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June 1 vs. Texas Rangers

June 1 vs. Texas Rangers

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Washington Nationals Game Notes vs. Texas Rangers, June 1, 2014
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POWER HOUR
Anthony Rendon (solo), Jose Lobaton (2-run), Adam LaRoche (3-run) and Scott Hairston (PH, 2-run) each clubbed home runs to power Washington to a 10-2 win over Texas yesterday at Nationals Park...the Nationals have tallied at least 10 hits in 4 of their last 5 games...the Nationals will try for their 4th sweep of the season in today’s finale against Yu Darvish and the Rangers.
TONY! TONY! TONY!
In 7 at-bats dating to the 7th inning Fri. night, Anthony Rendon is 6-f0r-7 with 5 singles and a solo home run...he entered this hot stretch mired in a 5-for-43 slump...Rendon paces the Nationals with 21 extra base hits (11 2B, 4 3B, 6 HR) and slugging percentage (.441) among qualified Nationals.
BULLISH ON THE NATIONALS’ ‘PEN
At 2.17 (42 ER/174.1 IP), Washington relievers pace MLB in bullpen ERA...beyond Washington, only SDP (2nd, 2.30) sports a sub-2.50 bullpen ERA.
NO LONGER TAILING THE DONKEY
With his game-changing 3-run shot on Fri. night, Ian Desmond passed Adam Dunn and assumed 2nd place on the Nationals’ all-time home run list...a closer look: 
RK PLAYER (SEASONS IN DC) HOME RUNS AS A NATIONAL
 1. Ryan Zimmerman (2005-present) ...................................181 2. Ian Desmond (2009-present) ...........................................77 3. Adam Dunn (2009-10) .......................................................76
POWER FROM THE PIVOT
The Nationals pace MLB in home runs (18) hit by middle infielders (COL is 2nd with 15)...11 of these 18 middle-infield homers have been hit by shortstops (Ian Desmond 10, Zach Walters 1), 7 by second basemen (Danny Espinosa 6, Anthony Rendon 1).The 33 home runs hit by Washington infielders (8 from 1B, 7 from 2B, 7 from 3B, 11 from SS) this season rank 4th in MLB...only the infields of the Blue Jays (36), Rockies (34) and Giants (34) have hit more homers than Washington’s.
SCORE 4 = WIN MORE
The Nationals are 23-2 when scoring 4 or more runs and, conversely, just 4-25 when limited to 3 or less runs by opposing pitchers.
SPANUFACTURING OFFENSE
Denard Span is hitting .358 (19-for-53) over the last 11 games, during which he has registered 7 multi-hit efforts...Span also leads the Nationals with 11 extra-base hits (9 doubles, triple, home run) since May 1.
STOP THIEF
Nationals catchers, with a little help from Steve McCatty’s pitching staff, currently rank 2nd in MLB having gunned down 12 of 31 (38.7%) would-be basestealers this year (pitcher caught stealings excluded)...in all of MLB, only the Cardinals (46%, 13 of 28) have posted a higher percentage this season than Washington.• Last year, Washington ranked 29th out of the 30 clubs by throwing out just 14 percent (15 of 110) of would-be basestealers.
STOLEN MOMENTS
While Washington’s batteries have kept opposing running games in check, the Na-tionals lead the NL/3rd in MLB in stolen-base effi ciency at 83.9 percent (26 SB, 5 CS)...in 9 previous DC seasons, the Nationals have posted a top 10 stolen-base ef-ficiency just once, in 2013 (9th, 88-for-116, 76%).
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
While the Nationals have run up a 19-run first-inning deficit (25 for, 44 against) this year, Washington has outscored its opponents, 86-49, from the 7th inning on.The Nationals pace the NL/2nd in MLB with a +37 run differential after the 6th in-ning (a.k.a. 7th-inning+)...only the Athletics (+40) are ahead of Washington.
MEET MATT WILLIAMS
Matt Williams, 48, was named the 5th field manager of the Nationals on Oct. 31, 2013...the managerial position is the first of his career...joins the Nationals organiza-tion after spending the previous 4 seasons on Kirk Gibson’s coaching staff in ARI...Williams hit .268 (1878-for-7000) with 338 2B, 378 HR, 1218 RBI and 997 runs in 1866 games spanning 17 decorated seasons with ARI (‘98-03), CLE (1997) and SFG (‘87-96)...Williams was a 5-time All-Star (‘90, ‘94-96, ‘99) and a 4-time recipient of the Rawlings Gold Glove (‘91, ‘93-94, ‘97) and Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger (‘90, ‘93-94, ‘97) awards...his 359 career homers as a third baseman ranks 5th on the all-time list (Mike Schmidt 509, Eddie Matthews 486, Chipper Jones 389, Graig Nettles 368). • Williams reached the postseason on 6 occasions, won 3 pennants and claimed a World Championship (2001 Diamondbacks)...in all, played in 51 postseason games/18 World Series contests...sports previous managerial experience gained with the Salt River Rafters (AFL division title, ‘12) and the Double-A Mobile Bay-Bears (skippered final 5 weeks of ‘07 after Brett Butler suffered a mild stroke)...Williams’ baseball DNA traces back to his grandfather, outfielder Bert Griffi th, who was a member of the 1924 World Champion AL Nationals...born in Bishop, CA and a native of Carson City, NV, Williams is an alum of UNLV.
NATIONALS WIRE
Texas Rangers (28-28) @ Washington Nationals (27-27)
RHP Yu Darvish (4-2, 2.35)
 |
RHP Tanner Roark (3-3, 3.47)
Sunday, June 1
 Game #55 / Home #31
 Nationals Park
 Washington, DC
JUNE 1 2007
- Ronnie Belliard’s RBI pinch-hit RBI single with one out in the 10th lifted the Nationals to a 4-3 home win over the Padres. The win was Washington’s first in 7 games at RFK against SDP. Dmitri Young went 4-for-4 for a 2nd straight night to match Andre Dawson’s franchise mark for hits in consecutive plate appearances. Cristian Guzman also tallied 4 hits, including his 1,000th career safety, a 5th-inning single off Jake Peavy.
DATE IN DC BASEBALL HISTORY
DATE OPP./SITE D.C. TIME DC TV DC RADIO NATIONALS STARTER OPPONENTS STARTERSun., June 1 vs. TEX 1:35 pm
MASN
 
106.7 FM / 1500 AM
 RHP Tanner Roark (3-3, 3.47) RHP Yu Darvish (4-2, 2.35)
Roark was 25th-round selection in TEX’s 2008 First-Year Player Draft class that included 1B Justin Smoak, LHP Robbie Ross and RHP Joe Wieland, among others
Mon., June 2 *** OFF DAY ***Tue., June 3 vs. PHI 7:05 pm
MASN
 
106.7 FM / 1500 AM
 RHP Jordan Zimmermann (3-2, 4.07) RHP David Buchanan (1-0, 3.86)
The Nationals are opposed by a rookie starting pitcher for just the 2nd time this season (also ATL’s David Hale, Apr. 4 in DC / Braves won, 2-1)
Wed., June 4 vs. PHI 7:05 pm
WUSA 9 /
MASN
 
106.7 FM / 1500 AM
 RHP Stephen Strasburg (4-4, 3.15) RHP A.J. Burnett (3-4, 3.79)
Strasburg went 2-0 with a 0.53 ERA (1 ER/17.0 IP) in pair of home starts (one BB, 19 SO in 17.0 inn.) against the Phillies last season
Thu., June 5 vs. PHI 4:05 pm
MASN
 
106.7 FM / 1500 AM
 RHP Doug Fister (2-1, 3.34) RHP Kyle Kendrick (1-5, 4.04)
Kendrick’s 22 starts, during which Washington is 13-9, against the Nationals (2005-pres.) rank 3rd behind only Cole Hamels and Tim Hudson (28 apiece).
SCHEDULE & PROBABLE PITCHERS
JUNE 1 MLB’s Pitch, Hit & Run Competition -
The MLB Pitch, Hit and Run (PHR) program provides children ages 7 through 14 the opportunity to show-case their baseball talents in a free nationwide skills competition. The Nationals annual team competition will take place at Nationals Park beginning at 8 a.m. The top 3 competitors nationwide from each age group advance to the National Finals at the 2014 All-Star Game.
IN THE COMMUNITY
TEXAS RANGERS
Following the ‘71 season, the expansion Senators left town to become the Texas Rangers...the 2nd incarnation of the Senators went 740-1032-1 in 10 seasons in DC (1962-71)...on Sept. 30, 1971, the 10,852nd and seemingly final game played in Washington, DC ended in a forfeit win for NYY...the Senators led, 7-5, with 2 outs in the top of the 9th when fans stormed and trashed the field, thus forcing umpires to call the game...Anthony Rendon (Houston) and Scott Hairston (Fort Worth) are the only 2 current Nationals born in the Lone Star State...Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr hit .294 in 15 games for the 2000 Rangers.
THE SERIES
The Rangers return to The District for the 2nd time since 1971...TEX took 2 of 3 here, June 20-22, 2008...Washington’s lone win came in the opener, a 14-inning 4-3 victory as Elijah Dukes become the franchise’s first player to notch 5 hits, including the game-ending safety...the Na-tionals last played in Arlington, June 17-19, 2005 (lost 2 of 3 games)...Hall-of-Famer Ted Williams’ best season as manager came in his mana-gerial debut, as his 1969 Senators won 86 games...he then completed his managerial career as the Rangers’ first skipper in 1972.
2014 / BY THE NUMBERS
2014 W-L .........................................................2-0 (1-0 in DC)Streak ..........................................................................Won 2Aggregate Score / 2014 .................Nationals 19, Rangers 4Home Runs Hit / 2014 ......................Nationals 5, Rangers 0
ALLTIME SERIES / BY THE NUMBERS
W-L / Nationals .................................................................4-4W-L / Franchise (Nationals + Expos) ...............................7-4W-L / Nationals Park (2008-present) ..............................3-2
2014 AGAINST THE RANGERS
DATE RESULT WIN-LOSS-SV TOG
 
DATE RESULT WIN-LOSS-SV TOG
5/30DC W9-2 Strasburg-Lewis-NONE 2:455/31DC W10-2 Fister-Tepesch-NONE 2:476/1DC
OPPONENT
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
5/11 ....Placed 1B Adam LaRoche on the 15-Day DL (retro to 5/10) with a right quad strain...recalled 1B/OF Tyler Moore from Syracuse.5/16....Optioned C Sandy Leon to Syracuse...selected contract of 1B Greg Dobbs...re-called OF Eury Perez from Syracuse and placed him on the 60-Day DL with a left toe fracture.5/18....Placed LHP Gio Gonzalez on the 15-Day Disabled List (left shoulder)...recalled RHP Ryan Mattheus from Syracuse.5/21 ....Optioned RHP Ryan Mattheus to Syracuse.5/22 ...Recalled RHP Blake Treinen from Syracuse.5/25 ...Optioned INF Zack Walters to Syracuse...recalled from rehab and reinstated 1B Adam LaRoche from 15-Day DL.
DISABLED LIST
PLAYER INJURY 15/60 DL PLACED / RETRO REINSTATED #GAMES
E.Davis R Elbow Sprain 60 Feb. 13 54R.Ohlendorf R Lumbar Strain 60 Mar. 26 54J.Kobernus L Hand Fracture 60 Apr. 12 44
R.Zimmerman
R Thumb Fracture 15 Apr. 13 43B.Harper L Thumb Sprain 15 Apr. 27 / Apr. 26 30E.Perez L Toe Fracture 60 May 16 14G.Gonzalez L Shoulder Inflam. 15 May 18 13D.Span Concussion 7 Apr. 12 Apr. 19 7S.Hairston L Oblique Strain 15 Apr. 6 May 5 26W.Ramos L Hamate Fracture 15 Apr. 2 / Apr. 1 May 7 32 D.Fister R Lat Strain 15 Mar. 29 / Mar. 23 May 9 34A.LaRoche R Quad Strain 15 May 11 / May 10 May 25 14
 
THE 25-MAN ACTIVE ROSTER
PITCHERS
 13 Jerry Blevins (BLEH-vins) .........LHP 48 Ross Detwiler (DET-wiy-ler) .....LHP30 Aaron Barrett...........................RHP 36 Tyler Clippard (KLI-perd) .........RHP 58 Doug Fister (FIH-ster) .............RHP57 Tanner Roark (ro-ARK) ............RHP 35 Craig Stammen
(STAH-mehn)
 ..RHP 29 Rafael Soriano
(soer-ee-AH-noh)
 .RHP 22 Drew Storen (STOER-in) .........RHP 37 Stephen Strasburg
 
(STRAHS-berg)
 .RHP64 Blake Treinen (TIY-nehn).........RHP27 Jordan Zimmermann ...............RHP
CATCHERS
40 Wilson Ramos (RAH-mos)..............R/R 59 Jose Lobaton (LOH-buh-tohn) ..S/R
INFIELDERS
 20 Ian Desmond (EE-in) ..................R/R33 Greg Dobbs (dahbs) ..................R/L 8 Danny Espinosa
 (ehs-pi-NOH-zuh)
 ..
S/R19 Kevin Frandsen (FRAND-zen) ...R/R 25 Adam LaRoche
(lah-ROHSH)
 .....L/L12 Tyler Moore ...............................R/R 6 Anthony Rendon
 (RHEN-dohn)
 ..R/R
OUTFIELDERS
 7 Scott Hairston (HAIR-stin) ........R/R 15 Nate McLouth (mik-LOWTH) ....L/R 2 Denard Span (di-NAHRD) ..........L/L 28 Jayson Werth (JAY-sin) .............R/R
 
NATIONALS STARTING PITCHER
BARRETT, Aaron (RHP) #30
LAST:
Wed.vs.MIA: 0.2
IP
 3
H
 1
R
 1
ER
 1
BB
 1
SO
 0
HR
True rookie...Univ. of Mississippi alum was Nationals’ 9th-rounder in 2010 Draft...struck out 12.0 batters/9.0 in minors.
2 ER allowed tied w/Storen & Soriano for least on Nats’ staff.
Leads NL rookie RP with 25 SO...averaging 11.4 SO/9.0.2-0, 2 Holds, 0 Saves, 0.92 ERA, 21/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 17 / 9
BLEVINS, Jerry (LHP) #13
LAST:
 Sat.vs.TEX:
 
1.0
IP
 0
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 2
SO
 0
HR
Was acquired from OAK on Dec. 11, 2012 in exchange for OF Billy Burns...Craig Stammen’s teammate at Univ. of Dayton.Is enjoying highest strikeout percentage of career (26%).Has not allowed a single inherited runner to score (12 IR).2-2, 4 Holds, 0 Saves, 4.22 ERA, 26/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 12 / 0
CLIPPARD, Tyler (RHP) #36
LAST:
 Wed.vs.MIA: 1.0
IP
 1
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 1
BB
 0
SO
 0
HR
Paces MLB in relief K (471) since ‘pen debut, June 25, 2009...has pitched in more games (365) than any Nationals hurler.Has tossed 14.2 scoreless inn. in 15 apps dating to Apr. 24.Leads Nationals ‘pen in wins (4), holds (11) & relief K (31).4-2, 11 Holds, 0 Saves, 1.48 ERA, 27/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 3 / 0
DETWILER, Ross (LHP) #48
LAST:
 Wed.vs.MIA: 1.0
IP
 1
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 1
SO
 0
HR
Shifts to ‘pen...in 32 career relief apps, is 1-2 with 2 Holds & a 2.75 ERA (17 ER/55.2 IP)...made 50 MLB starts from ‘11-13.Has worked more than 1.0 inn. of relief in 9 of 16 apps.
Pitched for Team USA in ‘13 WBC (save, 4.0 scoreless inn.).
0-2, 1 Holds, 0 Saves, 5.01 ERA, 16/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 0 / 0
NATIONALS BULLPEN MAP
LEFT RIGHT
#13 J.Blevins #30 A.Barrett
• #48 R.Detwiler
 
• #36 T.Clippard • #29 R.Soriano #35 C.Stammen #22 D.Storen #64 B.Treinen
BULLPEN BY THE NUMBERS
Total Appearances ....................158Holds ..........................................26Saves / Save Opp. . .................11 / 15Inh. Runners / Inh. Scored ...55 / 17Batting Average Against .........220
1st Batters Retired / Faced
 ...119 / 158SO/BB Ratio . ..2.7/1 (166 SO/62 BB)
2014 & CAREER / Rangers
PLAYER W L S G IP ER ERA
Barrett 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0  Career 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 Blevins 2014 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0.00 Career 1 1 0 35 30.2 6 1.76Clippard 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 Career 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 Detwiler 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0  Career 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 Fister 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0  Career 3 4 0 9 54.0 34 5.67Roark 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0  Career 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 Soriano 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0  Career 2 0 4 20 22.1 3 1.21Stammen 2014 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0.00 Career 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0.00Storen 2014 0 0 0 1 1.0 0 0.00 Career 0 0 0 1 1.0 0 0.00Strasburg 2014 1 0 0 1 6.0 0 0.00 Career 1 0 0 1 6.0 0 0.00Treinen 2014 0 0 0 1 2.0 0 0.00 Career 0 0 0 1 2.0 0 0.00Zimmermann 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 Career 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
SORIANO, Rafael (RHP) #29
LAST:
 Wed.vs.MIA: 1.0
IP
 0
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 1
SO
 0
HR
Posted a 3.0/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and saved 43 games to
rank 2nd in the NL in first season with the Nationals.Has worked scoreless relief in 20 of 21 apps this year.Swing & Miss% is up this year (27% in ‘14, 19% in ‘13).1-0, 0 Holds, 11 Saves, 0.86 ERA, 21/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 0 / 0
STAMMEN, Craig (RHP) #35
LAST:
 Sat.vs.TEX:
 
2.0
IP
 1
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 2
SO
 0
HR
Has pitched better in relief (2.74 ERA, 8.8 K/9, 153 G) than as starter (8-11, 5.08, 4.6 K/9, 38 starts) during MLB career.In 11 apps dating to Apr. 20, ERA is 0.83 (2 ER/21.2 IP).Since ‘12, has 2.52 ERA, and 200.0 relief inn. pace MLB.0-1, 1 Holds, 0 Saves, 2.40 ERA, 16/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 9 / 2
STOREN, Drew (RHP) #22
LAST:
 Fri.vs.TEX: 1.0
IP
 0
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 0
SO
 0
HR
Owns highest career SO/BB ratio (3.18/1) among Nats reliev-ers (‘05-pres.)...selected 10th overall in ‘09 First-Year Draft.Is 3-1, 17 holds, 1 save, 1.17 ERA in 43 G dating to Aug. ‘13.Is striking out a career-best 28% of batters faced in 2014.2-1, 7 Holds, 0 Saves, 0.95 ERA, 21/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 7 / 1
TREINEN, Blake (RHP) #64
LAST:
 Fri.vs.TEX: 2.0
IP
 2
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 1
SO
 0
HR
True rookie...pitched in starting role and as reliever in minor leagues...acquired in deal with A’s that involved Mike Morse.Due rainouts & off days, temporarily jumps into bullpen. ERA as starter: 1.69 (2 GS)...ERA as reliever: 1.04 (4 apps).0-2, 0 Holds, 0 Saves, 1.40 ERA, 6/2 G/GS
IR / IS:
 3 / 3
NATIONALS BULLPEN
NATIONALS PITCHING – 2014
Starters Team Rec G SV SVO Hld ERA CG INN H R ER HR BB IBB HB SO SO/9 AVG 
27-27 54 0 0 0 3.80 1 313.0 326 154 132 29 83 5 16 285 8.2 .267
 Ind Rec #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB 
16-19 5002 16 4 139 1 6 0 11 9 64 7 11 10 24 1220
 Relievers Team Rec G SV SVO Hld ERA CG INN H R ER HR BB IBB HB SO SO/9 AVG 
26-27 53 11 15 26 2.17 0 174.1 140 52 42 9 62 4 5 166 8.6 .220
 Ind Rec #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB 
11-8 2756 15.8 4.28 83 - 5 0 4 3 30 1 8 5 14 636
 Team Totals Team Rec G SV SVO Hld ERA CG INN H R ER HR BB IBB HB SO SO/9 AVG 
27-27 54 11 15 26 3.21 1 487.1 466 206 174 38 145 9 21 451 8.3 .251
 #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB 
7758 15.9 4.1 222 4 11 0 15 12 94 8 19 15 38 1856
STARTING PITCHING – LAST 10 GAMES
DATE/OPP
 STARTER DEC RES INN H R ER BB SO HR RS PIT
5/31vsTEX
 
Fister W W10-2 6.0 4 2 2 1 6 0 10 104
5/30vsTEX
 
Strasburg W W9-2 6.0 6 2 0 1 9 0 6 88
5/28vsMIA
 
Zimm’nn — L5-8 5.0 8 4 3 1 3 0 0 80
5/26vsMIA
 Roark L L2-3 7.0 5 3 3 1 4 1 2 955/25@PIT
 
Fister W W5-2 5.1 6 1 1 0 4 1 4 83
5/24@PIT
 
Strasburg L L2-3 7.0 7 3 3 2 7 1 2 110
5/23@PIT
 
Zimm’nn L L3-4 6.0 7 4 4 2 4 1 1 104
5/22@PIT
 
Treinen L L1-3 5.2 4 2 2 5 4 0 1 102
5/21vsCIN
Roark L L1-2 6.0 6 2 1 3 2 0 1 88
5/20vsCIN
Fister W W9-4 7.0 6 2 2 1 5 0 0 109
BULLPEN – LAST 10 GAMES
DATE/OPP RES DECISIONS #REL INN H R ER BB SO HR
5/31vsTEX W10-2 2 3.0 1 0 0 0 4 05/30vsTEX W9-2 2 3.0 2 0 0 0 1 05/28vsMIA L5-8 L 6 5.0 6 4 4 4 4 05/26vsMIA L2-3 2 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 05/25@PIT W5-2 2 H, SV 3 3.2 3 1 1 0 3 05/24@PIT L2-3 2 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 05/23@PIT L3-4 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 15/22@PIT L1-3 2 2.1 3 1 1 1 1 05/21vsCIN L1-2 3 3.0 3 0 0 1 3 05/20vsCIN W9-4 2 2.0 2 2 2 1 1 0
CATCHER’S DEFENSE
CATCHER GS W-L CCS SBA CS% PB CATCHER ERA
J.Lobaton
2014 25 14-11 5 15 33% 0 3.32 (84 ER/227.2 IP) Career 165 92-73 24 148 16% 2 3.52 (599 ER/1531.1 IP)
W.Ramos
2014 17 6-11 5 12 42% 1 3.48 (59 ER/152.2 IP) Career 245 132-113 39 157 25% 12 3.50 (848 ER/2181.0 IP)
ROARK, Tanner (RHP) #57
Gets the nod as Washington goes for the sweep.
• AGAINST THE RANGERS:
 Has never faced TEX...was Rangers’ 25th-round selection in the 2008 Draft...2+ years later, was dealt to the Nationals on July 31, 2010 in ex-change for SS Cristian Guzman...advanced as far as Dou-ble-A Frisco while in Rangers’ system.
• LAST START:
 Pitched well, but fell victim to Giancarlo Stanton, who accounted for all 3 Marlins runs thanks to a first-inning double (run scored) and 3rd-inn. 2-run homer in MIA’s 3-2 win, Mon. in DC...in all, allowed 3 runs on 5 hits in 7.0 innings...walked one, fanned 4. • During brief career, has faced 238 right-handed hitters and allowed just one home run (G.Stanton, May 26 in DC).Is 5-2 with one hold and a 1.19 ERA (7 ER/53.0 IP) in 12 ca-reer games/6 starts at Nationals Park. • In 15 career starts, is 6-3 with a 2.89 ERA (30 ER/93.1 IP) and has 11 quality starts (6.0+ inn., allowing 3 or less runs).Is 1-0, 0.47 ERA (1 ER/19.0 IP) in 3 career interleague games/2 starts...only run allowed came via a John Jaso solo shot, May 10 at OAK...has stymied 2 of MLB’s top offenses this year, allowing one run allowed in 14.1 inn. against the Angels and A’s.Looks to build on breakout ‘13 campaign...joined the Nationals late in ‘13, but earned glowing reviews, finishing 7-1 with 1.51 ERA in 14/5 G/GS as true rookie...has contract selected by Washington on Aug. 6 (had pitched in minors for 6-plus sea-sons)...started 7-0 and became the first/only National to win first 7 decisions in a single season. Pitched collegiately at Univ. of Illinois...in spring of 2008, before being drafted, pitched in 3 games for the Southern Illinois Miners (independent Frontier League).
CAREER STATISTICS
Year Team Lg W L SV SVO G GS CG INN H R ER HR BB SO WHIP FIP ERA
2013 Wsh NL 7 1 0 0 14 5 0 53.2 38 11 9 1 11 40 0.91 2.47 1.512014 Wsh NL 3 3 0 0 10 10 1 62.1 53 25 24 6 16 46 1.11 3.67 3.47Totals 10 4 0 0 24 15 1 116.0 91 36 33 7 27 86 1.02 3.12 2.56
 
2014 STARTS
D OPP RES W L ERA INN H R ER HR BB SO RS PIT
4/3 @NYM W8-2 1 0 3.00 6.0 6 2 2 0 3 5 7 954/11 @ATL L6-7 0 0 5.91 4.2 5 5 5 1 1 3 4 864/16 @MIA W6-3 0 0 5.29 6.1 7 3 3 1 2 5 3 984/21 vs.LAA L2-4 0 0 3.80 6.2 7 0 0 0 2 5 1 1054/26 vs.SDP W4-0 1 0 2.76 9.0 3 0 0 0 1 8 4 1055/3 vs.PHI L2-7 0 1 4.17 4.0 7 7 7 2 1 5 0 855/10 @Oak L3-4 0 0 3.65 7.2 2 1 1 1 0 5 3 955/16 vs.NYM W5-2 1 0 3.65 5.0 4 2 2 0 2 4 5 875/21 vs.CIN L1-2 0 1 3.42 6.0 6 2 1 0 3 2 1 885/26 vs.MIA L2-3 0 1 3.47 7.0 5 3 3 1 1 4 2 95
2014 SPLITS
CATEGORY W L G INN H R ER HR BB SO ERA
Home 2 2 5 33.2 25 7 6 1 9 23 1.60vs.TEX 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Globe Life Stad.
 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CAREER SPLITS
CATEGORY W L G INN H R ER HR BB SO ERA
Home 5 2 12 53 35 9 7 1 15 37 1.19vs.TEX 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Globe Life Stad.
 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
2014 & CAREER / Rangers
PLAYER AB H HR RBI AVG
Desmond 2014 7 1 1 3 .143 Career 7 1 1 3 .143Dobbs 2014 0 0 0 0 Career 63 14 0 4 .222Espinosa 2014 7 1 0 0 .143 Career 7 1 0 0 .143Frandsen 2014 1 0 0 0 .000 Career 19 1 0 1 .053Hairston 2014 1 1 1 2 1.000 Career 51 11 3 11 .216LaRoche 2014 8 3 1 3 .375 Career 33 8 2 8 .242Lobaton 2014 4 1 1 2 .250 Career 20 4 2 3 .200McLouth 2014 8 2 0 0 .250 Career 51 17 1 4 .333Moore 2014 1 1 0 2 1.000 Career 1 1 0 2 1.000Ramos 2014 3 2 0 1 .667 Career 3 2 0 1 .667Rendon 2014 10 6 1 1 .600 Career 10 6 1 1 .600Span 2014 9 4 0 0 .444 Career 138 44 0 10 .319Werth 2014 8 4 0 2 .500 Career 29 12 2 8 .414
NATIONALS WHEN ...
Leading after 7 .................................18-2Tied after 7 .........................................5-4Trailing after 7 ...................................4-21Leading after 8 .................................21-1Tied after 8 ........................................3-3Trailing after 8 .................................3-23In Extra Innings ...................................1-5When Scoring in 1st inn. ...................12-4Opponent Scores in 1st inn. .............7-11Scoring First ......................................15-9Opponent scores First ....................12-18Series Opener ....................................9-9Series Finale ......................................11-6Home series W-L-T ..........................4-4-2Road series W-L-T ...........................4-4-0Series sweeps ....................................3-3Home sweeps .....................................1-1Road sweeps .....................................2-2In March/April .................................16-12In May ..............................................11-15In June ...............................................0-0In July .................................................0-0In August ...........................................0-0In September/October ......................0-0Pre All-Star break ............................27-27Post All-Star break .............................0-0Uniform/home whites ......................11-9Uniform/road greys .........................10-6Uniform/red alternates ...................6-10Uniform/blue stars & stripes ..............0-1Last at-bat W-L ..................................7-5Sudden Death W-L ............................2-2# Come-from-behind wins ...................15When Homering .............................19-17When Playing Error Free .................14-8When Starter goes 7.0+ inn. .............7-7
 
DESMOND, Ian (SS), #20 .231 10 HR 32 RBI 4 SB
LAST GAME / Sat.vs.TEX:
0-3, BB
HOMESTAND:
 1-13, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 3 BB, HBP
Longest-tenured member of the organization (drafted/signed, June ‘04) & last continuous franchise player with Expos DNA.
Sparked 9-2 win by erasing 2-0 deficit with 4th-inn. 3-run HR, Fri. vs. TEX...3-run shot was Washington’s first since Apr. 16. 10 home runs rank 2nd among MLB shortstops (T.Tulowitzki 14)...won 2nd straight Silver Slugger in ‘13.
RISP:
.286 (16-56), 2 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/30/14 vs. TEX (Lewis)
CAREER HOMERS:
 77
DOBBS, Greg (1B/3B/OF), #33 .200 0 HR 2 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Sat.vs.TEX:
DNP
HOMESTAND:
 0-1
Signed with the Nationals as minor-league free agent, May 12...reported to Viera and had contract selected on May 16.Is 5-for-17 (.294) with a double, 2 RBI in 8 games since joining Washington...is 1-for-4 as a pinch hitter as a National.MLB’s active leader in pinch hits (97), RBI (75) & walks (33)...97 career pinch hits are good for 12th-most in MLB history.
RISP:
.182 (2-11), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/2/13 vs. NYM (Hawkins)
CAREER HOMERS:
 46
ESPINOSA, Danny (INF), #8 .206 6 HR 12 RBI 4 SB
LAST GAME / Sat.vs.TEX:
1-4, 2B, R
HOMESTAND:
 1-9, 2B, 2 BB, HBP
Switch-hitter is one of MLB’s top defenders...is a true 20-HR, 20-SB threat (hit 21 homers in ‘11, swiped 20 bases in ‘12).Is mired in a 8-game, 1-for-20 slid, but has reached base safely 6 times in that span (2B, 3 walks, 2 HBP).Has more HR (53) than any Nationals switch hitter (C.Guzman, 23)...led Washington in games in 2011 (158) and 2012 (160).
RISP:
.071 (3-42), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/12/14 at ARI (Reed)
CAREER HOMERS:
 53
FRANDSEN, Kevin (INF/OF), #19 .236 1 HR 6 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Sat.vs.TEX:
0-1 (Def. Replacement)
HOMESTAND:
 1-7
Signed as free agent with Nationals, March 26...led MLB with 14 pinch hits in ‘13...also ranked 3rd with 10 pinch RBI.Is 3-for-11 (.276) with one HBP his last 5 games...5 pinch hits lead the Nationals and are tied for 8th in MLB. His 18 starts this season have been at 4 different positions: left field (11 starts), 3rd base (2), 1st base (2), and 2nd base (3).
RISP:
.125 (3-24), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/12/14 at ARI (Reed)
CAREER HOMERS:
 15
HAIRSTON, Scott (OF), #7 .450 1 HR 5 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Sat.vs.TEX:
1-1, HR, 2 RBI, R (PH)
HOMESTAND:
 1-2, HR, 2 RBI, R, BB
Is MLB’s active leader with 13 career pinch home runs (Jason Giambi is 2nd with 11, Greg Dobbs is 3rd with 10).Is 8-for-18 (.444) with 2 doubles, a HR, 3 RBI, one run scored and a walk since reinstatement from Disabled List on May 5.Played along side Matt Williams in ARI’s big league camp in Spring ‘03...has hit 10+ homers 6 times in the last 7 seasons.
RISP:
.143 (1-7), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/31/14 vs. TEX (Baker)
CAREER HOMERS:
 106
LaROCHE, Adam (1B), #25 .321 7 HR 27 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Sat.vs.TEX:
2-3, HR, 3 RBI, BB, R
HOMESTAND:
 6-17, 2 HR, 6 RBI, BB, 3 R
One of 3 active players to hit 25+ HR for 4 teams (‘06 ATL, ‘08 PIT, ‘10 ARI, ‘12 WSH)…the other 2: A.Beltre & A.Soriano.Is 7-for-21 (.333) with 2 HR and 6 RBI in 5 games since May 25 reinstatement from the 15-Day DL (right quad strain). Team-leading .313 batting average includes .337 mark mark dating to Apr. 16...29 hits in Mar./Apr. set a career high (27, ‘12).
RISP:
.306 (11-36), 1 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/31/14 vs. TEX (Baker)
CAREER HOMERS:
 224
LOBATON, Jose (C), #59 .228 2 HR 10 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Sat.vs.TEX:
1-4, HR, 2 RBI, R
HOMESTAND:
 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, R
Acquired from TBR with LH Felipe Rivero & OF Drew Vettleson in exchange for RHP Nathan Karns, Feb. 13.Including HR yesterday vs. TEX, 8 of 21 hits have gone for XBH...hit first homer as a National, Apr. 23 vs. LAA (E.Frieri).Was starting catcher in 3 of TBR’s 4 playoff games last season...hit game-ending HR in Game 3 of ALDS vs. BOS.
RISP:
.174 (4-23), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/31/14 vs. TEX (Tepesch)
CAREER HOMERS:
 11
McLOUTH, Nate (OF), #15 .188 1 HR 3 RBI 4 SB
LAST GAME / Sat.vs.TEX:
0-4
HOMESTAND:
 6-14, 2B, 2 RBI, R, BB, 2 SB, HBP
Lends professional left-handed bat, defensive excellence (Gold Glover) & experience at all 3 outfield slots to Nationals roster.Wed. vs. MIA, posted 4 hits & a walk to reach base 5 times in a single game for 2nd time in career (also July 22, 2013 at KCR).In 11 games dating to May 19, is 10-for-27 (.370) en route to a .485 OBP...clubbed 100th career HR, Sept. 24 vs. TOR.
RISP:
.067 (1-15), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 4/27/14 vs. SDP (Benoit)
CAREER HOMERS:
 101
MOORE, Tyler (1B/OF), #12 .214 3 HR 11 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Sat.vs.TEX:
DNP
HOMESTAND:
 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Adds power (hit 10 home runs in just 156 at-bats for the 2012 Nationals) and defensive versatility to Washington’s roster.In 16 starts this year, Washington is 10-6...in 41 career games at 1B, is hitting .325 (39-for-120) with 8 2B, 6 HR and 26 RBI.In 90 career MLB starts, 80-for-316 (.253) with 16 2B, 15 HR & 51 RBI...Nationals’ 2010 Minor League Player of the Year.
RISP:
.316 (6-19), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/12/14 at ARI (Collmenter)
CAREER HOMERS:
 17
RAMOS, Wilson (C), #40 .226 1 HR 9 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Sat.vs.TEX:
DNP
HOMESTAND:
 6-13, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, BB
One of MLB’s top offensive catchers...behind the plate, advanced catch-and-throw skills blend well with soft hands.Has hit safely in 6 straight, going 10-for-25 (.400)...in first game off DL, capped scoring in 3-2 win with sac fly, May 7 vs. LAD.When starting last season, Washington went 48-29 (.623)...tallied 16 HR and 59 RBI in just 287 at-bats/78 games last season.
RISP:
.308 (4-13), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/28/14 vs. MIA (Ramos)
CAREER HOMERS:
 36
RENDON, Anthony (INF), #6 .268 6 HR 27 RBI 3 SB
LAST GAME / Sat.vs.TEX:
4-5, HR, RBI, 3 R
HOMESTAND:
 7-19, HR, RBI, 3 R, BB
Played in just 79 minor-league games since being tabbed with 6th-overall selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.Is 7-for-16 (.438) with a homer in last 3 games...paces the Nationals in runs scored (35), extra-base hits (21) and triples (4).Has 10 walks in his last 13 games...had tallied 8 walks in his first 40 games.
RISP:
.218 (12-55), 2 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/31/14 vs. TEX (Tepesch)
CAREER HOMERS:
 13
SPAN, Denard (CF), #2 .269 1 HR 11 RBI 7 SB
LAST GAME / Sat.vs.TEX:
1-4, BB, R
HOMESTAND:
 6-19, BB, 3 R
Ranks 2nd among active center fielders (min. 600 games) in zone rating (.900) & putouts/9.0 (2.74).Is 19-for-54 (.352) with 4 double, a home run, 4 RBI, 3 walks, 2 stolen bags and 8 runs scored in 11 games dating to May 19.Is 16-for-17 on stolen base attempts since Aug. 23, 2013....has zero errors as a National (200 G, 190 GS, 493 TC).
RISP:
.229 (8-35), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/21/14 vs. CIN (Simon)
CAREER HOMERS:
 28
WERTH, Jayson (OF), #28 .291 5 HR 22 RBI 3 SB
LAST GAME / Sat.vs.TEX:
1-3, 2B, RBI, R
HOMESTAND:
 7-18, 2B, 2 RBI, 4 R
Only player in ‘13 to rank among NL’s top 5 in slugging% (3rd, .532), OPS (3rd, .931), batting avg. (5th, .318) & OBP (5th, .398).Is 9-for-23 (.391) the last 4 games...is hitting .300+ against southpaws (.409), NL East (.318) & close/late situations (.314).At 87.3 (117 SB, 17 CS), owns 2nd-best career stolen-base% among active players (min. 100 career SB)...trails C.Utley (87.8%).
RISP:
.295 (13-44), 2 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/14/14 at ARI (McCarthy)
CAREER HOMERS:
 175
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