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Federal Baseball Jul 14, 2018
Nationals’ lineup for 3rd of 4 with the Mets in Citi Field...

Nationals’ lineup for 3rd of 4 with the Mets in Citi Field...

Washington and New York split the first two, now which team will set themselves up for shot at a series win? In last night’s 4-2 loss, the Washington Nationals put the leadoff runner on in each of the first six innings, but only managed to bring that runner around once, when Tanner Roark tripled to start the third, and scored on a Wilmer Difo double. [ed. note - “Before we once again delve into the Nationals’ offensive woes, let’s all take a fun break to read Roark’s answer when he was asked about that aforementioned triple, which, if you hadn’t guessed, was his first career...
Federal Baseball Jul 14, 2018
Tanner Roark finds himself again in Nationals’ 4-2 loss to the Mets...

Tanner Roark finds himself again in Nationals’ 4-2 loss to the Mets...

After a few run of rough starts and an out-of-character post game interview last week, Tanner Roark seemed to find the old Tanner Roark again in the Nationals’ loss to the Mets... Tanner Roark did. not. want. to. talk. to. reporters. after he struggled against Miami’s Marlins last week in Washington, D.C. “We talked about location, throwing strikes, strike one, so I’m expecting him to be the old Tanner Roark...” - Davey Martinez before start vs Mets His answers were curt, and confrontational, and the normally affable right-hander seemed to want to be anywhere but in front of the...
Amazin Avenue Jul 13, 2018
Final Score: Mets 4, Nationals 2—Happy Thorsday!

Final Score: Mets 4, Nationals 2—Happy Thorsday!

The Mets jumped on Tanner Roark early and Noah Syndergaard earned a win in his first start back from the disabled list. The Mets went 7-for-9 their first time through the order against Tanner Roark, plating four runs in the first two innings of tonight’s victory agains the Nationals. Three of those runs came in the first inning when Brandon Nimmo, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Jose Bautista led off the inning with three straight singles to put the Mets on the board. A Wilmer Flores sacrifice fly and a Devin Mesoraco single both produced additional runs and Noah Syndergaard was given an early 3-0...
Federal Baseball Jul 13, 2018
Nationals drop 4-2 decision to Mets: Tanner Roark hit hard early in loss...

Nationals drop 4-2 decision to Mets: Tanner Roark hit hard early in loss...

Tanner Roark gave up four runs in the first two innings tonight as the Mets jumped out to an early lead and held on for a 4-2 win. FLUSHING, QUEENS, NY: Washington’s Nationals put the leadoff man on in each of the first six innings tonight, but went just 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position through six, scoring just one run when Tanner Roark tripled to right and came in on an RBI double by Wilmer Difo. Roark gave up four runs on eight hits in five innings, settling in after a three-run first and keeping it a 3-1 game through five, but the Nationals’ bats didn’t generate much...
Federal Baseball Jul 12, 2018
Nationals vs. Mets Series Preview: Remember when this matchup used to be exciting?

Nationals vs. Mets Series Preview: Remember when this matchup used to be exciting?

The Washington Nationals and New York Mets are both struggling to stay afloat amid slews of injuries. Three years ago, they were the class of the NL East. Nationals (46-46) vs. Mets (37-53) series info: Game 1: Thursday, July 12 at 7:10 p.m. EDT (MASN/106.7 The Fan) Game 2: Friday, July 13 at 7:10 p.m. EDT (MASN/106.7) Game 3: Saturday, July 14 at 4:10 p.m. EDT (MASN/106.7) Game 4: Sunday, July 15 at 1:10 p.m. EDT (MASN/106.7) Pitching matchups: Thursday: Max Scherzer (11-5, 2.33) vs. Steven Matz (4-6, 3.31) Friday: Tanner Roark (3-11, 4.76) vs. Noah Syndergaard (4-1, 3.06) Saturday: TBA...
Federal Baseball Jul 9, 2018
Washington Nationals’ lineup for series opener with the Pittsburgh Pirates in PNC Park....

Washington Nationals’ lineup for series opener with the Pittsburgh Pirates in PNC Park....

After taking 3 of 4 from the Miami Marlins, the Washington Nationals travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates in PNC Park. Washington’s loss on Sunday hurt. Not only did it keep the Nationals from sweeping the Miami Marlins, but Tanner Roark’s four-inning outing forced manager Davey Martinez to throw some pitchers out there he didn’t necessarily want to use. As the first-year skipper explained after the loss, his starters have to start going deeper into their outings. “It’s really tough,” Martinez said. “When you’ve got to use your bullpen fifth inning, these guys are...
Federal Baseball Jul 9, 2018
Wire Taps: Harper, Scherzer, Doolittle are All-Stars; Roark out of answers

Wire Taps: Harper, Scherzer, Doolittle are All-Stars; Roark out of answers

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of this week’s series with the Pirates... Sometimes, things feel like they’re going really well, and then life throws you a metaphorical—or physical—curveball. That’s why Mark Reynolds is around to throw knuckleballs. Tanner Roark doesn’t have any answers as Nationals drop series finale to Marlins (WaPo)Tanner Roark felt like nothing was wrong yesterday. He still allowed fifteen base runners over just four innings. He has no answers, but is trying everything from shaving his head to changing his walkup music. It's...
Federal Baseball Jul 9, 2018
Nationals’ starter Tanner Roark has no answers after another rough outing...

Nationals’ starter Tanner Roark has no answers after another rough outing...

With 20 hits and 13 runs allowed in his last 11 innings on the mound, Tanner Roark is frustrated and searching for answers. Tanner Roark took one for the team against the Boston Red Sox earlier this week, giving up 10 hits and nine earned runs in a seven-inning, 98-pitch outing in the nation’s capital which spared the Washington Nationals’ beleaguered bullpen. It also left him winless in five starts, over which he had a 7.57 ERA and a .336/.408/.558 line against in 27 1⁄3 IP. “It’s very frustrating. I felt like all my stuff was down, velocity was good, location was good. So yeah,...
Federal Baseball Jul 8, 2018
Nationals’ streaks end in 10-2 loss to Marlins; Nats take 3 of 4 from Fish...

Nationals’ streaks end in 10-2 loss to Marlins; Nats take 3 of 4 from Fish...

Washington’s Nationals took 3 of 4 from Miami, but they failed to sweep the Marlins, dropping the series finale today in Nationals Park... WASHINGTON, D.C.: The streaks all came to an disappointing end this afternoon in a 10-2 Washington Nationals’ loss in the series finale with the Miami Marlins in Nationals Park. Washington’s 14-game winning streak against their NL East rivals from Miami, the Nationals’ three-game winning streak, and Mark Reynolds’ 8 for 8 streak at the plate, they all came to an end. Tanner Roark struggled again on the mound, giving up 10 hits for the second...

Preview: Marlins at Nationals, Sunday, 1:35 p.m.

Marlins at Nationals When/where: 1:35 p.m., Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. On the air TV: Fox Sports Florida; Radio: 940-AM, 710-AM (Spanish) On the mound Marlins RHP Trevor Richards (2-5, 5.26 ERA, 1.509 WHIP) vs. Nationals RHP Tanner Roark (3-10, 4.60 ERA, 1.297 WHIP): Richards is coming off...
Federal Baseball Jul 3, 2018
Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez on 11-4 loss to Red Sox: “Our starting pitching right now is not giving the offense a chance.”

Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez on 11-4 loss to Red Sox: “Our starting pitching right now is not giving the offense a chance.”

It was an ugly loss that left everyone on Washington’s side frustrated and left the Nationals 42-42 on the season... Tanner Roark’s night started well with a seven-pitch first against the Boston Red Sox, but back-to-back singles in the top of the second, and a one-out, three-run home run to left-center field by Eduardo Nunez, on an 0-1 fastball outside, put the Sox up 3-0 early for a second straight night. “They didn’t quit, but everything — here we go, scratching and clawing again trying to get back in the game, and it’s tough, it’s tough for the boys.” - Davey...
Federal Baseball Jul 3, 2018
Red Sox make it two straight over Nationals, 11-4 final; Nats now a .500 team...

Red Sox make it two straight over Nationals, 11-4 final; Nats now a .500 team...

With their second straight loss to the Boston Red Sox, the Washington Nationals fell to 42-42 on the season. WASHINGTON, D.C.: Five straight one-out singles for Boston and a three-run home run to center field by Xander Bogaerts in a 33-pitch fifth inning for Washington Nationals’ starter Tanner Roark, turned a 3-2 lead into a 9-2 advantage as the visitors from Beantown won a second game in a row in the nation’s capital. 11-4 final. Roark vs Red Sox: Taking on a tough Red Sox’ lineup tonight, Tanner Roark tossed a quick, scoreless, seven-pitch first inning, but after the Nationals...
Federal Baseball Jul 2, 2018
Red Sox vs. Nationals Series Preview: Nats slip dangerously close to .500

Red Sox vs. Nationals Series Preview: Nats slip dangerously close to .500

The Washington Nationals could find themselves with a losing record if they’re swept in this three-game series with the Boston Red Sox. Red Sox (56-29) vs. Nationals (42-40) series info: Game 1: Monday, July 2 at 7:05 p.m. EST (MASN/106.7 The Fan) Game 2: Tuesday, July 3 at 6:05 p.m. EST (MASN/106.7) Game 3: Wednesday, July 4 at 11:05 p.m. EST (MASN/106.7) Pitching matchups: Monday: Rick Porcello (9-3, 3.60) vs. Max Scherzer (10-4, 2.04) Tuesday: Brian Johnson (1-2, 4.28) vs. Tanner Roark (3-9, 4.10) Wednesday: Eduardo Rodriguez (9-3, 4.11) vs. Erick Fedde (1-3, 6.00) What to watch...
Federal Baseball Jun 29, 2018
Nationals’ Tanner Roark straightens things out, but suffers ninth loss of 2018...

Nationals’ Tanner Roark straightens things out, but suffers ninth loss of 2018...

Tanner Roark was shaky again early, but he settled in against the Phillies last night in what ended up a 4-3 loss for the Nationals. [ed. note - “We’re not going to discuss Roark’s facial hair.”] In four June starts before Thursday’s series opener with the Philadelphia Phillies in Citizens Bank Park, Tanner Roark went (1-2) with a 6.64 ERA, nine walks (3.98 BB/9), 18 Ks (7.97 K/9), and a .310/.378/.540 line against in 20 1⁄3 innings pitched. “Once I get timing with every single pitch it comes out the exact same way, looking exactly the same with the fastball, it will be tough...
Federal Baseball Jun 28, 2018
Nationals drop third straight, 4-3 Phillies in series opener in Citizens Bank Park...

Nationals drop third straight, 4-3 Phillies in series opener in Citizens Bank Park...

Tanner Roark was better this time around against the Nationals’ NL East rivals, but the Phillies took the series opener in Citizens Bank Park, 4-3. Philadelphia Phillies’ right-hander Aaron Nola dominated the Washington Nationals over 7 2⁄3 innings tonight in Citizens Bank Park, giving up five hits and one earned run in what ended up a 4-3 win, which extended the starter’s personal unbeaten streak to seven straight starts. Roark’s adjustments: Tanner Roark couldn’t get through the fifth last time out against the Phillies during the series in D.C., and he spent the rest of that...

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