WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Aug 14 thru Aug 20

WEEKLY ROUNDUP:  Aug 14 thru Aug 20 (Games #117 thru #122) 

4 Wins — 2 Losses

ANGELS/home:  1 win/1 loss

PADRES/away:  3 wins/1 loss

Mon, Aug 14:  Off Day

Tue, Aug 15:   W (WSH-3, LAA-1) – WP Gonzalez

Wed, Aug 16:  L (LAA-3, WSH-2) – LP Roark

Thu, Aug 17:   W (WSH-2, SDP-1) – WP Jackson

Fri, Aug 18:    W (WSH-7, SDP-1) – WP Blanton

Sat: Aug 19:    L (WSH-3, SDP-1) – LP Strasburg

Sun, Aug 20:   W (WSH-4, SDP-1) – WP Gonzalez

NATS 74-48 (.607)

     ***Last year NATS standing after Game #122:  73-49 (1st place, up 8.5 games)*** 

Total runs scored:   647 (#2 in NL after ROCKIES with 648…ASTROS 699)

Total runs allowed:  515

Shutouts:  NATS getting shut out:  4

                   NATS shutouts of opponents:  4  

Walkoff wins:  8

Walkoff losses:  5

Largest attendance this week (home):  32,355 – Tues, Aug 15 (vs. Angels)

Days in 1st Place:  137 (since Apr 16)

Lead:  14.0 games ahead of MIAMI

NATS #3 in MLB:  #1-LAD (.713), #2-HOU (.613)

NL RANKINGS as of Aug 20:

#1 DODGERS (.713)

#2 NATS (.608)

#3 CUBS (.537)

Wild Cards:  ROCKIES (.548) & DBACKS (.540) (BREWERS 2.5 behind)

Longest game (innings):  12 (Tues, May 9)

ONE-RUN GAMES:  W/L % .559

INTERLEAGUE PLAY:  W/L % .471

Current Injury List – 12:  Stephen Drew, Adam Eaton, Koda Glover, Jayson Werth, Trea Turner, Joe Ross, Ryan Raburn, Enny Romero, Brian Goodwin, Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer, Ryan Madson (Changes:  Shawn Kelley & Stephen Strasburg now off the list; new additions:  Scherzer and Madson)

DID YOU KNOW – NL Stats Leaders:

Batting Average:  NATS occupy 2 of the top 4 positions: 

.340 Justin Turner (LAD)

.336 Charlie Blackmon (COL)

     .326 Bryce Harper

      .325 Daniel Murphy                        

          -Ryan Zimmerman – now #12 (.307)

          -Anthony Rendon – now #16 (.298)

Runs Batted in:  NATS occupy 2 of the top 8 positions:

105 Nolan Arenado (COL)

97 Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)

96 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)

95 Jake Lamb (ARI)

93 Marcel Ozuna (MIA)

     87 Bryce Harper  

87 Joey Votto (CIN)

     86 Ryan Zimmerman

              –Daniel Murphy – now #12 (81)

               -Anthony Rendon – now #16 (77)

On-Base Plus Slugging Percentage:  NATS occupy 4 of the top 10 positions: 

     1.042 Joey Votto (CIN)

     1.034 Bryce Harper

1.027 Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)

1.021 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)

1.019 Charlie Blackmon (COL)

       .984 Justin Turner (LAD)

.968 Cody Bellinger (LAD)

.958 Nolan Arenado (COL)

       .946 Anthony Rendon

       .942 Daniel Murphy         

       .942 Ryan Zimmerman 

DID YOU KNOW:

     *MAX SCHERZER #1 MLB for WHIP (0.85) and BAA (.171).

     *MAX is #2 MLB for ERA (2.25) after KERSHAW (2.04).

     *MAX is #2 MLB for STRIKEOUTS (220) after SALE (250).

      *GIO GONZALEZ is #3 MLB for ERA (2.39)

TOPICS THIS WEEK:

            –HARPER:  on the DL (hyper-extended knee/bone bruise) 

            –SCHERZER:  on the DL (neck)  

NATS TEAM LEADERS:

Batting:

     BA:       Harper (.326)

     OBP:    Harper (.419)

     H:         Murphy (138)

     HR:      Harper and Zimmerman (29)     

     RBI:     Harper (87)

Pitching:

     ERA:    Scherzer (2.25)

     W:        Scherzer (12)

     SO:      Scherzer (220)

     S:         Doolittle (11)

     WHIP:   Scherzer (0.85) 

Next:  NATS @ HOU – Tuesday, August 22nd

HOUSTON:  76-48, 12 games ahead of ANGELS, NATS first games against HOU in 2017….did not face each other in 2015 & 2016….in 2014 the NATS took 4 of 4 games.  NATS are 8 wins and 9 losses in inter-league play so far in 2017.

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