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July 31 vs. Phillies

July 31 vs. Phillies

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Washington Nationals Game Notes vs. Philadelphia Phillies, July 31, 2014
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NATIONALS HOLD OFF THE FISH TO AVERT SERIES SWEEP
Ian Desmond punctuated a 3-run 8th inning with a 2-run double and Washington avoided a sweep by edging the Marlins, 4-3, Wed. Miami...Tanner Roark earned his team-best 11th win, his 5th in 6 road starts, by tossing 7.0 innings of 3-hit, one-run ball...2 batters after Scott Hairston led off the 8th with a pinch double, Jayson Werth’s sac fly snapped a 1-1 tie...Denard Span reached base safely 3 times (single, 2 walks) and scored a pair of runs...with the win, Washington nished its 9-game, 3-city roadtrip with a healthy 5-4 record.
TRIPPY TRIPS
On June 12, 2011, the Nationals blanked the Padres, 2-0, at Petco Park to cap a 6-5 West Coast roadtrip, their rst winning multi-city trek in 3+ years (or since May 2008)...in 3+ years since, beginning with that same 6-5 roadtrip, the Nationals have posted 13
winning 
 multi-city roadtrips, including their just-completed 5-4 trek to Denver (2-1), Cincinnati (2-1) and Miami (1-2).
TOP HEAVY
Winners of 17 of 26, Washington is atop the NL East by 1.5 games at 58-47 (.552) and owns the NL’s 2nd-best winning percentage behind only the Dodgers (61-47, .565)...in the race for the NL’s top record, 7 clubs are within 4.0 games of the top spot: LAD (—), Washington (-1.5), MIL (-1.5), ATL (-3.0), PIT (-3.5), SFG (-3.0) and STL (-4.0).
JULY HEAT
The Nationals are 14-9 (.609) in July and have already assured themselves of a 2nd consecutive winning month, 3rd of the season (16-12 in Mar./Apr., 17-11 in June)...a Nationals win in today’s opener would render a .600+ winning percentage in a cal-endar month for the 9th time overall, 2nd in as many months (17-11, .607 in June).
PATENT THAT LEATHER
Matt Williams’ Nationals have played errorless baseball in 37 of 46 games (80%) dat-ing to June 7...in that 8-week span, the Nationals pace MLB with a .994 elding per-centage...the Mariners (.992) and Dodgers (.989) rank 2nd and 3rd, respectively.The Nationals’ error totals by month: Mar./Apr. (26), May (20), June (8), July (8).
KEEPING SCORE ON THE SEASON
The Nationals lead the NL (3rd in MLB) run differential at +72 (438 for, 366 against)...MLB’s top 5: OAK (+162), LAA (+89), Washington (+72), LAD (+59), SEA (+52).
SCORE 4 = WIN MORE
The Nationals are 49-5 when scoring 4 or more runs and, conversely, just 9-42 when limited to 3 or less runs by opposing pitchers.
SERIES BUSINESS
Dating to May 30, Washington is 12-3-2 (win-loss-tie) in series play, and 33-20 (.623) overall...3 of the 12 series wins were sweeps (3-0 vs. PHI, 2-0 vs. HOU, 3-0 vs. COL)...the Nationals’ home-and-home set with BAL is considered one series for this note.
10+ AGAIN
The Nationals have placed at least 10 men on base safely — by denition via hit, walk or HBP — in 20 consecutive games dating to July 5 to establish a Nationals (2005 - pres.) club record...the previous mark was 16 straight games with at least 10 runners reaching safely, June 25-July 11, 2010.
SILVER AND GOLD
Washington’s 3.11 staff ERA ranks 2nd in MLB (SEA leads at 3.05)...Nationals hurlers also rank among MLB’s top 2 in fielding-independent pitching (first, 3.15), walks/9.0 (first, 2.39), fewest walks (first, 252), SO/BB ratio (first, 3.38/1), fewest earned runs al-lowed (tied first, 328), homers allowed (2nd, 68) and homers allowed/9.0 (2nd, 0.64).
STARTERS SUBLIME
In the last 6 games, Steve McCatty’s starters are 3-2 with a combined ERA of 1.29 (6 ER/42.0 IP)...what’s more, each starter has worked at least 7.0 innings while al-lowing 2 or fewer runs...this is also the rst time that a Nationals starting staff has posted at least 7.0 innings and allowed 2 or less runs in 6 consecutive games.
STOP THIEF!
Nationals catchers pace MLB having gunned down 22 of 58 (37.9%) would-be bas-estealers this year (pitcher caught stealings excluded)...the Cardinals (19 of 52, 36.5%) currently rank a close 2nd behind Washington...in ‘13, the Nationals ranked 29th throwing out 14 percent (15 of 110) of would-be basestealers.
ATTENTION SPAN
Denard Span has reached base safely via hit or walk in 25 straight games dating to June 28, going 35-for-97 (.361) with 4 doubles, 2 RBI, 18 walks, 20 runs scored and 7 stolen bases...his 25-game on-base percentage: .461.• Span has reached base safely in the game’s rst inning 14 times in 23 July con-tests via one double, 8 singles and 5 walks.
NATIONALS WIRE
Philadelphia Phillies (47-61) @ Washington Nationals (58-47)
LHP Cliff Lee (4-5, 3.78)
|
LHP Gio Gonzalez (6-6, 3.56)
Thursday, July 31
 Game #106 / Home #51
 Nationals Park
 Washington, DC
JULY 31
(5-4 all-time on this date)
 2010 -
Ryan Zimmerman’s 7th career game-ending home run—the most in MLB since his 9/1/05 big league debut—came at Brad Lidge’s expense and lifted Nationals past the Phillies, 7-5. It was also the 12th time in Zimmerman’s young career that he sent the Nationals home with a win with a game-ending “event” (hit, sac fly, walk, etc.). Ross Detwiler left in line for the win after allowing just one run in 5.1 innings.
DATE IN DC BASEBALL HISTORY
DATE OPP./SITE D.C. TIME DC TV DC RADIO NATIONALS STARTER OPPONENTS STARTER
Thu., July 31
 vs. PHI 7:05 pm
MASN 2
 106.7 FM / 1500 AM LHP Gio Gonzalez (6-6, 3.56) LHP Cliff Lee (4-5, 3.78)
Neither Gonzalez (Reading, ‘06) or Lee (drafted by MON) ever pitched for their opponents tonite despite once being members of their minor-league systems
Fri., Aug. 1
 vs. PHI 7:05 pm
MASN
 106.7 FM / 1500 AM RHP Doug Fister (10-2, 3.69) RHP Roberto Hernandez (5-8, 4.14)
Fister looks to become the rst Nationals pitcher to win 6 straight decisions since T.Roark (7, Aug. 10 - Sept. 17) last season
Sat., Aug. 2
 vs. PHI 7:05 pm
WUSA 9 /
MASN
 106.7 FM / 1500 AM RHP Jordan Zimmermann (6-5, 3.17) RHP A.J. Burnett (6-10, 4.15)
Zimmermann gets 5th crack at earning 50th career win (5 of 49 career wins have come at PHI’s expense)
Sun., Aug. 3
 vs. PHI 1:35 pm
MASN
 106.7 FM / 1500 AM RHP Stephen Strasburg (7-9, 3.55) LHP Cole Hamels (6-5, 2.55)
Dating to last season, Strasburg is 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA (3 ER/24.0 IP) in 3 home starts vs. the Phillies (has one walk, 30 strikeouts in those same 3 assignments)
SCHEDULE & PROBABLE PITCHERS
August 2-3 Harris Teeter Food Drive -
The Nationals will collect any non-perishable food items for the annual Harris Teeter Food Drive outside the Center Field Gate on Aug. 2 and 3 at Nationals Park as Washington hosts the Phillies. Fans who donate at least 3 items will receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming Nationals home game. All items collected will benet the Capital Area Food Bank.
IN THE COMMUNITY
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Kevin Frandsen (2012-13) and Jayson Werth (2007-10) are current Na-tionals that have played on both sides of this rivalry....2 current Phillies sport Nationals pedigree (Marlon Byrd 2005-06, Wil Nieves 2008-10)...in 4 seasons with PHI, Werth hit .282 with 99 doubles, 95 homers, 300 RBI and 60 stolen bags and one World Championship ring (2008).
THE SERIES
The Nationals and Phillies, as NL East foes, square off 19 times this year, with 10 of those games being contested in DC...between tonight and Sept. 7, the Nationals play a total of 36 games and 10 of those will be against the Phillies (28%)...Washington is 35-22 (.614) and has outscored the Phillies by 64 runs (248-184) in the series’ last 57 games dating to May 31, 2011...Washington’s hit 11 homers against both PHI (9 games) and MIA (11 games) this year, most against a single opponent.
2014 / BY THE NUMBERS
2014 W-L .........................6-3 (3-0 in DC, 3-3 in Philadelphia)Streak ..........................................................................Won 2Aggregate Score / 2014 .................Nationals 43, Phillies 29Home Runs Hit / 2014 .......................Nationals 11, Phillies 7
ALLTIME SERIES / BY THE NUMBERS
W-L / Nationals .............................................................75-99W-L / Franchise (Nationals + Expos) ....................366-403-2W-L / Nationals Park (2008-present) ..........................29-28
2014 AGAINST THE PHILLIES
DATE RESULT WIN-LOSS-SV TOG DATE RESULT WIN-LOSS-SV TOG
5/2@ W5-3 Blevins-Adams-Soriano 3:11 7/31DC5/3@ L2-7 Burnett-Roark-NONE 2:57 8/1DC5/4@ L0-1
Hernandez-Gonzalez-Papelbon
 2:45 8/2DC6/3DC W7-0
Zimmermann-Buchanan-NONE
2:42 8/3DC6/4DC W8-4 Strasburg-Burnett-NONE 3:00 8/25@6/5DC W4-2 Fister-Kendrick-Soriano 2:38 8/26@7/11@ L2-6 Burnett-Zimmermann-NONE 2:44 8/27@7/12@ W5-3(10) Detwiler-Diekman-Soriano 4:03 9/5DC7/13@ W10-3 Roark-Kendrick-NONE 3:03 9/6DC 9/7DC
OPPONENT
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
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.7/2 .....Outrighted 1B Greg Dobbs to Syracuse.7/23 ...Placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-Day DL (right hamstring strain)...recalled UTL Zach Walters from Syracuse. 7/25 ...Recalled from rehab, reinstated from the 60-Day DL, and optioned OF Eury Perez to Syracuse...placed LHP Matt Purke on the 60-Day DL (left elbow).
DISABLED LIST
PLAYER INJURY 15/60 DL PLACED / RETRO REINSTATED #GAMES
E.Davis R Elbow Sprain 60 Feb. 13 105R.Ohlendorf R Lumbar Strain 60 Mar. 26 105R.Zimmerman R Hamstring Strain 15 July 23 7M.Purke L Elbow 60 July 25 6D.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 57E.Perez L Toe Fracture 60 May 16 July 25 59
 
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)
 .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 4 Zach Walters ..............................S/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:
Tue.@MIA: 0.2
IP
 1
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.ERA was 1.93 at end of June, but ERA in 7 July apps: 11.57.11.3 K/9.0 paces all NL rookie relievers (min. 30.0 inn.).3-0, 5 Holds, 0 Saves, 3.31 ERA, 39/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 32 / 12
BLEVINS, Jerry (LHP) #13
LAST:
 Tue.@MIA: 0.1
IP
 2
H
 2
R
 2
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 .134 (9-for-67) batting avg. against vs. LH batters.When walking zero, ERA is 2.57...with walk(s): 13.00.2-3, 6 Holds, 0 Saves, 5.11 ERA, 44/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 25 / 3
CLIPPARD, Tyler (RHP) #36
LAST:
 Wed.@MIA:
Hold(24)
1.0
IP
 0
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 1
SO
 0
HR
2-time All-Star...leads MLB in relief K (499) since ‘pen debut, 6/25/09...pitched in more games (387) than any WSH pitcher.Since April 24, has posted scoreless relief in 35 of 37 apps.Leads Nationals ‘pen in wins (6), holds (24) & relief K (59).
6-2, 24 Holds, 1 Save, 1.80 ERA, 48/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 3 / 0
DETWILER, Ross (LHP) #48
LAST:
 Mon.@MIA: 0.2
IP
 2
H
 1
R
 1
ER
 0
BB
 0
SO
 0
HR
Shifts to ‘pen...in 46 career relief apps, is 2-2 with 1 SV, 3 H & 2.61 ERA (22 ER/76.0 IP)...made 50 MLB starts from ‘11-13.
In 14 apps, is 1-0, 1 save & a 2.11 ERA in 21.1 inn. since May 28.
Almost half of 2014 relief apps. (14 of 30) are > 1.0 IP.1-2, 1 Holds, 1 Save, 3.56 ERA, 29/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 2 / 1
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 ...................289Holds ..........................................53Saves / Save Opp. . ...............28 / 37Inh. Runners / Inh. Scored ..98 / 30Batting Average Against ....... .233
1st Batters Retired / Faced
 ...
211 / 288
SO/BB Ratio . .
2.8/1 (286 SO/103 BB)
2014 & CAREER / Phillies
PLAYER W L S G IP ER ERA
Barrett 2014 0 0 0 3 2.1 0 0.00 Career 0 0 0 3 2.1 0 0.00Blevins 2014 1 0 0 5 4 0 0.00 Career 1 0 0 5 4 0 0.00Clippard 2014 0 0 0 4 4 1 2.25 Career 2 2 2 40 42.2 19 4.01Detwiler 2014 1 0 0 2 2 0 0.00 Career 3 5 0 11 48.1 23 4.28Fister 2014 1 0 0 1 7 2 2.57 Career 2 0 0 2 15 2 1.20Gonzalez 2014 0 1 0 1 7.1 1 1.23 Career 5 3 0 9 58 16 2.48Roark 2014 1 1 0 2 11 8 6.55 Career 2 1 0 3 13 8 5.54Soriano 2014 0 0 3 3 3 0 0.00 Career 1 1 11 25 24.1 6 2.22Stammen 2014 0 0 0 2 5.1 2 3.38 Career 1 0 0 20 34.1 17 4.46Storen 2014 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 Career 3 2 5 25 23 8 3.13Strasburg 2014 1 0 0 3 18.2 4 1.93 Career 3 1 0 9 56 15 2.41Zimmermann 2014 1 1 0 2 11.1 4 3.18 Career 5 6 0 12 70.2 30 3.82
SORIANO, Rafael (RHP) #29
LAST:
 Mon.@MIA:
 
BS(4)/L(1)
 
0.1
IP
 3
H
 4
R
 4
ER
 1
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.
Became 46th member of 200-save club in Sun.’s win at CIN.
Has worked scoreless relief in 37 of 42 apps this year.2-1, 0 Holds, 25 Saves, 1.96 ERA, 42/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 2 / 2
STAMMEN, Craig (RHP) #35
LAST:
 Tue.@COL:
 Win(1)
1.0
IP
 2
H
 0
R
 0
ER
 0
BB
 0
SO
 0
HR
Has pitched better in relief (2.92 ERA, 8.6 K/9, 168 G) than as starter (8-11, 5.08, 4.6 K/9, 38 starts) during MLB career.Has worked 4.2 scoreless inn. since the All-Star break.222.1 relief inn. since beginning of 2012 season pace MLB.1-4, 3 Holds, 0 Saves, 3.44 ERA, 31/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 13 / 3
STOREN, Drew (RHP) #22
LAST:
 Wed.@MIA:
Save(1)
 
1.0
IP
 3
H
 2
R
 2
ER
 1
BB
 0
SO
 1
HR
Owns highest career SO/BB ratio (3.08/1) among Nats reliev-ers (‘05-pres.)...selected 10th overall in ‘09 First-Year Draft.Wed. @ MIA, earned first save since Aug. 22, 2013 at CHI.
Is 3-1, 24 holds, 2 saves, 1.48 ERA in 62 G dating to Aug. ‘13.
2-1, 14 Holds, 1 Save, 1.53 ERA, 41/0 G/GS
IR / IS:
 12 / 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
 58-47 105 0 0 0 3.23 3 640.1 614 255 230 52 148 7 22 564 7.9 .252
 Ind Rec #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB
 41-34 9946 15.5 4.44 316 2 11 0 23 12 114 16 25 20 45 2438
 Bullpen: Team Rec G SV SVO Hld ERA CG INN H R ER HR BB IBB HB SO SO/9 AVG
 56-46 102 28 37 53 2.85 0 309.1 266 111 98 16 104 11 10 287 8.4 .233
 Ind Rec #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB
 17-13 4964 16.0 3.55 122 14 2 12 6 59 3 11 7 22 1144
 Team Totals: Team Rec G SV SVO Hld ERA CG INN H R ER HR BB IBB HB SO SO/9 AVG
 58-47 105 28 37 53 3.11 3 949.2 880 366 328 68 252 18 32 851 8.1 .246
 #PIT #P/IP RSA RS SHO WP BK SH SF 2B 3B SB CS GIDP AB
 14910 15.7 4.15 438 11 25 2 35 18 173 19 36 27 67 3582
STARTING PITCHING – LAST 10 GAMES
DATE/OPP
 STARTER DEC RES INN H R ER BB SO HR RS PIT
7/30@MIA
Roark W W4-3 7.0 3 1 1 2 7 1 4 112
7/29@MIA
Strasburg L L0-3 7.0 4 1 1 2 4 0 0 108
7/28@MIA
Zimm’nn — L6-7 7.0 4 2 2 1 6 0 6 91
7/27@CIN
Fister W W4-2 7.0 3 0 0 1 5 0 3 104
7/26@CIN
Gonzalez L L0-1 7.0 4 1 1 2 8 0 0 95
7/25@CIN
Roark W W4-1 7.0 3 1 1 1 6 0 4 94
7/23@COL
 
Strasburg L L2-6 5.1 9 4 4 3 5 0 2 100
7/22@COL
 
Zimm’nn — W7-4 5.0 8 4 4 0 6 2 4 76
7/21@COL
 
Fister W W7-2 5.2 9 2 2 2 4 0 4 85
7/20vs.MIL
 
Gonzalez W5-4 3.1 4 3 3 3 5 0 1 88
BULLPEN – LAST 10 GAMES
DATE/OPP RES DECISIONS #REL INN H R ER BB SO HR
7/30@MIA W4-3 H, SV 2 2.0 3 2 2 1 1 17/29@MIA L0-3 2 1.0 3 2 2 0 2 07/28@MIA L6-7 H, BS, L 4 1.2 6 5 5 1 2 07/27@CIN W4-2 H, SV 2 2.0 4 2 2 0 2 07/26@CIN L0-1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 07/25@CIN W4-1 H, SV 2 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 07/23@COL L2-6 3 2.2 2 2 1 1 3 07/22@COL W7-4 W, 2 H, SV 4 4.0 5 0 0 0 2 07/21@COL W7-2 H 3 3.1 1 0 0 0 3 07/20vs.MIL W5-4 W, 2 H, BS 4 5.2 3 1 1 2 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 43 26-17 7 25 28% 1 2.87 (126 ER/395.2 IP) Career 183 104-79 26 158 16% 3 3.41 (647 ER/1708.1 IP)
W.Ramos
2014 46 23-23 11 26 42% 2 3.14 (143 ER/410.0 IP) Career 274 149-125 45 171 26% 13 3.44 (932 ER/2438.1 IP)
GONZALEZ, Gio (LHP) #47
Looks for first win of 2nd half as the Nationals hosts PHI.
• AGAINST THE PHILLIES:
 Was member of PHI’s organi-zation in ‘06...was acquired from CWS in deal for Aaron Rowand and dealt back one year later in the Gavin Floyd trade...in 9 career starts against the Phillies, has 7 qual-ity starts and Washington is 6-3 (5-2 at CBP, 1-1 in DC)...batting avg. against in 9 GS against PHI: .214 (44-for-201).
• LAST START:
 In duel with fellow-#47 Johnny Cueto (7.0 scoreless inn.), took the loss in Washington’s 1-0 setback at CIN despite fine outing...allowed one run (B.Pena RBI single) on just 4 hits and 2 walks in 7.0 innings...fanned 8. In 2+ years with the Nationals, is 38-22 with a 3.20 ERA in 80 starts (Washington’s record: 53-27)...38 wins since the beginning of ‘12 are tied for 4th among MLB lefthanders.• Has lost 22 games since joining Washington...to date, in 21 starts following these losses, Washington is 15-6 (.714).Fanned R.Weeks to tally 1,000th career K, July 20 vs. MIL (511-A’s, 489-Nationals)...became the first pitcher to post 1000th K as a National...reached 1000-inn. plateau, July 5 vs. CHI.With 497, is 3 K’s shy of becoming the 4th pitcher to strike out 500 with the Nationals (Strasburg, Zimmermann, Clippard).18 wins at Nationals Park are tied for 3rd all-time with T.Clippard...only J.Zimmermann (27) and S.Strasbug (19) have more.
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 Wsh NL 6 6 0 0 16 16 0 93.2 76 38 37 6 38 98 1.22 3.21 3.56Totals 76 54 0 0 175 169 4 1024.0 885 444 408 87 454 1008 1.31 3.68 3.59
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 3 997/5 vs.CHI W13-0 1 0 3.52 8.0 4 0 0 0 1 7 13 1097/10 @BAL L3-4 0 1 3.56 6.2 6 4 3 1 3 7 3 1097/20 vs.MIL W5-4 0 0 3.74 3.1 4 3 3 0 3 5 1 887/26 @CIN L0-1 0 1 3.56 7.0 4 1 1 0 2 8 0 95
2014 SPLITS
CATEGORY W L G INN H R ER HR BB SO ERA
Home 3 1 7 37.1 31 15 15 1 15 39 3.62vs.Phi 0 1 1 7.1 4 1 1 0 2 7 1.23Cit Bank Park 0 1 1 7.1 4 1 1 0 2 7 1.23
CAREER SPLITS
CATEGORY W L G INN H R ER HR BB SO ERA
Home 39 23 83 498.1 420 191 178 40 210 475 3.21vs.Phi 5 3 9 58.0 44 20 16 4 20 63 2.48Cit Bank Park 4 2 7 45.0 31 15 11 3 17 51 2.20
 
2014 & CAREER / Phillies
PLAYER AB H HR RBI AVG
Desmond 2014 27 7 1 4 .259 Career 294 77 9 41 .262Espinosa 2014 24 6 0 2 .250 Career 172 41 8 19 .238Frandsen 2014 9 1 0 0 .111 Career 39 12 1 5 .308Hairston 2014 5 1 0 0 .200 Career 146 45 12 26 .308Harper 2014 9 2 1 1 .222 Career 132 37 3 12 .280LaRoche 2014 30 6 2 5 .200 Career 375 103 17 55 .275Lobaton 2014 11 2 0 1 .182 Career 17 3 0 2 .176McLouth 2014 10 0 0 0 .000 Career 165 29 6 12 .176Ramos 2014 15 2 0 0 .133 Career 117 39 6 25 .333Rendon 2014 37 10 2 7 .270 Career 79 18 4 12 .228Span 2014 39 13 0 3 .333 Career 139 44 2 14 .317Walters 2014 3 1 1 1 .333 Career 3 1 1 1 .333Werth 2014 33 9 2 10 .273 Career 216 63 11 43 .292
NATIONALS WHEN ...
Leading after 7 ................................46-4Tied after 7 .........................................7-5Trailing after 7 ..................................5-38Leading after 8 ................................50-3Tied after 8 ........................................5-4Trailing after 8 .................................3-40In Extra Innings ..................................3-8When Scoring in 1st inn. ..................28-8Opponent Scores in 1st inn. ............9-16Scoring First ....................................43-14Opponent scores First ....................15-33Series Opener ..................................17-17Series Finale ....................................22-12Overall series W-L-T ......................19-11-4Home series W-L-T ..........................9-5-2Road series W-L-T .........................10-6-2Series sweeps ....................................6-4Home sweeps .....................................4-1Road sweeps .....................................2-3In March/April .................................16-12In May ..............................................11-15In June .............................................17-11In July ...............................................14-9In August ...........................................0-0In September/October ......................0-0Pre All-Star break ............................51-42Post All-Star break .............................7-5Uniform/home whites ....................19-14Uniform/road greys .........................21-17Uniform/red alternates ..................18-14Uniform/blue stars & stripes .............0-2Last at-bat W-L .................................11-9Sudden Death W-L ............................3-4# Come-from-behind wins ..................22When Homering ............................37-25When Playing Error Free ...............37-25When Starter goes 7.0+ inn. ..........24-16
DESMOND, Ian (SS), #20 .250 17 HR 64 RBI 10 SB
LAST GAME / Wed.@MIA:
1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
ROADTRIP:
 11-34, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 5 R, 4 BB
Longest-tenured member of the organization (drafted/signed, June ‘04) & last continuous franchise player with Expos DNA.2-RBI double capped decisive 3-run 8th inning in Wed.’s 4-3 win at MIA...64 RBI pace MLB shortstops & are rank 4th in NL.
 
Is hitting .315 (28-for-89) with 8 2B, 3 HR & 18 RBI his last 23 games...84 HR rank 2nd on Nationals list (R.Zimmerman, 182).
RISP:
.286 (34-119), 3 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 7/21/14 at COL (Morales)
CAREER HOMERS:
 84
ESPINOSA, Danny (INF), #8 .217 6 HR 21 RBI 7 SB
LAST GAME / Wed.@MIA:
2-4
ROADTRIP:
 7-25, 2 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, 4 R, BB, SB
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).Hit .280 (7-for-25) on just-completed roadtrip after going hitless in previous 26 at-bats...9 HBP are tied for 9th in the NL. Has more HR (53) than any Nationals switch hitter (C.Guzman, 23)...led Washington in games in 2011 (158) and 2012 (160).
RISP:
.108 (7-65), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/12/14 at ARI (Reed)
CAREER HOMERS:
 53
FRANDSEN, Kevin (INF/OF), #19 .234 1 HR 9 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Wed.@MIA:
0-1 (PH)
ROADTRIP:
 1-6
Signed as free agent with Nationals, March 26...led MLB with 14 pinch hits in ‘13...also ranked 3rd with 10 pinch RBI.Leads the Nationals with 8 pinch hits (tied 10th, NL)...Nationals single-season pinch-hit mark: 14 (T.Batista ‘07, D.Ward ‘06). 28 starts this year have been at
4 different positions: left field (11 starts), second base (9) third base (6), and first base (2).
RISP:
.176 (6-34), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/12/14 at ARI (Reed)
CAREER HOMERS:
 15
HAIRSTON, Scott (OF), #7 .245 1 HR 5 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Wed.@MIA:
1-1, 2B
ROADTRIP:
 1-6, 2B
Is MLB’s active leader with 13 career pinch home runs (Jason Giambi is 2nd with 11, Greg Dobbs is 3rd with 10).Pinch double to leadoff the 8th inn. sparked Washington’s decisive 3-run outburst and Wed.’s 4-3 win at MIA.Has posted double-digit HR total in 6 of last 7 years...played along side M.Williams in ARI’s big league camp in Spring ‘03.
RISP:
.063 (1-16), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/31/14 vs. TEX (Baker)
CAREER HOMERS:
 106
HARPER, Bryce (OF), #34 .261 3 HR 13 RBI 1 SB
LAST GAME / Wed.@MIA:
0-4
ROADTRIP:
 7-28, 2B, RBI, 3 R, 6 BB
2012 NL Rookie of the Year...in 2013, as a 20-year-old, became youngest NL player to ever start an All-Star Game.Is 12-for-38 (.316) with 8 BB and 6 runs scored his last 12 games...is 15-for-49 (.306) with 4 XBH and 10 RBI against LHP in ‘14.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:
.205 (8-39), 1 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 7/18/14 vs. MIL (Rodriguez)
CAREER HOMERS:
 45
LaROCHE, Adam (1B), #25 .267 13 HR 55 RBI 1 SB
LAST GAME / Wed.@MIA:
0-3, R, BB, SB
ROADTRIP:
 7-37, 2B, HR, 7 RBI, 2 R, 3 BB, SB
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.Hit a .307 through June, but is batting .161 with 11 RBI in July...posted 800th career RBI in Sun.’s 4-2 victory at CIN.
Ranks among NL leaders in walk ratio (first, 7.08 PA/BB), RBI ratio (6th, 5.63 AB/RBI) and walks (tied 8th, 53).
RISP:
.264 (23-87), 4 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 7/22/14 at COL (Brothers)
CAREER HOMERS:
 230
LOBATON, Jose (C), #59 .208 2 HR 11 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Wed.@MIA:
DNP
ROADTRIP:
 2-8
Acquired from TBR with LH Felipe Rivero & OF Drew Vettleson in exchange for RHP Nathan Karns, Feb. 13.When starting, Washington is 8-1 dating to June 21...in those 9 starts, has posted a 1.73 (17 ER/87.0 IP) catcher’s ERA. Has hit safely in 4 straight starts...started 3 games in ‘13 ALDS vs. BOS & hit game-winning home run in Game 3.
RISP:
.139 (5-36), 1 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/31/14 vs. TEX (Tepesch)
CAREER HOMERS:
 11
 
McLOUTH, Nate (OF), #15 .175 1 HR 7 RBI 4 SB
LAST GAME / Wed.@MIA:
0-0, R (PR)
ROADTRIP:
 0-7, 2 R
Lends professional left-handed bat, defensive excellence (Gold Glover) & experience at all 3 outfield slots to Nationals roster.Is 0-for-14 with 2 runs in July...lifted a game-winning 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:
.111 (3-27), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 4/27/14 vs. SDP (Benoit)
CAREER HOMERS:
 101
RAMOS, Wilson (C), #40 .290 3 HR 23 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Wed.@MIA:
0-4
ROADTRIP:
 7-27, 4 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB
One of MLB’s top offensive catchers...behind the plate, advanced catch-and-throw skills blend well with soft hands.Is hitting .321 (27-for-84) with a double, 2 homers, 12 RBI, 6 runs scored and 6 walks in 22 games since DL return, June 26.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:
.310 (13-42), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 7/9/14 at BAL (Norris)
CAREER HOMERS:
 38
RENDON, Anthony (INF), #6 .279 13 HR 57 RBI 10 SB
LAST GAME / Wed.@MIA:
1-5, 2B, RBI
ROADTRIP:
 11-38, 3 2B, 4 RBI, 5 R, 4 BB, 2 SB
Played in just 79 minor-league games since being tabbed with 6th-overall selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.Is 11-for-34 (.324) the last 8 games...is hitting .300 (39-for-130) in 7th inn. or later...posted 200th career hit, July 22 at COL.Ranks among NL leaders in runs (Tfirst, 74), batting/LHP (T8th, .330), doubles (T9th, 27), triples (T9th, 5) & XBH (T8th, 45).
RISP:
.272 (28-103), 2 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 7/7/14 vs. BAL (Tillman)
CAREER HOMERS:
 20
SPAN, Denard (CF), #2 .288 1 HR 21 RBI 20 SB
LAST GAME / Wed.@MIA:
1-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 SB
ROADTRIP:
 13-34, 2 RBI, 8 R, 10 BB, 4 SB
Ranks 2nd among active and current center fielders (min. 600 games) in zone rating (.901) & putouts/9.0 (2.73).
Has hit .361 the last 25 games...matched Nationals record with 4 walks, Sun. at CIN (also R.Church, A.Hernandez, R.Zimmerman).
When reaching base safely 2+ times, Washington is 34-17...has made just one error as a National (249 G, 239 GS, 625 TC).
RISP:
.257 (19-74), 0 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/21/14 vs. CIN (Simon)
CAREER HOMERS:
 28
WALTERS, Zach (UTL), #4 .205 3 HR 5 RBI 0 SB
LAST GAME / Wed.@MIA:
DNP
ROADTRIP:
 2-6, 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB
Switch-hitting INF...tied for Triple-A lead with 29 HR in ‘13...was acquired from ARI (for RHP Jason Marquis) on July 30, 2011.
Is 2-for-6 (.333) with 2B, RBI & BB since rejoining Washington...hit .30o with 18 2B, 15 HR & 48 RBI in 60 games for Syracuse.
 Was recalled from Syracuse Wed. as R.Zimmerman was placed on the DL (2nd time this year summonded in such instance).
RISP:
.250 (3-12), 1 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 5/3/14 at PHI (Hollands)
CAREER HOMERS:
 3
WERTH, Jayson (OF), #28 .284 12 HR 59 RBI 5 SB
LAST GAME / Wed.@MIA:
1-3, RBI
ROADTRIP:
 8-27, 2 2B, 4 RBI, R, 5 BB
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 hitting .354 in July & 17 of 28 hits have gone for extra bases...leads MLB in OPS (1.185), XBH (17) & slugging% (.722) in July.
Since DC arrival in ‘11, has slashed .279/.368/.449/.817 (AVG/OBP/SLG/OPS) & the Nationals have played .548 ball (when playing).
 
RISP:
.309 (30-97), 4 HR
 LAST HOMER:
 7/13/14 at PHI (Kendrick)
CAREER HOMERS:
 182
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