TANNER ROARK RUMORS & GOSSIP

7.22.16: Bad inning for Roark ultimately sinks Nats vs. SD

One bad inning for Tanner Roark was ultimately enough to spell defeat for the Nationals on Friday night against San Diego.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Perdomo aims to find consistency in Washington

Tanner Roark has flown under the radar as one of the best and most consistent pitchers in baseball this season. He has lasted at least seven innings in five consecutive starts -- all quality -- and is coming off his best outing of the season when he threw eight scoreless innings against the Pirates. Roark will have an opportunity to continue his stellar season on Friday night when...
Via Padres.com
4 days ago

Tanner Roark’s Elite Skill

Against a tough Pirates squad looking to fight their way back into the playoff picture, Tanner Roark turned in yet another impressive outing Saturday night. Although he couldn’t quite go the distance, he did turn in eight scoreless innings in the Nationals’ win. The Pirates struggled to even put together anything that could resemble a rally while Roark was on the mound. Pittsburgh...
Via The Nats Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Roark talks near-complete game, why he came up just short

Tanner Roark nearly went the distance. He explains why he came up just short, but why he's glad he could lean on his bullpen to
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Roark pitches into 9th inning, Nationals beat Pirates 6-0

WASHINGTON (AP) Tanner Roark pitched eight-plus innings of five-hit ball and had an RBI single during a three-run fourth as the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 on Saturday night. Roark (9-5) allowed five singles with one walk and five strikeouts in his longest start of the season. He started the ninth but left after allowing a single and hitting a batter before...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How Nats SP Tanner Roark has managed to be more deceptive in 2016

There are numbers that suggest Tanner Roark has returned to his 2014 form as one of the best starters in the National League, and there
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
25 days ago  |  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

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

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

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
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