Tough day for Tanner Roark. Just when we thought he’d be making his second career postseason start in a huge elimination game, the shady-ass Nationals pivot big time and turn back to Stephen Strasburg. Bummer no doubt, but maybe he’ll get the ball in relief if Strasburg starts vomiting on the field.
Roark had a bit of a down regular season, as he went 13-11 with an underwhelming 4.67 ERA (so you can understand why baseball Twitter got all fired up). He’s pitched 7.1 innings of playoff ball with appearances in the 2014 and 2016 NLDS.
As for Tanner’s personal life he’s happily married to his wife Amanda, who he has two kids with. They celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary last week: