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July 7 vs. Baltimore Orioles

July 7 vs. Baltimore Orioles

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Washington Nationals Game Notes vs. Baltimore Orioles, July 7, 2014
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ONCE IS CHANCE, TWICE IS COINCIDENCE, ... 23 TIMES IS ZIMMER-IFIC
Ryan Zimmerman’s 2-out RBI single plated Denard Span (2 doubles) with the win-ning run as the Nationals nipped the Cubs, 2-1, on Sun. afternoon in DC…Zimmer-man’s heroic hit was the 23rd of his career to come in the 8th inning or later (2nd this season)...Washington improved to 6-2 in rubber games that decide the out-come of 3-game series…with the win, the Nationals also claimed the season series from the Cubs (4 games to 3), remained undefeated (4-0-2) in their last 6 series, and rose to a season-high 9 games above .500...Jordan Zimmerman fired 6.0 scoreless innings, lowered his ERA to 1.26 since June 1 and departed in line for the win, but came away with a no-decision.
11TH HEAVEN
Washington has played errorless baseball in 11 straight games dating to June 25...this is the longest such streak recorded by any team in MLB this season...the 11-game run of defensive perfection is the 2nd-longest recorded by the Nationals since landing in DC in 2005...in 2011, from June 2-15, Washington played a Nationals (‘05-pres.) record 13 consecutive games without an error.
BETTER LEATHER
The Nationals have made just 3 errors in 28 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’ fielding 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 (33 games) ................ .994 8 2
5 WEEKS OF GOOD BASEBALL
Washington’s 23-12 (.657) record dating to May 30 is tied for the 2nd-best in MLB with PIT...only behind the Athletics (23-11, .676) have been superior...in this 5-plus week span, the Nationals have outscored their opponents by 58 runs (156 to 98).
RISP-Y BUSINESS
The Nationals, in 7 games dating to the nightcap of last Sat.’s twinbill at Wrigley Field, are 27-for-72 (.375) with 10 doubles and one home run (Jayson Werth, 2-run shot in the 4th inning, Wed. vs. COL) with runners in scoring position.
KEEPING SCORE ON THE SEASON
The Nationals own the NL’s 2nd-best (MLB’s 5th-best) run differential at +59 (359 for, 300 against)...MLB’s top 5: OAK (+135), LAA (+71), SEA (+64), LAD (+62), Washington (+59).
SCORE 4 = WIN MORE
The Nationals are 39-3 when scoring 4 or more runs and, conversely, just 9-36 when limited to 3 or less runs by opposing pitchers.
NATIONALS STAFF EARNS GOLD OR SILVER IN MANY STATISTICAL CATEGORIES
Washington’s 3.03 staff ERA leads MLB (OAK is 2nd at 3.15)...Nationals pitchers also rank among MLB’s top 2 in these categories: fielding-independent pitching (first, 3.12), fewest earned runs allowed (first, 266), BB/9.0 inn. (first, 2.46), fewest walks (first, 216), homers allowed (tied first, 53), homers allowed/9.0 inn. (2nd, 0.60), runs allowed (2nd, 300), SO/BB ratio (2nd, 3.21/1), fewest blown saves (2nd, 6).
THE ‘PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN ...
At 2.55 (74 ER/261.2 IP), Washington relievers rank 3rd in MLB in bullpen ERA behind only the Mariners (first, 2.47) and Padres (2nd, 2.48).
 
STOP THIEF!
Nationals catchers, with a little help from Steve McCatty’s pitching staff, currently rank 2nd in MLB having gunned down 19 of 47 (40.4%) 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.
DINGERS FROM THE DIAMOND DIRT
The 50 home runs hit by Washington infielders (14 from 1B, 7 from 2B, 13 from 3B, 16 from SS) this season rank 2nd in MLB behind only the Blue Jays (54) infield.
POWER FROM THE PIVOT
The Nationals pace MLB in home runs (23) hit by middle infielders (COL is 2nd with 22)...16 of these 23 middle-infield 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 26-15 and average 4.8 runs per game (198 runs, 41 contests)...in 46 games sans Zimmerman, Washington has averaged of 3.5 runs a game (161 runs, 46 games) and is 22-24.
NATIONALS WIRE
Baltimore Orioles (48-40) @ Washington Nationals (48-39)
RHP Chris Tillam (7-4, 4.21)
 |
RHP Stephen Strasburg (7-6, 3.53)
Monday, July 7
 Game #88 / Home #47
 Nationals Park
 Washington, DC
JULY 7 2007 -
 The Brewers hit 4 solo home runs, but Austin Kearns’ 2-run double in the 5th inning broke a 2-2 tie and the Nationals held off MIL, 5-4. For the 2nd time while representing DC, the Nationals were outhomered by at least 4, but won the game (also Sept. 11, 2006 at ARI). In the 9th inning, Chad Cordero retired both J.J. Hardy and Ryan Braun with the potential tying run in scoring position to close out the one-run victory.
DATE IN DC BASEBALL HISTORY
DATE OPP./SITE D.C. TIME DC TV DC RADIO NATIONALS STARTER OPPONENTS STARTER
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) RHP Bud Norris (7-5, 3.62)
Fister (51-52 career record) hopes to reach .500 for the first 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) LHP Wei-Yin Chen (8-3, 4.12)
Despite no-decision, Roark was fantastic on first 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 (6-4, 3.52) RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (3-8, 4.52)
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
BALTIMORE ORIOLES
By debuting with their current clubs earlier this season, Nate McLouth and Steve Lombardozzi became the 21st and 22nd players to play for both the Nationals and Orioles (for the complete list entering the 2014 season, see page 140 of the Nationals Media Guide)...the 2 clubs have also shared 2 managers (F. Robinson, D.Johnson) and 3 coaches...Buck Showalter managed Matt Williams for 2-plus seasons while skipper-ing the Diamondbacks...together, they helped ARI claim the NL West Championship in its 2nd season and become earliest expansion club to win a division title...the D-Backs’ 35-win increase from 1998 (65 victo-ries) to 1999 (100) remains the largest one-year jump in MLB history.
THE SERIES
Since MLB returned to DC in 2005, the O’s lead Battle of the Beltways series, 26-20, and the annual season series (Washington is 1-4-3), which began in 2006...the 2 clubs did not play in 2005...Washington’s lone season-series win came by winning 4 of 6 matchups in 2007...29 of the series’ 46 games since 2006 have been decided by 2 runs or less, in-cluding 19 one-run contests (Washington is 5-14 in contests decided by the minimum).
2014 / BY THE NUMBERS
2014 W-L ............................0-0 (0-0 in DC, 0-0 in Baltimore)Streak ..........................................................................Lost 2Aggregate Score / 2014 ....................Nationals 0, Orioles 0Home Runs Hit / 2014 .......................Nationals 0, Orioles 0
ALLTIME SERIES / BY THE NUMBERS
W-L / Nationals .............................................................20-26W-L / Franchise (Nationals + Expos) ...........................29-32W-L / Nationals Park (2008-present) ..............................9-8
2014 AGAINST THE ORIOLES
DATE RESULT WIN-LOSS-SV TOG
 
DATE RESULT WIN-LOSS-SV TOG
7/7DC 7/9@ 7/8DC 7/10@
OPPONENT
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
6/17 ....Optioned LHP Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse.6/18 ...Recalled from rehab and reinstated LHP Gio Gonzalez from the 15-Day DL.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 87R.Ohlendorf R Lumbar Strain 60 Mar. 26 87E.Perez L Toe Fracture 60 May 16 47D.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 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.CHI: 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 rookie relievers (min. 25.0 inn.).3-0, 4 Holds, 0 Saves, 2.57 ERA, 32/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 25 / 10
BLEVINS, Jerry (LHP) #13
LAST:
 Sun.vs.CHI: 0.1
IP
 0
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 .125 (7-for-56) batting avg. against vs. LH batters.When walking zero, ERA is 1.66...with walk(s): 13.00.2-3, 5 Holds, 0 Saves, 4.99 ERA, 38/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 20 / 2
CLIPPARD, Tyler (RHP) #36
LAST:
 Sun.vs.CHI:
Win(6)
1.0
IP
 1
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 2
SO
 0
HR
Paces MLB in relief K (490) since ‘pen debut, June 25, 2009...has pitched in more games (380) than any Nationals hurler.
Since April 24, has pitched scoreless relief in 29 of 30 apps.
Leads Nationals ‘pen in wins (6), holds (19) & relief K (50).6-2, 19 Holds, 1 Save, 1.89 ERA, 41/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 3 / 0
DETWILER, Ross (LHP) #48
LAST:
 Fri.vs.CHI: 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.
Has save & a 2.40 ERA (4 ER/15.0 IP) in 8 apps dating to May 28.
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 ...................240Holds ..........................................42Saves / Save Opp. . ...............23 / 29Inh. Runners / Inh. Scored ..80 / 23Batting Average Against ........ .225
1st Batters Retired / Faced
 ..179 / 239SO/BB Ratio . ..2.5/1 (239 SO/94 BB)
2014 & CAREER / Orioles
PLAYER W L S G IP ER ERA
Barrett 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0  Career 0 0 0 0 0 0 Blevins 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0  Career 3 0 0 12 14.2 4 2.45Clippard 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0  Career 0 2 1 12 11.1 6 4.76Detwiler 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0  Career 0 2 0 4 21.0 12 5.14Fister 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0  Career 3 2 0 6 35.2 21 5.30Gonzalez 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0  Career 1 3 0 6 36.0 15 3.75Roark 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0  Career 0 0 0 0 0 0 Soriano 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0  Career 3 1 7 31 40.1 18 4.02Stammen 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0  Career 0 0 0 4 9.1 5 4.82Storen 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0  Career 0 0 1 8 8.0 1 1.13Strasburg 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0  Career 1 0 0 1 5.0 1 1.80Zimmermann 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0  Career 1 3 0 5 32.2 15 4.13
SORIANO, Rafael (RHP) #29
LAST:
 Sun.vs.CHI:
Save(21)
 1.0
IP
 0
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 0
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.In 9 apps since June 17, has allowed just 2 hits in 9.0 inn.Has worked scoreless relief in 32 of 35 apps this year.1-0, 0 Holds, 21 Saves, 1.03 ERA, 35/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 0 / 0
STAMMEN, Craig (RHP) #35
LAST:
 Sat.vs.CHI:
 
1.0
IP
 1
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 0
SO
 0
HR
Has pitched better in relief (2.77 ERA, 8.7 K/9, 163 G) than as starter (8-11, 5.08, 4.6 K/9, 38 starts) during MLB career.In 21 apps dating to Apr. 20, ERA is 1.78 (7 ER/35.1 IP).213.2 relief inn. since beginning of 2012 season pace MLB.0-3, 3 Holds, 0 Saves, 2.68 ERA, 26/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 12 / 2
STOREN, Drew (RHP) #22
LAST:
 Sun.vs.CHI:
BS(2)
 
0.2
IP
 2
H
 1
R
 1
ER
 1
BB
 0
SO
 0
HR
Owns highest career SO/BB ratio (3.11/1) among Nats reliev-ers (‘05-pres.)...selected 10th overall in ‘09 First-Year Draft.
Has worked scoreless relief in 28 of 32 apps in 2014.
Is 3-1, 20 holds, 1 save, 1.36 ERA in 53 G dating to Aug. ‘13.2-1, 10 Holds, 0 Saves, 1.33 ERA, 32/0 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
 48-39 87 0 0 0 3.27 3 528.1 516 216 192 43 122 6 19 455 7.8 .255
 Ind Rec #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB
 34-28 8189 15.5 4.38 257 2 9 0 18 12 93 13 18 16 38 2023
 Bullpen: Team Rec G SV SVO Hld ERA CG INN H R ER HR BB IBB HB SO SO/9 AVG
 46-38 84 23 29 42 2.55 0 261.2 215 84 74 10 94 11 9 239 8.2 .225
 Ind Rec #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB
 14-11 4171 15.9 3.51 102 9 2 10 5 48 2 10 6 20 955
 Team Totals: Team Rec G SV SVO Hld ERA CG INN H R ER HR BB IBB HB SO SO/9 AVG
 48-39 87 23 29 42 3.03 3 790.0 731 300 266 53 216 17 28 694 7.9 .245
 #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB
 12360 15.6 4.09 359 11 18 2 28 17 141 15 28 22 58 2978
STARTING PITCHING – LAST 10 GAMES
DATE/OPP
 STARTER DEC RES INN H R ER BB SO HR RS PIT
7/6vs.CHI
 
Zimm’nn — W2-1 6.0 7 0 0 1 5 0 1 105
7/5vs.CHI
 
Gonzalez W W13-0 8.0 4 0 0 1 7 0 13 109
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
BULLPEN – LAST 10 GAMES
DATE/OPP RES DECISIONS #REL INN H R ER BB SO HR
7/6vs.CHI W2-1 W, SV, BS 4 3.0 3 1 1 2 2 0 7/5vs.CHI W13-0 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 07/4vs.COL L2-7 3 2.0 5 3 3 1 1 07/2vs.COL W4-3 H, SV 2 2.0 2 0 0 1 3 07/1vs.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 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 22 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 32 16-16 9 18 50% 2 2.99 (95 ER/286.1 IP) Career 260 142-118 43 163 26% 13 3.44 (884 ER/2312.2 IP)
STRASBURG, Stephen (RHP) #37
Gets the nod as the Nationals begin a series against the O’s.
AGAINST THE ORIOLES:
 Has faced BAL once...earned the win as Washington avoided a sweep via a 9-3 home vic-tory over the O’s, May 20, 2012...worked 5.0 inn. of 4-hit, 3-run ball (one ER) & departed early with arm fatigue, but not before hitting only career homer (Wei-Yin Chen, solo shot, 4th inn.)...walked one, fanned 8, threw 90 pitches.
• LAST START:
 Posted season-high 7.2 inn. and 11 pitches as the Nationals topped COL, 7-1, Tue. in DC...allowed one run on 5 hits...walked one, struck out 8...Jayson Werth doubled twice and recorded a game-high 3 RBI.Has earned the win in 5 of 7 home starts dating to Apr. 25.• .351 BABIP which ranks 94th out of 95 qualified MLB pitchers and is 54 “points” higher than NL average. • Ranks among National League leaders in strikeouts/9.0 (first, 10.5) strikeouts (first, 131), K/BB ratio (first, 5.5/1) and FIP (2nd, 2.73).• Posted career-high 11 consecutive quality starts (2.22 ERA) from Apr. 20-June 14. • When starting, Washington is 53-40 (.570)...for career, when getting 3+ runs of offensive support, Washington is 38-4.
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 7 6 0 0 18 18 0 112.1 116 54 44 11 24 131 1.25 2.74 3.53
Totals
 36 25 0 0 93 93 1 546.2 459 217 187 47 147 635 1.11 2.83 3.08
 
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 1 956/20 vs.ATL L4-6 0 0 3.24 6.0 9 4 4 1 0 8 1 1076/25 @MIL L2-9 0 1 3.70 4.2 8 7 7 2 3 2 2 907/1 vs.COL W7-1 1 0 3.53 7.2 5 1 1 0 1 8 7 111
2014 SPLITS
CATEGORY W L G INN H R ER HR BB SO ERA
Home 6 1 10 65.0 63 24 17 4 12 84 2.35vs.Bal 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oriole 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
Home 19 11 50 299.2 252 103 84 25 55 351 2.52vs.Bal 1 0 1 5.0 4 3 1 0 1 8 1.80Oriole Park 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
2014 & CAREER / Orioles
PLAYER AB H HR RBI AVG
Desmond 2014 0 0 0 0  Career 73 20 1 5 .274Espinosa 2014 0 0 0 0  Career 53 13 3 9 .245Frandsen 2014 0 0 0 0  Career 0 0 0 0 Hairston 2014 0 0 0 0  Career 59 17 2 6 .288Harper 2014 0 0 0 0  Career 23 7 0 2 .304LaRoche 2014 0 0 0 0  Career 74 22 6 13 .297Lobaton 2014 0 0 0 0  Career 58 13 1 6 .224McLouth 2014 0 0 0 0  Career 34 7 1 1 .206Ramos 2014 0 0 0 0  Career 27 6 1 3 .222Rendon 2014 0 0 0 0  Career 0 0 0 0 Span 2014 0 0 0 0  Career 124 34 2 18 .274Werth 2014 0 0 0 0  Career 45 9 3 10 .200Zimmerman 2014 0 0 0 0  Career 159 52 9 21 .327
NATIONALS WHEN ...
Leading after 7 ................................37-3Tied after 7 .........................................6-4Trailing after 7 ..................................5-32Leading after 8 .................................41-2Tied after 8 ........................................4-3Trailing after 8 .................................3-34In Extra Innings ..................................2-7When Scoring in 1st inn. ..................23-6Opponent Scores in 1st inn. .............8-13Scoring First ....................................33-12Opponent scores First ....................15-27Series Opener .................................15-13Series Finale ....................................18-10Overall series W-L-T ......................15-9-4Home series W-L-T ..........................8-4-3Road 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 ..................................................4-1In August ...........................................0-0In September/October ......................0-0Pre All-Star break ...........................48-39Post All-Star break .............................0-0Uniform/home whites ....................19-12Uniform/road greys .........................16-11Uniform/red alternates ..................13-14Uniform/blue stars & stripes .............0-2Last at-bat W-L ..................................9-7Sudden Death W-L ............................2-3# Come-from-behind wins ..................20When Homering ..............................31-21When Playing Error Free ................31-19When Starter goes 7.0+ inn. ...........18-11
DESMOND, Ian (SS), #20 .243 15 HR 53 RBI 9 SB
LAST GAME / Sun.vs.CHI:
2-3
HOMESTAND:
 9-22, 2 2B, HR, 7 RBI, BB, 3 R, SB
Longest-tenured member of the organization (drafted/signed, June ‘04) & last continuous franchise player with Expos DNA.
Leads MLB shortstops and ranks T6th in the NL with 53 RBI...his 15 HR rank 2nd among NL SS (T.Tulowitzki, 18).
 Is 10-for-26 with 2 2B, HR, 7 RBI, 3 R and one SB in last 7 G
...82 HR rank 2nd on Nationals all-time list (R.Zimmerman, 182).
RISP:
.289 (28-97), 3 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 7/2/14 vs. COL (Belisle)
CAREER HOMERS:
 82
ESPINOSA, Danny (INF), #8 .216 6 HR 17 RBI 6 SB
LAST GAME / Sun.vs.CHI:
DNP
HOMESTAND:
 0-1
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).Prior to current 0-for-19 slump, 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 .242 1 HR 9 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Sun.vs.CHI:
DNP
HOMESTAND:
 1-3, RBI, R, 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:
.188 (6-32), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/12/14 at ARI (Reed)
CAREER HOMERS:
 15
HAIRSTON, Scott (OF), #7 .278 1 HR 5 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Sun.vs.CHI:
0-1 (PH)
HOMESTAND:
 0-3
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-33 (.273) 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 19 games/20 at-bats dating to May 16...played along side M.Williams in ARI’s big league camp in Spring ‘03.
RISP:
.083 (1-12), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/31/14 vs. TEX (Baker)
CAREER HOMERS:
 106
HARPER, Bryce (OF), #34 .269 1 HR 10 RBI 1 SB
LAST GAME / Sun.vs.CHI:
0-3
HOMESTAND:
 4-21, 2B, RBI, 2 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.Since prior to his DL stint, is 9-for-32 with 2 2B, 3B, 5 RBI in last 9 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:
.308 (8-26), 1 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 4/9/14 vs. MIA (Hand)
CAREER HOMERS:
 43
LaROCHE, Adam (1B), #25 .294 12 HR 45 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Sun.vs.CHI:
0-2, 2 BB
HOMESTAND:
 3-21, HR, 2 RBI, 2 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.Tied for 2nd on the club with 8 game-winning RBI (4 in ‘13) and 12 go-ahead RBI (12 in ‘13). Ranks among NL leaders in OBP (4th, .401), OPS (8th, .883), walks (T10th, 46), and batting average (15th, .294).
RISP:
.290 (18-62), 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 / Sun.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 .194 1 HR 7 RBI 4 SB
LAST GAME / Sun.vs.CHI:
DNP
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:
.136 (3-22), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 4/27/14 vs. SDP (Benoit)
CAREER HOMERS:
 101
RAMOS, Wilson (C), #40 .289 2 HR 15 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Sun.vs.CHI:
2-3
HOMESTAND:
 7-19, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, R
One of MLB’s top offensive catchers...behind the plate, advanced catch-and-throw skills blend well with soft hands.Has hit safely in 10 straight games, tied for the longest streak of his career...Is 11-for-29 (2B, HR, 4 RBI) since return from DL.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 .282 12 HR 50 RBI 8 SB
LAST GAME / Sun.vs.CHI:
0-4
HOMESTAND:
 7-22, 5 2B, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 8 R, 2 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 9 of 10 games (14-for-40, 6 2B, 3B, 7 RBI, 11 R)...leads WSH/T6th in the MLB/T5th in NL in runs (60).12 HR in ‘14 have already trumped last year’s total (7) as a rookie...is 28-for-80 (.350) with a .960 OPS vs. LHP in 2014.
RISP:
.262 (22-84), 2 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/24/14 at MIL (Smith)
CAREER HOMERS:
 19
SPAN, Denard (CF), #2 .268 1 HR 19 RBI 13 SB
LAST GAME / Sun.vs.CHI:
2-4, 2 2B, 2 R
HOMESTAND:
 6-22, 3 2B, 3 BB, 5 R
Ranks 2nd among active/current center fielders (min. 600 games) in zone rating (.899) & putouts/9.0 (2.73).
Has reached safely in 15 of 18 G (21 H, 7 BB)...ranks among NL leaders in 2B (3rd, 28), 3B (T4th, 5) & multi-hit games (T9th, 29).
When reaching base safely 2+ times, Washington is 26-11...has made just one error as a National (231 G, 221 GS, 580 TC).
RISP:
.246 (15-61), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/21/14 vs. CIN (Simon)
CAREER HOMERS:
 28
WERTH, Jayson (OF), #28 .280 8 HR 44 RBI 5 SB
LAST GAME / Sun.vs.CHI:
0-3
HOMESTAND:
 9-20, 5 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 4 BB, 6 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-17 (.643) with 5 doubles, 2 homers, 9 RBI, 4 walks and 6 runs scored in July...his .364 OBP is 2nd on the club.Dating to ‘12 season, is hitting .302 with .857 OPS...owns 2nd-best stolen-base% (119 SB-17 CS, 87.5%) among active players.
RISP:
.313 (25-80), 2 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 7/3/14 vs. CHI (Hammel)
CAREER HOMERS:
 178
ZIMMERMAN, Ryan (3B/LF), #11 .273 3 HR 25 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Sun.vs.CHI:
1-3, RBI, BB
HOMESTAND:
 11-21, 4 2B, 6 RBI, 3 BB, 4 R
Was first draft selection of the Nationals (June 2005)...via 2 contract extensions, remains under contract thru at least 2019.Is 16-for-45 (.356) with 6 2B, a HR, 9 RBI & 7 BB since June 24...8th inn. GW RBI put WSH ahead 2-1 yesterday vs. CHI.Has 15 doubles, 4th on the team...is hitting .315/.391/.534 w/runners on base...WSH is 21-11 since return return from the DL.
RISP:
.261 (12-46), 1 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 6/24/14 at MIL (Fiers)
CAREER HOMERS:
 182
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