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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%: 91/70 | Average Draft Position: 258.93
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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.


Tanner Roark pitches well in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark put together a quality start on Sunday, but was not backed by enough run support, dropping to 3-4 on the year in a 2-0 loss to the Rangers. He allowed one run on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings.

Over his last five starts covering 32 2/3 innings, Roark has permitted eight earned runs. He owns a 3.25 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP in 69 1/3 innings pitched. He will make his next start Friday at San Diego.

Tanner Roark drops second straight decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark tossed a quality start on Monday, but was outdueled by Nathan Eovaldi and the Marlins, dropping to 3-3 on the year in a 3-2 defeat.

Roark allowed a run-scoring single to Casey McGehee in the opening frame and served up a two-run home run to Giancarlo Stanton in the third inning. He pitched seven innings and yielded three runs on five hits, with one walk and four strikeouts. Of his 95 pitches, 62 were strikes.

Roark has dropped back-to-back decisions and has allowed four earned runs over his last 13 innings pitches. He owns a 3.47 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP through 10 starts (62 1/3 innings). He will look to get back on track Sunday at home against Texas.

Tanner Roark takes tough-luck loss in the rain


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark pitched well Wednesday against the Reds, but didn't get much help in a 2-1 loss.

Roark limited the Reds to just one earned run over six innings of work, but they managed another unearned run off him. He scattered six hits and three walks over his six innings, while striking out two batters, but took the loss as the Nationals' offense floundered.

Roark had to settle for his second loss of the season, despite lowering his record to 3.42 through nine starts. He carries a 3-2 record into his next start, set for Monday against the Marlins.


Tanner Roark gets early help in third win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark snapped a two-game winless streak Friday, as he took down the Mets, 5-2.

Roark failed to throw a quality start in the outing, though he limited the Mets to two runs over five innings of work. He allowed four hits and two walks and struck out four batters, though the game was never in much doubt thanks to early support from the offense.

Roark pushed his record to 3-1 with the win, while his ERA held steady at 3.65 in 49 1/3 innings. He will go for win No. 4 in his next outing, set for Wednesday against the Reds. 


Tanner Roark let down after seven-plus strong innings


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark put together a strong start Saturday, but the bullpen melted down in a 4-3 loss to the A's.

Roark tossed 7 2/3 strong innings, allowing just one run on a third-inning solo home run. He limited the Athletics to just two hits while he was in the game, while striking out five batters, but had to take a no-decision as the bullpen frittered away his lead.

Roark bounced back nicely from a poor outing the last time out, but got little help. He will hope for better like in his next trip to the mound, set for Friday against the Mets. He is 2-1 with a 3.65 ERA in 44 1/3 innings of work. 


Tanner Roark hammered for seven runs vs. Phillies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark had a night to forget Saturday, giving up seven earned runs on seven hits and one walk in four innings while striking out five in his team's 7-2 loss to the Phillies.

Roark (2-1) had put together 15 2/3 scoreless innings over his last two outings before getting lit up Saturday. The ugly start leaves him with a 4.17 ERA and 31:10 K:BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings. Roark is penciled in to face the A's Friday.


Tanner Roark brilliant in blanking of San Diego


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Nationals starter Tanner Roark ran his scoreless streak to 19 1/3 innings Saturday with the first complete game and shutout of his career.

He blanked the albeit impotent Padres lineup to two hits and had a no-hitter going for 5 1/3 innings and finished with one walk and eight strikeouts. He threw just 105 pitches in lowering his earned run average to 2.76.

Roark threw just 51 pitches through five innings before laboring a bit more the rest of the way. He will attempt to continue his torrid streak next week against Philadelphia.


Tanner Roark turns in scoreless outing Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings Monday, giving up just seven hits and two walks while striking out five in his team's 4-2 loss to the Angels.

Roark turned in his best performance of the season Monday in his first home start after doing a solid job in three outings on the road to open the season. However, it wasn't enough to secure a win after the Angels scored four unearned runs in the eighth inning. Roark owns a 3.80 ERA and 18:8 K:BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings. He's on track to take on the Padres at home Saturday.


Lone mistake costs Tanner Roark in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark tossed a quality start Wednesday against the Marlins, but had to settle for a no-decision as the offense didn't wake up until late in a 6-3 win.

Roark allowed three runs in six-plus innings, and only really made one mistake in the start. He allowed a three-run home run to Derek Dietrich in the fourth inning, but otherwise kept the Marlins' bats quiet. He ended up being charged with three runs on seven hits and a pair of walks in 6 1/3 innings.  

Roark had just one bad start among his three so far, but still has a 5.29 ERA to go with his 1-0 record. His next start is set for Monday against the Angels. 


Tanner Roark hit hard in second start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark had a much tougher time of things in his second start Friday against the Braves, after opening the season with a quality start.

Roark had trouble with the Braves almost from the start, as he fell behind early with a four-run second inning. Roark was ultimately tagged for five runs in 4 2/3 innings of work, on five hits and a walk, while striking out three.

The Nationals have discussed the possibility of moving Roark back to the bullpen, but there are currently no plans for that. At this point, his next start is scheduled for Wednesday against the Marlins.


Tanner Roark might relieve Thursday, lose Friday start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark is the scheduled starter for the Nationals against Atlanta on Friday, but he could be forced to pitch in relief Thursday, per MASN.com. That would knock him out of the starting assignment.

Washington has had nine relief appearances in the last two days, so its bullpen has been thinned out for the Thursday game.