NATS All-Star Game 2018: Some ALL-STAR History & D.C.

Everyone is excited that the ALL-STAR GAME is coming to D.C. in 2018.  What about some ALL-STAR GAME history:

Fun Fact: The first All Star Game was in 1933 at the Chicago White Sox’s Comiskey Park. Cleveland Stadium and Old Yankee Stadium are tied for the most times a stadium has hosted the game, with four each. The Nats and the Tampa Bay Rays are the only teams that have not hosted the Classic.

Another Fun Fact: The first Home Run Derby was in 1985 at Minneapolis; it was then a contest between leagues (5 players each) and the AL won 17 16. In Derby history, Ken Griffey, Jr. CF (Mariners/Reds) has the most wins (3) and most appearances (8). Josh Hamilton OF (Rangers) hit the most HRs in one round (18—2008), and Bobby Abreu RF (Phillies) the most overall HRs in one event (41 2005).

DC ALL-STAR GAMES

YEAR                        VENUE                                  ATTENDANCE

     
1937 Griffith Stadium 31,391
1956 Griffith Stadium 28,843
1962 D.C. (RFK) Stadium 45,480
1969 RFK Stadium 45,259

***The Montreal EXPOS hosted the Summer Classic once, in 1982.

Highlights Of D.C. All-Star Games:

1937: The first pitch was thrown by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and ended in an AL victory 8 3 over the NL. Dizzy Dean (Cardinals) and Lefty Gomez (Yankees) were the starting pitchers; during the game Dizzy Dean’s toe was broken when he was struck by an Earl Averill (Indians) hit. Senator All Stars: Rick Ferrell (C), Wes Ferrell (P). Wes and Rick were brothers and teammates from 1933 37; they both played in the 1933 and 1937 All Star games. Rick was elected to the HOF by the Veterans Committee in 1984.

1956: The game featured home runs by Willie Mays and Stan Musial for the NL, and Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams for the AL. Starting pitchers were Billy Pierce (Chicago White Sox) and Bob Friend (Pittsburgh Pirates); NL won 7 3 with Friend earning the win, and Johnny Antonelli (San Francisco Giants) got the save. Senator All Stars: Roy Sievers (OF). Sievers was a 5 time All Star, AL Rookie of the Year (1949), AL home run and RBI champion (1957).

1962: President John F. Kennedy threw out the first pitch, and the NL won 3 1. Maury Wills of the Los Angeles Dodgers was the MVP. Starting pitchers were Don Drysdale (Dodgers), and Jim Bunning (Tigers); Juan Marichal (San Francisco Giants) got the win. Senator All Stars: Dave Stenhouse (P). Stenhouse, a rookie at the time, was selected as the starting pitcher for the OTHER 1962 All Star Game at Wrigley Field, against Johnny Podres (Dodgers).

Fun Fact: The 1962 game was one of two (July 10th in D.C. and the other July 30th at Wrigley Field) All Star Games because from 1959 62 a second game was added to raise money for the MLB players’ pension funds, as well as other causes. This was abandoned because having two games watered down the appeal and impact of the event.

1969: The 40th All Star Game resulted in a 9-3 victory for the NL. The original date of July 22nd was rained out, so the game took place on July 23rd. Senator All Stars: starter Frank Howard (OF), and Darold Knowles (LHP). Per Wikipedia, Knowles is the only pitcher to have played in all 7 games of a World Series (1973 with the Oakland Athletics). H
oward (“Hondo”) was a two time AL home run champion (1968 and 1970) and AL RBI champion (1970) with the Senators.

 

 

July 28th: WSH-15, MIL-2

LOBATON gets the HELMET-OFF TREATMENT from RENDON

Final R H E
WSH 15 19 0
MIL 2 4 1
W: Scherzer (12-5, 8.31)
L: Blazek (0-1, 8.31)
S: –

*8 HR Game:  2 Each for ZIMMERMAN & HARPER*

MAX:  Gets 200th K – his 6th Season in a Row with 200+

**GOODWIN & HARPER 3-for 5; HARPER has 10 TB**

**Other HR:  LOBATON, RENDON, GOODWIN, DIFO**

Scoring: 

NATS/1st (2 runs – 1 HR):

Bryce Harper 2-run HR (#26), scoring Brian Goodwin (WSH-2, MIL-0).

NATS/3rd (7 runs – 5 HR):

Brian Goodwin 2-run HR (#10), scoring Max Scherzer (WSH-4, MIL-0).

Wilmer Difo solo HR (#3) (WSH-5, MIL-0).

Bryce Harper solo HR (#27) (WSH-6, MIL-0).

Ryan Zimmerman solo HR (#21) (WSH-7, MIL-0).

Anthony Rendon solo HR (#21) (WSH-8, MIL-0).

Jose Lobaton RBI double, scoring Adam Lind (WSH-9, MIL-0).

MIL/4th (1 run):

Travis Shaw solo HR (WSH-9, MIL-1).  Scherzer pitching.

NATS/4th (6 runs – 2 HR):

Bryce Harper RBI double, scoring Wilmer Difo (WSH-10, MIL-1).

Ryan Zimmerman (#22) 2-run HR, scoring Bryce Harper (WSH-12, MIL-1).

Adam Lind grounds out, Daniel Murphy scores (WSH-13, MIL-1).

Jose Lobaton 2-run HR (#4), scoring Daniel Murphy (WSH-15, MIL-1).

MIL/7th (1 run):

Lewis Brinson solo HR (WSH-15, MIL-2).

STOLEN BASE:  Lind

Pitching:

SP Max Scherzer (2.23) – Game Score 64 (MIL SP Blazek -18):

Pitched 6.0 innings, giving up 1 earned run (1 HR) on 3 hits and 3 walks, striking out 9 (109 pitches, 70 strikes, 23 batters).

Enny Romero (3.74):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 1 earned run on 1 hit and 0 walks (16 pitches, 11 strikes, 4 batters).

Matt Grace (3.51):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 1 (18 pitches, 12 strikes, 3 batters).

Matt Albers (1.73):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks (6 pitches, 5 strikes, 3 batters).

Up next – COL @ NATS Friday 7:05 p.m.:  Tanner Roark (8-6, 4.83 ERA) vs. German Marquez (8-4, 4.20 ERA).

July 26th: WSH-8, MIL-5

Final R H E
WSH 8 10 1
MIL 5 9 0

W: Madson (3-4, 1.87)
L: Barnes (3-2, 4.30)
S: –

*NATS 7 run 8th Inning Sparked by GOODWIN* 

*NATS 8th:  11 Batters, 4 Pitchers, 7 Runs*

*Doubles:  GOODWIN, LIND, ZIMMERMAN, SEVERINO*

*ZIMMERMAN:  Go Ahead 2-Run Double*

*HARPER Continues Hit Streak; EJECTED in 8th (10 career)*

Scoring/Highlights:

MIL/1st (2 runs):

Domingo Santana solo HR (WSH-0, MIL-1).  Gio pitching.

Jesus Aguilar strikes out swinging, Gio throws wild pitch and Travis Shaw scores (WSH-0, MIL-2).

NATS/1st:  Harper singles (continues hit streak).

NATS/7th (1 run):

Daniel Murphy (.340) solo HR (WSH-1, MIL-2).

NATS/8th (7 runs – 1 Ejection):

Brian Goodwin (.237) doubles and Wilmer Difo (.255) singles, PH Adrian Sanchez (.063) scores (WSH-2, MIL-2).

Bryce Harper (.334) strikes out swinging, argues pitch call and is ejected by HP umpire Chris Segal.

Ryan Zimmerman (.316) 2-RBI double scoring Brian Goodwin and Wilmer Difo (WSH-4, MIL-2).

Daniel Murphy (.340) intentional walk, Anthony Rendon (.315) RBI single scoring Ryan Zimmerman (WSH-5, MIL-2).

Adam Lind (.331) 2-RBI double, scoring Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rendon (WSH-7, MIL-2).

Pedro Severino (.500) RBI double, scoring Adam Lind (WSH-8, MIL-2).

MIL/9th (3 runs): 

Lewis Brinson 2-run HR, scoring Manny Pina (WSH-8, MIL-4). Doolittle pitching.

Hernan Perez RBI double, scoring Orlando Arcia (WSH-8, MIL-5).

ERROR:  Zimmerman (throw).

Pitching:

SP Gio Gonzalez (2.81) – Game Score 66 (SP MIL Nelson 70):

Pitched 7.0 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits and 1 walk, striking out 8 (102 pitches, 67 strikes, 28 batters).

Ryan Madson (1.87) – Win:

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit and 0 walks, striking out 1 (12 pitches, 8 strikes, 3 batters).

Sean Doolittle (4.26):

Pitched 1. inning, giving up 3 earned runs on 3 hits and 1 walk, striking out 3 (28 pitches, 17 strikes, 7 batters).

Up next – MIL @ NATS Thursday at 12:05 p.m.:  Max Scherzer (11-5, 2.26 ERA, 192 K) vs. Michael Blazek (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 K).

 

July 25th: WSH-0, MIL-8

Final R H E
WSH 0 5 1
MIL 8 11 0
W: Davies (12-4, 4.45)
L: Jackson (1-1, 4.76)
S: –

**NATS Shut Out (#3) by BREWERS**

*3 doubles:  RENDON, HARPER, MURPHY*

*DREW walks 2x*

*Team RISP 0-for-9; Team LOB 8*

*SP JACKSON:  7 runs (3 earned) – 3 HR*

Scoring (MIL) and NATS batting (5 hits, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts):

NATS/1st:  Stephen Drew (.253) walk (BB #1).

MIL/2nd (1 run):

Zach Davies sac bunt, Manny Pina scores.  Jackson pitching.

NATS/2nd:  Anthony Rendon (.315) doubles (H #1).

MIL/4th (4 runs):

Ryan Braun RBI single, scoring Orlando Arcia.  Jackson pitching.

Travis Shaw 3-run HR, scoring Ryan Braun and Zach Davies.  Jackson pitching.

NATS 4th:  Ryan Zimmerman (.317) single (H #2).

MIL/5th (2 runs):

Eric Thames solo HR.  Jackson pitching.

Manny Pina solo HR.  Jackson pitching.

NATS/5th:  Adam Lind (.326) single (H #3).

NATS/7th:  Anthony Rendon (.315) walk (BB #2).

MIL/8th (1 run):

Domingo Santana RBI single, scoring Eric Sogard.  Blanton pitching.

NATS/8th:  Stephen Drew (.253) walk (BB #3).  Bryce Harper (.335)  double (H #4).

NATS/9th:  Daniel Murphy (.340) double (H #5).

Pitching:

SP Edwin Jackson (4.76) – Game Score 14 (MIL SP Davies 84):

Pitched 5.0 innings, giving up 7 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits (3 HR) and 3 walks, striking out 3 (112 pitches, 69 strikes, 27 batters).

Oliver Perez (3.86):

Pitched 2.0 innings, giving up 0 runs/hits and 1 walk, striking out 4 (32 pitches, 19 strikes, 8 batters).

Joe Blanton (7.24):

Pitched 2.0 innings, giving up 1 run on 4 hits and 1 walk, striking out 1.

Next up – BREWERS @ NATS 7:05 p.m.:  Gio Gonzalez (8-5, 2.83 ERA, 119 K) vs. Jimmy Nelson (8-5, 3.43 ERA, 132 K).

Welcome Home, NATS

The NATS return home today for a series with the BREWERS and then the ROCKIES, and then head to MIAMI next Monday.  So, how have they been doing at home?  Good, but they have more wins on the road:

Home:  26 wins – 19 losses (.578) 

Runs scored:  250.  Runs allowed:  200.

Away:   33 wins – 19 losses (.635)

Runs scored:  290.  Runs allowed:  229.

How about the NATS record by month this year?  July is best so far:

April:  17-8 (.680)

May:   16-11 (.593)

June:   14-14 (.500)

July:    12-5 (.706)

Inter-league play has not been great:

7 wins and 8 losses (.467)

Extra-inning games?

4 wins and 4 losses (.500)

How about 1-run game wins?

15 wins and 13 losses (.536)

And, record to date by teams – best/worst by W-L % (wins-losses):

Best:  

SFG   1.000 (3-0)

CIN     .857 (6-1)

COL    .750 (3-1)

NYM   .750 (9-3)

 Worst:

TEX    .000 (0-3)

PIT     .333 (1-2)

STL    .500 (3-3)

MIA    .500 (3-3)

LAA    .500 (3-3)

CHC    .500 (2-2)

BAL    .500 (2-2)

NL Division record:

NYM:  9-3 (.750), runs scored 81 (runs allowed 44)

PHI:  7-5 (.583), runs scored 54 (runs allowed 60)

ATL:  7-6 (.538), runs scored 68 (runs allowed 77)

MIA:  3-3 (.500), runs scored 33 (runs allowed 23)

(thanks to baseball-reference.com)

 

 

July 23rd: WSH-6, ARI-2

Final R H E
WSH 6 9 0
ARI 2 6 1
W: Blanton (1-2, 7.46)
L: Ray (9-5, 3.15)
S: –

*HRs:  GOODWIN (4 TB) & DIFO (5 TB)*

*Other RBI:  ZIMMERMAN, RENDON, LOBATON, SANCHEZ*

*STRASBURG Departs after 2 IP with Possible Injury*

*NATS Take Series vs DBACKS 2-1*

NATS/1st (4 runs):

Brian Goodwin (.242) solo HR (WSH-1, ARI-0).

Ryan Zimmerman (.318) sac fly, scoring Wilmer Difo (WSH-2, ARI-0).

Anthony Rendon (.314) RBI single, scoring Bryce Harper (WSH-3, ARI-0).

Jose Lobaton (.156) RBI single, scoring Daniel Murphy (WSH-4, ARI-0).

NATS/3rd (1 run):

Adrian Sanchez (.071) ground into a force out, Ryan Zimmerman scores (WSH-5, ARI-0).

ARI/5th (2 runs):

Ketel Marte RBI single, scoring Chris Iannetta (WSH-5, ARI-1).  Matt Grace pitching.

David Peralta RBI single, scoring Daniel Descalso (WSH-5, ARI-2).

NATS/7th (1 run):

Wilmer Difo (.257) solo HR (WSH-6, ARI-2).

Pitching:

SP Stephen Strasburg (3.25) – Game Score 46 (ARI SP Ray 37):

Pitched 2.0 innings, giving up 0 runs on 1 hits and 3 walks, striking out 2 (51 pitches, 29 strikes, 10 batters).

Matt Grace (3.65):
Pitched 2.1 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 3 hits and 1 walk, striking out 1 (42 pitches, 28 strikes, 11 batters).

Joe Blanton (7.46) – Win:

Pitched 0.2 innings, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 1 (12 pitches, 7 strikes, 2 batters).

Enny Romero (3.63) – Hold:

Pitched 1.2 innings, giving up 0 runs on 2 hits and 1 walk, striking out 2 (29 pitches, 19 strikes, 8 batters).

Matt Albers (1.78):

Pitched 1.1 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits and 1 walk, striking out 3 (29 pitches, 17 strikes, 5 batters).

Sean Doolittle (3.33):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits and 1 walk, striking out 1 (18 pitches, 11 strikes, 4 batters).

Next up –  Monday off day, Tuesday BREWERS @ NATS at 7:05 p.m.:  NATS Edwin Jackson (1-0, 4.50 ERA) vs. BREWERS Zach Davies (11-4, 4.76 ERA).

 

 

 

July 22nd: WSH-4, DBACKS-3

Final R H E
WSH 4 12 1
ARI 3 4 0
W: Roark (8-6, 4.83)
L: Banda (0-1, 6.35)
S: Doolittle (5)

*HARPER 2-for-5, Solo HR in 1st, 2 RBI*

*(HARPER 15 game hitting streak:  7 HR, .458 BA)*

*GOODWIN 3-for-5 (4 TB), Stolen Base* 

*Doubles:  WIETERS, GOODWIN, HARPER, ZIMMERMAN*

*(ZIMMERMAN:  361 career 2B, now FRANCHISE Leader)*

*HEISEY Triple, Departs Game in 6th (groin injury)* 

Scoring:

NATS/1st (1 run):  

Bryce Harper (.338) solo HR (WSH-1, ARI-0).

ARI/1st (1 run):

Chris Iannetta RBI double, scoring AJ Pollock (WSH-1, ARI-1).  Roark pitching.

NATS/6th (3 runs):

Bryce Harper (.338) RBI ground-rule double, scoring Chris Heisey (WSH-2, ARI-1).

Ryan Zimmerman (.321) RBI double, scoring Bryce Harper (WSH-3, ARI-1).

Anthony Rendon (.314) RBI single, scoring Ryan Zimmerman (WSH-4, ARI-1).

ARI/6th (1 run):

Jake Lamb grounds out, AJ Pollock scores (WSH-4, ARI-2).  Roark pitching.

ARI/9th (1 run):

Paul Goldschmidt sac fly, scoring Jake Lamb (WSH-4, ARI-3).  Sean Doolittle pitching.

ERROR:  Rendon (throw).

Pitching:

SP Tanner Roark (4.83) – Game Score 79 (ARI SP Banda 47):

Pitched 7.0 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 3 hits and 1 walk, striking out 11 (103 pitches, 66 strikes, 25 batters).

Ryan Madson (1.91) – Hold:

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit (no walks), striking out 1 (15 pitches, 11 strikes, 4 batters).

Sean Doolittle (3.47) – Save:

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 1 run on 0 hits and 1 walk, striking out 1 (18 pitches, 13 strikes, 5 batters).

Next up – NATS @ DBACKS Sunday 4:10 PM ET:  Stephen Strasburg (10-3, 3.31 ERA) vs. Robbie  Ray (9-4, 2.97 ERA).

 

 

July 21st: NATS-5, DBACKS-6

Final R H E
WSH 5 8 0
ARI 6 12 0
W: Rodney (4-3, 5.23)
L: Romero (2-4, 3.77)
S: –

*MAX:  First 3 Batters get SOLO HRs (5 IP, 5 runs, 9 K’s)*

*Wilmer DIFO:  2 RBI*

*5 Doubles:  HARPER, MURPHY (2), WIETERS (2)*

Scoring: 

ARI/1st (4 runs):

David Peralta solo HR (WSH-0, ARI-1).  Pitcher:  Scherzer.

AJ Pollock solo HR (WSH-0, ARI-2).  Pitcher:  Scherzer.

Jake Lamb solo HR (WSH-0, ARI-3).  Pitcher:   Scherzer

Jeff Mathis RBI single (WSH-0, ARI-4).  Pitcher:  Scherzer.

ARI/2nd (1 run):  

Jack Lamb RBI double, scoring AJ Pollock (WSH-0, ARI 5).   Pitcher:  Scherzer.

NATS/4th (1 run):

Daniel Murphy (.342) RBI double, scoring Bryce Harper (WSH-1, ARI-5).

NATS/5th (2 runs):

Brian Goodwin (.231) grounds out, Matt Wieters scores (WSH-2, ARI-5).

Ryan Raburn RBI single, scoring Wilmer Difo (WSH-3, ARI-5).

NATS/6th (1 run):

Wilmer Difo (.250) RBI single, scoring Daniel Murphy (WSH-4, ARI-5).

NATS/8th (1 run):

Wilmer Difo grounds out, Anthony Rendon scores (WSH-5, ARI-5).

ARI/9th (1 run):

Brandon Drury RBI single, scoring AJ Pollock (WSH-5, ARI-6).  Pitcher:  Enny Romero.

Pitching: 

SP Max Scherzer (2.26) – Game Score 26 (ARI SP Godley 56):

Pitched 5.0 innings, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits (3 solo HRs)  and 2 walks, striking out 9 (98 pitches, 63 strikes, 25 batters).

Joe Blanton (7.66):

Pitched 0.1 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 1 (6 pitches, 3 strikes, 1 batter).

Matt Grace (3.22):

Pitched 1.2 innings, giving up 0 runs on 1 hits and 0 walk, striking out 3 (31 pitches, 18 strikes, 6 batters).

Ryan Madson (1.96):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs on 1 hits and 1 walks, striking out 2 (21 pitches, 11 strikes, 5 batters).

Enny Romero (3.77):

Pitches 0.1 inning. giving up 1 run on 2 hits and 2 walks (11 pitches, 7 strikes, 5 batters).

Up next – NATS @ D-BACKS Saturday at 8:10 p.m. ET:  Tanner Roark (7-6, 4.98 ERA) vs. Anthony Banda (0-0, -.– ERA).

 

Bryce HARPER & Mike TROUT Stats Comparison

BRYCE HARPER & MIKE TROUT

2017 YTD & CAREER STATS:  Comparison

BIO:

Harper:  2012 – debut 4/28/2012.  Born 10/16/1992

Awards:  NL Rookie of the Year/2012

NL MVP 2015

NL All-Star:  2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

Home Run Derby participant/2013

Leaderboard:  #1/NL in HR 2015 (42)

#1/NL in OBP 2015 (.460)

#1/NL in OPS 2015 (1.109)

Trout:   2011 to present – debut 7/8/2011.  Born 8/1/1991.

Awards:  AL Rookie of the Year/2012

AL MVP 2014 & 2016

All-Star MVP 2014 & 2015

All-Star:  2012 thru 2017

Leaderboard:  #1/AL in Stolen Bases 2012

2017 Stats 

G:     Harper 86                       Trout 52

AB:   Harper 326                     Trout  182

BA:   Harper .337                    Trout .335

HR:   Harper 24                      Trout 18

RBI:  Harper 73                       Trout 40

SB:    Harper 2                        Trout 11

OPS:  Harper 1.074                 Trout 1.185

XBH:  Harper 47                     Trout 34

TB:    Harper 206                    Trout 133

BB:    Harper 61                      Trout 38

SO:     Harper 73                     Trout 46

oWar:  Harper 4.3                   Trout 3.7

dWar:  Harper -0.2                 Trout 0.0

War:    Harper 4.4                   Trout 3.6

RAA:   Harper 34                     Trout 30

RAR:  Harper 45                      Trout 37

FLD%:  Harper .987                Trout .991

CAREER Stats

G:     Harper 743                     Trout 863

AB:   Harper 2662                   Trout 3179

BA:   Harper .286                    Trout .308

HR:   Harper 145                     Trout 186

RBI:   Harper 407                    Trout 537

SB:    Harper 60                       Trout 154

OPS:  Harper .906                   Trout .975

XBH:  Harper 307                    Trout 414

TB:  Harper 1376                     Trout 1803

BB:  Harper 448                      Trout 515

SO:  Harper 639                      Trout 830

oWar:  Harper 23.0                 Trout 50.4

dWar:  Harper -0.2                 Trout 2.8

War:  Harper 25.9                   Trout 52.1

RAA:  Harper 160                    Trout 375

RAR:  Harper 260                    Trout 507

FLD%:  Harper .981                Trout .992

 

July 19th: WSH-0, LAA-7

Final R H E
WSH 0 1 1
lAA 7 9 0
W: Meyer (4-5, 3.74)
L: Gonzalez (8-5, 2.83)
S: –

*NATS Get SHUT OUT 2nd Time (HARPER Day Off)*

*D-BACKS SP Alex MEYER Retired First 14 NATS*

*DOUBLE by Brian GOODWIN (the NATS Lone Hit)*

Scoring:

NATS:  None.

LAA/1st (2 runs):

Albert Pujols RBI single, scoring Yunel Escobar.  Gio pitching.

Andrelton Simmons sac fly, scoring Mike Trout.  Gio pitching.

NATS/5th (1 walk):  

Anthony Rendon WALKS (Wieters flies out).

NATS/6th (1 double – only hit of game):  

Brian Goodwin double (Raburn strikes out).

LAA/6th (2 runs):

CJ Cron 2-run HR, scoring Pujols.  Gio pitching.

LAA/7th:  (3 runs):

Yunel Escobar RBI single, scoring Ben Revere.  Joe Blanton pitching.

Mike Trout 2-run HR, scoring Escobar.  Joe Blanton pitching.

ERROR:  Wieters (fielding).

Pitching:

SP Gio Gonzalez (2.83) – Game Score 43 (LAA SP Meyer 85):

Pitched 5.2 innings, giving up 4 earned runs on 5 hits (1 HR) and 3 walks, striking out 3 (107 pitches, 61 strikes, 25 batters).

Joe Blanton (7.77):

Pitched 0.1 inning, giving up 3 earned runs on 3 hits (1 HR) and 0 walks, striking out 1 (16 pitches, 10 strikes, 4 batters).

Matt Albers (1.85):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits, walking 1 and striking out 2 (18 pitches, 10 strikes, 4 batters).

Enny Romero (3.59):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit and 0 walks (11 pitches, 6 strikes, 4 batters).

Up next – NATS @ D-BACKS Friday, 9:40 P.M.:  Max Scherzer (11-5, 2.01 ERA, 183 K) vs. Patrick Corbin (6-9, 4.66 ERA, 101 K).

Note:  In 2017 so far, NATS are 2-1 versus ARI (home games May 2-4); in 2016, they were 5-2.