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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 21 lineups: Phillies at Nationals - Byron Kerr

The Nationals are looking to snap a three-game losing streak against Philadelphia today as they wrap up their series with the Phillies with an afternoon matchup at Nationals Park. This is also the first time the Nationals have lost two in a row at home this season. Right-hander Tanner Roark ... Read More
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Mears: An analysis of Tanner Roark's pitch count - Nationals Buzz

If you missed it, Tanner Roark threw a masterful 15-strikeout, two-hit shutout gem on Saturday against the Minnesota Twins. For a while there, it looked like if Roark could keep his pitch count down, he could go after the record that Roger Clemens set on April 29, 1986 with 20 ... Read More
5 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Video Recap: Roark Fans More than a Few

In the low-scoring bout, Washington Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark was incredible.  Roark registered 15 strikeouts in 7 innings on the day and the Nationals middle-order hitters Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman rewarded him with some solid hitting to give him the run support needed for the Nats to get a victory on the day. Washington had a team shutout with Roark and Jonathan Papelbon...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roark strikes out 15 in 7 innings as Nationals top Twins 2-0

WASHINGTON (AP) Tanner Roark struck out a career-high 15 and allowed only two hits over seven innings in a dominating performance that carried the Washington Nationals past the Minnesota Twins 2-0 Saturday. Roark and a trio of relievers combined to fan 18, the most by Washington since its arrival from Montreal in 2005. Roark (2-2) twice struck out the side and fanned at least two...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanner Roark looks to extend streak of starting dominance

MIAMI — Say what you will about their competition, but the Washington Nationals starters have been dominant so far this season, particularly over the past week. Nationals starters have allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of the past six games. They have worked to a 1.87 ERA overall, best in the majors. The […]
Via Nationals Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Roark subs for Strasburg and dismantles Braves 3-0 - Byron Kerr

For a pitcher who knew there was a good chance he was going to start only 24 hours before his first pitch, Tanner Roark did quite well for himself. Roark (1-1) did not allow the Braves a run through seven innings, scattering four hits to earn his first win of ... Read More
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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