NATS WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Aug 7 thru Aug 13

WEEKLY ROUNDUP:  Aug 7 thru Aug 13 (Games #110 thru #116)

Home this Week: 5 Wins (1 walk-off) — 2 Losses

MARLINS: 3 wins/1 loss
GIANTS: 2 wins/1 loss

Mon, Aug 7:      W (WSH-3, MIA-2) – Kintzler WP
Tue, Aug 8:       L (MIA-7, WSH-3) – Cole LP
Wed, Aug 9:      W (WSH-10, MIA-1) – Gonzalez WP
Thu, Aug 10:      W (WSH-3, MIA-2) – Madson WP
Fri, Aug 11:         Rained out
Sat: Aug 12:        W (WSH-3, SFG-1) – Jackson WP
Sun, Aug 13 (1):  L (SFG-4, WSH-2) – Cole LP
Sun, Aug 13 (2):  W-wo (WSH-6, SFG-2) Albers WP

NATS 70-46 (.603)
***Last year NATS standing after Game #116: 69-47 (1st place, up 8.5 games)***

Last 10: 7-3

Total runs scored:  628
Total runs allowed: 505

Shutouts – NATS getting shut out: 4
NATS shutouts of opponents: 4

Walkoff wins: 8 (GRAND SLAM walk-off by KENDRICKS on 13 Aug)
Walkoff losses: 5

Largest attendance this week (home): 32,344 – Sat, Aug 12 (Giants)
Smallest attendance this week (home): 21,799 – Mon, Aug 7 (Marlins)

Days in 1st Place:  130 (since Apr 16)

Lead:  14.0 games ahead of MIAMI

NATS #3 in MLB:  #1-LAD (.709), #2-HOU (.615)

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

Current Injury List – 12:  Stephen Drew, Adam Eaton, Koda Glover, Jayson Werth, Trea Turner, Shawn Kelley, Joe Ross, Stephen Strasburg, Ryan Raburn, Enny Romero, Brian Goodwin, Bryce Harper

DID YOU KNOW – NL Stats Leaders:

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

.346 Justin Turner (LAD)
.335 Charlie Blackmon (COL)
.330 Daniel Murphy
.326 Bryce Harper

Ryan Zimmerman – now #10 (.310)
     Anthony Rendon – now #17 (.289)

Runs Batted in: NATS occupy 2 of the top 7 positions:

100 Nolan Arenado (COL)
92 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)
90 Jake Lamb (ARI)
90 Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)

88 Marcel Ozuna (MIA)
87 Bryce Harper
83 Joey Votto (CIN)
83 Ryan Zimmerman
Daniel Murphy – now #11 (78)
     Anthony Rendon – now 13 (76)

On-Base Plus Slugging Percentage: NATS occupy 3 of the top 10 positions:

1.046 Joey Votto (CIN)
1.034 Bryce Harper
1.030 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)
1.009 Justin Turner (LAD)
1.008 Charlie Blackmon (COL)
1.006 Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)
.972 Cody Bellinger (LAD)
.969 Michael Conforto (NYM)
.958 Daniel Murphy
.954 Anthony Rendon
     Ryan Zimmerman – now #12 (.943)

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 (241)
.
TOPICS THIS WEEK:

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

MLB/Harper injury: wet-base/field safety issues?

HENDRICKS: walk-off GRAND SLAM (his first career GS)

DIFO: extended 9-game hitting streak Sunday night

TAYLOR: returns from DL, two big plays in OF

GOODWIN: goes on DL with groin tightness

JACKSON: Edwin looking good

STRASBURG/Rehab: Scheduled for POTOMAC on Monday

NATS TEAM LEADERS:

BA:   Murphy (.330)
OBP: Harper (.419)
H:    Murphy (134)
HR:  Harper (29)
RBI: Harper (87)

ERA:  Scherzer (2.25)
W:    Scherzer (12)
SO:   Scherzer (220)
S:     Glover (8) and Doolittle (8)
WHIP:  Scherzer (0.85)

Next: NATS vs LAA – Tuesday, Aug 15th

LAA: 61-58, 12 games behind Houston, Wild Card contender (currently NYY and LAA)

Aug 13th/Game 2: WSH-6, SFG-2

Final R H E
WSH 6 11 0
SFG 2 9 2
W: Albers (6-2, 2.03)
L: Suzrez (0-2, 6.75)
S: –

***Howie KENDRICKS:  Walk-Off GRAND SLAM!***

***(KENDRICKS First Career GS)***

*HOME RUNS:  Daniel MURPHY & Ryan ZIMMERMAN*

*SCHERZER:  10 K (7 IP, 2 ER, 1 HR, 5 H, 1 BB)*

Scoring:

NATS/3rd (1 run):

Daniel Murphy (.330) solo HR (WSH-1, SFG-0).

GIANTS/4th (1 run):

Hunter Pence RBI single, scoring Denard Span (WSH-1, SFG-1). Max Scherzer pitching.

NATS/6th (1 run):

Ryan Zimmerman (.310) solo HR (WSH-2, SFG-1).

GIANTS/7th (1 run):

Pablo Sandoval solo HR (WSH-2, SFG-2).

NATS/11th (4 runs):

Loading the bases:  Daniel Murphy singles (sharp line drive), Ryan Zimmerman singles (pop up – Murphy to 3rd), Anthony Rendon intentionally walked (Zimmerman to 2nd).

Howie Kendrick (.348) GRAND SLAM to left center, scoring Murphy, Zimmerman and Rendon (WSH-6, SFG-2).

Pitching:

SP Max Scherzer (2.25) – Game Score 68 (SP/SFG Moore 59):

Pitched 7.0 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits (1 HR) and 1 walks, striking out 10 (107 pitches, 66 strikes, 25 batters, 3 groundouts, 3 flyouts).

Brandon Kintzler (2.41):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 1.

Sean Doolittle (3.24):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs on 1 hits and 1 walk.

Matt Albers (2.03):

Pitched 2.0 innings, giving up 0 runs on 0 hits/1 walk, striking out 2.

Up next —  Day off Monday, Tuesday ANGELS @ NATS 7:05 P.M.:  Gio Gonzalez LHP (10-5, 2.59 ERA) vs Tyler Skaggs LHP (1-2, 3.63 ERA).

 

 

Aug 13th: WSH-2, SFG-4

Final R H E
WSH 2 7 0
SFG 4 9 0
W: Stratton (1-2, 4.91)
L: Cole (1-3, 5.32)
S: Dyson(9)

**RENDON:  2 run HR**

2-for-4:  STEVENSON, RENDON, GOODWIN 

HARPER on 10-Day DL:  Bruised Bone/Left Knee

Scoring:

GIANTS/3rd (3 runs):

Gorkys Hernandez RBI single, scoring Ryder Jones (WSH-0, SFG-1).  AJ Cole pitching.

Joe Panik 2-RBI single, scoring Carlos Moncrief and Gorkeys Hernandez (WSH-0, SFG-3).  AJ Cole pitching.

GIANTS/8th (1 runs):

Kelby Tomlinson sac fly, scoring Nick Hundley (WSH-0, SFG-4).  Matt Grace pitching.

NATS/8th (2 runs):

Anthony Rendon (.302) 2-run HR, scoring Brian Goodwin.

Pitching:  

SP A.J. Cole  (5.32) – Game Score 55 (SP/SFG Stratton 78):

Pitched 6.0 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, striking out 6 (100 pitches, 62 strikes, 27 batters, 1 groundout, 0 flyouts).

Sammy Solis (10.66):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 earned runs on 1 hits and 0 walks (13 pitches, 8 strikes, 4 batters).

Matt Grace (4.46):

Pitched 2.0 innings, giving up 1 earned run on 2 hits and 1 walk, striking out 1 (33 pitches, 21 strikes, 9 batters).

Up next – second game of double header, Sunday (13 Aug):  Max Scherzer (12-5, 2.23 ERA, 210 K) vs. Matt Moore (3-12, 5.88 ERA, 111 K).

 

 

 

Aug 12th: WSH-3, SFG-1

Final R H E
WSH 3 11 1
SFG 1 7 0
W: Jackson (3-2, 3.86)
L: Samardzjia (7-12, 4.74)
S: Doolittle (11)

*RAIN DELAY GAME*

*BRYCE HARPER Injured in 1st (MRI TBD – Leg Extension)*

*RBI:  ZIMMERMAN, MURPHY, LIND*

*LIND 3-for-3, DIFO 2-for-4*

Scoring:  

GIANTS/1st (1 run):  

Joe Panik solo HR (WSH-0, SFG-1).  Edwin Jackson pitching.

NATS/1st (2 runs):

Bryce Harper injured at first trying to beat out his line drive.

Ryan Zimmerman RBI double, scoring Wilmer Difo (WSH-1, SFG-1).

Daniel Murphy RBI single, scoring Ryan Zimmerman (WSH-2, SFG-1).

NATS/6th (1 run):

Adam Lind RBI double, scoring Anthony Rendon (WSH-3, SFG-1).

Pitching:

SP Edwin Jackson (3.86)  – Win – Game Score 58 (SP/GIANTS Samardzjia 53):

Pitched 6.0 innings giving up 1 earned run on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5).

Brandon Kintzler (2.45):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit/0 walks.

Ryan Madson (1.68) – Hold:

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs on 1 hits/0 walks.

Sean Doolittle (3.34) – Save:

Pitched 1.o inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 2.

 

 

 

Aug 10th: WSH-3, MIA-2

Final R H E
WSH 3 7 0
MIA 2 6 0
W: Madson (4-4, 1.71)
L: Tazawa (1-2, 4.93)
S: Doolittle (10)

**Brian GOODWIN: Go-Ahead HR in 8TH**

**Andrew STEVENSON:  Game Saving Catch in the 9th**

Scoring:

MIA/3rd (2 runs):

Giancarlo Stanton 2-run HR, scoring Dee Gordon (WSH-0, MIA-2).  Roark pitching.

NATS/6th (2 runs):

Brian Goodwin (.248) RBI single, scoring Adrian Sanchez (WSH-1, MIA-2).

Bryce Harper (.327) RBI double, scoring Brian Goodwin (WSH-2, MIA-2).

NATS/8th (1 run):

Brian Goodwin (.248) solo HR (WSH-3, MIA-2).

Pitching:

SP Tanner Roark (4.74) – Game Score 50 (SP/MIA Straily 60):

Pitched 6.0 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 4 hits (1 HR) and 5 walks, striking out 4 (107 pitches, 68 strikes, 27 batters, 8 groundouts, 3 flyouts).

Brandon Kintzler (2.50):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit and 0 walks, striking out 1 (15 pitches, 9 strikes, 3 batters).

Ryan Madson (1.71) – Win:

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 2 (15 pitches, 10 strikes, 3 batters).

Sean Doolittle (3.45) – Save:

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs on 1 hits and 0 walks (13 pitches, 11 strikes, 4 batters).

Up next –  SFG @ NATS Friday at 7:05 P.M.:  Edwin Jackson (2-2, 4.34 ERA) vs. Chris Stratton (0-2, 6.63 ERA).

Aug 9th: WSH-10, MIA-1

Final R H E
WSH 10 14 0
MIA 1 8 0
W: Gonzalez (10-5, 2.59)
L: Conley (4-5, 5.43)
S: –

*ZIMMERMAN:  4-for-4 (2 HRs, 2B, 1B), 5 RBI & Amazing Catch*

*KENDRICK: 3-for-4 (3 RBI)*

*DOUBLES:  Goodwin, Zimmerman, Kendrick, Sanchez*

*GIO:  7 IP, 1 run, 6 Ks — plus a Hit*

Scoring:

NATS/2nd (1 run):

Ryan Zimmerman (.310) solo HR (WSH-1, MIA-0).

NATS/3rd (2 run):

Bryce Harper (.327) RBI single, scoring Brian Goodwin (WSH-2, MIA-0).

Ryan Zimmerman RBI double, scoring Bryce Harper (WSH-3, MIA-0).

MIA/4th (1 run):

Ichiro Suzuki RBI single, scoring Derek Dietrich (WSH-3, MIA-1).  Gio pitching.

NATS/5th (2 runs):

Ryan Zimmerman RBI single, scoring Bryce Harper (WSH-4, MIA-1).

Howie Kendrick (.349) doubles, scoring Ryan Zimmerman (WSH-5, MIA-1).

NATS/6th (3 runs):

Bryce Harper sac fly, scoring Brian Goodwin (WSH-6, MIA-1).

Howie Kendrick 2-RBI single, scoring Adrian Sanchez and Matt Wieters (WSH-8, MIA-1).

NATS/7th (2 runs):

Ryan Zimmerman 2-run HR, scoring Adrian Sanchez (WSH-10, MIA-1).

Pitching:

SP Gio Gonzalez (2.59) – Game Score 71 (SP/MIA Conley 25):

Pitched 7.0 innings, giving up 1 earned run on 7 hits and 0 walks, striking out 6 (103 pitches, 69 strikes, 28 batters, 8 groundouts, 2 flyouts).

Joe Blanton (7.11):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 2 (11 pitches, 10 strikes, 3 batters).

Matt Grace (4.45):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit and 0 walks (20 pitches, 13 strikes, 5 batters).

Next up – Thursday, MIA @ NATS 7:05 p.m.:  Tanner Roark (9-7, 4.82 ERA) vs. Dan Straily (7-8, 3.77 ERA).

Aug 8th: WSH-3, MIA-7

Final R H E
WSH 3 11 1
MIA 7 6 1
W: Worley (2-2, 4.82)
L: Cole (1-2, 5.63)
S: –

**Adrian Sanchez:  3-for-4 with 1 RBI**

Bryce Harper:  2 RBI and 2 Walks

SP A.J. Cole:  5 IP, 4 ER, 4 H (2 HR), 1 W, 5 K

Scoring:

NATS/3rd (1 run):

Bryce Harper (.326) grounds out, Brian Goodwin scores (WSH-1, MIA-0).

MIA/4th (1 run):

Derek Dietrich solo HR (WSH-1, MIA-0).  Cole pitching.

MIA/5th (3 runs):

Giancarlo Stanton 3-run HR, scoring Miguel Rojas and Dee Gordon (WSH-1, MIA-4).

MIA/7th (3 runs):

NATS challenged (fan interference), call on the field upheld.  Dee Gordon ground-rule double, Miguel Rojas scores (WSH-1, MIA-5).  Blanton pitching.

Derek Dietrich 2-RBI single, scoring Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton (WSH-1, MIA-7).

NATS/7th (2 runs):

Adrian Sanchez (.276) RBI single, scoring Andrew Stevenson (WSH-2, MIA-7).

Bryce Harper (.326) sac fly, scoring Brian Goodwin (WSH-3, MIA-7).

ERROR:  Sanchez (fielding).

Pitching:

SP A.J. Cole (5.63) – Game Score 41 (SP/MIA Worley 57):

Pitched 5.0 innings, giving up 4 earned runs on 4 hits (2 HR) and 1 walk, striking out 5 (96 pitches, 62 strikes, 22 batters).

Sammy Solis (11.57):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 1 earned run on 1 walk and 0 hits (16 pitches, 9 strikes, 4 batters).

Joe Blanton (7.34):

Pitched 0.1 inning, giving up 2 earned runs on 1 hits and 1 walk (3 pitches, 2 strikes, 3 batters).

Oliver Perez (3.55):

Pitched 0.2 innings, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit and no walks (16 pitches, 12 strikes, 4 batters).

Matt Albers (2.13):

Pitched 2.0 innings, giving up 0 runs on 0 hits and 1 walk (28 pitches, 18 strikes, 7 batters).

Up next – Wednesday, MIA @ NATS, 7:05 p.m.:  Gio gonzales (9-5, 2.66 ERA) vs. Adam Conley (4-4, 5.10 ERA).

Aug 7th: WSH-3, MIA-2

Final R H E
WSH 3 7 1
MIA 2 6 0
W: Kintzler (4-2, 2.55)
L: Garcia (0-2, 3.49)
S: Doolittle (9)

**PH Adam LIND Drives In Winning Run, Scoring DIFO**

HARPER:  Hits Career HR #150 (#29 this year)

Scoring:

NATS/2nd (1 run):

Matt Wieters (.246) RBI single, scoring Ryan Zimmerman (WSH-1, MIA-0).

NATS/4th (1 run):

Bryce Harper (.327) solo HR (career #150) (WSH-2, MIA-0).

MIA/5th (1 run):

Odrisamer Despaigne RBI single, scoring Tomas Telis (WSH-2, MIA-1).  Scherzer pitching.

MIA/6th (1 run):

Giancarlo Stanton solo HR (WSH-2, MIA-2).  Scherzer pitching.

WSH/8th (1 run):

Adam Lind (.300) game-winning RBI single, scoring Wilmer Difo (WSH-3, MIA-2).

ERROR:  Wieters (4)

Pitching:

SP Max Scherzer (2.23) – Game Score 65 (SP/MIA O’Grady 45):

Pitched 7.0 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits (1 HR) and 2 walks, striking out 9 (114 pitches, 77 strikes, 28 batters).

Brandon Kintzler (2.55) – Win:

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs, 0 hits and 1 walk (12 pitches, 6 strikes, 4 batters).

Sean Doolittle (3.56) – Save:

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs on 1 hits and 0 walks, striking out 1 (18 pitches, 15 strikes, 4 batters).

Next up – Tuesday, MIA @ NATS 7:05 p.m.:  AJ Cole (1-1, 4.91 ERA) vs. Vance Worley (1-2, 5.31 ERA).

Aug 6th: WSH-9, CHC-4

Final R H E
WSH 9 10 0
CHC 4 10 2
W: Kintzler (3-2, 2.61)
L: Edwards, Jr. (3-3, 43.83)
S: –

*RENDON:  HBP Walk Ties the Game in the 8th!*

*WIETERS:  Go Ahead GRAND SLAM in the 8th!  (his 3rd)*

*GOODWIN Tops Things Off with HR in the 9th!*

*NATS take series vs CUBS (2-1)*

Scoring:

CUBS/2nd (1 run):

Javier Baez RBI singles, scoring Ian Happ (WSH-0, CHC-1).  Fedde pitching.

NATS/3rd (1 run):

Brian Goodwin sac fly,scoring Wilmer Difo (WHS-1, CHC-1).

CUBS/4th (1 run):

Wilson Contreras solo HR (WSH-1, CHC-2).  Fedde pitching.

CUBS/6th (2 runs):

Another Wilson Contreras solo HR (WSH-1, CHC-3).  Fedde pitching.

Kyle Schwarzer solo HR (WSH-1, CHC-4).  Fedde pitching.

NATS/7th (2 runs):

Anthony Rendon RBI double, scoring Daniel Murphy (WSH-2, CHC-4).

Matt Wieters sac fly, scoring Anthony Rendon (WSH-3, CHC-4).

NATS/8th (5 runs):

Anthony Rendon HBP, Bryce Harper scores (WSH-4, CHC-4).

Matt Wieters GRAND SLAM, scoring Ryan Zimmerman, Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rendon (WSH-8, CHC-4).

NATS/9th (1 run):

Brian Goodwin solo HR (WSH-9, CHC-4).

STOLEN BASE:  Goodwin (4)

Pitching:

SP Erick Fedde (10.61) – Game Score 25 (SP CHC Lester 64):

Pitched 5.1 innings, giving up 4 earned runs on 8 hits (3 HR) and 4 walks, striking out 7 (99 pitches, 64 strikes, 26 batters).

Oliver Perez (3.65):

Pitched 0.2 innings, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 1 (3 pitches, 3 strikes, 1 batter).

Brandon Kintzler (2.61) – Win:

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks (20 pitches, 17 strikes, 4 batters).

Ryan Madson (1.75):

Pitched 1.0 innings, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit and 0 walks, striking out 2 (14 pitches, 11 strikes, 4 batters).

Sean Doolittle (3.68):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks (8 pitches, 7 strikes, 3 batters).

Next up –  NATS vs. MARLINS Monday at home 7:05 p.m.:  Max Scherzer (12-5, 2.21 ERA) vs. Chris O’Grady (2-1, 5.40 ERA).

 

Aug 5th: WSH-4, CHC-7

Final R H E
WSH 4 7 1
CHC 7 9 2
W: Lackey (9-9, 4.81)
L: Jackson (2-2, 4.34)
S: Davis (23)

*JACKSON 8 Ks:  5 IP, 4 runs, 6 hits, 0 walks*

*WIETERS Ejected after 6th by Home Plate Umpire*

*HARPER HR #28 in 1st*

Scoring:

NATS/1st (1 run):

Bryce Harper (.327) solo HR (WSH-1, CHC-0).

CHC/1st (4 runs):

Kris Bryant RBI double, scoring Jon Jay (WSH-1, CHC-1).  Edwin Jackson pitching.

Wilson Contreras RBI single, scoring Kris Bryant (WSH-1, CHC-2).  Jackson pitching.

Alex Avile 2-run HR, scoring Ben Zobrist (WSH-1, CHC-4).  Jackson pitching.

NATS/4th (2 runs):

Anthony Rendon (.309) sac fly, scoring Ryan Zimmerman (WSH-2, CHC-4).

Matt Wieters (.244) RBI single, scoring Daniel Murphy (WSH-3, CHC-4).

CHC/6th (2 runs):

Wilson Contreras 2-run HR, scoring Anthony Rizzo (WSH-3, CHC-6).  Matt Grace pitching.

EJECTION:  Matt Wieters, by HP umpire Chad Whitson, for arguing balls and strikes.

CHC/7th (1 run):

John Jay RBI single, scoring Ian Happ (WSH-3, CHC-7).  Matt Albers pitching.

NATS/8th (1 run):

Anthony Rendon grounds into a force out, Bryce Harper scores (WSH-4, CHC-7).  

Pitching:

SP Edwin Jackson (4.34) – Game Score 48 (SP CHC Lackey 44):

Pitched 5.0 innings, giving up 4 earned runs on 6 hits (1 HR) and 0 walks, striking out 8 (101 pitches, 63 strikes, 20 batters).

Matt Grace (4.60):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 2 earned runs on 1 hits (1 HR) and 0 walks, striking out 2 (17 pitches, 12 strikes, 5 batters).

Matt Albers (2.23):

Pitched 0.1 inning, giving up 1 earned run on 1 hit and 2 walks (18 pitches, 6 strikes, 4 batters).

Sammy Solis (11.81):

Pitched 1.2 innings, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 4 (26 pitches, 16 strikes, 5 batters).

Up next – NATS @ CUBS Sunday, 2:20 p.m.:  Erick Fedde (0-1, 15/75 ERA) vs. Jon Lester (8-6, 3.96 ERA).