With a 7-0 record, Tanner Roark is quickly climbing the lists of former Illini pitchers with most wins. No doubt, this is the quickest start any of them has gotten off to in such a short time. Roark has won his seven games in just over a month. His first game for the Nationals was August 7th.
His latest victory was a 7-inning, two-hit scoreless gem against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.
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Generally, these haven’t been cheap wins either. Only once has Roark has given up more than one run in a game. Cub fans can take solace that it was against their team when he gave up two runs in 1 2/3 innings. With the Cubs’ luck, Roark even got the win then, too.
Roark now sports a nice 1.08 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings pitched for the Washington Nationals.
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