plus runs in a start for the third time since June 27. He owns a 2.94 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 22 starts (141 innings). His next start will come Saturday at Atlanta.

Tanner Roark sparkles in fourth straight win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark picked up his 11th win of the season Wednesday, as the Nationals held on for a 4-3 win over the Marlins.

Roark twirled a gem over seven innings of work, as he allowed just a solo home run in the fourth inning. He limited the Marlins to just three hits and a pair of walks, while striking out seven batters on 112 pitches over his seven innings.

Roark is now 11-6 and riding a four-start wining streak. He lowered his ERA to 2.74 with the outing, which ranks ninth in the National League. His next start is set for Monday against the Orioles. 


Tanner Roark secures win No. 10


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark turned in a quality start Friday night against the Reds in Cincinnati, improving to 10-6 on the year. The right-hander permitted one run on three hits and one walk while striking out six over seven innings of a 4-1 victory.

Roark has won three consecutive starts. Over those three starts covering 21 innings, Roark has allowed only three earned runs. He owns a 2.82 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP over 20 starts (127 2/3 innings). His will look to win his fourth straight Wednesday in Miami.

Tanner Roark fires seven one-run innings in win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark earned a win Saturday, giving up just one earned run on six hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out five in his team's 8-3 victory over the Brewers.

Roark (9-6) also posted a seven-inning, one-run performance in his last outing before the break. His only blemish Saturday came on a throwing error by the catcher while trying to catch Jonathan Lucroy stealing at third base. Roark owns a 2.91 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 90:26 K:BB ratio in 120 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Reds Friday.


Scheduling snafu forces Nationals rotation juggle


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) The Nationals made a slight change to the rotation for this weekend's series against the Brewers, after Gio Gonzalez was late arriving to Washington following the All-Star break.

Gonzalez could not get to Washington in time to throw his usual between-starts bullpen session, so he has been pushed back one day in the rotation, reports the Washignton Post. He will now start Sunday to close out the series, with Tanner Roark pitching Saturday.

The move also pushed Doug Fister back to Monday's series opener against the Rockies. 


Tanner Roark goes seven strong in win over Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark ended the first half of the season on high note, turning in a dominant outing for the win Sunday afternoon against the Phillies in Philadelphia. The right-hander allowed one run on four hits and no walks while striking out six over seven innings of a 10-3 victory.

Roark enters the break with a 3.01 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP over 18 starts (113 2/3 innings). Depending on the status of Jordan Zimmermann, Roark's next start will come either July 21 or July 22 in Colorado.

Nationals map out rotation plans for start of second half


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Nationals manager Matt Williams announced following Sunday's game against the Phillies that starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg will start the second-half opener Friday against the Brewers. He will be followed by Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister in the three-game series.

Williams added Jordan Zimmermann, who left his last start Friday due to a biceps injury, will throw on the side Thursday. If all goes well, then he could rejoin the rotation July 21 at Colorado. Tanner Roark is expected to start either July 21 or July 22 depending on Zimmermann's status.


Tanner Roark moved to Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark has been pushed to Sunday, according to The Washington Post

Roark was slated to start Wednesday, but Tuesday's rainout pushed him from the start. Doug Fister, who was expected to go Tuesday will instead pitch Wednesday. Roark is penciled in to start Sunday against the Phillies, but will be available out of the pen Wednesday. 


Tanner Roark struggles early in loss to Cubs


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark recovered to notch a quality start Friday against the Cubs, but not soon enough to prevent a defeat.

Roark allowed four earned runs on nine hits in seven innings with one walk and five strikeouts, but gave up single runs in each of the first three innings and his offense could not make it up. Roark, who has lost two in a row after four straight victories, will attempt to reverse course Wednesday in Baltimore.


Tanner Roark's winning streak comes to an end


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark stumbled Friday, in a 7-2 loss to the Cubs.

Roark, who had not allowed more than two runs in any of his previous five starts, was tagged for four this time around. He had trouble with the Cubs lineup, allowing those four runs on 10 hits, while walking one batter and striking out just two on 101 pitches.

Roark's winning streak came to an end at four games Friday, as he fell to 7-5 on the season. He has a 2.98 ERA heading into his next outing, set for Friday against the Cubs. 


Tanner Roark pulls out win against the Braves


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark pulled out a win against the Braves Sunday.

Roark went just 5 1/3 innings, but prevented the Braves from scoring. He allowed one run on four hits. Roark struck out three and walked three during the contest. He threw 96 pitches. Roark ran into trouble in the sixth inning. After allowing a leadoff single to Freddie Freeman, Roark walked Evan Gattis to put two men on. After Justin Upton singled in a run, Roark was pulled in favor of Craig Stammen. Stammen got out of the inning without allowing any base runners to score.

The win brings Roark to 7-4 on the season. He'll take on the Cubs in his next start.


Tanner Roark tosses five one-run innings in win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark secured a win Tuesday after giving up one earned run on seven hits and two walks in five innings and striking out four in his team's 6-5 victory over the Astros.

Roark (6-4) wasn't able to complete his sixth straight quality start after needing 95 pitches to get through five innings, but he did post his third straight win. He's given up two runs or fewer in seven of his last eight starts, with the only outlier being a seven-inning, three-run outing in late May. Roark owns a 2.85 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 69:20 K:BB ratio in 88 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep dealing Sunday against the Braves.


Nationals manager confirms rotation plans for Astros series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed Sunday starting pitcher Tanner Roark will take the hill Tuesday against the Astros and starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez will come off the disabled list to make his return Wednesday, per The Washington Post.

Tanner Roark to start Tuesday, Gio Gonzalez likely back Wed.


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark said he's slated to start Tuesday against the Astros, which means starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) is expected to return from the disabled list Wednesday, per The Washinngton Post.

Tanner Roark surrenders two runs in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark earned a win Wednesday after giving up two earned runs on seven hits in six-plus innings and striking out four in his team's 6-2 victory over the Giants.

Roark (5-4) entered the seventh inning with a 4-1 lead and gave up back-to-back singles before being removed with two on and no out. One of those runners would come around to score. Roark owns a 2.92 ERA and 65:18 K:BB ratio in 83 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Astros Tuesday.


Tanner Roark fans career-high 11 to end losing streak


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark pitched the finest game of his career Friday, in a 6-0 win over the Padres.

Roark made it through eight innings on 107 pitches, but did not get the chance to go for his second career complete game. Even without pitching into the ninth, Roark struck out a career-high 11 batters, without walking one. He limited the Padres to just three hits, only one of which went for extra bases, in eight shutout innings.

Roark earned the win to snap a three-game losing streak, pushing his record to 4-4. He carries a 2.91 ERA into his next outing, set for Wednesday in San Francisco.