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July 5, 2014 vs. Chicago Cubs

July 5, 2014 vs. Chicago Cubs

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Washington Nationals Game Notes vs. Chicago Cubs, July 5, 2014.
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PERFECT 10 WITHIN REACH
Washington has played errorless baseball in 9 straight games dating to June 25...with another awless defensive game today, the Nationals would register just their 2nd string of errorless games to reach double gures...in 2011, from June 2-15, Wash-ington played a Nationals (‘05-pres.) record 13 consecutive games without an error.
BETTER LEATHER
The Nationals have made just 3 errors in 26 games dating to June 7 yielded just 2 unearned runs in June to set a new club mark for fewest unearned runs allowed in a calendar month...as the season has progressed, the Nationals’ elding percentage has risen while their error totals and unearned runs allowed have declined:
 MONTH FIELDING% ERRORS UNEARNED RUNS
 Mar./Apr. (28 games) .................... .975 26 19 May (26 games) ............................. .980 20 13 Since June 1 (31 games) ................. .993 8 2
RISP-Y BUSINESS
The Nationals, in 5 games dating to the nightcap of last Sat.’s twinbill at Wrigley Field, are 15-for-42 (.357) with 5 doubles and one home run (Jayson Werth, 2-run shot in the 4th inning, Wed. vs. COL) with runners in scoring position.
5 WEEKS OF GOOD BASEBALL
Washington’s 21-12 (.636) record dating to May 30 is tied for the 2nd-best in MLB with CIN, PIT and SEA...only behind the Athletics (21-11, .565) have been superior...in this 5-week span, the Nationals outscored their opponents by 44 runs (141 to 97).
KEEPING SCORE ON THE SEASON
The Nationals own the NL’s 2nd-best (MLB’s 5th-best) run differential at +45 (344 for, 299 against)...MLB’s top 5: OAK (+129), SEA (+70), LAA (+60), LAD (+57), Washington (+45).
STOP THIEF!
Nationals catchers, with a little help from Steve McCatty’s pitching staff, currently rank 2nd in MLB having gunned down 18 of 45 (40.0%) would-be basestealers this year (pitcher caught stealings excluded)...in all of MLB, only the Cardinals (47.4%, 18 of 38) 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.
SCORE 4 = WIN MORE
The Nationals are 38-3 when scoring 4 or more runs and, conversely, just 8-36 when limited to 3 or less runs by opposing pitchers.
NATIONALS STAFF EARNS GOLD OR SILVER IN MANY STATISTICAL CATEGORIES
Washington’s 3.09 staff ERA leads MLB (OAK ranks 2nd at 3.18)...Nationals pitch-ers also rank among MLB’s top 2 in these categories: elding-independent pitch-ing (rst, 3.13), fewest earned runs allowed (rst, 265), walks/9.0 inn. (rst, 2.47) homers allowed/9.0 inn. (2nd, 0.62), home runs allowed (2nd, 53), SO/BB ratio (2nd, 3.21/1) and fewest blown saves (2nd, 5).
THE ‘PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN ...
At 2.58 (73 ER/257.2 IP), Washington relievers rank 2nd in MLB in bullpen ERA, sand-wiched between the Padres (rst, 2.33) and Mariners (3rd, 2.58).
 
DINGERS FROM THE DIAMOND DIRT
The 50 home runs hit by Washington inelders (14 from 1B, 7 from 2B, 13 from 3B, 16 from SS) this season rank 2nd in MLB behind only the Blue Jays (54) ineld.
POWER FROM THE PIVOT
The Nationals pace MLB in home runs (23) hit by middle inelders (COL is 2nd with 22)...16 of these 23 middle-ineld homers have been hit by shortstops (Ian Desmond 14, Zach Walters 1), 7 by second basemen (Danny Espinosa 6, Anthony Rendon 1).
 
WITH > WITHOUT
With Ryan Zimmerman in the starting lineup this season, the Nationals are 24-15 and average 4.7 runs per game (183 runs, 39 contests)...in 46 games sans Zimmerman, Washington has averaged of 3.5 runs a game (161 runs, 46 games) and is 22-24.
FAST TIMES
The Nationals’ 83.3% team stolen-base percentage (45 stolen bases, 9 caught steal-ings) leads MLB...the Athletics rate 2nd at 83.1 percent.
POP FROM THE TOP
Denard Span (26 doubles, 5 triples, home run) currently leads all big league leadoff hitters with 32 extra-base hits...COL’s Charlie Blackmon (29) ranks 2nd.
NATIONALS WIRE
Chicago Cubs (38-46) @ Washington Nationals (46-39)
RHP Carlos Villaneuva (4-5, 5.91)
 |
LHP Gio Gonzalez (5-4, 3.93)
Saturday, July 5
 Game #86 / Home #45
 Nationals Park
 Washington, DC
JULY 5 2009 -
 With his velocity up, Scott Olsen held down the Braves with 8.2 strong innings as the Nationals bested ATL, 5-3, in the rubber game of a 3-game holiday weekend set. Only a Nate McLouth 2-run shot with 2 outs in the 9th prevented Olsen from notching his rst career complete game. All 9 Nationals starters recorded a hit for just the 2nd time since 2007.
DATE IN DC BASEBALL HISTORY
DATE OPP./SITE D.C. TIME DC TV DC RADIO NATIONALS STARTER OPPONENTS STARTER
Sat., July 5
 vs. CHI 4:05 pm MASN 106.7 FM / 1500 AM LHP Gio Gonzalez (5-4, 3.93) RHP Carlos Villanueva (4-5, 5.91)
Gonzalez faces same club in back-to-back starts for the 4th time (1-2, 4.08 ERA, 3 GS in the 2nd game of those matchups/’12 vs. ATL [L], ‘11 SEA [W], ‘09 LAA[L])
Sun., July 6
 vs. CHI 1:35 pm MASN 2 106.7 FM / 1500 AM RHP Jordan Zimmermann (6-4, 2.95) RHP Jake Arrieta (5-1, 1.81)
Zimmermann has not allowed a home run in DC since Apr. 9 vs. MIA (8+ starts or 49.0 innings ago)
Mon., July 7
 vs. BAL 7:05 pm MASN 106.7 FM / 1500 AM RHP Stephen Strasburg (7-6, 3.53) RHP Chris Tillman (7-4, 4.21)
Strasburg has fanned 12.8/9.0 inn. in 10 career interleague starts, during which he is 6-3, 2.39 ERA (has allowed 2 or less earned runs in 9 of 10 starts vs. AL)
Tue., July 8
 vs. BAL 7:05 pm MASN 106.7 FM / 1500 AM RHP Doug Fister (7-2, 2.93) LHP Wei-Yin Chen (8-3, 4.12)
Fister (51-52 career record) hopes to reach .500 for the rst time since career record was 6-6 in May 2010
Wed., July 9
 at BAL 7:05 pm MASN 2 106.7 FM / 1500 AM RHP Tanner Roark (7-6, 3.12) TBD
Despite no-decision, Roark was fantastic on rst interleague start of career on May 10, 2014 at OAK (1 ER allowed on 2 hits, zero walks in 7.2 inn.)
Thu., July 10
 at BAL 7:05 pm
WUSA 9 / MASN 2
 106.7 FM / 1500 AM LHP Gio Gonzalez (5-4) TBD
In 36.0 career innings against the Orioles, spanning 6 starts, Gonzalez has allowed just one home run: M.Weiters solo shot, Aug. 15, 2011 at O.co Coliseum
SCHEDULE & PROBABLE PITCHERS
JULY 7 Visit to Capital Area Food Bank -
Jerry Blevins and Craig Stammen will team up with children from CAFB’s Kids Cafe to prepare healthy snacks that can be enjoyed while watching a baseball game during the Nationals’ annual visit to the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) on Mon., July 7. Since its 1998 inception, CAFB’s Kids Cafe has provided free afterschool and summer meals to low-income children in the Washington metro area. The Kids Cafe program is part of Feeding America’s nationwide effort to serve over 122,000 children annually.
IN THE COMMUNITY
CHICAGO CUBS
The Nationals/Expos have won 300+ games at the expense of only the Mets (385), Phillies (364) and Cubs (304)...Nationals President of Base-ball Operations and GM Mike Rizzo is a Chicago native and a graduate of both Holy Cross High School and the University of Illinois...Adam LaRoche’s father, Dave, pitched for the Cubs (9-7, 5.17) in 1973 and ‘74.
THE SERIES
The Nationals and Cubs will play 7 games this year in 6 days, thanks to last Sat.’s rare scheduled doubleheader...the Nationals are 16-10 over-all against the Cubs dating to 2011...Washington is 10-7 at Wrigley since 2010 and 11 of those 17 contests have been decided by 2 runs or less (the Nationals are 6-5 in these tight games)...the Nationals (‘05-pres.) are 13-8 in one-run games against CHI, including a 7-4 mark at in DC...3 of Washington’s 9 Independence Day home games have come against the Cubs (only the Mets have played in DC on the Nation’s birthday even twice)...Washington is 2-1 in the trio of 4th of July matchups (L2-7 in 2014/Nationals Park, W5-4 in 2011/Nationals Park, W6-0 in 2007/RFK).
2014 / BY THE NUMBERS
2014 W-L ................................2-3 (0-0 in DC, 2-3 in Chicago)Streak ..........................................................................Lost 1Aggregate Score / 2014 ......................Nationals 17, Cubs 21Home Runs Hit / 2014 ............................Nationals 4, Cubs 1
ALLTIME SERIES / BY THE NUMBERS
W-L / Nationals ..............................................................33-31W-L / Franchise (Nationals + Expos) ....................304-279-1W-L / Nationals Park (2008-present) ...........................10-12
2014 AGAINST THE CUBS
DATE RESULT WIN-LOSS-SV TOG
 
DATE RESULT WIN-LOSS-SV TOG
6/26@ L3-5 Ramirez-Stammen-Rondon 2:41 7/4DC L2-7 Hammel-Roark-NONE 2:546/27@ L2-7 Hammel-Roark-NONE 2:49 7/5DC
6/28@
D
 W3-0 Gonzalez-Beeler-Soriano 2:42 7/6DC
6/28@
N
 W7-2 Treinen-Samardzija-NONE 2:45
OPPONENT
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
6/25 ...Selected RHP Taylor Hill from Syracuse...returned from rehab, reinstated and optioned INF/OF Jeff Kobernus to Syracuse...designed 1B Greg Dobbs for as-signment...released RHP Christian Garcia for assignment.6/26 ...Optioned C Sandy Leon to Syracuse...returned from rehab and reinstated C Wil-son Ramos.6/28 ...Optioned RHP Taylor Hill to Syracuse...recalled LHP Xavier Cedeno from Syra-cuse...recalled RHP Blake Treinen from Syracuse to serve as 26th player for doubleheader at Wrigley Field.6/30 ...Optioned LHP Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse...recalled from rehab and reinstated OF Bryce Harper from the 15-Day DL.
DISABLED LIST
PLAYER INJURY 15/60 DL PLACED / RETRO REINSTATED #GAMES
E.Davis R Elbow Sprain 60 Feb. 13 85R.Ohlendorf R Lumbar Strain 60 Mar. 26 85E.Perez L Toe Fracture 60 May 16 45D.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 Inam. 15 May 18 June 18 27J.Kobernus L Hand Fracture 60 Apr. 12 June 25 66W.Ramos R Hamstring Strain 15 June 11 June 26 14B.Harper L Thumb Sprain 15 Apr. 27 / Apr. 26 June 30 57
 
THE 25-MAN ACTIVE ROSTER
PITCHERS
 13 Jerry Blevins (BLEH-vins) .........LHP48 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)
 .RHP63 Blake Treinen (TRY-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/R 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/R34 Bryce Harper (briys) ..................L/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:
Fri.vs.CHC: 0.0
IP
 2
H
 2
R
 2
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 allowed only 5 extra-base hits (all doubles) in 28.0 innings.
10.6 K/9.0 paces all NL rookies (min. 25 inn.).3-0, 4 Holds, 0 Saves, 2.57 ERA, 32/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 25 / 10
BLEVINS, Jerry (LHP) #13
LAST:
 Fri.vs.CHC: 0.2
IP
 1
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 1
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.Owns a .127 (7-for-55) batt. avg. against vs. lefty batters.When walking zero, ERA is 1.69...with walk(s): 13.00.2-3, 5 Holds, 0 Saves, 5.04 ERA, 37/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 18 / 2
CLIPPARD, Tyler (RHP) #36
LAST:
 Weds.vs.COL:
Hold(19)
1.0
IP
 1
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 2
SO
 0
HR
Paces MLB in relief K (489) since ‘pen debut, June 25, 2009...has pitched in more games (379) than any Nationals hurler.
Since April 24, has pitched scoreless relief in 28 of 29 apps.
Leads Nationals ‘pen in wins (5), holds (19) & relief K (49).5-2, 19 Holds, 1 Save, 1.95 ERA, 40/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 3 / 0
DETWILER, Ross (LHP) #48
LAST:
 Fri.vs.CHC: 1.1
IP
 2
H
 1
R
 1
ER
 0
BB
 0
SO
 0
HR
Shifts to ‘pen...in 39 career relief apps, is 1-2 with 1 SV, 2 Holds & a 2.71 ERA (21 ER/69.2 IP)...made 50 MLB starts from ‘11-13.
Last 3 apps: 8.1 IP, SV, 4 H, 1 ER, BB, 4 K, .148 AVG against
.Has worked more than 1.0 inn. of relief in 14 of 23 apps.0-2, 1 Holds, 1 Save, 4.10 ERA, 23/0 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 ...................232Holds ..........................................42Saves / Save Opp. . ................22 / 27Inh. Runners / Inh. Scored ..78 / 23Batting Average Against ....... .224
1st Batters Retired / Faced
 ..176 / 232SO/BB Ratio . ..2.6/1 (237 SO/92 BB)
2014 & CAREER / Cubs
PLAYER W L S G IP ER ERA
Barrett 2014 0 0 0 2 0.1 2 54.00 Career 0 0 0 2 0.1 2 54.00Blevins 2014 0 0 0 2 1.1 3 20.25 Career 0 1 0 5 3.1 4 10.80Clippard 2014 0 0 0 1 1.0 0 0.00 Career 1 0 1 19 19.2 6 2.75Detwiler 2014 0 0 1 2 4.1 1 2.08 Career 3 1 1 6 28.1 8 2.54Fister 2014 0 0 0 1 6.0 3 4.50 Career 0 0 0 1 6.0 3 4.50Gonzalez 2014 1 0 0 1 7.0 0 0.00 Career 2 0 0 4 24.2 4 1.46Roark 2014 0 2 0 2 13.0 8 5.53 Career 1 2 0 3 14.2 10 6.14Soriano 2014 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0.00 Career 0 1 2 5 4.1 1 2.08Stammen 2014 0 1 0 1 2.0 2 9.00 Career 1 2 0 8 18.2 7 3.38Storen 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 Career 0 0 4 10 9.2 1 0.93Strasburg 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 Career 0 1 0 3 20.2 5 2.18Zimmermann 2014 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 Career 1 4 0 6 37.0 23 5.59
SORIANO, Rafael (RHP) #29
LAST:
 Weds.vs.COL:
Save(20)
 1.0
IP
 1
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 1
BB
 1
SO
 0
HR
In ‘13, posted a 3.0/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio & saved 43
games to rank 2nd in the NL in first year with the Nationals.Has worked scoreless relief in 31 of 34 apps this year.Swing & Miss% is up this year (26.6% in ‘14, 19.2% in ‘13).1-0, 0 Holds, 20 Saves, 1.06 ERA, 34/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 0 / 0
STAMMEN, Craig (RHP) #35
LAST:
 Tues.vs.COL:
 
1.1
IP
 0
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 2
BB
 1
SO
 0
HR
Has pitched better in relief (2.78 ERA, 8.7 K/9, 162 G) than as starter (8-11, 5.08, 4.6 K/9, 38 starts) during MLB career.In 20 apps dating to Apr. 20, ERA is 1.83 (7 ER/34.1 IP).212.2 relief inn. since beginning of 2012 season pace MLB.0-3, 3 Holds, 0 Saves, 2.74 ERA, 24/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 12 / 2
STOREN, Drew (RHP) #22
LAST:
 Mon.vs.COL: 1.0
IP
 1
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 0
SO
 0
HR
Owns highest career SO/BB ratio (3.15/1) among Nats reliev-ers (‘05-pres.)...selected 10th overall in ‘09 First-Year Draft.
Has tossed 6.2 consecutive scoreless inn. dating to June 7.
Is 3-1, 20 holds, 1 save, 1.18 ERA in 52 G dating to Aug. ‘13.2-1, 10 Holds, 0 Saves, 1.03 ERA, 31/0 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 
46-39 85 0 0 0 3.36 3 514.1 505 216 192 43 120 6 19 443 7.8 .256
 Ind Rec #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB 
33-28 7975 15.5 4.25 243 2 9 0 18 12 92 13 18 15 38 1971
 Bullpen: Team Rec G SV SVO Hld ERA CG INN H R ER HR BB IBB HB SO SO/9 AVG 
44-38 82 22 27 42 2.55 0 257.2 211 83 73 10 92 11 9 237 8.3 .224
 Ind Rec #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB 
13-11 4107 15.9 3.53 101 9 2 8 4 48 2 9 6 20 943
 Team Totals: Team Rec G SV SVO Hld ERA CG INN H R ER HR BB IBB HB SO SO/9 AVG 
46-39 85 22 27 42 3.09 3 772.0 716 299 265 53 212 17 28 680 7.9 .246
 #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB 
12082 15.7 4.01 344 10 18 2 26 16 140 15 27 21 58 2914
STARTING PITCHING – LAST 10 GAMES
DATE/OPP
 STARTER DEC RES INN H R ER BB SO HR RS PIT
7/4vs.CHI
 
Roark L L2-7 7.0 9 4 4 1 5 1 2 87
7/2vs.COL
 
Fister W W4-3 7.0 7 3 3 0 5 1 4 80
7/1vs.COL
 
Strasburg W W7-1 7.2 5 1 1 1 8 1 7 111
6/30vsCOL
Zimm’nn W W7-3 6.0 7 2 2 1 5 0 6 87
6/28@CHI-N
 
Treinen W W7-2 5.0 4 2 2 1 3 1 6 78
6/28@CHI-D
 
Gonzalez W W3-0 7.0 2 0 0 2 7 0 1 99
6/27@CHI
 
Roark L L2-7 6.0 10 4 4 1 2 0 2 101
6/26@CHI
 
Fister L3-5 6.0 7 3 3 0 1 0 3 102
6/25@MIL
 
Strasburg L L2-9 4.2 8 7 7 3 2 2 2 90
6/24@MIL
 
Zimm’nn — W4-2 6.0 6 2 2 2 9 0 1 96
BULLPEN – LAST 10 GAMES
DATE/OPP RES DECISIONS #REL INN H R ER BB SO HR
7/4 vs. CHI L2-7 3 2.0 5 3 3 1 1 07/2 vs. COL W4-3 H, SV 2 2.0 2 0 0 1 3 07/1 vs. COL W7-1 1 1.1 0 0 0 2 1 06/30vs.COL W7-3 3 3.0 2 1 1 1 1 06/28@CHI-N W7-2 SV 2 4.0 2 0 0 0 3 06/28@CHI-D W3-0 H, SV 2 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 06/27@CHI L2-7 3 2.0 3 3 3 2 2 06/26@CHI L3-5 L 1 2.0 2 2 2 1 1 06/25@MIL L2-9 1 3.1 5 2 2 1 1 06/24@MIL W4-2 W, SV 7 10.0 4 0 0 5 6 0
CATCHER’S DEFENSE
CATCHER GS W-L CCS SBA CS% PB CATCHER ERA
S.Leon
2014 16 9-7 4 7 57% 1 3.27 (52 ER/143.0 IP) Career 25 16-9 5 14 35% 4 3.09 (78 ER/227.1 IP)
J.Lobaton
2014 39 23-16 6 24 27% 1 2.84 (114 ER/360.2 IP) Career 179 101-78 25 155 16% 3 3.42 (635 ER/1673.1 IP)
W.Ramos
2014 30 14-16 8 16 50% 2 3.15(94 ER/268.1 IP) Career 258 140-118 42 161 29% 13 3.46 (883 ER/2294.2 IP)
GONZALEZ, Gio (LHP) #47
Makes 4th start since DL return, 2nd straight against CHI.
• AGAINST THE CUBS:
 Has spun 22.0 scoreless inn. in 3 most-recent starts (Sat/Day at CHI; May 12, 2013; Sept. 5, 2012) against the Cubs...allowed just 7 hits, walked 3 and fanned 22 in those 3 assignments, which span 21.0 in-nings...made Nationals debut at Wrigley on Apr. 7, 2012 and struggled, allowing 4 runs in 3.2 innings...has only yielded only one homer to the Cubs: Derrek Lee (6/16/10).
• LAST START:
 Dominated CHI and earned first career win at Wrigley Field in Washington’s 3-0 win in opener of Sat’s day-night doubleheader...was touched for just 2 singles and walked 2 in 7.0 innings...struck out 7...A.Rendon’s RBI triple in the 8th broke open a close game. In 2+ years with the Nationals, is 37-20 with a 3.24 ERA in 76 starts (Washington’s record: 51-25)...37 wins since the beginning of ‘12 are tied for 4th among MLB lefthanders.With 999.0 innings and 981 strikeouts in the bank, is clos-ing in on 1,000 in both categories.Is 20-11 with a 3.60 ERA in 41 road starts since joining the Nationals.Is 64-2 with a 2.42 ERA in 79 career starts when receiving more than 2 runs of offensive support while in the game.
CAREER STATISTICS
Year Team Lg W L SV SVO G GS CG INN H R ER HR BB SO WHIP FIP ERA
2008 Oak AL 1 4 0 0 10 7 0 34.0 32 34 29 9 25 34 1.68 7.06 7.682009 Oak AL 6 7 0 0 20 17 0 98.2 113 68 63 14 56 109 1.71 4.51 5.752010 Oak AL 15 9 0 0 33 33 1 200.2 171 75 72 15 92 171 1.31 3.80 3.232011 Oak AL 16 12 0 0 32 32 0 202.0 175 81 70 17 91 197 1.32 3.73 3.122012 Wsh NL 21 8 0 0 32 32 2 199.1 149 69 64 9 76 207 1.13 2.90 2.892013 Wsh NL 11 8 0 0 32 32 1 195.2 169 79 73 17 76 192 1.25 3.45 3.362014 Was NL 5 4 0 0 12 12 0 68.2 58 30 30 5 29 71 1.27 3.35 3.93T
 
otals 75 52 0 0 171 165 4 999.0 867 436 401 86 445 981 1.31 3.70 3.61
2014 STARTS
D OPP RES W L ERA INN H R ER HR BB SO RS PIT
4/2 @NYM W5-1 1 0 1.50 6.0 6 1 1 0 1 6 4 914/8 vs.MIA W5-0 1 0 0.75 6.0 3 0 0 0 2 5 3 1014/13 @ATL L2-10 0 1 3.50 6.0 9 6 6 2 4 6 1 1034/18 vs.STL W3-1 1 0 2.88 7.0 4 1 1 0 1 7 3 1014/23 vs.LAA W5-4 0 0 3.00 5.0 4 2 2 0 3 5 1 834/29 @HOU W4-3 0 0 3.25 6.0 5 3 3 0 2 9 2 1115/4 @PHI L0-1 0 1 2.91 7.1 4 1 1 0 2 7 0 1035/11 @OAK L1-9 0 1 3.97 4.1 9 7 7 2 3 4 0 885/17 vs.NYM L2-5 0 1 4.62 3.0 7 5 5 1 2 4 0 846/18 vs.HOU W6-5 0 0 4.85 5.0 5 4 4 0 3 6 2 936/23 @MIL W3-0 1 0 4.38 6.0 3 0 0 0 4 5 3 1146/28 @CHI
/Day
W3-0 1 0 3.93 7.0 2 0 0 0 2 7 3 99
2014 SPLITS
CATEGORY W L G INN H R ER HR BB SO ERA
Home 2 1 5 26.0 23 12 12 1 11 27 4.15vs.ChC 1 0 1 7.0 2 0 0 0 2 7 0.00Wrigley Field 1 0 1 7.0 2 0 0 0 2 7 0.00
CAREER SPLITS
CATEGORY W L G INN H R ER HR BB SO ERA
Home 38 23 81 487.0 412 188 175 40 206 463 3.23vs.Chi 2 1 5 29.2 22 10 10 1 9 31 3.03Wrigley Field 1 1 3 15.2 17 10 10 1 8 16 5.74
 
2014 & CAREER / Cubs
PLAYER AB H HR RBI AVG
Desmond 2014 19 2 0 0 .105 Career 110 29 4 14 .264Espinosa 2014 7 0 0 0 .000 Career 73 19 3 9 .260Frandsen 2014 8 3 0 1 .375 Career 61 15 2 6 .246Hairston 2014 2 0 0 0 .000 Career 84 16 3 8 .190Harper 2014 4 0 0 0 .000 Career 36 12 2 2 .333LaRoche 2014 19 5 2 4 .263 Career 276 76 22 49 .275Lobaton 2014 4 0 0 0 .000 Career 4 0 0 0 .000McLouth 2014 8 4 0 0 .500 Career 173 51 9 21 .295Ramos 2014 13 5 1 2 .385 Career 57 17 2 8 .298Rendon 2014 20 8 0 3 .400 Career 35 10 0 4 .286Span 2014 15 5 0 2 .333 Career 46 12 0 5 .261Werth 2014 14 4 1 2 .286 Career 172 42 9 33 .244Zimmerman 2014 18 3 0 1 .167 Career 204 60 8 27 .294
NATIONALS WHEN ...
Leading after 7 ................................36-3Tied after 7 .........................................5-4Trailing after 7 ..................................5-32Leading after 8 ................................39-2Tied after 8 ........................................4-3Trailing after 8 .................................3-34In Extra Innings ..................................2-7When Scoring in 1st inn. ..................22-6Opponent Scores in 1st inn. .............8-13Scoring First ....................................32-12Opponent scores First ....................14-27Series Opener .................................15-13Series Finale ....................................17-10Overall series W-L-T ......................14-9-4Home series W-L-T ..........................7-4-3Road series W-L-T ............................7-5-1Series sweeps ....................................6-4Home sweeps .....................................4-1Road sweeps .....................................2-3In March/April .................................16-12In May ..............................................11-15In June .............................................17-11In July ..................................................2-1In August ...........................................0-0In September/October ......................0-0Pre All-Star break ...........................46-39Post All-Star break .............................0-0Uniform/home whites ....................19-12Uniform/road greys .........................16-11Uniform/red alternates ...................11-14Uniform/blue stars & stripes .............0-2Last at-bat W-L ..................................8-7Sudden Death W-L ............................2-3# Come-from-behind wins ..................20When Homering ..............................31-21When Playing Error Free ...............29-19When Starter goes 7.0+ inn. ...........17-11
DESMOND, Ian (SS), #20 .236 15 HR 51 RBI 9 SB
LAST GAME / Fri.vs.CHI:
1-4
HOMESTAND:
 5-15, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, SB
Longest-tenured member of the organization (drafted/signed, June ‘04) & last continuous franchise player with Expos DNA.7th. inn solo blast propelled WSH to the 4-3 win Wed., vs. COL...is 6-for-19 with 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R and one SB in last 5 G.
Leads MLB SS with 51 RBI & 15 HR ranks 2nd (T.Tulowitzki, 18)...82 HR rank 2nd on Nationals all-time list (R.Zimmerman, 182).
RISP:
.280 (26-93), 3 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 7/2/14 vs. COL (Belisle)
CAREER HOMERS:
 82
ESPINOSA, Danny (INF), #8 .217 6 HR 17 RBI 6 SB
LAST GAME / Fri.vs.CHI:
DNP
HOMESTAND:
 DNP
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).Before hitless (0-for-18) roadtrip, was on a 5-game, 7-for-17 (.412) tear...8 HBP are tied for 6th in NL. Has more HR (53) than any Nationals switch hitter (C.Guzman, 23)...led Washington in games in 2011 (158) and 2012 (160).
RISP:
.086 (5-58), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/12/14 at ARI (Reed)
CAREER HOMERS:
 53
FRANDSEN, Kevin (INF/OF), #19 .237 1 HR 8 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Fri.vs.CHI:
DNP
HOMESTAND:
 0-2, HBP
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 26 games, yet team-high 7 pinch hits are tied for 9th in MLB...hit GW pinch-hit solo HR in 9th inn., May 12 at ARI. 26 starts this year have been at 4 different positions: left field (11 starts), second base (7) third base (6), and first base (2).
RISP:
.161 (5-31), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/12/14 at ARI (Reed)
CAREER HOMERS:
 15
HAIRSTON, Scott (OF), #7 .303 1 HR 5 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Fri.vs.CHI:
DNP
HOMESTAND:
 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 9-for-31 (.290) 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 17 games/18 at-bats dating to May 16...played along side M.Williams in ARI’s big league camp in Spring ‘03.
RISP:
.091 (1-11), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/31/14 vs. TEX (Baker)
CAREER HOMERS:
 106
HARPER, Bryce (OF), #34 .276 1 HR 10 RBI 1 SB
LAST GAME / Fri.vs.CHI:
0-4
HOMESTAND:
 3-15, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 R
2012 NL Rookie of the Year...in 2013, as a 20-year-old, became youngest NL player to ever start an All-Star Game.Dating to prior to his DL stint, is 8-for-26 with 2 2B, 3B, 5 RBI in last 7 G ...went 9-for-14 with 2B, 4 HR, 11 RBI in 5 rehab games.Missed 57 G after injuring left thumb, Apr. 25 vs. SDP, while sliding into 3B on triple...had surgery on Apr. 29 (Dr. T.Graham).
RISP:
.304 (7-23), 1 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 4/9/14 vs. MIA (Hand)
CAREER HOMERS:
 43
LaROCHE, Adam (1B), #25 .297 12 HR 44 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Fri.vs.CHI:
0-4
HOMESTAND:
 2-15, HR, RBI, 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.Hitless in 2 straight games...only other hitless streak this season greater than one game: 6/13-17 (4 games). Ranks among NL leaders in OBP (4th, .402), OPS (7th, .892), walks (11th, 44), and batting average (13th, .297).
RISP:
.288 (17-59), 3 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/30/14 vs. COL (Scahill)
CAREER HOMERS:
 229
LOBATON, Jose (C), #59 .203 2 HR 10 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Fri.vs.CHI:
DNP
HOMESTAND:
 0-3
Acquired from TBR with LH Felipe Rivero & OF Drew Vettleson in exchange for RHP Nathan Karns, Feb. 13.In last 4 starts, has posted a 0.87 (5 ER/52.0 IP) catcher’s ERA...mired in a 9-game, 1-for-29 (.034) rut at the plate.When starting, Washington is 13-5 since May 14...started 3 games in ‘13 ALDS vs. BOS & hit game-ending homer in Game 3.
RISP:
.125 (4-32), 1 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/31/14 vs. TEX (Tepesch)
CAREER HOMERS:
 11
 
McLOUTH, Nate (OF), #15 .195 1 HR 7 RBI 4 SB
LAST GAME / Fri.vs.CHI:
0-1 (PH)
HOMESTAND:
 0-1
Lends professional left-handed bat, defensive excellence (Gold Glover) & experience at all 3 outfield slots to Nationals roster.Posted 4 hits in DH sweep at CHI, June 28...lifted a GW pinch-hit sac fly to cap scoring in 6-5 comeback win, June 18 vs. HOU.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:
.143 (3-21), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 4/27/14 vs. SDP (Benoit)
CAREER HOMERS:
 101
RAMOS, Wilson (C), #40 .274 2 HR 14 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Fri.vs.CHI:
1-3, BB, RBI
HOMESTAND:
 3-11, BB, 2 RBI
One of MLB’s top offensive catchers...behind the plate, advanced catch-and-throw skills blend well with soft hands.Is 7-for-21 with HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB in 6 games since return from DL, June 26...has hit safely in 8 straight games.Has missed 47 games during 2 DL stints in 2014...hit 16 homers (Nationals record for catchers) in just 287 at-bats in 2013.
RISP:
.360 (9-25), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/28/14 at CHI/Nite (Samardzija)
CAREER HOMERS:
 37
RENDON, Anthony (INF), #6 .280 12 HR 48 RBI 7 SB
LAST GAME / Fri.vs.CHI:
1-4, 2B, R
HOMESTAND:
 4-16, 2 2B, 2 RBI, BB, 5 R, SB
Played in just 79 minor-league games since being tabbed with 6th-overall selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.Has hit safely in 8 straight games (11-for-32, 3 2B, 3B, 5 RBI, 8 R)...leads the Nationals and is T5th in the NL in runs (57).12 HR in ‘14 have already trumped last year’s total (7) as a rookie...is 27-for-78 (.346) with a .947 OPS vs. LHP in 2014.
RISP:
.263 (21-80), 2 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/24/14 at MIL (Smith)
CAREER HOMERS:
 19
SPAN, Denard (CF), #2 .266 1 HR 19 RBI 13 SB
LAST GAME / Fri.vs.CHI:
1-4, 2B
HOMESTAND:
 3-14, 2B, 3 BB, 2 R
Ranks 2nd among active/current center fielders (min. 600 games) in zone rating (.899) & putouts/9.0 (2.73).
Has reached safely in 13 of 16 G (18 H, 7 BB)...ranks among NL leaders in 2B (T3rd, 26), 3B (T4th, 5) & multi-hit games (T10th, 28).
When reaching base safely 2+ times, Washington is 25-11...has made just one error as a National (229 G, 219 GS, 575 TC).
RISP:
.254 (15-59), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/21/14 vs. CIN (Simon)
CAREER HOMERS:
 28
WERTH, Jayson (OF), #28 .276 8 HR 41 RBI 5 SB
LAST GAME / Fri.vs.CHI:
2-3, 2B, HR, RBI, BB, R
HOMESTAND:
 6-13, 3 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 4 BB, 5 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 6-for-10 with 3 doubles, 2 homers, 6 RBI, 3 walks and 4 runs scored in last 2 games...his .361 OBP is 2nd on the club.Dating to ‘12 season, is hitting .301 with .854 OPS...owns 2nd-best stolen-base% (119 SB-17 CS, 87.5%) among active players.
RISP:
.303 (23-76), 2 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 7/3/14 vs. CHI (Hammel)
CAREER HOMERS:
 178
ZIMMERMAN, Ryan (3B/LF), #11 .253 3 HR 21 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Fri.vs.CHI:
1-4
HOMESTAND:
 6-13, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 R
Was first draft selection of the Nationals (June 2005)...via 2 contract extensions, remains under contract thru at least 2019.First career extra-inn. HR was game-winning 2-run shot in the 16th inn. that capped the scoring in June 24 4-2 victory at MIL.Is 11-for-37 (.297) with 4 2B, a HR, 5 RBI & 6 BB June 24...Washington is 19-11 since return his return from the DL.
RISP:
.220 (9-41), 1 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/24/14 at MIL (Fiers)
CAREER HOMERS:
 182
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