Category Archives: Roark

And they’re back! First 18-gamer of 2017 #Nats

My 18-game posts have a long and sordid history.  For those who are new to this rodeo, check out the first few paragraphs of last year’s first 18-gamer for an explanation of what these posts are all about.  And for links to … Continue reading

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Max Scherzer makes his Grapefruit League debut; Roark stars in the WBC; Zimmerman is in a groove

What an exciting 24 hours in Nats camp! Team USA is heading to the WBC finals which was all made possible by a four-inning shut-out performance by the Washington Nationals’ own Tanner Roark! Roark spun a 2-hit gem while throwing … Continue reading

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Tanner Roark gets the historic start for Team USA in what he acknowledged is the biggest game of his career!

Sports allows do-overs of sorts, and Tanner Roark is getting a chance to redeem himself in the World Baseball Classic after his 1 ¹/3 inning setback against the Dominican Republic in Miami way back on March 11th in which he gave … Continue reading

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Washington Senators remix: The Nats welcome Twins today at TBOTPB

The Minnesota Twins will make their only trip from Ft. Myers to West Palm Beach today to face the Washington Nationals. The Twins were born out of Washington, D.C. after the 1960 Washington Senators relocated to Minneapolis for the 1961 … Continue reading

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Bryce Harper is now earning more than the #Nats 2016 MVP

The pencil shavings and eraser crumbs were sprinkled all over Mike Rizzo’s desk yesterday as he kept sharpening his pencil over and over until Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon, Tanner Roark, and Derek Norris all agreed to their 2017 salaries. Of … Continue reading

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Tanner Roark has a baseball life like no other!

Baseball is a complicated game and so are the paths to the Major Leagues. Pedigree is very important as a rite of passage in baseball. Every once in a while there is a player who rises above his draft status, … Continue reading

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8th 18-gamer: Feasting on the NL East and Tuning Up for the NLDS

For previous 18-gamers, click here. As the last 18 game set came to a close, the Nats had lost three straight to the Orioles. In the third loss, Daniel Murphy hit his first career grand slam in the 9th inning … Continue reading

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7th 18-gamer: Up and Down, but Reason for Hope

For previous 18-gamers, click here. After the Nats’ third straight loss to the O’s on Wednesday night, if you asked just about any fan about how the last 18 games have gone, the answer would likely have been “not very … Continue reading

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6th 18-gamer: With Just 54 Games to Go, Things are Still Looking Up

For previous 18-gamers, click here. The last 18-game set conveniently concluded at the All Star break. As the baseball world’s attention turned to the mid-summer classic in San Diego, the Nats were 18 games over .500 and six games ahead … Continue reading

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Fifth 18-gamer: A breakout for the Nats?

Fortuitously for your faithful contributor who needed a little more time to pull together a post, the Nats 90th game of the season was last Sunday, with five days before the next game.  So this 5th 18-gamer of the year … Continue reading

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