NATS Weekly Roundup Sept 11-17: ROBLES speedy triple, ZIMMERMAN HR’s

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: SEPT 11 thru 17 (Games #144 thru #149)

NLDS is Coming (vs. Cubs?)

THIS WEEK 2 Wins — 4 Losses:

  -BRAVES/home: 1 win/2 losses

     -DODGERS/home: 1 win/2 losses

Week in Review:

Mon, Sept 11: Day off

Tue, Sept 12: L (ATL-8, WSH-0) – LP Gonzalez

Wed, Sept 13: L (ATL-8, WSH-2) – LP Scherzer

Thu, Sept 14: W (WSH-5, ATL-2) – WP Roark

Fri, Sept 15: L (LAD-7, WSH-0) – LP Jackson

Sat, Sept 16: L (LAD-3, WSH-2) – LP Cole

Sun, Sept 17: W (WSH-7, LAD-1) — WP Strasburg

 

NATS 90-59 (.604) – 1st Place up 21.0 games over MARLINS

***Last year NATS standing after Game #149: 88-61 (1st place, up 8.0 games)***

Last 10: 5-5

RUN DIFFERENTIAL: +144

     –Total runs scored : 764

     –Total runs allowed: 620

Shutouts:

     –NATS getting shut out: 7 (2 this week)

     –NATS shutouts of opponents: 5

Walkoff wins: 8

Walkoff losses: 5

     (same as last week)

Largest attendance this week (home): 39,387 – Saturday, Sept 16 (Dodgers)

Days in 1st Place: 165 (since Apr 16)

Lead: 21.0 games ahead of MIAMI

NATS #4 in MLB: #1-LAD (.644), #2-CLE (.620), #3-HOU (.611), #4-NATS (.604)

NL RANKINGS as of Sept 18:

    #1 DODGERS (.644) 96-53

    #2 NATS (.604) 90-59

    #3 CUBS (.557) 83-66

NL Wild Cards:  DBACKS & ROCKIES (BREWERS 2.5 games behind COL)

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

ONE-RUN GAMES: W/L% .587 (27-19)

INTERLEAGUE PLAY: 10-10 (W/L % .500)

Current Injury List – 8: Stephen Drew, Adam Eaton, Koda Glover, Joe Ross, Ryan Raburn, Brian Goodwin, Bryce Harper, Erick Fedde

DID YOU KNOW:

–DODGERS are #1 in MLB for: WHIP, BAA

–ASTROS are #1 in MLB for: AVG, RBI, RUNS, OBP, SLG, OPS, HITS, 2Bs

–INDIANS are #1 in MLB for ERA, K’s (1410)

–NATS are #1 in NL for SLG, OPS, 2Bs

–ROCKIES are #1 in NL for AVG, RUNS, HITS

TOPICS THIS WEEK:

–Stephen STRASBURG consecutive SCORELESS INNINGS ended at 35 on Sunday (the longest in MLB this season and the longest streak in franchise history).

–Ryan ZIMMERMAN back above .300 (.301), 2 HRs Sunday

–Victor ROBLES is speedy: STATCAST clocked his triple run time as 11.12 seconds, beating out a Trea TURNER triple last year (11.14 seconds).

–Bryce HARPER took batting practice before the game on Sunday, Sept 17; no date announced yet for his return.

OTHER MLB NEWS:

–ASTROS claim first AL West title with new acquisition Justin VERLANDER striking out 10 in seven dominant innings. INDIANS clinch division.

–TIGERS starter Matthew BOYD almost got first no-hitter for TIGERS since VERLANDER 6 years ago (1 out shy, ended up with 12-0 shutout).

–CUBS win last 6, swept CARDINALS at Wrigley.

–TWINS hit seven home runs against the PADRES Tuesday, becoming the FIRST TEAM in MLB history to hit a home run in each of the FIRST SEVEN INNINGS. The REDS were last to homer in seven consecutive innings (not the first seven) on Sept 4, 1999.

–NYY catcher Gary SANCHEZ hit HR #31 this week, passing Yogi Berra and Jorge Posada for most by a Yankee catcher.

NATS Starting LINEUP Sunday (Sep 17):

Turner SS

Werth RF

Rendon 3B

Murphy 2B

Zimmerman 1B

Kendrick LF

Taylor CF

Wieters C

Strasburg P

NATS TEAM LEADERS (as of SEPT 18):

    BATTING:

BA Harper (.326)

OBP Harper (.419)

H Murphy (159)

HR Zimmerman (33)

RBI Zimmerman (99)

OPS Harper (1.034)

SO Taylor (121)

AB Murphy (500)

    PITCHING:

ERA Scherzer (2.59)

W Gonzalez & Scherzer & Strasburg (14)

SO Scherzer (246)

S Doolittle (18)

WHIP Scherzer (0.92)

IP Gonzalez (184.2)

HR Roark (23)

CG Scherzer (2)

Next: NATS @ BRAVES on Tuesday, Sept 19 (7:35 p.m.) – SCHERZER

GO NATS!

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