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TANNER ROARK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nationals activate CF Span from DL, option RHP Roark

WASHINGTON (AP) Denard Span has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list by the Washington Nationals. The center fielder missed 40 games with a back injury. He returned Tuesday as the Nationals' leadoff hitter against San Diego. The 31-year-old Span intends to ease his way back into being an everyday player. He says, ''I haven't played in a long time. My body still needs to...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanner Roark Makes Barehanded Web Gem

While officials are still searching for Clint Robinson’s solo blast among the catwalks of Tropicana Field, Tanner Roark may have pulled off the web gem of the night. The Nationals pitcher barehanded a chopper up the middle before gathering the ball and retiring Tampa Bay’s Joey Butler with a throw out at first. Everything about the play was smooth. Roark showed his awareness...
Via KCM Sports
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #162: Tanner Roark | SP | WAS

Tanner Roark’s strikeout rate has nowhere to go but up. On the surface that seems like a cursory criticism of a player who has one of the league’s lowest K rates, but it also matters which strikeout rate I’m talking about: K% or K/9. K% is the most accurate measure of a player’s strikeout ability because it measure strikeouts per plate appearance, however, many people (and...
Via Baseball Professor
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Who are the most improved pitchers based on projections?

What follows represents an attempt by the author to utilize the projections available at the site to identify the five starting pitchers whose per-inning WAR projections have most improved since the beginning of the season. For every pitcher, what I’ve done is first to calculate his preseason (PRE) WAR projection prorated to 150 innings, averaging […]
Via Fangraphs
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Roark pitches Nats to opening series win over Reds

Tanner Roark (10-6) provided the Washington Nationals with a solid mound performance to lead the Nats to a 4-1 win over the Reds.  The Nationals have won five of their last six, while the Reds dropped the seventh straight game.  Roark threw 7 innings and scattered just 3 hits and 1 run while fanning 6 batter to earn his tenth win of the season. Offensively, the Nats compiled 12...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Tanner Roark get pelted with sunflower seeds during TV interview on Saturday

So Wilmingon, Illinois native and Cubs fan Tanner Roark had a rough go of it in his homecoming start at Wrigley Field on Friday (10 hits, 4 runs, loss, etc.). It didn't get much better when FOX interviewed Roark in the dugout during the fourth inning of Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, as a relentless rain of sunflower seeds pelted Roark throughout the proceedings. It seems Jose...
Via Nationals Enquirer
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Why Tanner Roark has been the biggest surprise

Heading into their 2014 campaign the Washington Nationals were projected to have one of the best, if not the best, starting rotation in Major League Baseball. However, up until about two weeks ago the rotation as a whole had failed to meet expectations, with the exception of fifth starter Tanner Roark. In spring training Washington was confident in their dominant first four starters...
Via isportsweb.com
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video of all 11 of Tanner Roark's strikeouts last night

So Tanner Roark was a buzzsaw last night in San Diego: 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K, 107 pitches-77 strikes. Up above, video of all 11 of Roark's strikeouts, with a couple of nice defensive plays thrown in to boot. Here's Roark on his strikeouts: "I don't try to strike guys out. I just try to make good, quality pitches. Strikeouts happen." (Tanner Roark, via MASNSports.com, 6...
Via Nationals Enquirer
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres-Nationals Preview: Friday night puts Ross against Roark

The last time the San Diego Padres faced Washington Nationals starter Tanner Roark, he ran through their lineup with relative ease while pitching his first career shutout. They still aren't scoring much, but their last game proved they have the ability to win unconventionally. The Padres try to have a better showing against Roark this time around as they open a three-game series...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: The rise of Tanner Roark

As part of a starting rotation that features Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, and Jordan Zimmermann, Tanner Roark often gets lost as part of the shuffle. The 27 year old Roark is a late bloomer, and someone many people around the major leagues never considered to be a true threat to make the big leagues, much less develop into a solid starter. Just 18 months ago, any team in baseball...
Via isportsweb.com
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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