Nationals Game Notes: August 2 at Arizona Diamondbacks
Washington Nationals (62-44) at Arizona Diamondbacks (43-63)
RHP Tanner Roark [10-6, 2.96] | LHP Robbie Ray [5-10, 4.70]
Tuesday, August 2 l Game #107 / Road #56 l Chase Field l Phoenix, AZ l 6:40 P.M.
Television: MASN2 l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network
EVERYBODY IN THE POOL
The Nationals scored 14 runs on 19 hits (both season highs) in last night’s 14-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks…By the end of the third inning, every starter had recorded at least one hit…According to STATS, LLC., it was the second time in team history (since 2005) that the Nationals have had every starter get a hit in the first three innings of a game…The other time was May 15, 2015 at San Diego…It was the fourth time this season that every starter in Washington’s lineup recorded at least one hit.
- With the win, the Nationals (62-44, .585) boast the second-best record in the National League, behind the Chicago Cubs (64-41, .610)…Washington is tied with the Texas Rangers (62-44, .585) for the second-best record in Major League Baseball.
- Washington ranks second in Major League Baseball with a +125 run differential, behind only the Chicago Cubs (+169).
ALL ABOUT GETTING ON BASE
With a single in the first inning on Monday, Nationals LF Jayson Werth extended his on-base streak to a career-high 34 games…It is the longest active streak in the Major Leagues and is tied for the second-longest on-base streak in MLB this season…MIA OF Marcell Ozuna owns the longest streak in MLB this season (36 games, 4/21-5/29).
- During this stretch, Werth has collected 29 hits (11 2B, 2 HR), 26 walks and has posted a .379 on-base percentage along the way.
TONY! TONY! TONY!
Since July 16, 3B Anthony Rendon is hitting .333 (17-for-51) with four doubles, four home runs, 12 RBI, four walks, three stolen bases and seven runs scored…He has hit safely in 10 of the 13 games, including six multi-hit efforts.
- Rendon has recorded seven RBI in his last four games, plating at least one run in all four contests.