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June 11 at San Francisco Giants

June 11 at San Francisco Giants

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Washington Nationals Game Notes at San Francisco Giants, June 11, 2014
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NATIONALS EDGE GIANTS, 2-1, WIN FOR 9TH TIME IN LAST 11 GAMES
Doug Fister worked 7.0 scoreless innings to outduel Madison Bumgarner (2 ER in 7.0 inn.) as the Nationals edged SFG, 1-0, on Tue. at AT&T Park…Fister became the first Nationals starter post 5 wins in as many starts since Gio Gonzalez in May ‘12...with the 2-1 win and Mon.’s 9-2 victory, the Nationals won games on consecutive days at AT&T Park for the first time since July 31 - Aug. 1, 2006...Denard Span (sac fly) and Jayson Werth (RBI single) plated Washington’s 2 runs in the 5th inning.
MAKING HISTORY EVERY DAY SINCE WEDNESDAY
Dating to June 4, Nationals starters have walked one and fanned 50...a look at the individual pitching performances the last 7 games, during which Washington is 6-1: 
DATE PIT IP H R ER BB SO DATE PIT IP H R ER BB SO
 6/4v.PHI
Strasburg
 7.0 7 4 2
0 11
 6/8
@
SDP
Zimm’nn
 9.0 2 0 0
0 12
 6/5v.PHI Fister 7.0 4 2 2
0 5
 6/9
@
SFG
Strasburg
 6.0 4 1 1
0 7
 6/6
@
SDP Roark 8.0 3 0 0
0 11
 
6/10
@
SFG
 Fister 7.0 8 0 0 1 3
 
6/7
@
SDP Treinen 6.0 5 2 2
0 1
TOTALS (1.26 ERA)
50.0 33 9 7 1 50
INTEGRATION OF THE BIG INNING
Including Sun.’s 3-run 3rd inning, the Nationals have produced 13 “big innings” (3+ runs in a single inning) in the last 12 games...this, after Washington posted just one big inning (a 7-run 6th inning, May 20 vs. CIN) in its previous 10 contests (May 17-26).
WITH > WITHOUT
With Ryan Zimmerman in the starting lineup this season, the Nationals are 12-5 and average 6.2 runs per game (106 runs, 17 contests)...in 46 games sans Zimmerman, Washington has averaged of 3.5 runs a game (161 runs, 46 games) and is 22-24.
KEEPING SCORE ON THE SEASON
The Nationals own MLB’s 3rd-best run differential at +46 (267 for, 221 against)...MLB’s top 5: OAK (+124), SFG (+57), Washington (+46), TOR (+40), LAA (+37).Washington paced MLB in run differential as recently as 2012 (+137).
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
While the Nationals have run up a 15-run first-inning deficit (30 for, 45 against) this year, Washington has outscored its opponents, 94-58, from the 7th inning on.
Washington ranks 2nd in MLB with a NL-best +36 7th-inn.+ run differential (OAK +49).
 
STAFF PICKS UP SLACK FOR DL’D GONZALEZ
Gio Gonzalez was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on May 18...at the time, Wash-ington ranked 19th in MLB with a 3.99 ERA from its starting pitchers...in 21 games since Gonzalez’s leave from the rotation, Nationals starters are 12-6 with a MLB-leading 2.20 ERA (34 ER/139.0 inn.) and 17 quality starts...Washington, for the sea-son, ranks 5th in MLB with a 3.33 starters’ ERA.• Washington’s starting pitchers since May 18: Doug Fister (5-0, 1.95 ERA, 5 GS), Tanner Roark (1-3, 1.61, 4 GS), Stephen Strasburg (3-1, 2.18, 5 GS), Blake Treinen (0-1, 2.63 ERA, 2 games/one GS), Jordan Zimmermann (3-1, 2.65, 5 GS).
BEST IN (THE) SHOW
At 2.84 (97 ER/307.1 IP), Washington’s pitching staff leads MLB in ERA since the be-ginning of May...the Giants (3.00) & Athletics (3.10) rank 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
THE ‘PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN ...
At 2.20 (47 ER/192.0 IP), Washington relievers pace MLB in bullpen ERA by a healthy margin...the Padres (2.41) and Giants (2.46) rank 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
SCORE 4 = WIN MORE
The Nationals are 29-2 when scoring 4 or more runs and, conversely, just 5-27 when limited to 3 or less runs by opposing pitchers.
POP FROM THE TOP
Denard Span (19 doubles, 4 triples, home run) currently leads all big league leadoff hitters having produced 24 extra-base hits...MIL’s Carlos Gomez and MIA’s Christian Yelich are tied for 2nd with 22 apiece.
RISP-Y BUSINESS
Washington is 30-for-106 (.283) with 4 home runs with RISP the last 11 games after hitting .188 (65-for-345) with 2 homers with RISP in 42 games from Apr. 12-May 28.
 
POWER FROM THE PIVOT
The Nationals pace MLB in home runs (21) hit by middle infielders (COL is 2nd with 19)...14 of these 20 middle-infield homers have been hit by shortstops (Ian Desmond 13, Zach Walters 1), 7 by second basemen (Danny Espinosa 6, Anthony Rendon 1).The 41 home runs hit by Washington infielders (10 from 1B, 7 from 2B, 10 from 3B, 14 from SS) this season rank 2nd in MLB behind only the Blue Jays (43) infield.
 
STOP THIEF!
Nationals catchers, with a little help from Steve McCatty’s pitching staff, currently rank 2nd in MLB having gunned down 14 of 34 (41.1%) would-be basestealers this year (pitcher caught stealings excluded)...in all of MLB, only the Cardinals (43.3%, 13 of 30) have posted a higher percentage this season than Washington...in ‘13, the Nationals ranked 29th throwing out 14 percent (15 of 110) of would-be basestealers.
NATIONALS WIRE
Washington Nationals (34-29) @ San Francisco Giants (42-23)
RHP Tanner Roark (4-4, 2.91)
 |
RHP Matt Cain (1-3, 3.52)
Wednesday, June 11
 Game #64 / Road #30
 AT&T Park
 San Francisco, CA
JUNE 11 1925
- As the AL Nationals host the Tigers, the 1924 World Series Flag is offi cially raised at Griffi th Stadium. Earl Whitehill, who will eventually amass 214 career wins, outpitched Walter Johnson, who fans 8, but al-lows 7 runs/5 earned on 10 hits in 8.0 innings and suffers the loss as DET prevails, 7-5. Ty Cobb posted 3 hits and 3 RBI for the Tigers.
DATE IN DC BASEBALL HISTORY
DATE OPP./SITE D.C. TIME DC TV DC RADIO NATIONALS STARTER OPPONENTS STARTERWed., June 11 at SFG 10:15 pm MASN2 106.7 FM / 1500 AM RHP Tanner Roark (4-4, 2.91) RHP Matt Cain (1-3, 3.52)
In 4 career games/3 starts against NL West foes, Roark is 3-0 and has not allowed an earned run in 26.0 innings (12 H, 2 BB, 23 SO, 2 UER)
Thu., June 12 at SFG 3:45 pm MASN
106.7 FM / 1500 AM / 1580 AM
 RHP Blake Treinen (0-2, 1.78) RHP Tim Hudson (6-2, 1.97)
Hudson’s 15 wins at the Nationals’ (2005-pres.) expense are tied for first all-time with Cole Hamels (Ricky Nolasco is 3rd with 11)
SCHEDULE & PROBABLE PITCHERS
JUNE 18 United States Army Night -
The second Branch Night of the 2014 campaign will honor the United States Army. The Nationals, prior to and their 7:05 p.m. series finale against the Astros, will trumpet the individuals and ideals that are unique to the largest and oldest branch of our United State Armed Forces.
IN THE COMMUNITY
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
Bruce Bochy spent a portion of his youth living in Baileys Crossroads (his father was a Sgt. Major in the U.S. Army stationed at The Penta-gon)...he played Little League/Babe Ruth ball in Falls Church, VA, and in the Clark Griffi th League in ‘74 for league-champ Stroube’s Mobil...former Giant Barry Bonds hit career home run #756 against the Nation-als on Aug. 8, 2007 at AT&T Park off Mike Bacsik.
THE SERIES
Washington has posted wins on back-to-back days at AT&T Park for the first time since July 31-Aug. 1, 2006...the Nationals are 2-0-1 in series play against the Giants dating to 2011...the 2 clubs split 6 games last year, with both clubs winning 2 of 3 in their home ballpark...the Nation-als have thrice won series at AT&T Park (2 of 3 in 2005, ‘06, ‘12)...the AL Nationals and the New York Giants met twice in the World Series (1924, ‘33)...Washington won its only World Championship in ‘24 via a 12-inning 4-3 win in Game 7...with 4.0 scoreless innings of relief, Hall-of-Famer Walter Johnson earned the Game 7 win for the AL Nationals...NYG provided payback by claiming the ‘33 Fall Classic in 5 games.
2014 / BY THE NUMBERS
2014 W-L ......................2-0 (0-0 in DC, 2-0 in San Francisco)Streak ..........................................................................Won 2Aggregate Score / 2014 .....................Nationals 11, Giants 3Home Runs Hit / 2014 .........................Nationals 0, Giants 0
ALLTIME SERIES / BY THE NUMBERS
W-L / Nationals .............................................................30-29W-L / Franchise (Nationals + Expos) .......................230-236W-L / Nationals Park (2008-present) ...........................10-10
2014 AGAINST THE GIANTS
DATE RESULT WIN-LOSS-SV TOG DATE RESULT WIN-LOSS-SV TOG
6/9@ W9-2 Strasburg-Vogelsong-NONE 3:01 8/2DC 6/10@ W2-1 Fister-Bumgarner-NONE 2:55 8/2DC6/11@ 8/24DC6/12@
OPPONENT
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
4/28 ...Optioned RHP Taylor Jordan to Triple-A Syracuse...recalled RHP Ryan Mattheus from Syracuse.5/5 .....Recalled from rehab and reinstated C Wilson Ramos from the 15-Day DL...op-tioned OF Steven Souza to Syracuse.5/6 .....Optioned RHP Ryan Mattheus to Syracuse...recalled RHP Blake Treinen from Syracuse.5/7 .....Recalled from rehab and reinstated C Wilson Ramos from the 15-Day DL...op-tioned RHP Blake Treinen to Syracuse...following game, optioned 1B/OF Tyler Moore to Syracuse.5/9 .....Recalled from rehab and reinstated RHP Doug Fister from the 15-Day DL.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 the 15-Day DL.6/3 .....Optioned 1B/OF Tyler Moore to Syracuse...recalled from rehab and reinstated 3B Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-Day DL.
DISABLED LIST
PLAYER INJURY 15/60 DL PLACED / RETRO REINSTATED #GAMES
E.Davis R Elbow Sprain 60 Feb. 13 63R.Ohlendorf R Lumbar Strain 60 Mar. 26 63J.Kobernus L Hand Fracture 60 Apr. 12 53B.Harper L Thumb Sprain 15 Apr. 27 / Apr. 26 39E.Perez L Toe Fracture 60 May 16 23G.Gonzalez L Shoulder Inflam. 15 May 18 22D.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
R.Zimmerman
R Thumb Fracture 15 Apr. 13 June 3 44
 
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/L 6 Anthony Rendon
 
(RHEN-dohn)
 ..R/R 11 Ryan Zimmerman ......................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:
Mon.@SFG: 1.0
IP
 0
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 2
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 this season are the fewest on Nats’ staff.
Leads NL rookie relievers with 11.6 K/9.0 (min. 20.0 inn.).2-0, 2 Holds, 0 Saves, 0.83 ERA, 23/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 17 / 9
BLEVINS, Jerry (LHP) #13
LAST:
 Sat.@SDP:
Hold (5)
 0.2
IP
 0
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 0
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 (27%).Has successfully stranded all 14 inherited runners in 2014.2-2, 5 Holds, 0 Saves, 3.86 ERA, 29/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 14 / 0
CLIPPARD, Tyler (RHP) #36
LAST:
 Tue.@SFG:
Hold(14)
1.0
IP
 1
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 1
BB
 1
SO
 0
HR
Paces MLB in relief K (476) since ‘pen debut, June 25, 2009...has pitched in more games (370) than any Nationals hurler.
Has tossed 18.2 scoreless inn. in 20 apps dating to Apr. 24.
Leads Nationals ‘pen in wins (4), holds (14) & relief K (36).4-2, 14 Holds, 0 Saves, 1.27 ERA, 31/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 3 / 0
DETWILER, Ross (LHP) #48
LAST:
 Mon.@SFG: 2.0
IP
 4
H
 1
R
 1
ER
 0
BB
 0
SO
 0
HR
Shifts to ‘pen...in 33 career relief apps, is 1-2 with 2 Holds & a 2.76 ERA (18 ER/58.2 IP)...made 50 MLB starts from ‘11-13.Has worked more than 1.0 inn. of relief in 10 of 18 apps.
Pitched for Team USA in ‘13 WBC (save, 4.0 scoreless inn.).
0-2, 1 Holds, 0 Saves, 4.78 ERA, 18/0 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
BULLPEN BY THE NUMBERS
Total Appearances ....................176Holds ...........................................31Saves / Save Opp. . ................13 / 18Inh. Runners / Inh. Scored ...57 / 17Batting Average Against ........ .223
1st Batters Retired / Faced
 ...132 / 175SO/BB Ratio . ..2.7/1 (184 SO/68 BB)
2014 & CAREER / Giants
PLAYER W L S G IP ER ERA
Barrett 2014 0 0 0 1 1.0 0 0.00 Career 0 0 0 1 1.0 0 0.00Blevins 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0  Career 0 0 0 9 8.0 3 3.38Clippard 2014 0 0 0 1 1.0 0 0.00 Career 2 2 1 14 18.1 7 3.44Detwiler 2014 0 0 0 1 2.0 1 4.50 Career 0 1 0 3 12.2 8 5.68Fister 2014 1 0 0 1 7.0 0 0.00 Career 1 0 0 1 7.0 0 0.00Roark 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0  Career 1 0 0 1 2.0 0 0.00Soriano 2014 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 9.00 Career 0 1 5 10 10.0 7 6.30Stammen 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0  Career 0 1 0 6 23.0 15 5.87Storen 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0  Career 0 0 3 9 8.1 5 5.40Strasburg 2014 1 0 0 1 6.0 1 1.50 Career 3 0 0 4 25.0 5 1.80Treinen 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0  Career 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 Zimmermann 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0  Career 4 2 0 7 43.2 14 2.89
SORIANO, Rafael (RHP) #29
LAST:
 Tue.@SFG:
Save(13)
 1.0
IP
 1
H
 1
R
 1
ER
 0
BB
 0
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 22 of 25 apps this year.Swing & Miss% is up this year (27% in ‘14, 19% in ‘13).1-0, 0 Holds, 13 Saves, 1.13 ERA, 25/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 0 / 0
STAMMEN, Craig (RHP) #35
LAST:
 Sat.@SDP:
 
1.2
IP
 3
H
 1
R
 1
ER
 1
BB
 1
SO
 0
HR
Has pitched better in relief (2.76 ERA, 8.7 K/9, 154 G) than as starter (8-11, 5.08, 4.6 K/9, 38 starts) during MLB career.In 12 apps dating to Apr. 20, ERA is 1.16 (3 ER/23.1 IP).201.2 relief inn. since beginning of 2012 season pace MLB.0-2, 1 Holds, 0 Saves, 2.56 ERA, 17/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 9 / 2
STOREN, Drew (RHP) #22
LAST:
 Sat.@SDP:
Hold (8)
 
0.1
IP
 0
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 1
SO
 0
HR
Owns highest career SO/BB ratio (3.17/1) among Nats reliev-ers (‘05-pres.)...selected 10th overall in ‘09 First-Year Draft.Is 3-1, 18 holds, 1 save, 1.37 ERA in 45 G dating to Aug. ‘13.Is striking out a career-best 28.4% of batters faced in 2014.2-1, 8 Holds, 0 Saves, 1.35 ERA, 24/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 7 / 1
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
 34-29 63 0 0 0 3.33 2 378.0 371 164 140 32 87 5 17 343 8.2 .255
 Ind Rec #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB
 23-20 5879 15.6 4.38 184 2 6 0 12 9 75 8 12 12 26 1455
 Bullpen: Team Rec G SV SVO Hld ERA CG INN H R ER HR BB IBB HB SO SO/9 AVG
 32-29 61 13 18 31 2.20 0 192.0 157 57 47 10 68 5 6 184 8.6 .223
 Ind Rec #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB
 11-9 3056 15.9 3.89 83 5 0 6 3 33 2 8 5 14 703
 Team Totals: Team Rec G SV SVO Hld ERA CG INN H R ER HR BB IBB HB SO SO/9 AVG
 34-29 63 13 18 31 2.95 2 570.0 528 221 187 42 155 10 23 527 8.3 .245
 #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB
 8935 15.7 4.22 267 7 11 0 18 12 108 10 20 17 40 215
STARTING PITCHING – LAST 10 GAMES
DATE/OPP
 STARTER DEC RES INN H R ER BB SO HR RS PIT
6/10@SFG
 
Fister W W2-1 7.0 8 0 0 1 3 0 2 97
6/9@SFG
 
Strasburg W W9-2 6.0 4 1 1 0 7 0 9 88
6/8@SDP
 
Zimm’nn W W6-0 9.0 2 0 0 0 12 0 6 114
6/7@SDP
 
Treinen
— L3-4 6.0 5 2 2 0 1 0 3 63
6/6@SDP
 
Roark W W6-0 8.0 3 0 0 0 11 0 6 107
6/5vsPHI
 
Fister W W4-2 7.0 4 2 2 0 5 1 4 93
6/4vsPHI
 
Strasburg
 W W8-4 7.0 7 4 2 0 11 1 8 109
6/3vsPHI
 
Zimm’nn W W7-0 8.0 5 0 0 1 4 0 0 102
6/1vsTEX
 
Roark L L1-2 7.0 7 1 1 2 4 1 0 104
5/31vsTEX
Fister W W10-2 6.0 4 2 2 1 6 0 10 104
BULLPEN – LAST 10 GAMES
DATE/OPP RES DECISIONS #REL INN H R ER BB SO HR
6/10@SFG W2-1 H, SV 2 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 06/9@SFG W9-2 2 3.0 4 1 1 0 2 06/8@SDP W6-0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 06/7@SDP L3-4 3 H, BS, L 5 4.2 5 2 2 1 5 16/6@SDP W6-0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 06/5vsPHI W4-2 H, SV 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 06/4vsPHI W8-4 2 2.0 2 0 0 1 2 06/3vsPHI W7-0 1 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 06/1vsTEX L1-2 3 2.0 3 1 1 2 2 05/31vsTEX W10-2 2 3.0 1 0 0 0 4 0
CATCHER’S DEFENSE
CATCHER GS W-L CCS SBA CS% PB CATCHER ERA
J.Lobaton
2014 27 16-11 5 15 33% 0 3.21 (88 ER/246.2 IP) Career 167 94-73 24 148 16% 2 3.47 (602 ER/1559.1 IP)
W.Ramos
2014 24 11-13 7 15 47% 2 2.87 (69 ER/216.1 IP) Career 252 137-115 41 160 26% 13 3.44 (858 ER/2244.2 IP)
ROARK, Tanner (RHP) #57
Gets the nod as the Nationals continue their 4-gamer at SFG.
AGAINST THE GIANTS:
 Faces the Giants for the first time.
LAST START:
 Blanked SDP on just 3 hits for 8.0 inn. in Fri.’s series-opening 6-0 win at Petco Park...struck out a career-best 11 after having fanned more than 6 just once in pre-vious 16 starts...A.Rendon’s 2-run HR in first inn. helped celebrate his 24th b-day & provide all the runs required.• In 4 career games/3 starts against the NL West, has not allowed an earned run in 26.0 innings (2 UER).• During brief career, has faced 251 right-handed hitters and allowed just one home run (G.Stanton, May 26 in DC).• In 17 career starts, is 7-5 with a 2.58 ERA (31 ER/108.1 IP) and has 13 quality starts (6.0+ inn., allowing 3 or less runs)...has worked 6.0+ innings 13 times...has allowed 3 or less earned runs 14 times, 2 ER or less 12 times, & one ER or less run 9 times.ERA in initial 17 MLB starts is 2.58...S.Strasburg’s ERA af-ter first 17 starts of career: 2.54...J.Zimmermann’s initial 17-start ERA: 4.91...R.Detwiler ERA after first 17 MLB starts: 4.88.
Ranks among NL leaders in WHIP (6th, 1.05), baserunners/9.0 inn. (7th, 9.89), hits/9.0 inn. (8th, 7.33), WAR/pitchers (8th, 1.9).
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. • Was originally TEX’s 25th-round selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft...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 4 4 0 0 12 12 1 77.1 63 26 25 7 18 61 1.05 3.45 2.91Totals 11 5 0 0 26 17 1 131.0 101 37 34 8 29 101 0.99 3.05 2.34
 
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 2 956/1 vs.TEX L0-1 0 1 3.25 7.0 7 1 1 1 2 4 0 1046/6 @SDP W6-0 1 0 2.91 8.0 3 0 0 0 0 11 6 107
2014 SPLITS
CATEGORY W L G INN H R ER HR BB SO ERA
Road 2 1 6 36.2 31 18 18 5 7 34 4.42vs.SFG 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 AT&T Park 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
Road 6 2 13 71.0 59 27 26 6 12 60 3.30vs.SFG 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 AT&T Park 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
2014 & CAREER / Giants
PLAYER AB H HR RBI AVG
Desmond 2014 9 4 0 5 .444 Career 87 32 3 20 .368Dobbs 2014 1 0 0 0 .000 Career 60 16 0 4 .267Espinosa 2014 7 1 0 0 .143 Career 64 19 3 7 .297Frandsen 2014 5 1 0 0 .200 Career 14 2 1 1 .143Hairston 2014 0 0 0 0  Career 221 54 14 31 .244LaRoche 2014 7 3 0 0 .429 Career 237 67 11 47 .283Lobaton 2014 0 0 0 0  Career 8 2 0 0 .250McLouth 2014 1 0 0 0 .000 Career 110 32 2 15 .291Ramos 2014 8 4 0 1 .500 Career 27 9 0 2 .333Rendon 2014 4 2 0 0 .500 Career 14 5 0 2 .357Span 2014 8 3 0 1 .375 Career 33 9 0 1 .273Werth 2014 8 3 0 3 .375 Career 185 47 4 25 .254Zimmerman 2014 8 0 0 0 .000 Career 162 43 4 27 .265
NATIONALS WHEN ...
Leading after 7 ................................25-3Tied after 7 .........................................5-4Trailing after 7 ..................................4-22Leading after 8 ................................28-2Tied after 8 ........................................3-3Trailing after 8 .................................3-24In Extra Innings ..................................1-6When Scoring in 1st inn. ..................16-4Opponent Scores in 1st inn. .............8-11Scoring First ......................................21-9Opponent scores First ....................13-20Series Opener ...................................12-9Series Finale ......................................13-7Overall series W-L-T ......................10-8-2Home series W-L-T ..........................5-4-2Road series W-L-T ...........................5-4-0Series sweeps ....................................4-3Home sweeps .....................................2-1Road sweeps .....................................2-2In March/April .................................16-12In May ..............................................11-15In June ...............................................7-2In July .................................................0-0In August ...........................................0-0In September/October ......................0-0Pre All-Star break ...........................34-29Post All-Star break .............................0-0Uniform/home whites ....................14-10Uniform/road greys ..........................13-6Uniform/red alternates ....................7-12Uniform/blue stars & stripes ..............0-1Last at-bat W-L ..................................7-6Sudden Death W-L ............................2-3# Come-from-behind wins ..................16When Homering .............................24-18When Playing Error Free .................20-9When Starter goes 7.0+ inn. ............13-8
DESMOND, Ian (SS), #20 .238 13 HR 42 RBI 4 SB
LAST GAME / Tue.@SFG:
1-4, R
ROADTRIP:
 8-21, 2 2B, 3B, 7 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, BB
Longest-tenured member of the organization (drafted/signed, June ‘04) & last continuous franchise player with Expos DNA.Posted career-high 5 RBI to trigger Mon.’s 9-2 win at SFG...is 9-for-27 (.333) with 2 2B, 3B, 3 HR & 10 RBI in his last 7 games.
13 HR in ‘14 rank 2nd among MLB shortstops (T.Tulowitzki, 17)...80 HR rank 2nd on Nationals all-time list (R.Zimmerman, 181).
RISP:
.294 (20-68), 3 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/8/14 at SDP (Stults)
CAREER HOMERS:
 80
DOBBS, Greg (1B/3B/OF), #33 .188 0 HR 2 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Tue.@SFG:
DNP
ROADTRIP:
 0-2
Signed with the Nationals as minor-league free agent, May 12...reported to Viera and had contract selected on May 16.Is 5-for-19 (.263) with a double, 2 RBI in 12 games since joining Washington...is 1-for-6 as a pinch hitter with Washington.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:
.167 (2-12), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/2/13 vs. NYM (Hawkins)
CAREER HOMERS:
 46
ESPINOSA, Danny (INF), #8 .229 6 HR 17 RBI 5 SB
LAST GAME / Tue.@SFG:
1-3, R, BB
ROADTRIP:
 6-18, 3B, 3 RBI, R, 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 11-for-29 (.379) with a double, triple, 5 RBI, 2 BB, a HBP & a SB the last 8 games to raise batting avg. from .202 to .229.Has more HR (53) than any Nationals switch hitter (C.Guzman, 23)...led Washington in games in 2011 (158) and 2012 (160).
RISP:
.100 (5-50), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/12/14 at ARI (Reed)
CAREER HOMERS:
 53
FRANDSEN, Kevin (INF/OF), #19 .234 1 HR 7 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Tue.@SFG:
DNP
ROADTRIP:
 4-17, 2B, RBI, R
Signed as free agent with Nationals, March 26...led MLB with 14 pinch hits in ‘13...also ranked 3rd with 10 pinch RBI.Has started 22 games, yet 5 team-high pinch hits are tied 9th in MLB...is mired in an 14-game 8-for-40 (.200) skid. 22 starts this year have been at
4 different positions: left field (11 starts), third base (6), second base (3) and first base (2).
RISP:
.133 (4-30), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/12/14 at ARI (Reed)
CAREER HOMERS:
 15
HAIRSTON, Scott (OF), #7 .391 1 HR 5 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Tue.@SFG:
DNP
ROADTRIP:
 0-1
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-21 (.381) with 2 doubles, a HR, 5 RBI, 2 runs scored and one walk since reinstatement from Disabled List on May 5.Has 5 RBI in last 9 games/8 at-bats dating to May 16...played along side Matt Williams in ARI’s big league camp in Spring ‘03.
RISP:
.125 (1-8), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/31/14 vs. TEX (Baker)
CAREER HOMERS:
 106
LaROCHE, Adam (1B), #25 .311 8 HR 31 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Tue.@SFG:
2-4, 2B
ROADTRIP:
 5-18, 3 2B, RBI, 5 R, 5 BB
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.Has 3 home runs, 10 RBI and a .962 OPS in 14 games since May 25 reinstatement from the 15-Day DL (right quad strain).
5 of 8 HR have come with runners on base...paces MLB first basemen in on-base% (.418)...29 hits in Mar./Apr. set career high.
RISP:
.286 (12-42), 2 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/5/14 vs. PHI (Kendrick)
CAREER HOMERS:
 225
LOBATON, Jose (C), #59 .224 2 HR 10 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Tue.@SFG:
0-0 (def. replacement)
ROADTRIP:
 0-3, BB
Acquired from TBR with LH Felipe Rivero & OF Drew Vettleson in exchange for RHP Nathan Karns, Feb. 13.When starting, Washington is 6-0 in 6 starts dating to May 14...has 3 RBI in last 5 starts...8 XBH lead all Nationals backstops.Was starting catcher in 3 of TBR’s 4 playoff games last season...hit game-ending home run in Game 3 of ALDS vs. BOS.
RISP:
.167 (4-24), 1 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/31/14 vs. TEX (Tepesch)
CAREER HOMERS:
 11
McLOUTH, Nate (OF), #15 .179 1 HR 5 RBI 4 SB
LAST GAME / Tue.@SFG:
0-0 (PR)
ROADTRIP:
 1-6, 2 RBI
Lends professional left-handed bat, defensive excellence (Gold Glover) & experience at all 3 outfield slots to Nationals roster.In 10 games dating to May 28, is 7-for-22 (.318) with a double and 4 RBI...clubbed 100th career HR, Sept. 24 vs. TOR.May 28 vs. MIA, posted 4 hits & walk to reach base 5 times in a single game for 2nd time in career (also July 22, 2013 at KCR).
RISP:
.111 (2-18), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 4/27/14 vs. SDP (Benoit)
CAREER HOMERS:
 101
RAMOS, Wilson (C), #40 .261 1 HR 11 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Tue.@SFG:
2-4, 2 2B
ROADTRIP:
 6-16, 4 2B, 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.Is hitting .346 (16-for-52) with 5 doubles, a home run, 5 RBI, 4 walks and 7 runs scored in 13 games dating to May 22.In first game off DL, capped scoring in 3-2 win with sac fly, May 7 vs. LAD...hit 16 HR & 59 RBI in just 287 AB/78 G last season.
RISP:
.286 (6-21), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/28/14 vs. MIA (Ramos)
CAREER HOMERS:
 36
RENDON, Anthony (INF), #6 .275 9 HR 34 RBI 3 SB
LAST GAME / Tue.@SFG:
2-4
ROADTRIP:
 3-7, HR, 2 RBI, R
Played in just 79 minor-league games since being tabbed with 6th-overall selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.On 24th birthday, Fri. at SDP, hit 4th HR in his last 6 games...9 HR in ‘14 have already trumped last year’s total (7) as a rookie.Is 14-for-33 (.424) with a 4 HR and 8 RBI his last 8 games...paces the Nationals in runs scored (40).
RISP:
.217 (13-60), 2 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/6/14 at SDP (Ross)
CAREER HOMERS:
 16
SPAN, Denard (CF), #2 .278 1 HR 14 RBI 9 SB
LAST GAME / Tue.@SFG:
0-3, RBI
ROADTRIP:
 5-22, 3 2B, 3B, RBI, 4 R, BB, SB
Ranks 2nd among active center fielders (min. 600 games) in zone rating (.900) & putouts/9.0 (2.73).Is 19-for-55 (.345) with 7 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 12 runs & 2 BB the last 12 games...team-high 22 multi-hit games are tied for 7th in NL.When reaching base safely 2+ times, Washington is 18-9...has made just one error as a National (209 G, 199 GS, 513 TC).
RISP:
.227 (10-44), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/21/14 vs. CIN (Simon)
CAREER HOMERS:
 28
WERTH, Jayson (OF), #28 .293 5 HR 28 RBI 3 SB
LAST GAME / Tue.@SFG:
1-4, RBI
ROADTRIP:
 7-18, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 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).Has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games, going 19-for-56 (.339) with 4 doubles, 8 RBI and 8 runs scored during the surge.At .420, ranks 2nd in NL in batting vs. LHP (T.Tulowitzki, .421)...is hitting .383 (23-for-60) against the NL West this year.
RISP:
.321 (18-56), 2 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/14/14 at ARI (McCarthy)
CAREER HOMERS:
 175
ZIMMERMAN, Ryan (3B/LF), #11 .281 2 HR 9 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Tue.@SFG:
0-4
ROADTRIP:
 2-20, 2B, RBI, 5 R, 3 BB
Was first draft selection of the Nationals (June 2005)...via 2 contract extensions, remains under contract thru at least 2019.Reinstated Tue. from 15-Day DL...is 6-for-31 (.194) with 3 2B, 3 RBI & 4 BB and Washington is 6-1 since return to active roster.After 1119 games at 3B, started first game in LF on June 4 vs. PHI...won 2 Silver Sluggers (‘09, ‘10) & Gold Glove (‘09) at 3B.
RISP:
.227 (5-22), 1 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 4/11/14 at ATL (Teheran)
CAREER HOMERS:
 181
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