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Federal Baseball Sep 22, 2018
Wire Taps: Nationals eliminated in NL East; Austin Voth starts vs Mets + more...

Wire Taps: Nationals eliminated in NL East; Austin Voth starts vs Mets + more...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the third of four with the Mets in the nation’s capital... Davey Martinez announced after last night’s game that Tanner Roark, who has been doing the whole family thing for the last few days, would not start in this afternoon’s game (cool, whatever, not like we already put together the GameThread with Roark or anything)... It is going to be Austin Voth instead, with Roark pushed back. “It’s going to be Voth,” Martinez said. “I talked to Tanner. Tanner has had a long week, and we’re going to skip him and...
Federal Baseball Sep 17, 2018
Tanner Roark better than numbers show in one manager’s opinion...

Tanner Roark better than numbers show in one manager’s opinion...

Tanner Roark threw 95 pitches in 5 1⁄3 innings on Sunday, but he held the Braves to two runs on five hits and the Nationals beat their NL East rivals in SunTrust Park. Tanner Roark was unbeaten in five straight starts (5-0) between July 25th and August 16th, with a 1.77 ERA, five walks, 28 Ks, and a .214/.246/.282 line against in 35 2⁄3 innings pitched over that stretch, but he came into today’s series finale winless in his last five outings, with an (0-3) record, a 5.84 ERA, no walks, 17 Ks, and a .307/.307/.554 line against in 24 2⁄3 IP in those starts. The last three before...
Federal Baseball Sep 16, 2018
Nationals take 2 of 3 from Braves with 6-4 win in SunTrust Park...

Nationals take 2 of 3 from Braves with 6-4 win in SunTrust Park...

Washington’s Nationals held on for a 6-4 win and took 2 of 3 from the Atlanta Braves in SunTrust Park. Washington’s Nationals scored five runs in the first three innings, with two-run home runs by both Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon, and they held on for a 6-4 win over Atlanta in the series finale in SunTrust Park, taking two of three from the Braves in the final matchup between the NL East rivals this season. Roark vs the Braves: Tanner Roark took the mound today in SunTrust Park winless in his last five outings at (0-3), with a 5.84 ERA, no walks, 17 Ks, and a .307/.307/.554 line...
Federal Baseball Sep 16, 2018
Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves: GameThread 150 of 162

Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves: GameThread 150 of 162

Washington and Atlanta wrap up the weekend and season series this afternoon in SunTrust Park in the 1:35 PM EDT finale. Tanner Roark for the Nationals vs Braves’ lefty Sean Newcomb. FOLLOW: MASN 2; 106.7 the FAN in D.C. Next Game Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves September 16, 2018 1:35 PM EDTSunTrust Park Tanner Roark vs Sean Newcomb WEATHER: Rainy, 79° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. Victor Robles - CF 2. #Treange - SS 3. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - CF 4. #RENDONISREADY - 3B 5. #JuanPursuit...
TalkingChop Sep 16, 2018
GameThread, 8/16/2018: Nationals @ Braves

GameThread, 8/16/2018: Nationals @ Braves

Tanner Roark vs. Sean Newcomb Please no walks. Please no walks. Please no walks. Also, win, I guess?
Federal Baseball Sep 14, 2018
Nationals vs. Braves Series Preview: Top rookies go head to head

Nationals vs. Braves Series Preview: Top rookies go head to head

The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves each have one of the two front runners for the NL Rookie of the Year Award. Who will be more impressive: Ronald Acuña Jr. or Juan Soto? Nationals (74-73) vs. Braves (82-64) series info: Game 1: Friday, Sept. 14 at 7:35 p.m. ET (MASN2/106.7 The Fan) Game 2: Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1:05 p.m. ET (FOX/106.7) Game 3: Sunday, Sept. 16 at 1:35 p.m. ET (MASN2/106.7) Pitching matchups: Tuesday: Max Scherzer (17-6, 2.31 ERA) vs. Kevin Gausman (9-10, 3.89) Wednesday: TBA (Jefry Rodriguez?) vs. Julio Teheran (9-7, 3.95) Thursday: TBA (Tanner Roark?) vs....
Federal Baseball Sep 11, 2018
Juan Soto hits two HRs in Nationals’ 7-6 win over the Phillies...

Juan Soto hits two HRs in Nationals’ 7-6 win over the Phillies...

Juan Soto hit his 17th and 18th home runs of the season in the Nationals’ 7-6 win over the Phillies in Citizens Bank Park. A five-run fifth gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 5-3 lead, and they added an insurance run in the eighth, 6-3, but the Washington Nationals rallied to tie it in a three-run ninth with a Trea Turner walk with the bases loaded and two out making it a 6-6 game before Juan Soto hit his second home run of the night in the 10th, 7-6. Roark vs the Phillies: Tanner Roark was winless in his last four starts heading into tonight’s outing against the Phillies in Citizens Bank...
Federal Baseball Sep 11, 2018
Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies: GameThread 145 of 162

Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies: GameThread 145 of 162

Washington and Philadelphia play the second game of their doubleheader with Tanner Roark on the mound for the Nationals against Phillies’ righty Nick Pivetta. GAME TIME: 7:05 PM EDT; FOLLOW: MASN; MLBN; 106.7 the FAN in D.C. Next Game Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies September 11, 2018 7:05 PM EDTCitizens Bank Park Jake Arrieta vs Tanner Roark WEATHER: Rainy AF, 77° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. Spanky - RF 2. #Treange - SS 3. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - RF 4. #RENDONISREADY - 3B 5....
Federal Baseball Sep 10, 2018
Nationals vs. Phillies Series Preview: Can the Nats play spoiler?

Nationals vs. Phillies Series Preview: Can the Nats play spoiler?

The Washington Nationals are out of the playoff race, but they could put a dent in the Philadelphia Phillies’ postseason hopes with a series win. Nationals (71-72) vs. Phillies (74-68) series info: Game 1: Monday, Sept. 10 at 7:05 p.m. ET (MASN/106.7 The Fan) Game 2: Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7:05 p.m. ET (MASN/106.7) Game 3: Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7:05 p.m. ET (MASN/106.7) Pitching matchups: Monday: Erick Fedde (1-3, 6.00 ERA) vs. Jake Arrieta (10-9, 3.61) Tuesday: Tanner Roark (8-15, 4.23) vs. Nick Pivetta (7-11, 4.66) Wednesday: Stephen Strasburg (7-7, 4.04) vs. Aaron Nola (16-4,...
Federal Baseball Sep 6, 2018
Tanner Roark on missing spots, Matt Adams’ home runs + more from the Nationals’ 7-6 loss...

Tanner Roark on missing spots, Matt Adams’ home runs + more from the Nationals’ 7-6 loss...

“Like I’ve said a million times, if you don’t make your pitch, they hit it far.” - Tanner Roark on loss to Cardinals Tanner Roark gave up five hits, three walks, and four runs, three earned, over six innings on the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals in Busch Stadium earlier this month, in a 5-4 win for the Washington Nationals. “Like I’ve said a million times. if you don’t make your pitch, they hit it far. And so [Matt Adams] did twice so...” - Tanner Roark on start vs Cards He was winless in his next three starts, however, before going up against the Cards again in last...
Federal Baseball Sep 5, 2018
Nationals drop 2 of 3 to the Cardinals with 7-6 loss in D.C.

Nationals drop 2 of 3 to the Cardinals with 7-6 loss in D.C.

Washington’s Nationals battled back from an 7-2 deficit and got within one with a four-run seventh, but ultimately fell short in a 7-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. After falling behind 5-0, and then 6-1, and 7-2, the Washington Nationals battled back, adding one run in the sixth, and four more in the seventh, but they fell short of a full comeback, dropping the series finale with the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-6. Roark vs the Cards Rd. 2: Tanner Roark extended an unbeaten streak to five-straight starts with a six-inning outing against the St. Louis Cardinals on August 16th in Busch...
Federal Baseball Sep 5, 2018
Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals: GameThread 140 of 162

Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals: GameThread 140 of 162

Washington and St. Louis wrap up their three-game set in D.C. with Tanner Roark on the mound for the Nationals against Miles Mikolas in the series finale in the nation’s capital. GAME TIME: 7:05 PM EDT; FOLLOW: MASN; 106.7 the FAN in D.C. Next Game St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals September 5, 2018 7:05 PM EDTNationals Park Tanner Roark vs Miles Mikolas WEATHER: Sunny, 89° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. Spanky - RF 2. #Treange - SS 3. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - CF 4. #RENDONISREADY -...
Federal Baseball Sep 1, 2018
Tanner Roark beat by long ball in Nationals’ 4-1 loss to the Brewers

Tanner Roark beat by long ball in Nationals’ 4-1 loss to the Brewers

Tanner Roark gave up as many home runs last night in the Nationals’ 4-1 loss to the Brewers as he’d allowed in his previous nine starts. Tanner Roark snapped a seven-start winless streak, over which he was (0-6) with a 7.68 ERA and a .364/.436/.539 line against in 36 1⁄3 IP, with eight scoreless on the mound against the Milwaukee Brewers in Miller Park back on July 25th. “‘You have to pitch down. That’s who you are. You’ve got to locate your fastball and use your fastball, and keep the ball down...’” - Davey Martinez on advice for Tanner Roark while he struggled That was...
Federal Baseball Aug 31, 2018
Nationals drop series opener to Brewers, 4-1 final in D.C.

Nationals drop series opener to Brewers, 4-1 final in D.C.

Tanner Roark gave up three home runs in six innings on the hill in what ended up a 4-1 loss to the Brewers in Nationals Park. Tanner Roark gave up just six hits in six innings of work on the mound in Washington, D.C.’s Nationals Park tonight, but three of the six hits were home runs that brought in four for the visiting Milwaukee Brewers, who took the series opener 4-1, behind a solid-ish start by right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 1 ER). Roark vs Milwaukee: Tanner Roark struck out a season-high 11 batters over eight scoreless on the mound in Milwaukee’s Miller Park back on...
Federal Baseball Aug 31, 2018
Brewers vs. Nationals Series Preview: Could Victor Robles make an appearance?

Brewers vs. Nationals Series Preview: Could Victor Robles make an appearance?

The Washington Nationals will expand their active roster to 40 this weekend, which could pave the way for top prospect Victor Robles to join the team for its series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Brewers (75-60) vs. Nationals (67-67) series info: Game 1: Friday, Aug. 31 at 7:05 p.m. ET (MASN/106.7 The Fan) Game 2: Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:05 p.m. ET (MASN/106.7) Game 3: Sunday, Sept. 2 at 1:35 p.m. ET (MASN/106.7) Pitching matchups: Tuesday: Jhoulys Chacin (13-5, 3.61 ERA) vs. Tanner Roark (8-13, 3.95) Wednesday: Chase Anderson (9-7, 4.04) vs. Stephen Strasburg (7-7, 4.15) Thursday: Junior...

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