June 18th: WSH-1, NYM-5

Final R H E
WSH 1 4 1
NYM 5 11 1
W: deGrom (6-3, 3.94)
L: Ross (3-3, 5.98)
S:-

NAT Drop Last One to the METS

Scoring:

NATS/1st inning:  

Ryan Zimmerman (.349) sac fly, scoring Brian Goodwin (NATS-1, NYM-0).

NYM/3rd inning:

Jacob deGrom solo HR (NATS-1, NYM-1).

NYM/4th inning:

Travis d’Arnaud RBI single, scoring Lucas Duda (NATS-1, NYM-2).

Michael Conforto RBI single, scoring R.J. Rivera (NATS-1, NYM-3).

NYM/6th inning:

Michael Conforto RBI single, scoring Travis d’Arnaud (NATS-1,NYM-4).

NYM/7th inning:

Curtis Granderson RBI single, scoring Jay Bruce (NATS-1, NYM-5).

Stolen Bases (SB):  4 – Trea Turner (26 this season).

Error (E):  1 (Matt Wieters, missed catch).

Pitching:

SP Joe Ross (5.98) – Game Score 42 (NYM deGrom 81):

Pitched 6.0 innings, giving up 4 runs (2 earned) on 9 hits (1 HR) and 1 walk, striking out 4 (103 pitches, 66 strikes, 29 batters).

Matt Grace (4.50):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 1 earned run on 2 its and 1 walk, striking out 2 (21 strikes, 15 strikes, 6 batters).

Jacob Turner (4.28):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs, walking 1 (18 pitches, 10 strikes, 4 batters).

Up next – NATS @ Marlins Monday at 7:10 p.m.:  Tanner Roark (6-4, 4.30 ERA) vs. Justin Nicotino (0-1, 4.15 ERA).

 

June 17th: WSH-7, NYM-4

Final R H E
WSH 7 11 1
NYM 4 12 1
W: Strasburg (8-2, 3.28)
L: Lugo (1-1, 2.63)
S:Romero (2)

NATS Win Again vs. NYM; Lobaton, Lind & Turner HR’s

Scoring:

NATS/1st INNING:

Trea Turner (.264) solo HR (WSH-1, NYM-0).

NATS/2nd inning:

Jose Lobaton (.152) solo HR (WSH-2, NYM-0).

NATS/3rd inning:

Daniel Murphy (.346) RBI double, scoring Anthony Rendon (WSH-3, NYM-0).

NATS/4th inning:

Trea Turner (.264) reaches on a throwing error, Jose Lobaton scores (WSH-4, NYM-0).

NYM/4th inning:

Wilmer Flores gounds into a double play, Yoenis Cespedes (WSH-4, NYM-1).

NYM/6th inning:

Wilmer Flores sac fly, Yoenis Cespedes scores (WSH-4, NYM-2).

NATS/8th inning:

Adam Lind (.344) 2-run HR, scoring Daniel Murphy (WSH-6, NYM-2).

NYM/8th inning:

Yoenis Cespedes solo hr (WSH-6, NYM-3).

Jose Reyes RBI single, scoring Wilmer Flores (WSH-6, NYM-4).

NATS/9th inning:

Anthony Rendon RBI double, scoring Trea Turner (WSH-7, NYM-4).

Error:  Treinen (throwing)

Double Plays:  4

Pitching:

SP Stephen Strasburg (3.28) – Game Score 55 (NYM Lugo 43):

Pitched 5.1 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 6 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5 (106 pitches, 68 strikes, 23 batters).

Blake Treinen (6.21):

Pitched 1.1 innings, giving up 0 runs, on 1 hit and 1 K (4 batters).

Matt Grace (3.86):

Pitched 0.1 innings, giving up no runs, no hits (1 batter).

Joe Blanton (8.62):

Pitched 0.1 inning, giving up 2 earned runs on 2 hits (1 HR).

Enny Romero (3.62) – Save (#2):

Pitched 1.2 innings, giving up 0 runs on 3 hits and striking out 1, getting the save.

Up next – Sunday @ NYM 1:10 p.m.:  Joe Ross (3-2, 6.39 ERA) vs. Jacob deGrom (5-3, 4.33 ERA).

 

 

 

 

 

June 16th: WSH-7, NYM-2 (WSH: 41-26)

Final R H E
WSH 7 12 0
NYM 2 5 2
W: Scherzer (8-4, 2.26)
L: Matz (1-1, 3.21)
S:-

NATS 3 HR’s:  Wieters/Taylor/Rendon; MAX 10 K’S (8 IP)

Scoring:

NATS/3rd inning:

Matt Wieters (.265) solo HR (WSH-1, NYM-0).

Michael Taylor solo HR (WSH-2, NYM-0).

NATS/6th inning:

Anthony Rendon (.287) 2-run HR (WSH-4, NYM-0), scoring Daniel Murphy.   

NYM/8th inning:

Jose Reyes solo HR off Max Scherzer (WSH-4, NYM-1).

NATS/9th inning:

Bryce Harper (.320) RBI single, scoring Brian Goodwin. (WSH-5, NYM-1).

Ryan Zimmerman (.361) RBI single, scoring Brian Goodwin (WSH-6, NYM-1).

Anthony Rendon walks (.287) , Bryce Harper scores (WSH-7, NYM-1).

NYM/9th inning:  

Jay Bruce solo HR off Shawn Kelley (WSH-7, NYM-2).

Stolen Base (SB):  Michael Taylor

Double Plays (DP):  3

Pitching:

SP Max Scherzer (2.26) – Game Score 77 (NYM Matz 40):

Pitched 8 innings, giving up 1 earned run (HR) on 4 hits (1 HR) and 2 walks, striking out 10 (118 pitches, 84 K’s, 29 batters).

Shawn Kelly (7.00):

pitched 1 inning, giving up 1 earned run (HR) on 1 hit, no walks (26 pitches, 19 strikes, 4 batters).

Next up – @ NYM 4:10 p.m.:  Stephen Strasburg (7-2, 3.27 ERA, 99 K) vs. Seth Lugo (1-0, 1.29 ERA, 6 K).

June 15th: WSH-8, NYM-3 (Democrats Win at NATS Park)

Final R H E
WSH 8 12 0
NYM 3 6 1
W: Gonzalez (6-1, 2.89)
L: Gsellman (5-4, 5.50)
S:-

GIO Strong Outing, MURPHY 3-for-5, TAYLOR & HARPER HR’S

Happy Birthday, Dusty

Scoring:

NATS/1st inning: 

Bryce Harper (.314) solo HR (#17) (WSH-1, NYM-0).  Harper’s HR was the hardest he has ever hit (116.3 mph).

NATS/4th inning:

Gio Gonzalez (.179) RBI single, scoring Matt Wieters (WSH-2, NYM-0).

NYM/4th inning:

Jay Bruce RBI double, scoring Yoenis Cespedes (WSH-2, NYM-1).

NATS/5th inning:

Daniel Murphy (.344) 2-RBI triple, scoring Brian Goodwin and Ryan Zimmerman (WSH-4, NYM-1).

Anthony Rendon (.283) RBI single, scoring Daniel Murphy (WSH-5, NYM-1).

Michael Taylor (.261) 2-run HR, scoring Matt Wieters (WSH-7, NYM-1).

NYM/5th inning:  

Rene Rivera solo HR (WSH-7, NYM-2).

NATS/6th inning:

Brian Goodwin (.277) RBI double, scoring Trea Turner (WSH-8, NYM-2).

NYM/8th inning:  Wilmer Flores solo HR (WSH-8, NYM-3).

Pitching: 

SP Gio Gonzalez (2.89):  pitched 7.0 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits and 0 walks, striking out 5 (106 pitches, 70 strikes, 26 batters).  Game score:  65.

Oliver Perez (4.61):  pitched 0.2 innings, striking out 1 (faced 2 batters).

Joe Blanton (8.22):  pitched 1.1 inning, giving up 1 earned run on 1 hit (a HR).

Next up – Friday @ NYM 7:10 p.m.:  Max Scherzer (7-4, 2.36 ERA, 124 K) vs. Steven Matz (1-0, 1.29 ERA, 2 K).

NATS Draft Picks: 2017 (plus MLB draft stats, current NATS)

Some info on the NATS 2017 draft, the draft overall (including relatives of MLB players), and the current NATS draft history:

NATS 2017 Draft

40 PLAYERS – 20 pitchers ( 12 RHP, 8 LHP), 20 position players

27 of the 40 from 4-year colleges (771 players from 4-year colleges taken overall, 63.5% of total – there were 1,215 picks in 2017).

6 high school players (312 players from HS overall, 25.7% of total).

7 from 2-year colleges (132 players from 2-year colleges overall, 10.8% of total)

1st round (#25):  LHP Seth Romero (University of Houston)

2nd round (#65):  RHP Wil Crowe (South Carolina)

3rd round (#103):  LHP Nick Raquet (William & Mary)

4th round (#133):  2B Cole Freeman (LSU)

5th round (##163):  RHP Brigham Hill (Texas A&M)

Also of note:

27th round:  Darren Baker – son of Dusty Baker

38th round:  Jake Boone, son of senior NATS advisor Bob Boone

Overall MLB Draft:

Other notable “baseball family” picks in the 2017 draft:

Roger Clemens’ son:  Kacy Clemens

Luis Gonzalez’s son:  Jacob Gonzalez

Alex Rodriguez’s nephew:  Joe Dunand

Tom Glavine’s son:  Peyton Glavine

Cody Bellinger’s brother:  Cole Bellinger

 

NFL family:  Kirk Cousin’s cousin, Jake Cousins, and Blake Bortles’ brother, Colby Bortles.

Which colleges had the most picks (one surprise is Chipola Junior College with 10)?

11        Michigan

11        Texas

10        Chipola Junior College

10        Stanford

9         Clemson

9         Florida State

Which positions dominated?

472      RHP

188      LHP

205      OF

100      SS

99       C

61       3B

42       2B

37       1B

5        Utility

Current NATS Draft History:

Position:

Bryce Harper:  #1 (1st round) 2010 – NATS

Ryan Zimmerman:  #4 (1st round) 2005 – NATS

Jayson Werth:  #22 (1st round) 1997 – Orioles

Trea Turner:  #13 (1st round) 2014 – Padres

Daniel Murphy:  #394 (13th round) 2006 – Mets

Anthony Rendon:  #6 (1st round) 2011 – NATS

Michael Taylor:  #172 (6th round) 2009 – NATS

Matt Wieters:  #5 (1st round) 2007 – Orioles

Brian Goodwin:  #34 (1st round) 2011 – NATS

Adam Lind:  #83 (3rd round) 2003 – Blue Jays

Stephen Drew:  #15 (1st round) 2004 – Diamondbacks

Ryan Raburn:  #147 (5th round) 2001 – Tigers

Pitchers:

Stephen Strasburg:  #1 (1st round) 2009 – NATS

Max Scherzer:  #11 (1st round) 2006 – Diamondbacks

Tanner Roark:  #753 (25th round) 2008 – Rangers

Gio Gonzalez:  #38 (1st round) 2004 – White Sox

Joe Ross:  #25 (1st round) 2011 – Padres

Blake Treinen:  #226 (7th round) 2011 – Athletics

Koda Glover:  #254 (8th round) 2015 – NATS

Matt Albers:  #686 (23rd round) 2001 – Astros

Shawn Kelley:  #405 (13th round) 2007 – Mariners

 

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June 14th: WSH-2, ATL-13

Final R H E
WSH 2 7 1
ATL 13 16 1
W: Teheran (6-4, 4.86)
L: Roark (6-4, 4.39)
S:-

Tough Night for ROARK; GOODWIN 2-Run HR

Scoring:

ATL/1st inning:  

Brandon Phillips RBI double, scoring Ender Inciarte (WSH-0, ATL-1).

Nick Markakis RBI single, scoring Brandon Phillips (WSH-0, ATL-2).

Matt Adams RBI single, scoring Nick Markakis (WSH-0, ATL-3).

NATS/2nd inning:

Brian Goodwin  (.267) 2-run HR, scoring Stephen Drew (WSH-2, ATL-3).

ATL/3rd inning:

Jose Lobaton throwing error on pickoff attempt, Nick Markakis scores (WSH-2, ATL-4).

Kurt Suzuki 2-run HR, scoring Matt Adams (WSH-2, ATL-6).

ATL/5th inning:

Matt Adams sac fly, scoring Brandon Phillips (WSH-2, ATL-7).

ATL/7th inning:

Julio Teheran walks, Matt Adams scores (WSH-2, ATL-8).

Ender Enciarte 2-RBI single, scoring Kurt Suzuki and Dansby Swanson (WSH-2, ATL-10).

Brandon Phillips 2-RBI double, scoring Julio Teheran and Ender Inciarte (WSH-2, ATL-12).

Danny Santana RBI single, scoring Brandon Phillips (WSH-2, ATL-13).

Error:  1 – Lobaton (pickoff attempt).

Caught Stealing:  1 – Trea Turner.

Pitching:

SP Tanner Roark (4.39):   pitched 5 innings, giving up 7 earned runs on 9 hits (including 1 HR) and 2 walks, striking out 5 (102 pitches, 68 strikes, 25 batters).

Trevor Gott (22.50):  pitched 1.2 innings, giving up 5 earned runs on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 2 (52 pitches, 31 strikes, 12 batters).

Blake Treiben (6.51):  pitched 0.2 innings, giving up 1 earned run on 2 hits and 1 walk (20 pitches, 11 strikes, 5 batters).

Joe Blanton (8.36):  pitched 0.2 innings, striking out 2, no runs.

Jacob Turner (4.41):  pitched 1.0 inning, striking out 1, no runs.

Up next – NATS @ NYM on Thursday, 7:10 p.m.:  Gio Gonzalez (5-1, 2.91 ERA) vs.  TBD.

 

June 13th: WSH-10, ATL-5

Final R H E
WSH 10 14 0
ATL 5 13 0
W: Gott (1-0, 0.00)
L: Dickey (4-5, 5.35)
S:-

NATS W after 4 Losses; Zimmerman 2 HR & Murphy 3-for-4/HR 

Scoring:

NATS/1st inning: 

Bryce Harper (.316) groundout, Ryan Raburn scores (WSH-1, ATL-0).

Ryan Zimmerman (.372) solo HR (WSH-2, ATL-0).

Daniel Murphy (.345) solo HR (WSH-3, ATL-0).

ATL/4th inning: 

Danby Swanson 2-RBI double, scoring Matt Adams & Rio Ruiz (WSH-3, ATL-2).

ATL/6th inning: 

Rio Ruiz 2-run HR, scoring Matt Adams (WSH-3, ATL-4).

Ender Inciarte RBI single, scoring Dansby Swanson (WSH-3, ATL-5).

NATS/6th inning:

Bryce Harper (.316) RBI single, scoring Ryan Raburn (WSH-4, ATL-5).

Ryan Zimmerman (.372) 2-run HR, scoring Bryce Harper (WSH-6, ATL-5).

Matt Wieters (.267) 2-RBI double, scoring Daniel Murphy & Anthony Rendon (WSH-8, ATL-5).

NATS/7th inning:

Daniel Murphy (.345) RBI-double, scoring Ryan Zimmerman (WSH-9, ATL-5).

NATS/8th inning: 

Trea Turner (.268) RBI single, scoring Michael Taylor (WSH-10, ATL-5).

Stolen Base (SB):  1 – Trea Turner (22nd)

Pitching:

SP Joe Ross (6.39):  5.2 innings (102 pitches, 65 strikes, 27 batters), gave up 5 earned runs on 9 hits (including 1 HR) and 3 walks, striking out 2.

Trevor Gott (0.00) – WIN:  0.1 innings (7 pitches, 4 strikes, 2 batters), gave up 1 hit, no runs.

Enny Romero (3.82) – HOLD:  2.0 innings (32 pitches, 22 strikes, 7 batters), gave up 1 hit, 1 walk, struck out 4, no runs.

Shawn Kelley (6.88):  0.2 innings (12 pitches, 9 strikes, 4 batters), gave up 2 hits, no runs.

Oliver Perez (4.85):  0.1 innings (3 pitches, 3 strikes, 1 batter), gave up not hits/walks, no runs.

Next up – Wednesday vs. BRAVES, 4:05 p.m.:  Tanner Roark (6-3, 3.87 ERA, 64 K) vs. Julio Teheran (5-4, 5.08 ERA, 54 K)

NATS BATS: Some Stats (Focus on Strikeouts)


Some NATS Batting Stats – Strikeouts (Looking, Swinging, etc.)

Strikeout Leaders (with % – League Average 21.6%)

60        Michael Taylor (33.0%)

52        Bryce Harper  (20.9%)

47        Trea Turner (19.8%)

45        Ryan Zimmerman (19.6%)

43        Jayson Werth (21.9%)

37        Matt Wieters (18.6%)

27        Anthony Rendon (13.7%)

20        Daniel Murphy (10.6%)

 

Strikeouts Swinging Leaders:  by number

47        Michael Taylor

42        Bryce Harper

35        Trea Turner

32        Ryan Zimmerman

31        Jayson Werth

25        Matt Wieters

22        Daniel Murphy

17        Anthony Rendon

 

Strikeouts Looking Leaders:  by number (% of total K’S)

17        Anthony Rendon (50.0%)

13        Michael Taylor (21.7%)

13        Ryan Zimmerman (28.9%)

12        Trea Turner (25.5%)

12        Jayson Werth (27.9%)

12        Matt Wieters (32.4%)

10        Bryce Harper (19.2%)

5         Daniel Murphy (18.5%)

 

Strikeouts Looking Leaders:  by % of total strikeouts – League Average 24.0%

50.0%  Anthony Rendon

32.4%  Matt Wieters

28.9%  Ryan Zimmerman

AND…..

Pitches Per Plate Appearance (PIT/PA) – League Average 3.87

4.46     Anthony Rendon

4.39     Jayson Werth

4.27     Bryce Harper

3.86     Trea Turner

3.69     Ryan Zimmerman

3.65     Daniel Murpht

 

1st Pitch Swing Percentage – League Average 29.2%

42.3%  Michael Taylor

34.2%  Matt Wieters

32.9%  Bryce Harper

27.4%  Ryan Zimmerman

26.1%  Trea Turner

22.4%  Daniel Murphy

21.6%  Anthony Rendon

12.2%  Jayson Werth

 

 

 

 

June 12th: WSH-10, ATL-11

Final R H E
WSH 10 12 2
ATL 11 11 0
W: Motte (1-0, 2.08)
L: Albers (2-1, 2.10)
S: Johnson (13)

DISAPPOINTING LOSS TO THE BRAVES; GOODWIN 3-for-4

Scoring:

ATL/1st inning: 

Nick Markakis 2-run HR, scoring ender Inciarte (WSH-0, ATL-2).

Matt Kemp solo HR (WSH-0, ATL-3).

NATS/1st inning: 

Trea Turner (.270) solo HR (WSH-1, ATL-3).

Matt Wieters (.268) RBI single, scoring Bryce Harper (WSH-2, ATL-3).

NATS/2nd inning: 

Brian Goodwin (.263) solo H (WSH-3, ATL-3).

Anthony Rendon (.283) sac fly, scoring Trea Turner (WSH-4, ATL-3).

ATL/3rd inning: 

Matt Adams 3-run HR, scoring Brandon Phillips & Nick Markakis (WSH-4, ATL-6).

NATS/3rd inning: 

Stephen Strasburg  (.111) groundout/RBI, scoring Matt Wieters (WSH-5, ATL-6).

NATS/4th inning: 

Bryce Harper (.319) solo HR (WSH-6, ATL-6).

Adam Lind (.341) RBI double, scoring Daniel Murphy (WSH-7, ATL-6).

Michael Taylor (.256) RBI single, scoring Adam Lind (WSH-8, ATL-6).

Brian Goodwin (.263) RBI single, scoring Michael Taylor (WSH-9, ATL-6).

ATL/8th inning: 

Matt Adams solo HR (WSH-9, ATL-7).

Ender Enciarte sac fly, scoring Rio Ruis (WSH-9, ATL-8).

ATL/9th inning: 

Tyler Flowers 3-run HR, scoring Nick Markakis & Matt Adams (WSH-9, ATL-11).

NATS/9th inning:

Trea Turner (.270) RBI single, scoring Michael Taylor (WSH-10, ATL-11)

Errors:  2 – Lind (fielding), Kelley (missed catch).

Pitching:

SP Stephen Strasburg (3.27):  5 innings (100 pitches, 66 strikes), gave up 6 earned runs on 7 hits (including 3 HR’s) and 1 walk, striking out 10 (24 batters).

Jacob Turner (4.55):  2.1 innings (11 batters), giving up 2 earned runs on 3 hits (1 HR) and 1 walk with 1 K.

Enny Romero (4.08):  0.1 innings (2 batters), giving up zero runs.

Matt Albers (2.10):  0.2 innings (5 batters), giving up 3 earned runs on 1 hit (1 HR), and 2 walks, striking out 1.

Shawn Kelley (7.16):  0.2 innings (3 batters), giving up zero runs.

Up next – Tuesday, 13 June vs ATL at 7:05 p.m.:  Joe Ross (3-2, 6.16 ERA, 41 K) vs. R.A. Dickey (4-4, 4.72 ERA, 40 K).

June 11th: WSH-1, TEX-6

Final R H E
WSH 1 3 1
TEX 5 4 0
W: Bibens-Dirkx (2-0, 3.28)
L: Scherzer (7-4, 2.36)
S: –

MAX to Milestone of 2,000 K’s, but NATS Get Swept by RANGERS

Scoring:

NATS/1st inning:  Brian Goodwin solo HR (1-0).

TEX/3rd inning:  Shin Choo Choo solo HR (1-1), tie score.

TEX/8th inning:  Delino DeShields scores on Matt Wieters passed ball (1-2), TEX ahead.

Elvis Andrus 2-run triple, scoring Jurickson Profar and Shin-Soo Choo (1-4).

Nomar sac flay scores Elvis Andrus (1-5).

Pitching:

SP Max Scherzer (2.36):  pitched 7.1 innings, giving up 3 runs (2 earned, 1 unearned) on 3 hits (including 1 HR) and 1 walk, striking out 10.  Scherzer reached the 2,000 K milestone, the 3rd fastest to reach that number.

Oliver Perez (4.97):  gave up 1 earned run, pitching to 1 batter.

Blake Trennen (4.97):  faced 3 batters, gave up 1 earned run.

Joe Banton (8.78):  pitched the 9th inning, walking 1 and striking out 1; no runs.

Up next – Monday, BRAVES 7:05 p.m.:  Stephen Strasburg (7-2, 2.80 ERA) vs Mike Foltynewicz (4-5, 3.48 ERA).