Nationals Game Notes: August 13 vs. Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves (44-72) vs. Washington Nationals (67-47)
RHP Rob Whalen [1-0, 5.73] | RHP Reynaldo Lopez [0-1, 9.35]
Saturday, August 13 l Game #115 / Home #58 l Nationals Park l Washington, D.C. l 7:05 P.M.
Television: MASN l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network
ALL ABOUT GETTING ON BASE
With a double in the seventh inning on Friday, Nationals LF Jayson Werth has now reached base safely in 41 straight games…It is the longest on-base streak in MLB this season…MIA OF Marcell Ozuna reached the previous high of 36 games from April 21- May 29.
- Werth’s current run is the second-longest on-base streak in Nationals history (2005-present), behind only 1B Ryan Zimmerman (43 games, 4/8-5/25, 2009).
- During this stretch, Werth has collected 37 hits (13 2B, 5 HR), 30 walks and has posted a .381 on-base percentage.
Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy leads the National League in batting average (.348), slugging percentage (.610), OPS (.999), doubles (T1st, 34), hits (T1st, 142), multi-hit games (45), and go-ahead RBI (26).
- Murphy also ranks among NL hitters in game-winning RBI (2nd, 15) extra base hits (T2nd, 60), and RBI (T3rd, 82).
Since July 16, 3B Anthony Rendon is hitting .333 (26-for-78) with nine doubles, five homers, 17 RBI, eight walks, three stolen bases and 12 runs scored…He has struck out just 10 times in 88 plate appearances over this stretch.
- Rendon is T1st in MLB (w/STL C Yadier Molina and ARI SS Jean Segura) with nine doubles in 15 games since July 26…His .685 slugging percentage over that stretch is good for second in the National League behind COL OF Charlie Blackmon (.814).