Roark signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Roark spent 2019 with the Reds and Athletics after pitching for the Nationals during his first six seasons. He posted a 4.35 ERA with a 158:51 K:BB over 165.1 innings last season, marking his third consecutive season with an ERA above 4.30. The 33-year-old will seek production closer to his breakout 2016 season with his new team.
Roark (10-10) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings Sunday, striking out five batters and taking the loss against Seattle.
Roark coughed up a two-run shot to Kyle Seager in the first inning and Oakland's bats were silenced for most of the afternoon. The 32-year-old has allowed 17 runs over his last four starts, inflating his ERA from 3.86 to 4.35. It's Roark's third consecutive season with an ERA over 4.30 after his breakout 2016 campaign.
Roark (10-9) allowed five runs on six hits and a walk over three innings Sunday, striking out one batter and taking the loss against Texas.
Roark was taken deep four times Sunday including three in the first inning. He's given up 14 runs in his last three starts, and it was the first time he's given up four homers in a game in his career. Roark will carry a 4.32 ERA into Saturday's start in Seattle.
Roark didn't factor into the decision against the Royals on Monday, giving up four earned runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings, striking out eight and walking one as the Athletics fell 6-5.
He fanned eight batters, but it was an otherwise unspectacular effort for Roark, who wound up getting chased from the contest after yielding four earned and laboring for 110 pitches. The outing gives the veteran a 4.12 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 152:48 K:BB across 157.1 innings on the season.
Roark (10-8) picked up the win in Tuesday's 21-7 rout of the Astros, giving up five runs on eight hits -- including three home runs -- and a walk over 5.2 innings while striking out three.
The right-hander was staked to a 7-0 lead before he even set foot on the mound, so all Roark had to do to collect the win was hang on for five innings. He now has a 4-1 record, 3.40 ERA and 36:9 K:BB through 42.1 innings in an Oakland uniform, but Roark might need to be a little sharper in his next outing Monday, at home against the Royals.
Roark (9-8) gave up five hits and two walks while striking out six through 6.2 scoreless innings to earn the win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Roark found a way to work out of trouble, not allowing a run despite the seven baserunners. Roark has been impressive since being traded to the Athletics, posting a 2.73 ERA in six starts. The 32-year-old has a 3.86 ERA with 141 strikeouts overall through 27 starts this season. Roark is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday against the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
Roark did not factor into the decision during Wednesday's loss to the Royals, surrendering four runs on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts across six innings.
Roark's damage came via the long ball, as he served up a pair of two-run homers to Hunter Dozier and Ryan O'Hearn. It was the most runs given up by Roark since making his A's debut on August 5, particularly disappointing considering he was facing a sub-par Royals team. Roark will look to defend his 3.30 ERA and 1.13 WHIP during a home contest against the Angels in his next start.
Roark (2-1) took the win against the Yankees on Thursday, hurling 6.1 innings and giving up two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out seven.
Roark registered his third straight quality start in the victory, limiting New York to single runs in the fifth and seventh innings. He tossed 60 of 95 pitches for strikes and whiffed seven hitters for the second time in his last three outings. The 32-year-old posted a mediocre 4.24 ERA with the Reds this season but has fared much better since joining Oakland at the trade deadline, winning two of four starts while compiling a 2.63 ERA and 23:5 K:BB in 24 innings. He'll next head to Kansas City to face the Royals on Wednesday.
Roark allowed two runs on six hits and three walks over six innings Friday. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision in a 3-2 extra-innings win over the Astros.
The right-hander was matched against Astros ace Justin Verlander and Roark held his own for just about half of the 13-inning contest. He has posted a 2.55 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 17.2 innings since being traded to the Athletics. For the year, Roark owns a 4.01 ERA and 124:43 K:BB in 128 innings between the A's and the Reds. He is expected to face the Yankees on Thursday in his next start.
Roark (1-1) took the loss against the White Sox on Saturday, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and no walks while recording seven strikeouts over 6.2 innings.
Roark was the epitome of a tough-luck loser Saturday in his second start for the Athletics since coming over via trade from the Reds. The veteran right-hander worked up to 101 pitches and notched a solid 10 swinging strikes overall, but he was partly done in by a solo home run off the bat of Eloy Jimenez and saw another run cross the plate earlier in the contest due to a throwing error by battery mate Chris Herrmann. Roark will look to bounce back and notch his second American League win when he faces the Astros at home next Thursday or Friday.
Roark (1-0) was credited with the win in a victory over the Cardinals on Sunday, allowing one run on four hits, two walks and a hit batsman over five innings while also recording six strikeouts.
The veteran right-hander was solid in his Athletics debut, working up to 109 pitches overall and notching 11 swinging strikes along the way. Roark allowed just one home run while pitching in his new spacious home park, and he bounced back nicely after a poor start in his last outing against the Pirates in his final start with the Reds last Tuesday. Roark will look to make it two strong starts when he faces the White Sox next Friday or Saturday.
Roark will make his Athletics debut in his start Sunday against the Cardinals.
He'll be facing a familiar National League foe as he heads to the Junior Circuit for the first time in his career following stops in Washington and Cincinnati. Roark posted a 4.24 ERA and 1.42 WHIP across 110.1 innings this season, but he could see those numbers improve while trading out Great American Ball Park as his home field for RingCentral Coliseum, a much more favorable pitching environment.
Roark was traded from Cincinnati to Oakland in exchange for Jameson Hannah on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Roark has been adequate but unremarkable, as one might expect, in 21 starts for the Reds this season, recording a 4.24 ERA. He owns a career-best 22.3 percent strikeout rate but also a career-worst 36.7 percent groundball rate. He'll get to enjoy a significant upgrade in home park with the move to Oakland.
Roark (6-7) allowed five runs on six hits with four walks and two strikeouts across 3.1 innings while taking a loss against the Pirates on Tuesday.
The veteran worked hard to bring his numbers back down after giving up seven runs and 13 hits in a start July 13, but this outing pretty much ruined any progress he made since then. Actually, it made it worse, as Roark has now allowed 16 runs in his last 18 innings (8.00 ERA). That's raised his overall ERA to 4.24 and also bumped his WHIP up to 1.42. Roark, who will next start at home against the Angels on Monday, also has 108 strikeouts in 110.1 innings.
Roark is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Pirates.
Roark was originally scheduled to get the ball for Monday's series opener, but the return of Alex Wood (back) on Sunday will allow the Reds to push their rotation back by a day. Following a blowup start against the Rockies earlier in the month, Roark has rebounded to post a 3.60 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 11:3 K:BB over his past two starts (10 innings).
Roark (6-6) picked up the win Tuesday, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk over five innings while striking out five in a 14-6 victory over the Brewers.
The Reds jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Roark even took the mound, and he cruised from there to his first win in five starts. The right-hander will take a 3.95 ERA and 106:34 K:BB through 107 innings into his next outing Monday, at home against the Pirates.
Roark threw five innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Thursday, giving up two earned runs on five hits, striking out six and walking two in a 7-4 defeat for the Reds.
It was a nice rebound effort for the 32-year-old after he got lit up for seven earned by the Rockies in his last start, but it wasn't quite enough to pick up his sixth win of the season. Roark now sports a 3.97 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP and a 101:33 K:BB through 102 innings on the season and lines up to take on the Brewers in his next start on the road on Tuesday.
Roark didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 17-9 win over the Rockies, surrendering seven runs on 13 hits -- including three home runs -- and a walk over 4.2 innings. He struck out three.
The game got a very late start after being delayed more than three hours due to rain and lightning, and Roark is probably wishing it had just been postponed entirely. The right-hander has now served up six homers in his last two starts and 11 in his last seven, leading to a 5.09 ERA over that stretch, after managing to keep the ball in the yard completely in his six trips to the mound before that. Roark will try to turn things around in his next start Thursday, at home against the Cards.
Roark allowed four earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five across 6.2 innings Tuesday against the Brewers. He did not factor into the decision.
Roark surrendered three home runs that accounted for all four of his earned runs. While he's managed to keep the ball in the yard fairly effectively for much of the season, his HR/9 jumped to 1.5 across 29.1 June innings. This start didn't instill much confidence he's solved his issues, yet he still has a 3.51 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 92 strikeouts across 92.1 innings for the season. This was Roark's final scheduled start prior to the All-Star break.
Roark gave up one run on four hits and two walks while striking out six through 5.1 innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Wednesday.
Roark cruised through four innings before giving up a solo home run in the fifth inning. Two walks in the sixth led to an early removal from the game. The right-hander is having a solid June with a 3.71 ERA through five outings. Roark will get his next start Tuesday against the Brewers at Great American Ball Park.
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