|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||10/5/1986|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 229 lbs|
|Drafted||2008 - Rd 25|
Roark (1-0) got the win against the Padres on Thursday, giving up one earned run on four hits over 5.1 innings, striking out five and walking two as the Reds topped San Diego 4-1.
It was a solid effort from the veteran right-hander, as Roark managed to hold the Padres to just a single run before exiting the contest after throwing 86 pitches. He now owns a solid 3.60 ERA through his first four starts, although his 1.55 WHIP and .295 opponent batting average suggest he's perhaps a bit fortunate to not be sporting a higher ERA.
Roark allowed one run on six hits and one walk across 5.1 innings during Saturday's 5-2 win over the Cardinals in Mexico. He struck out five and walked one.
Roark gave up a triple to Matt Carpenter to begin the game but was able to strand him at third base and limited the Cardinals to one run the rest of the evening. The performance is the 32-year-old's best start of the season but he has yet to complete six innings in his three outings. Roark lines up to start Thursday at San Diego.
Roark gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings during Saturday's loss to the Pirates. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.
Roark again had significant traffic on the basepaths but was able to limit the damage to three runs. The 32-year-old has a 5.79 ERA, 1.93 WHIP and 10:5 K:BB through his first two starts (9.1 innings) with the Reds. Roark next lines up to take the bump Thursday versus the Marlins.
Roark didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Brewers, giving up three runs on six hits and three walks over 4.1 innings while striking out six.
Milwaukee jumped on Roark for three runs in the top of the first inning, and while he avoided any further damage, the right-hander was far from sharp. He threw 56 of 96 pitches for strikes, and about the only positive from the performance is that he didn't give up a homer. Roark will look for a better result in his next start, Saturday in Pittsburgh.