Nationals Game Notes: July 30 at San Francisco Giants
Washington Nationals (61-42) at San Francisco Giants (59-44)
RHP Reynaldo Lopez [0-1, 11.57] | RHP Jake Peavy [5-9, 5.42]
Saturday, July 30 l Game #104 / Road #53 l AT&T Park l San Francisco, Calif. l 1:05 P.M.
Television: MASN2 / FS 1 l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network
THREE’S A CROWD
With the bases loaded and nobody out in the bottom of the eighth innings Friday night, Giants SS Brandon Crawford hit a line drive to 1B Ryan Zimmerman…Zimmerman stepped on first to retire PH Buster Posey for the second out and fired the ball across the diamond to 3B Anthony Rendon to get CF Denard Span for the third out…The triple play halted SFG’s rally and helped the Nationals claim the 4-1 victory.
- The triple play was the first turned by the Nationals in team history (2005-present)…In addition, it was the first 3-3-5 triple play turned in Major League Baseball history.
WHERE THINGS STAND
The Nationals and Giants square off Saturday afternoon in the third game of this four-game set between division leaders…Not only do these clubs lead their respective divisions, Washington (61-42, .592) and San Francisco (59-44, .573) boast two of the top three records in the National League…They trail the Chicago Cubs (62-40, .608).
- Washington ranks second in Major League Baseball with a +116 run differential, behind only the Chicago Cubs (+166).
ALL ABOUT GETTING ON BASE
With a walk in the second inning on Friday, Nationals LF Jayson Werth extended his on-base streak to a career-high 32 games…It is tied for the longest active streak in the Major Leagues and is tied for the third-longest on-base streak in MLB this season (BOS 2B Dustin Pedroia, 6/21-pres)…MIA OF Marcell Ozuna owns the longest streak in MLB this season (36 games, 4/21-5/29).
- During this stretch, Werth has collected 27 hits (11 2B, 2 HR), 25 walks and has posted a .387 on-base percentage along the way.