Back in 'pen, Roark happy to help club
WASHINGTON -- After being a quality starter for almost a month, Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark was back in the bullpen with return of right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who helped the Nationals defeat the Braves, 3-1, on Tuesday night.
Roark entered the game in the sixth inning and pitched two shutout innings, striking out one. He was not upset that he is back in the bullpen.
"It's my job." he said. "Whatever they need out of me, I'll do. I take pride in that. Anything to help out the team."
Roark has appeared in 19 games and is 3-1 with a 3.25 ERA.