June 4th: WSH-11, OAK-10

Final R H E
WSH 11 11 0
OAK 10 10 0
W: Roark (6-2, 3.95)
L: Madson (1-4, 2.82)
S: Kelley (4)

NATS DIGS THINGS OUT LATE WITH 3 HR’s

Trea Turner (.262):  2-run triple in the 3rd, scoring Matt Wieters and Michael Taylor.

Brian Goodwin (.270):  sac fly in 6th scoring Turner.

Ryan Zimmerman’s (.374):   3-run HR in the 8th inning, scoring Bryce Harper and Turner, putting the NATS ahead.

Matt Wieters (.278):  2-run HR in the 9th, scoring Adam Lind.

Michael Taylor (.270):  solo HR in the 9th.

Daniel Murphy (.340):  2-RBI single in the 9th, scoring Harper and Zimmerman.

Harper and Zimmerman both struck out twice.

Stolen bases:  Trea Turner 2 (26 total), Harper 1.

SP Tanner Roark (3.95) pitched 7.2 innings, giving up 4 earned runs on 5 hits (1 HR) and 1 walk, striking out 4 (105 pitches, 72 strikes, 29 batters).  Koda Glover (4.58) got his 5th hold, but gave up 5 earned runs on 4 hits and 1 walk.   Shawn Kelley (6.00) pitched the 9th, giving up 1 run on 1 hit (1 HR) to get the save (his 4th).

Next up – Monday, 10:10 p.m. at Dodgers:  Gio Gonzalez (4-1, 3.03, 60 K) vs. Hyu-Jin Ryu (2-5, 3.91 ERA, 42 K).

 

June 3rd: WSH-4, OAK-10

Final R H E
WSH 4 8 2
OAK 10 11 3
W: Hendricks (2-0, 3.04)
L: Ross (2-2, 7.34)
S:

ROSS HOMETOWN LOSS; GOOD DAY FOR LIND & MURPHY

SP Joe Ross (7.34) pitched 3 innings, giving up 7 runs (6 earned) on 6 hits (including 2 HR’s) and 2 walks, striking out 5 (19 batters, 82 pitches, 47 strikes).

Jacob Turner (4.45) followed, pitching 3.2 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 5 hits (2 HR’s) and 1 walk (17 batters, 64 pitches, 39 strikes).  Enny Romero (5.01) faced 6, walking 2 with no runs.

Adam Lind (.344) had a HR and double, with 6 total bases and 3 RBI.

Daniel Murphy (.343) went 3-for-4 including a double, and Stephen Drew (.190) had a sac fly  (1 RBI).

Caught stealing – 1:  Trea Turner (3rd time).

Errors – 2:  Jose Lobaton (catcher interference) and Stephen Drew (fielding).

Up Next – Sunday 4:05 p.m. ET:  Tanner Roark (5-2, 3.86, 56 K) vs Sonny Gray (2-2, 4.72, 31 K).

NATS History: Home Runs in One Game

 

NATS HISTORY:  Home Runs in One Game

With the NATS hitting 5 home runs on Friday in Oakland, what is the most HR’s the NATS have ever hit in one game?

7 HR’s – 2017 on Apr 30 vs. NYM:

3 HR’s:  Anthony Rendon

2 HR’s:  Matt Wieters

1 HR:    Bryce Harper

1 HR:    Adam Lind

How about the most HR’s hit in one game in all of MLB (baseball.almanac.com):

10 – Toronto Blue Jays on Sept 14, 1987 (versus Orioles)

 

NATS – most HR’s each season:

2017:   7 on Apr 30 vs. NYM

2016:   6 on Jul 03 vs. CIN

2015:   5 on May 8 vs. ATL

2014:   6 on Aug 29 @ SEA

2013:   5 in 3 games – Apr 6 @ CIN, Jun 15 @ CLE, SEP 9 @ NYM

2012:   6 in 2 games – Sep 4 vs. CHC, Sep 5 vs. CHC

2011:   6 on MAY 20 @ BAL

2010:   4 in 2 games – Jul 7 vs. SDP, Aug 5 @ ARI

2009:   5 on Apr 27 @ PHI

2008:   5 in 2 games – Jun 10 @ PIT, Sep 6 @ ATL

2007:   4 on May 23 @ CIN

2006:   5 on May 9 @ CIN

2005:   4 in 2 games – Aug 9 @ HOU, Aug 15 @ PHI

 

 

June 2nd: WSH-13, OAK-3

Final R H E
WSH 13 20 1
OAK 3 7 0
W: Strasburg (7-1, 2.91)
L: Triggs (5-5, 3.36)
S:

5 HR’s, 20 HITS — GOODWIN ALMOST CYCLES

There was lots of action in Oakland Friday night:

HR’s:  Daniel Murphy (solo), Michael Taylor (solo), Jayson Werth (solo), Brian Goodwin (2-run HR) and Anthony Rendon (3-run HR).

4 hits each:  Daniel Murphy (.335) and Brian Goodwin (.310).

2 hits each:  Trea Turner (.263), Jayson Werth (.270), Ryan Zimmerman (.369), Anthony Rendon (.296), and Michael Taylor (.271).

Near Cycle (2B short):  Goodwin singled in the 2nd, homered in the 7th and tripled in the 8th.

Stolen base:  Trea Turner (14th, 3rd base).

Error:  Daniel Murphy (5th, fielding).

Double Plays:  3.

SP Stephen Strasburg (2.91) pitched 7 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 4 hits (including 1 HR) and 3 walks, with 7 K’s (100 pitches, 64 strikes).  Blake Treinen (6.66) followed for the 8th and 9th, giving up 1 run on 3 hits (including 1 HR) and 1 walk  (32 pitches, 18 strikes).

Next up – Saturday, 4:05 p.m. ET:  Joe Ross (2-1, 6.18 ERA, 24 K’s) vs Daniel Manden (0-1, 13.50 ERA, 1 K’s).

 

 

NATS HISTORY: Complete Games

 

With Max Scherzer accomplishing the NATS first complete game (CG) of 2017 this week, here is a look at the NATS CG history.

TEAM CG’s:

Most in a season:  6 — in both 2009 and 2013

*2009 – 57 wins (54 losses), team ERA 3.60

*2013 – 35 wins (64 losses), team ERA 4.97

Fewest in a season:  0 — in 2007

*2007 – 43 wins (62 losses), team ERA 5.11

Full List – most to least:

2009:  6

2013:  6

2014:  5

2015:  4

2005:  4

2012:  3

2011:  3

2012:  2

2008:  2

2016:  1

2017:  1 (to date)

2006:  1

2007:  0

COMPLETE GAMES – Most by NATS Starters 2005-2017

8          Jordan Zimmermann

6          Max Scherzer

6          Livan Hernandez

3          Gio Gonzalez

2          John Patterson

2          John Lannan

COMPLETE GAMES – Most by NATS Single Season

4          Max Scherzer (2015)

4          Jordan Zimmermann (2013)

3          Jordan Zimmermann (2014)

2          Gio Gonzalez (2012)

2          John Patterson (2005)

2          Livan Hernandez (2010)

2          John Lannan (2009)

2          Livan Hernandez (2005)

MLB:  The most CG’s during 2005-17:  52 Roy Halladay (Blue Jays/Phillies)

MLB:  The most CG’s in a single season 2005-17:  11 by James Shields (then Rays) in 2011

NATS the way I like it…uh huh uh huh

 

 

May 31st: WSH-3, SF-1

Final R H E
WSH 3 9 0
SF 1 5 1
W: Scherzer (6-3, 2.56)
L: Cain (3-4, 4.37)
S:

SCHERZER COMPLETE IN SWEEP OF SF – 1ST NATS CG of 2017

Max Scherzer (2.66) pitched all 9 innings for his first complete game of the year, giving up only 1 run (no walks) and striking out 11 (100 pitches, 79 strikes).

The NATS scored all 3 runs in the 1st inning on Ryan Zimmerman’s (.368) 15th HR of the year (now tied with Bryce Harper).  Anthony Rendon (2-for-4) had 3 total bases, and Trea Turner (.256) had 2.  Bryce Harper (suspended) was replaced by Brian Goodwin (.208) in RF.

Next up:  Day off Thursday, at Oakland Athletics on Friday.

May 30th: WSH-6, SF-3

Final R H E
WSH 6 14 0
SF 3 9 2
W: Gonzalez (4-1, 3.03)
L: Samardjzija (1-7, 4.63)
S: Glover (7)

HITS HITS HITS (14) – NATS Win Another in SF

Trea Turner & Daniel Murphy:  3-for-5

Michael Taylor & Jayson Werth:  2-for-4

Zimmerman, Wieters, Rendon, Gio:  1 hit each

Michael Taylor (.264) had 2 RBI, Jayson Werth (.273) walked in a run with the bases loaded, and Gio Gonzalez (.451!) had an RBI single.  

Bryce Harper (.322) was the only one in the lineup (besides relief pitchers) to not have a hit, going 0-for-5 the day after charging the mound (causing the on-field fracas).

SP Gio Gonzalez (3.03 ERA) pitched 6.1 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 8 hits and 3 walks, striking out 6 (108 pitches, 62 strikes).  Matt Albers (1.29) pitched to 7 with 3 K’s, and Koda Glover (2.08) got the save a second day in a row (#7) facing 3 batters with 1 K (14 pitches, 8 strikes).

Up Next – in SF again at 10:15 p.m.:  Max Scherzer (5-3, 2.77 ERA, 89 K) vs. Matt Cain (3-3, 4.45 ERA, 36 K).

May 29th: WSH-3, SF-0

Final R H E
WSH 3 8 0
SF 0 8 1
W: Roark (5-2, 3.86)
L: Moore (2-6, 4.98)
S: Glover (6)

NATS Shut Out Giants; HARPER HBP Clears Benches (Ejections)

Tanner Roark (3.86 ERA) pitched 7 and combined with the 3 relievers for a 8 hit shutout of the Giants.  Roark gave up 6 hits and 1 walk (112 pitches, 71 strikes).  Oliver Perez (5.23) and Shawn Kelley (5.79) each faced 3 batters with Kelley giving up 2 hits.  Koda Glover (2.20) took the 9th innings striking out 2 of 3 batters to get the save.

Ryan Zimmerman (.374) homered , going 3-for-4 and scoring 2 runs.  Daniel Murphy (.319) had a 2 RBI night.

Ejections:  Giants reliever Hunter Strickland hit Bryce Harper with a pitch in the 8th, causing Harper to charge the mound, and clearing both benches for an on-field fracas.  Harper and Strickland were both ejected.

Former Nats Denard Span (CF – .241) and Mike Morse (PH – .194) were in the Giants lineup.

Next up – Tuesday at 10:15 PM:  Gio Gonzalez (3-1, 2.90 ERA, 54K) vs. Jeff Samardzija (1-6, 4.50 ERA, 79 K).

*Check out the YTD STATS updated daily (see MENU above)*

May 28th: WSH-3, SD-5

Final R H E
WSH 3 8 1
SD 5 14 0
W: Yates (1-0, 3.46)
L: Ross (2-1, 6.18)
S: Maurer (6)

ROSS STRUGGLES, TAYLOR SHOWS GREAT GLOVE WORK
SP Joe Ross (6.18) struggled with command of his slider, giving up 5 runs on 12 hits (including 1 HR) and 1 walk, striking out 4.  Ross faced 25 batters (85 pitchers, 61 strikes) and had 4 groundouts and 3 flyouts.

The bullpen came through without giving up another run.  Jacob Turner (4.01) pitched innings 5 and 6 (6 batters), Blake Treinen (6.85) innings 7 and 8 (7 batters) and Enny Romero (5.32) the 9th.

NATS 3 runs:  Adam Lind had 2 RBI, scoring Trea Turner in the 1st inning on a forceout and driving in Ryan Zimmerman in the 5th. eWilmer Difo (.182) and Brian Goodwin (250) both went 2-for-4; Difo scored on Goodwin’s single in the 2nd.

Taylor glove:  In the 6th inning with 1 out, Taylor raced over to make an amazing catch covering 79 feet on the play with an opportunity time of 4.4 seconds – “a five star grab.”  This after HRs on the previous two nights.

Next up:  Monday 4:05 PM the NATS @ SF GIANTS – Tanner Roark (4-2, 4.32 ERA, 50 K’S) vs. Matt Moore (2-5, 5.28 ERA, 49 K’s).

*Check out YTD STATS updated daily (see MENU above)*

May 27th: WSH-3, SD-0

 

Final R H E
WSH 3 10 2
SD 0 3 1
W: Strasburg (6-1, 2.94)
L: Richard (3-6, 4.33)
S: Glover (5)

NATS First Shutout this Year – Strasburg has 15 K’s

Stephen Strasburg (2.94) pitched 7.0 innings and struck out 15 in what ended as the first NATS shutout of 2017.  Strasburg gave up 3 hits and 1 walk:  27 batters, 108 pitches (76 strikes), 5 groundouts, 1 flyout.  Game Score:  89.  Matt Albers (1.40) took the 8th (hold #4) and Koda Glover (2.35) pitched the 9th for save #5.  

Stephen Strasburg (.130) singled in the 3rd inning and scored the first  run.  Michael Taylor (.274) hit a 2-run HR (#4) in the 4th inning, scoring Anthony Rendon who went 2-for-3 on the night.

Next – Padres Sunday at 1:35 PM:  Joe Ross (2-0, 5.32 ERA, 20 K) vs. Joules Chacin (4-4, 5.74 ERA, 43 K).

Check out the YTD STATS updated daily (see MENU above).