2016 Nats roster outlook: Can Tanner Roark bounce back as a starter?

Tanner Roark struggled to establish himself as a reliever last year. But in 2016, he'll get another crack at a starting role.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

On rotational depth and where to find it

Jordan Zimmermann is a Detroit Tiger now, and Doug Fister is a Houston Astro. That leaves Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Tanner Roark and Joe Ross as the 2016 Nationals rotation, one with less room for injuries or underperformance than last year’s depth could endure.  But now, to a question best asked on a dreary February day: […]
Via Nationals Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals set to hire Bud Black as manager

The Washington Nationals were almost certainly going to hire an experienced manager after striking out with first-time skipper Matt Williams for the past two seasons. That appears to be exactly the direction general manager Mike Rizzo is taking. According to The Washington Post‘s James Wagner, the Nationals are expected to hire Bud Black as their next manager. Since MLB prefers...
Via The Outside Corner
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Tanner Roark vs Jacob deGrom (10/4/15)

Via Mets360.com
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals recall Tanner Roark from Triple-A Syracuse

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals recalled right-hander Tanner Roark from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday in advance of his start against the Braves. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Roark is starting Friday night in place of Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg left his start Sunday versus the Marlins after four innings with upper...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Nationals July 18, 2015: Let’s Try That Again

Well, that was weird. Let’s see about finishing that first game off so we can get to the second game, shall we? Dodgers Nationals 11:00 a.m. PT Washington D.C. CF Pederson 3B Escobar 2B Kendrick 2B Espinosa 3B Turner RF Harper 1B Gonzalez LF Robinson C Grandal C...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals' Tanner Roark 'felt fine,' just 'not his day' in rough outing

Tanner Roark has pitched well for the Washington Nationals this season, as a starter and a reliever, but Sunday was an entirely different story. In the second game of the Nationals' doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, Roark was called upon by manager Matt Williams to make a spot start, and it proved to be a start spotted by hits. In a mere 3 1/3 innings of work...
Via Fox Sports
June 29, 2015  |  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

Washington Nationals: Split weekend series with Milwaukee

The Washington Nationals went into the weekend series with the Milwaukee Brewers in second place in the National League East, looking to gain ground on the first place New York Mets. Dropping the first two games to the last place Brewers, the Nationals rebounded to take the last two games of the series and split the weekend series in Milwaukee. Tanner Roark and Jordan Zimmermann...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals trade rumors: Jordan Zimmerman edition

As the Washington Nationals remain in 2nd place in the NL East, only a half game behind the leader, New York Mets, the Nationals remain contenders for postseason play. Of course the Nationals will want to look to add pieces to the already talented roster, but to add pieces, the team will then have to part ways with big names as well. Right hander Jordan Zimmerman of the Washington...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tanner Roark unaffected by relegation from Nats rotation

Washington Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark has been demoted from the team's rotation, in large part due to the addition of Max Scherzer, but he doesn't seem to mind it. "I mean, it doesn’t matter, honestly. I love to start and now I've done back-and-forth relief. I just like being out there on the mound, competing," he told 106.7 The Fan, per CBS DC. Roark, who has been pitching...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Roark, Ramos lead Nationals past Cubs 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth, Tanner Roark pitched five effective innings and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Monday. Denard Span also homered for Washington, which has won eight of nine. Making his first start of the season in place of the injured Doug Fister, Roark (1-2) allowed rookie Kris Bryant's sixth home run and struck...
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 8 Two Start Pitchers; Tanner Roark

Week 8 Two Start Pitchers  Nationals RHP Doug Fister (forearm) will miss Week 8 of the Fantasy Baseball season, in fact he’s out indefinitely, so for those who drafted Tanner Roark and hung on to him, your patientce has paid off. He’ll get the start Monday in Chicago against the Cubs. If Roark is on the wire, grab him. While you’re at it, go ahead and drop Mat Latos (knee...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tanner Roark set to rejoin Nationals rotation

The Washington Nationals appear to be making yet another change to their pitching rotation. Righty Tanner Roark faced live batters today at Nationals Park and appears set to be making his first start of 2015 next Tuesday against the against the upstart Chicago Cubs, as reported by James Wagner of the Washington Post.Roark hasn’t made a pitching appearance in five days and hasn’t...
Via Baseball Essential
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Gio Gonzalez Over Tanner Roark the Right Call for Nationals?

One of my favorite Twitter hasthtags is #firstworldproblems. Who among us can’t appreciate the difficulties of iPhone ownership or the lack of farm fresh eggs? This is a seriously challenging world in which we live, and it can be a daily struggle navigating a life in the developed world. I’m still not used to the color change of the Netflix app. #firstworldproblems — First...
Via Baseball Essential
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Tyler Pill vs. Tanner Roark (3/14/15)

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Via Mets360.com
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals: 30 Days Till Opening Day!

Spring has sprung for a week now in Florida for the Washington Nationals. Here’s a look at some of the sights, sounds and stories from around the world wide web. This is the @Nationals rotation. This is not fair. #SpringTraining pic.twitter.com/8LHdhIgdRd — MLB (@MLB) March 1, 2015 One of the biggest story lines in all of Major League Baseball is the vaunted Nats pitching...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals Build Potential Super-Team, Add Max Scherzer

Here’s maybe the simplest way to put this: a season ago, by his peripherals, Tanner Roark was about a three-win pitcher. By his actual runs allowed, he was about a five-win pitcher. He actually finished with a higher RA9-WAR than Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister and a lot of other guys too. At present, the […]
Via Fangraphs
January 19, 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

Is The Fastball Less Valuable Than We Thought?

We’re coming off a season in which the American League Cy Young winner had a meh fastball. It’s true. Corey Kluber‘s sinker didn’t meet the above-average benchmark for swinging strikes (5.6%, his was 5.3%) or grounders (50.5%, his was 48.6%). Look at National League breakout Tanner Roark‘s two-seamer, and you’ll see the same thing. Is […]
Via Fangraphs
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Outlast Nationals 2-1 After Brandon Belt’s 18th-Inning Homer

WASHINGTON — Brandon Belt homered off Tanner Roark in the 18th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to their 10th consecutive postseason victory, edging Washington 2-1 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series. It tied the mark for most innings in a postseason game and set a time record at 6 hours, 23 minutes, Down to their final out in the ninth, the wild...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants win longest postseason game, Tanner Roark gets birthday loss

The San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals engaged in an 18-inning game on Saturday night that set records for being the longest post season game ever. The game latest a record 6 hours and 23 minutes. Brandon Belt would hit a home run in the top of the 18th inning to give the Giants their first lead of the game at 2-1 off of Nationals reliever Tanner Roark. The game ended...
Via Tireball.com
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Nationals 4, Mets 2

The Mets (76-81) lost to the Nationals (92-64) tonight by a score of 4 to 2 in Washington. What you should know: The Mets fell to the Nationals for the 14th time this season tonight behind a strong effort from starting pitcher Tanner Roark who won his 15th game of the season. Bartolo Colon fielded himself into trouble in the 5th inning. After he failed to break off the mound to...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Bartolo Colon vs. Tanner Roark (9/23/14)

Related Posts:Game Chatter: Tanner Roark vs. Bartolo Colon (9/11/14)Game Chatter: Aaron Harang vs. Tanner RoarkGame Chatter: Jon Niese vs. Tanner Roark (5/16/14)Poll: If Bartolo Colon pitched a perfect game, would you…Game Chatter: Bartolo Colon vs. AJ Burnett (8/8/14)
Via Mets360.com
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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