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June 20 vs. Atlanta Braves

June 20 vs. Atlanta Braves

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Washington Nationals Game Notes vs. Atlanta Braves, June 20, 2014.
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WHEN LEFT FEELS RIGHT
Tonight, the Nationals face their 3rd opposing left-handed starter in 5 games, Mike Minor...since the beginning of the ‘12 season, the Nationals are 66-46 (.5893) when facing southpaw starters...that .589 winning percentage leads MLB by just percent-age points over the Yankees (83-58, .5887) and Texas (69-49, .585)
.
HOT AT HOME
The Nationals have won 7 of 9 games at Nationals Park dating to a 9-2 victory over the Rangers on May 30...during this 9-game surge, Washington has outscored its opponents, 50-25, thanks, in part, to a 10-3 advantage in home runs...this is Wash-ington’s finest stretch of success in DC since going 8-1 at home from Aug. 9-29, 2013.
PRODUCT 19
Not only are the Nationals 12-7 in 19 games dating to May 30 (the start of their home series vs. TEX), they’ve outscored their opponents 86-51 in that span.
SCORE 4 = WIN MORE
The Nationals are 32-2 when scoring 4 or more runs and, conversely, just 5-32 when limited to 3 or less runs by opposing pitchers.
KEEPING SCORE ON THE SEASON
The Nationals own MLB’s 4th-best run differential at +36 (289 for, 253 against)...MLB’s top 5: OAK (+134), SFG (+47), LAD (+38), Washington (+36), LAA (+34).
WITH > WITHOUT
With Ryan Zimmerman in the starting lineup this season, the Nationals are 15-10 and average 5.1 runs per game (128 runs, 25 contests)...in 46 games sans Zimmerman, Washington has averaged of 3.5 runs a game (161 runs, 46 games) and is 22-24.
BEST IN (THE) SHOW SINCE MAY 1
At 3.04 (130 ER/384.1 IP), Washington’s pitching staff leads MLB in ERA since May 1...the Mariners (3.12) & Athletics (3.17) rank 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
Washington’s season-long 3.09 ERA leads the NL and ranks 2nd in MLB to OAK (3.02).
THE ‘PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN ...
At 2.56 (60 ER/211.1 IP), Washington relievers pace MLB in bullpen ERA...the bull-pens of the Padres (2.56) and Giants (2.76) rank 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
NATIONALS PITCHERS EARN GOLD OR SILVER IN MANY STATISTICAL CATEGORIES
Nationals pitchers current rank among MLB’s top 2 in the following pitching catego-ries: fielding-independent pitching (first, 3.12), fewest earned runs allowed (first, 219), fewest walks allowed (first, 176), walks/9.0 inn. (first, 2.48), ERA (2nd, 3.09), home runs allowed (2nd, 46), homers allowed/9.0 inn. (2nd, 0.65), SO/BB ratio (3.27/1), stolen bases against (2nd, 21) and fewest blown saves (tied 2nd, 5)
.
BETTER LEATHER
As the season has progressed, the Nationals’ fielding percentage has risen while their error totals and unearned runs allowed have steadily declined...a closer look:
 MONTH FIELDING% ERRORS UNEARNED RUNS
 Mar./Apr. (28 games) ....................... .975 26 19 May (26 games) ................................ .980 20 13 June (17 games) ................................ .991 6 2
POWER FROM THE PIVOT
The Nationals pace MLB in home runs (21) hit by middle infielders (COL is 2nd with 20)...14 of these 21 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 42 home runs hit by Washington infielders (10 from 1B, 7 from 2B, 11 from 3B, 14 from SS) this season rank 2nd in MLB behind only the Blue Jays (46) infield.
 
POP FROM THE TOP
Denard Span (21 doubles, 4 triples, home run) currently leads all big league leadoff hitters having produced 26 extra-base hits...COL’s Charlie Blackmon (25) ranks 2nd.
CENTURY NOTE
Greg Dobbs is 2 hits shy of becoming just the 20th player in MLB history to record 100 career pinch hits...Dobbs tallied pinch hit #98, a 9th-inning single, Sun. at STL.
PHAT FARM
The .545 winning percentage (168-140) posted by the Nationals’ minor-league sys-tem ranks 5th among MLB’s 30 franchises...the Nationals system has registered a winning record each of the last 6 complete seasons (2008-12)...the only team in MLB with a longer such streak in their minor-league system is the Giants.
NATIONALS WIRE
Atlanta Braves (37-35) @ Washington Nationals (37-34)
LHP Mike Minor (2-4, 4.42)
 |
RHP Stephen Strasburg (6-5, 3.06)
Friday, June 20
 Game #72 / Home #38
 Nationals Park
 Washington, DC
JUNE 20 2008
- Elijah Dukes becomes just 2nd Washington National to record 5 hits in a game in 14-inning, 4-3 win vs. TEX. After tying game with solo shot in the 8th inning, Dukes sent Nationals Park faithful home happy in the 14th with seeing-eye RBI single through the 5.5 hole. He also became the first player in the (then) nearly 40-year history of the franchise to notch 5 safeties, including the game-ending hit, in the same contest.
DATE IN DC BASEBALL HISTORY
DATE OPP./SITE D.C. TIME DC TV DC RADIO NATIONALS STARTER OPPONENTS STARTERFri., June 20 vs. ATL 7:05 pm MASN 2 106.7 FM / 1500 AM RHP Stephen Strasburg (6-5, 3.06) LHP Mike Minor (2-4, 4.42)
Both Strasburg (first overall selection) and Minor (7th overall) are products of MLB’s 2009 First-Year Player Draft
Sat., June 21 vs. ATL 7:15 pm Fox 5 106.7 FM / 1500 AM RHP Doug Fister (5-2, 3.08) RHP Julio Teheran (6-4, 2.31)
Fister is 8-4 with a 2.16 ERA in 18 career games/17 starts against NL competition
Sun., June 22 vs. ATL 1:35 pm
MASN 2 / MLBN
 106.7 FM / 1500 AM RHP Tanner Roark (6-4, 2.85) RHP Ervin Santana (5-4, 4.12)
Dating to MLB debut (Aug. 7, 2013 at ATL), Roark ranks 5th in MLB with a 2.35 ERA (minimum 100.0 inn. / Cueto 1.80, Greinke 2.06, Cashner 2.07, Kershaw 2.23)
Mon., June 23 at MIL 8:10 pm
MASN 2 / ESPN 2
 106.7 FM / 1500 AM LHP Gio Gonzalez (3-4, 4.85) RHP Matt Garza (4-4, 4.02)
Garza was Doug Fister’s rotationmate for 30-29 Fresno State club in 2005 (Fister led team with 7 wins, Garza tied for 2nd with 6)
Tue., June 24 at MIL 8:10 pm MASN 2 106.7 FM / 1500 AM RHP Jordan Zimmermann (5-4, 2.95) RHP Yovani Gallardo (5-4, 3.34)
A native of Auburndale, WI, Zimmermann is 4-0 with a 2.19 ERA in 4 career starts against homestate team (2 in DC, 2 at Miller Park)
 
Wed., June 25 at MIL 2:10 pm MASN 106.7 FM / 1500 AM RHP Stephen Strasburg (6-5) RHP Marco Estrada (5-4, 4.12)
Estrada (6th round) joins R.Zimmerman (first round), J.Maxwell (4th), J.Lannan (11th), C. Stammen (12th) & T.Moore (41st) as members of Nationals’ ‘05 Draft
SCHEDULE & PROBABLE PITCHERS
JUNE 22 Champions Day -
The Nationals are proud to support youth baseball and softball in the D.C. area with the inaugural Champions Day program, which honors local high school teams that won their class state champi-onships. These teams will be part of a pre-game presentation, and later, they will receive a DVD copy of the ceremony as well as a team picture.
IN THE COMMUNITY
ATLANTA BRAVES
The Nationals and Braves play 19 times this season (10 in DC, 9 in At-lanta)...Washington will square off against ATL in 9 of the season’s final 49 scheduled contests (Aug. 8 - Sept. 28)...as a player, Matt Williams’ D-Backs topped the Braves in a 5-game NLCS en route to winning the 2001 World Series over the Yankees.
THE SERIES
The Nationals and Braves have occupied the top 2 slots in the NL East each of the previous 2 seasons...in ‘12, the Nationals claimed their first NL East flag by 4.0 games over the 94-win Braves...last year, ATL re-turned the favor, winning the NL East by 10.0 games...Washington is 11-5-2 in series play against the Braves in DC beginning April 29, 2008...6 of ATL’s 13 wins over the Nationals in ‘13 were of the one-run variety.
2014 / BY THE NUMBERS
2014 W-L ..................................1-6 (1-3 in DC, 0-3 in Atlanta)Streak ..........................................................................Lost 4Aggregate Score / 2014 ..................Nationals 16, Braves 35Home Runs Hit / 2014 ........................Nationals 5, Braves 8
ALLTIME SERIES / BY THE NUMBERS
W-L / Nationals .............................................................80-91W-L / Franchise (Nationals + Expos) .......................294-333W-L / Nationals Park (2008-present) ..........................30-28
2014 AGAINST THE BRAVES
DATE RESULT WIN-LOSS-SV TOG
 
DATE RESULT WIN-LOSS-SV TOG
4/4DC L1-2 Avilan-Clippard-Kimbrel 3:03 8/8@4/5DC L2-6 Teheran-Strasburg-NONE 3:36 8/9@4/6DC W2-1 Blevins-Wood-Soriano 2:44 8/10@4/11@ L6-7 Avilan-Blevins-NONE 3:49 9/8DC4/12@ L3-6 Wood-Jordan-Kimbrel 3:33 9/9DC4/13@ L2-10 Harang-Gonzalez-NONE 2:56 9/10DC6/19DC L0-3 Floyd-Zimmermann0Kimbrel 2:56 9/15@6/20DC 9/16@6/21DC 9/17@6/22DC
OPPONENT
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
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.6/11 ....Placed C Wilson Ramos on the 15-Day DL (right hamstring strain)...recalled C Sandy Leon from Syracuse.6/13....Optioned RHP Blake Treinen to Syracuse...recalled LHP Xavier Cedeno from Syracuse.6/17 ....Optioned LHP Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse.6/18 ...Recalled from rehab and reinstated LHP Gio Gonzalez.
DISABLED LIST
PLAYER INJURY 15/60 DL PLACED / RETRO REINSTATED #GAMES
E.Davis R Elbow Sprain 60 Feb. 13 71R.Ohlendorf R Lumbar Strain 60 Mar. 26 71J.Kobernus L Hand Fracture 60 Apr. 12 61B.Harper L Thumb Sprain 15 Apr. 27 / Apr. 26 47E.Perez L Toe Fracture 60 May 16 31W.Ramos R Hamstring Strain 15 June 11 8D.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 44G.Gonzalez L Shoulder Inflam. 15 May 18 June 18 27
 
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) .............RHP47 Gio Gonzalez (JEE-oh) ..............LHP57 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)
 .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:
Thurs.vs.ATL: 0.1
IP
 0
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 1
BB
 0
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.
Has inherited 6 runners in last 3 apps & stranded all 6.
Leads NL rookie relievers with 10.58 K/9.0 (min. 20 inn.).3-0, 2 Holds, 0 Saves, 1.82 ERA, 27/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 23 / 9
BLEVINS, Jerry (LHP) #13
LAST:
 Thurs.vs.ATL: 0.2
IP
 3
H
 1
R
 1
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 (25%).When walking zero, ERA is 1.83...with walk(s): 13.50.2-2, 5 Holds, 0 Saves, 4.32 ERA, 32/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 15 / 0
CLIPPARD, Tyler (RHP) #36
LAST:
 Wed.vs.HOU: 1.0
IP
 0
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 1
SO
 0
HR
Paces MLB in relief K (480) since ‘pen debut, June 25, 2009...has pitched in more games (373) than any Nationals hurler.
Tossed 19.2 scoreless inn. (21 apps) from Apr. 24. - June 17
Leads Nationals ‘pen in wins (4), holds (16) & relief K (40).4-2, 16 Holds, 0 Saves, 2.32 ERA, 34/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 3 / 0
DETWILER, Ross (LHP) #48
LAST:
 Wed.vs.HOU: 1.2
IP
 1
H
 1
R
 1
ER
 2
BB
 2
SO
 0
HR
Shifts to ‘pen...in 36 career relief apps, is 1-2 with 2 Holds & a 2.93 ERA (20 ER/61.1 IP)...made 50 MLB starts from ‘11-13.Has worked more than 1.0 inn. of relief in 11 of 20 apps.
Pitched for Team USA in ‘13 WBC (save, 4.0 scoreless inn.).
0-2, 1 Holds, 0 Saves, 4.97 ERA, 20/0 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 ...................198Holds ..........................................36Saves / Save Opp. . ................15 / 20Inh. Runners / Inh. Scored ..68 / 20Batting Average Against ........ .232
1st Batters Retired / Faced
 ..146 / 197SO/BB Ratio . ..2.6/1 (198 SO/76 BB)
2014 & CAREER / Braves
PLAYER W L S G IP ER ERA
Barrett 2014 0 0 0 4 2.1 0 0.00 Career 0 0 0 4 2.1 0 0.00Blevins 2014 1 1 0 5 3.2 2 4.90 Career 1 1 0 5 3.2 2 4.90Clippard 2014 0 1 0 3 2.2 2 6.75 Career 2 3 6 39 43.0 15 2.87Detwiler 2014 0 0 0 3 5.2 0 0.00 Career 2 1 0 15 61.1 19 2.79Fister 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0  Career 1 0 0 1 7.0 3 3.86Gonzalez 2014 0 1 0 1 6.0 6 9.00 Career 2 7 0 10 57.2 34 5.31Roark 2014 0 0 0 1 4.2 5 9.64 Career 1 0 0 4 17.2 5 2.55Soriano 2014 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0.00 Career 0 0 6 8 8.0 2 2.25Stammen 2014 0 0 0 3 4.0 1 2.25 Career 4 1 0 23 48.1 10 1.86Storen 2014 0 0 0 2 2.0 0 0.00 Career 1 0 7 29 27.0 6 2.00Strasburg 2014 0 1 0 1 4.1 3 6.23 Career 3 5 0 13 63.0 27 3.86Zimmermann 2014 0 1 0 2 12.0 3 2.25 Career 3 2 0 9 52.1 17 2.92
SORIANO, Rafael (RHP) #29
LAST:
 Wed.vs.HOU: 1.0
IP
 0
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 2
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 25 of 28 apps this year.Swing & Miss% is up this year (20.2% in ‘14, 14% in ‘13).1-0, 0 Holds, 15 Saves, 1.29 ERA, 28/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 0 / 0
STAMMEN, Craig (RHP) #35
LAST:
 Thurs.vs.ATL:
 
1.0
IP
 1
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 1
SO
 0
HR
Has pitched better in relief (2.80 ERA, 8.7 K/9, 157 G) than as starter (8-11, 5.08, 4.6 K/9, 38 starts) during MLB career.In 15 apps dating to Apr. 20, ERA is 1.71 (5 ER/26.1 IP).204.2 relief inn. since beginning of 2012 season pace MLB.0-2, 2 Holds, 0 Saves, 2.86 ERA, 20/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 9 / 2
STOREN, Drew (RHP) #22
LAST:
 Tue.vs.HOU: 1.0
IP
 1
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 0
SO
 0
HR
Owns highest career SO/BB ratio (3.14/1) among Nats reliev-ers (‘05-pres.)...selected 10th overall in ‘09 First-Year Draft.Is 3-1, 19 holds, 1 save, 1.30 ERA in 48 G dating to Aug. ‘13.Is striking out a career-best 25.9% of batters faced in 2014.2-1, 9 Holds, 0 Saves, 1.21 ERA, 27/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 11 / 4
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 
37-34 71 0 0 0 3.35 3 426.2 419 183 159 36 100 6 18 377 8.0 .256
 Ind Rec #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB 
25-25 6610 15.5 4.16 197 2 7 0 14 11 81 11 12 13 33 1636
 Bullpen: Team Rec G SV SVO Hld ERA CG INN H R ER HR BB IBB HB SO SO/9 AVG 
35-33 68 15 20 36 2.56 0 211.1 182 70 60 10 76 6 8 198 8.4 .232
 Ind Rec #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB 
12-9 3398 16.1 3.92 92 7 1 6 4 40 2 9 5 16 784
 Team Totals: Team Rec G SV SVO Hld ERA CG INN H R ER HR BB IBB HB SO SO/9 AVG 
37-34 71 15 20 36 3.09 3 638 601 253 219 46 176 12 26 575 8.1 .248
 #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB 
10008 15.7 4.08 289 7 14 1 20 15 121 13 21 18 49 2420
STARTING PITCHING – LAST 10 GAMES
DATE/OPP
 STARTER DEC RES INN H R ER BB SO HR RS PIT
6/19vsATL
 
Zimm’nn L L0-3 7.0 7 2 2 1 6 0 0 97
6/18vsHOU
 
Gonzalez — W6-5 5.0 5 4 4 3 6 0 2 93
6/17vsHOU
 
Roark W W6-5 5.0 7 1 1 2 4 0 4 95
6/15@STL
 
Fister L L2-5 6.0 7 4 4 2 2 2 1 101
6/14@STL
 
Strasburg L L1-4 6.2 7 3 3 1 5 1 1 95
6/13@STL
 
Zimm’nn L L0-1 8.0 3 1 1 1 5 1 0 76
6/12@SFG
 
Treinen L L1-7 5.0 5 2 2 3 2 0 1 79
6/11@SFG
 
Roark W W6-2 6.0 7 2 2 0 4 0 4 95
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
BULLPEN – LAST 10 GAMES
DATE/OPP RES DECISIONS #REL INN H R ER BB SO HR
6/19vsATL L0-3 3 2.0 4 1 1 1 1 0 6/18vsHOU W6-5 H, SV 4 4.0 2 1 1 2 5 06/17vsHOU W6-5 2 H, SV 5 4.0 7 4 4 1 3 06/15@STL L2-5 2 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 06/14@STL L1-4 3 1.1 1 1 1 2 0 06/13@STL L0-1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 06/12@SFG L1-7 2 3.0 8 5 5 1 2 06/11@SFG W6-2 2 H 3 3.0 1 0 0 0 2 06/10@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 0
CATCHER’S DEFENSE
CATCHER GS W-L CCS SBA CS% PB CATCHER ERA
S.Leon
2014 14 8-6 3 5 60% 1 2.95 (40 ER/122.0 IP) Career 23 15-8 4 12 33% 4 2.88 (66 ER/206.1 IP)
J.Lobaton
2014 33 18-15 5 16 31% 1 3.15 (105 ER/299.2 IP) Career 173 96-77 24 149 16% 3 3.49 (626 ER/1612.1 IP)
STRASBURG, Stephen (RHP) #37
Gets the nod as the Nationals & Cards continue their series.
AGAINST THE BRAVES:
 Makes 14th start of career against the Braves...has faced only the Marlins more often (16 starts) during career...is in search of first win at the Braves’ expense since Aug. 21, 2012...however, ERA in 6 starts against the Braves since that win is 3.42...has re-ceived 2 or less runs of offensive support 9 times in 13 career starts against ATL.
• LAST START:
 Saw 3-start winning streak end in Sat.’s 4-1 setback at STL...M.Adam’s led off the 7th inn. with a game-winning solo shot...in all, allowed 3 runs on 7 hits in 6.2 innings...walked one, struck out 5.• Is shouldering a .354 BABIP which is 58 “points” higher than the NL average. 18 of 35 career wins have come at Nationals Park (2.49 ca-reer home ERA, but starting in DC, Washington is 27-21).• 10.8 K/9.0 inn. leads all NL qualfied pitchers (2nd in MLB behind Y.Darvish’s 10.9) in 2014...also ranks among NL leaders in strikeouts (first, 113), FIP (first, 2.32), K/BB ratio (2nd, 5.7/1), starts (tied 2nd, 15), innings (tied 9th, 94.0) and .Dating to Apr. 20, has posted 11 straight quality starts (and a 2.22 ERA) to set a career high (previous: 8, Sept. ‘11 - May ‘12). When starting, Washington is 52-38 (.578)...for career, when getting 3+ runs of offensive support, Washington is 37-4.
CAREER STATISTICS
Year Team Lg W L SV SVO G GS CG INN H R ER HR BB SO WHIP FIP ERA
2010 Wsh NL 5 3 0 0 12 12 0 68.0 56 25 22 5 17 92 1.07 2.21 2.912011 Wsh NL 1 1 0 0 5 5 0 24.0 15 5 4 0 2 24 0.71 1.34 1.502012 Wsh NL 15 6 0 0 28 28 0 159.1 136 62 56 15 48 197 1.15 2.93 3.162013 Wsh NL 8 9 0 0 30 30 1 183.0 136 71 61 16 56 191 1.05 3.25 3.002014 Wsh NL 6 5 0 0 15 15 0 94.0 94 42 32 7 20 113 1.21 2.31 3.06
Totals
 35 24 0 0 90 90 1 528.1 437 205 175 43 143 617 1.10 2.76 2.98
 
2014 STARTS
D OPP RES W L ERA INN H R ER HR BB SO RS PIT
3/31 @NYM W9-7 0 0 6.00 6.0 5 4 4 1 2 10 4 1024/5 vs.ATL L2-6 0 1 6.10 4.1 8 6 3 0 3 6 2 964/10 vs.MIA W7-1 1 0 4.24 6.2 3 1 1 1 1 12 2 984/15 @MIA L2-11 0 1 6.00 4.0 8 6 6 1 3 5 0 814/20 vs.STL W3-2 0 0 5.33 6.0 5 2 2 0 1 9 0 904/25 vs.SDP W11-1 1 0 4.24 7.0 7 0 0 0 2 11 10 1095/1 @PHI W5-3 0 0 3.60 6.0 6 3 0 1 1 5 2 835/7 vs.LAD W3-2 1 0 3.42 7.1 7 2 2 0 2 6 3 1145/13 @ARI L1-3 0 1 3.48 7.0 8 3 3 0 0 6 1 985/19 vs.CIN L3-4 0 0 3.38 7.0 6 2 2 0 2 4 1 965/24 @PIT L2-3 0 1 3.42 7.0 7 3 3 1 2 7 2 1105/30 vs.TEX W9-2 1 0 3.15 6.0 6 2 0 0 1 9 6 886/4 vs.PHI W8-4 1 0 3.10 7.0 7 4 2 1 0 11 8 1096/9 @SFG W9-2 1 0 2.99 6.0 4 1 1 0 0 7 9 886/14 @STL L1-4 0 1 3.06 6.2 7 3 3 1 1 5 1 95
2014 SPLITS
CATEGORY W L G INN H R ER HR BB SO ERA
Home 5 1 8 51.1 49 19 12 2 11 68 2.10vs.Atl 0 1 1 4.1 8 6 3 0 3 6 6.23Turner Field 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 18 11 48 286.0 238 98 79 23 54 335 2.49vs.Ari 2 1 5 32.0 26 11 9 2 8 27 2.53Turner Field 1 2 6 23.1 24 16 15 3 16 28 5.79
 
2014 & CAREER / Braves
PLAYER AB H HR RBI AVG
Desmond 2014 26 6 1 2 .231 Career 329 75 12 41 .228Dobbs 2014 1 0 0 0 .000 Career 194 49 5 23 .253Espinosa 2014 14 3 0 0 .214 Career 189 41 6 17 .217Frandsen 2014 13 7 0 1 .538 Career 89 29 2 6 .326Hairston 2014 1 0 0 0 .000 Career 109 25 3 9 .229LaRoche 2014 24 5 2 3 .208 Career 272 53 5 25 .195Leon 2014 7 1 0 1 .143 Career 16 5 0 3 .313Lobaton 2014 17 3 0 1 .176 Career 17 3 0 1 .176McLouth 2014 10 2 0 0 .200 Career 61 14 2 7 .230Rendon 2014 28 6 1 1 .214 Career 61 16 1 2 .262Span 2014 19 2 0 1 .105 Career 108 25 0 5 .231Werth 2014 22 5 0 0 .227 Career 370 106 16 55 .286Zimmerman 2014 15 4 1 4 .267 Career 535 148 19 80 .277
NATIONALS WHEN ...
Leading after 7 ................................28-3Tied after 7 .........................................5-4Trailing after 7 ..................................4-27Leading after 8 .................................31-2Tied after 8 ........................................3-3Trailing after 8 .................................3-29In Extra Innings ..................................1-6When Scoring in 1st inn. ...................19-5Opponent Scores in 1st inn. .............8-11Scoring First ....................................24-10Opponent scores First ....................13-24Series Opener ..................................13-11Series Finale .....................................14-9Overall series W-L-T .......................12-9-2Home series W-L-T ..........................6-4-2Road series W-L-T ...........................6-5-0Series sweeps ....................................5-4Home sweeps .....................................3-1Road sweeps .....................................2-3In March/April .................................16-12In May ..............................................11-15In June ..............................................10-7In July .................................................0-0In August ...........................................0-0In September/October ......................0-0Pre All-Star break ...........................37-34Post All-Star break .............................0-0Uniform/home whites .....................16-11Uniform/road greys .........................14-8Uniform/red alternates ....................7-14Uniform/blue stars & stripes ..............0-1Last at-bat W-L ..................................7-6Sudden Death W-L ............................2-3# Come-from-behind wins ...................17When Homering ............................26-18When Playing Error Free ................22-14When Starter goes 7.0+ inn. ..........13-10
DESMOND, Ian (SS), #20 .235 13 HR 44 RBI 5 SB
LAST GAME / Thu.vs.ATL:
0-3
HOMESTAND:
 3-10, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Longest-tenured member of the organization (drafted/signed, June ‘04) & last continuous franchise player with Expos DNA.Has hit safely in 11 of last 15 games with 3 2B, 3B, 3 HR, & 12 RBI...posted career-high 5 RBI to trigger June 9, 9-2 win at SFG.
13 HR in ‘14 rank 2nd among MLB shortstops (T.Tulowitzki, 18)...80 HR rank 2nd on Nationals all-time list (R.Zimmerman, 181).
RISP:
.286 (22-77), 3 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/8/14 at SDP (Stults)
CAREER HOMERS:
 80
DOBBS, Greg (1B/3B/OF), #33 .189 0 HR 2 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Thu.vs.ATL:
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 6-for-24 (.250) with a double & 2 RBI in 17 games since joining Washington...is 2-for-11 as a pinch hitter with Washington.MLB’s active leader in pinch hits (98), RBI (75) & walks (33)...98 career pinch hits are good for 12th-most in MLB history.
RISP:
.154 (2-13), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/2/13 vs. NYM (Hawkins)
CAREER HOMERS:
 46
ESPINOSA, Danny (INF), #8 .228 6 HR 17 RBI 5 SB
LAST GAME / Thu.vs.ATL:
1-3
HOMESTAND:
 3-10, BB, R
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 batting .308 (16-for-52) with a double, triple, 5 RBI, 5 runs scored and 4 walks in his last 15 games (dating to June 3). Has more HR (53) than any Nationals switch hitter (C.Guzman, 23)...led Washington in games in 2011 (158) and 2012 (160).
RISP:
.094 (5-53), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/12/14 at ARI (Reed)
CAREER HOMERS:
 53
FRANDSEN, Kevin (INF/OF), #19 .241 1 HR 7 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Thu.vs.ATL:
DNP
HOMESTAND:
 1-1
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 23 games, yet team-high 6 pinch hits are 9th in MLB...hit GW pinch-hit solo HR in 9th inn., May 12 at ARI. 23 starts this year have been at
4 different positions: left field (11 starts), third base (6), second base (4) 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 .370 1 HR 5 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Thu.vs.ATL:
DNP
HOMESTAND:
 0-0, BB, R
Is MLB’s active leader with 13 career pinch home runs (Jason Giambi is 2nd with 11, Greg Dobbs is 3rd with 10).Is 9-for-25 (.360) with 2 doubles, a HR, 5 RBI, 3 runs scored and two walks since reinstatement from Disabled List on May 5.Has 5 RBI in last 11 games/12 at-bats dating to May 16...played along side M.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 .297 8 HR 35 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Thu.vs.ATL:
0-3, BB
HOMESTAND:
 2-8, RBI, 3 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 4 doubles, 3 homers, 14 RBI and an .847 OPS in 19 games since May 25 reinstatement from the DL (right quad strain).
5 of 8 HR have come with runners on base...paces MLB first basemen in on-base% (.417)...29 hits in Mar./Apr. set career high.
RISP:
.289 (13-45), 2 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/5/14 vs. PHI (Kendrick)
CAREER HOMERS:
 225
LEON, Sandy (C), #41 .176 1 HR 3 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Thu.vs.ATL:
DNP
HOMESTAND:
 0-3
Switch-hitting catcher with above-grade defensive skills...was signed by Mike Rizzo out of Venezuelan tryout camp in Jan. ‘07.Hit first HR of MLB career (2-run shot off K.Slowey) in April 14 win at MIA...when starting, Washington is 15-8 (career).Was recalled Wed. from Syracuse (W.Ramos to DL)...was hitting .294 with 5 doubles & 6 RBI in 15 IL games for the Chiefs.
RISP:
.125 (2-16), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 4/14/14 at MIA (Slowey)
CAREER HOMERS:
 1
LOBATON, Jose (C), #59 .233 2 HR 10 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Thu.vs.ATL:
0-3
HOMESTAND:
 0-7
Acquired from TBR with LH Felipe Rivero & OF Drew Vettleson in exchange for RHP Nathan Karns, Feb. 13.When starting, Washington is 8-4 dating to May 14...is 5-for-18 (.278) with 2 walks the last 7 games.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:
.154 (4-26), 1 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/31/14 vs. TEX (Tepesch)
CAREER HOMERS:
 11
McLOUTH, Nate (OF), #15 .179 1 HR 6 RBI 4 SB
LAST GAME / Thu.vs.ATL:
0-1 (PH)
HOMESTAND:
 0-1, RBI
Lends professional left-handed bat, defensive excellence (Gold Glover) & experience at all 3 outfield slots to Nationals roster.Is 8-for-28 (.286) with a 2B & 5 RBI in last 14 games...lifted a go-ahead PH sac fly last night to put WSH ahead for good, 6-5.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:
.158 (3-19), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 4/27/14 vs. SDP (Benoit)
CAREER HOMERS:
 101
RENDON, Anthony (INF), #6 .270 10 HR 38 RBI 5 SB
LAST GAME / Thu.vs.ATL:
0-3
HOMESTAND:
 4-12, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, BB, 2 R, 2 SB
Played in just 79 minor-league games since being tabbed with 6th-overall selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.Owns a .954 OPS when facing left-handed pitchers in ‘14...10 HR in ‘14 have already trumped last year’s total (7) as a rookie.Is 21-for-64 (.328) with 5 home runs and 12 RBI his last 16 games...tied with D. Span for the team lead in runs scored (44).
RISP:
.242 (16-66), 2 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/18/14 vs. HOU (Zeid)
CAREER HOMERS:
 17
SPAN, Denard (CF), #2 .269 1 HR 15 RBI 12 SB
LAST GAME / Thu.vs.ATL:
1-4, 2B
HOMESTAND:
 5-12, 2 2B, RBI, BB, 3 R, 3 SB
Ranks 2nd among active center fielders (min. 600 games) in zone rating (.899) & putouts/9.0 (2.72).Is 5-for-12 with 2 2B in last 3 games...snapped a 5-game, 0-for-18 slide...had hit .365 with 8 XBH in his previous 11 contests.When reaching base safely 2+ times, Washington is 21-9...has made just one error as a National (216 G, 206 GS, 532 TC).
RISP:
.220 (11-50), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/21/14 vs. CIN (Simon)
CAREER HOMERS:
 28
WERTH, Jayson (OF), #28 .280 6 HR 33 RBI 5 SB
LAST GAME / Thu.vs.ATL:
1-4, 2B
HOMESTAND:
 1-11, 2B, 3 BB, 3 R, SB
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 reached base safely in 13 straight games (13 hits, 7 walks) but is mired in a 7-game, 3-for-25 skid.At .382, ranks 4th in NL in batting vs. lefthanders...is 38-for-126 (.301) with RISP since the 2013 All-Star break.
RISP:
.302 (19-63), 2 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/11/14 at SFG (Cain)
CAREER HOMERS:
 176
ZIMMERMAN, Ryan (3B/LF), #11 .258 2 HR 14 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Thu.vs.ATL:
0-3
HOMESTAND:
 3-10, 2 2B, 3 RBI, BB, R
Was first draft selection of the Nationals (June 2005)...via 2 contract extensions, remains under contract thru at least 2019.Reinstated June 3 from 15-Day DL...is 12-for-60 (.200) with 6 2B, 8 RBI & 6 BB & Washington is 10-6 since return.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:
.212 (7-33), 1 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 4/11/14 at ATL (Teheran)
CAREER HOMERS:
 181
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