Tanner Roark Has Been Washington’s Kyle Hendricks

Stephen Strasburg‘s been in the news lately for playing catch. It’s still unclear whether he’ll pitch again this season. Given that the Nationals are just a few weeks away from postseason baseball, and given that Joe Ross just returned from having missed 10 weeks with a shoulder injury and is currently working on a limited pitch count, it’s not an ideal situation for Washington’s...
Via Fangraphs
September 20, 2016  |  Discuss

DPD: The Much-Needed Rise of Tanner Roark

We’ve got a nice balanced day planned out for you around this Tuesday MLB slate, as we’ve got a great premium matchup, another that’s right behind it and a Cy Young candidate toiling in isolation as well. Check ’em out! Tanner Roark (WAS) versus José Fernández (MIA) 7:10 p.m. ET In a lot of ways, Roark is like the poor man’s Kyle Hendricks this year. He lags behind...
Via The Sports Post
September 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Roark continues mastery of the Phillies in 8-0 shutout - Byron Kerr

Right-hander Tanner Roark demonstrated his ability to keep the Phillies guessing with seven strong innings in Saturday's 8-0 victory. In his last three starts against Philadelphia, Roark has allowed only two runs over 21 innings. His ERA in those three games stands at 0.86. He did a nice job of ... Read More
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Tanner Roark: Cubs’ treatment of Bryce Harper ‘scared baseball’

The Cubs defeated the Nationals 4-3 on Sunday to cap off a four-game sweep at Wrigley Field. After the game, a member of the Nationals wasn’t too pleased with the way Chicago approached pitching to Bryce Harper. During the four game series, last year’s National League MVP recorded just four official at-bats, all of them coming in the first two games. Harper was walked a total...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Roark picking up where he left off (no score through four) - Byron Kerr

On a rainy and then misty Thursday getaway day, after waiting 36 minutes to get started, both starting pitchers have been very smooth in retiring batters as the Nationals and Phillies wrap up their three-game set. Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark, coming off a career-high 15 strikeout performance last Saturday in ... Read More
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

That Day Tanner Roark Was Out of His Mind

About eight years ago, Tanner Roark was pitching in the independent Frontier League after his college team released him. He had an ERA greater than 20.00 in three games. Then the Rangers drafted him, traded him to the Nationals, and he switched to throwing only two-seamers as his main fastball. A few years later, he put up a three-win, 198-inning season, and now — after largely unsuccessfu...
Via Fangraphs
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Roark Strikes Out Career-High 15

Saturday was a career-best performance for Tanner Roark, as he fanned 15 batters in the Washington Nationals’ 2-0 win over the Minnesota Twins.The start represented a true reversal for Roark, who had looked a little shaky over his first few outings, which were characterized by inconsistent command. While the Twins — who entered today’s action with 145 strikeouts, the third...
Via The Nats Blog
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Roark fans 15 to lead the Nats to a 2-0 win over the Twins

Tanner Roark struck out 15 batters over 7 innings to lead the Washington Nationals to a 2-0 shutout of the Minnesota Twins.  In total, Roark permitted just 2 hits, 3 walks, and faced 26 batters on the day, as he dominated the Twins offense.  His 15 strike outs were a career high as he improved to 2-2 on the season and lowered his ERA to 2.63. Blake Treinen, Oliver Perez, and Jonathan...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Patrick Reddington: Tanner Roark is back where he wants to be - Nationals Buzz

With his lost season in the Washington Nationals' bullpen in 2015 behind him, Tanner Roark entered spring training on a mission. He wanted to return to the starting rotation. Roark told his new manager as much early in the process. "It was short," Roark said of the conversation with Dusty ... Read More
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Tanner Roark to start Grapefruit League opener; Dusty Baker plans to ease in regulars

VIERA, Fla. — Tanner Roark is scheduled to start the Washington Nationals’ Grapefruit League opener Wednesday against the Rays in Port Charlotte, nearly a three-and-a-half-hour drive from the Nationals’ spring training complex. Roark is scheduled to throw two innings, and Joe Ross — who, like Roark, is competing for a spot in the rotation — will […]
Via Nationals Journal
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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