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Nationals Game Notes: September 28 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

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Arizona Diamondbacks (65-92) vs. Washington Nationals (92-65)
RHP Shelby Miller [2-12, 6.47] | LHP Gio Gonzalez [11-10, 4.51]
Wednesday, September 28 l Game #158 / Home #77 l Nationals Park l Washington, D.C. l 7:05 P.M.
Television: MASN2 l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

STATUS CHECK
At 92-65 (.586), the Nationals boast the second-best record in the National League, trailing only the Chicago Cubs (101-56, .643).

  • Washington’s “magic number” to clinch homefield advantage in the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers is currently four.

ALL OF THE STRIKEOUTS
With a strikeout of RF Mitch Haniger in the sixth inning Tuesday night, RHP Max Scherzer recorded his career-best 277th strikeout of the season, setting a new Nationals record (2005-present) and passing the 276 strikeouts he recorded in 2015.

  • With 276 in 2015 and 277 this season, Scherzer is the only active pitcher with more than two seasons of at least 276 strikeouts.
  • In Tuesday’s win, Scherzer struck out 10 batters, notching his MLB-leading 13th game of 10+ strikeouts this season…According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Scherzer has recorded 24 starts with at least 10 strikeouts since the start of the 2015 season…It is the most such starts over a two-season span since the 2001 and 2002 seasons (LHP Randy Johnson, 37 and RHP Curt Schilling, 27).

MR. 500
3B Anthony Rendon saved his 500th career hit for one of great significance…With the Nationals trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday night, Rendon clubbed a three-run home run into Arizona’s bullpen to give Washington the 4-2 lead…Rendon’s home run was his 19th of the season and he is now two shy of his career-high of 21 in 2014.

  • Since the All-Star break, Rendon ranks third in the National League with 51 RBI.
  • Rendon has recorded 22 RBI in the month of September, the most in any month of his career.

Nationals Game Notes: September 26 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

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Arizona Diamondbacks (64-91) vs. Washington Nationals (91-64)
RHP Archie Bradley [7-9, 5.02] | RHP Tanner Roark [15-9, 2.70]
Monday, September 26 l Game #156 / Home #75 l Nationals Park l Washington, D.C. l 7:05 P.M.
Television: MASN l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

HOME SWEET HOME
The 2016 National League East champion Washington Nationals will open their final homestand of the regular season on Monday night, welcoming the Arizona Diamondbacks for a four-game set before closing the schedule with three games against the Miami Marlins…At 46-28 (.622), the 2016 Nationals currently possess the second-best home winning percentage in club history (2005-present), behind only the 2014 club (51-30, .630).

  • The Nationals completed their 2016 regular-season road slate on Sunday, topping the Pirates, 10-7, to finish with a 45-36 record away from Nationals Park…Their .556 winning percentage matches the 2014 Nationals as the second-best mark for any team in club history (2005-present), behind only the 2012 iteration (48-33, .593).

DIVISION CHAMPS!
The Washington Nationals celebrated their third National League East title in the last five seasons, clinching the crown and a trip back to the Postseason on Saturday night at PNC Park.

  • Since 2012, Washington’s three division titles are tied for second-most in MLB behind the Los Angeles Dodgers (5)…The Detroit Tigers (2012-14) and the St. Louis Cardinals (2013-15) have also claimed three division crowns in this stretch.
  • This is the sixth division title Nationals Manager Dusty Baker has led his clubs to, joining the 1997 & 2000 San Francisco Giants, 2003 Chicago Cubs, 2010 & 2012 Cincinnati Reds.
  • Baker now joins Billy Martin and former Nationals skipper Davey Johnson as the only managers in Major League history to lead four different clubs to the Postseason.
  • At 91-64 (.587), the Nationals boast the second-best record in the National League, trailing only the Chicago Cubs (99-56, .639).

HOMERS ON HOMERS ON HOMERS
2B Daniel Murphy (25), RF Bryce Harper (24), SS Danny Espinosa (23), C Wilson Ramos (22), and LF Jayson Werth (21) have all hit at least 20 home runs this season, making the Nationals one of six teams in the Major Leagues with at least five 20+ homer players (Baltimore: 6, Detroit: 5, Boston: 5, Texas: 5, Toronto: 5), and the only NL club.

  • According to Elias, if 3B Anthony Rendon (18), clubs two more home runs, the Nationals will tie an NL record with six 20+ home run hitters…The 1965 Milwaukee Braves and 2003 Atlanta Braves each had six players hit at least 20 home runs in the same season.
  • The 2016 Nationals are officially the most powerful in franchise history (Nationals/Expos) with Werth’s game-tying pinch-hit blast on Sunday serving as their 196th longball of the season — the most hit by any team in franchise history, and this in just 155 games…The 2012 Nationals hit 194 home runs in 162 games and the 2000 Expos hit 178 in 162 games.

Nationals Game Notes: September 13 vs. New York Mets

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New York Mets (76-68) vs. Washington Nationals (86-58)
RHP Noah Syndergaard [13-8, 2.48] | RHP A.J. Cole [1-2, 4.56]
Tuesday, September 13 l Game #145 / Home #73 l Nationals Park l Washington, D.C. l 7:05 P.M.
Television: MASN l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

SINGLE-DIGIT MAGIC
The Nationals won their fourth straight on Monday night, topping the Mets, 8-1 in the series opener and pushing their record to 86-58, tying the 2013 Nationals for the third-most wins in club history (2005-present) — and that’s with 18 regular-season games still to play…The Nationals’ magic number to clinch their third National League East title in the last five seasons sits at 9 entering play on Tuesday.

  • At 86-58 (.597), the Nationals boast the second-best record in the Major Leagues, trailing only the Chicago Cubs (92-51, .643)…WSH ranks 2nd in the NL with a +152 run differential.
  • Washington’s 45-27 (.625) home record is good for the third-best mark in the National League, behind only the Cubs (51-20, .718) and the Dodgers (47-27, .635)…With just 18 games remaining in the regular season, will play half of its remaining games (9 of its remaining 18) at Nationals Park.

‘MET’ WITH LITTLE RESISTANCE
Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy was 3-for-5 on Monday night, his 54th multi-hit game of the season and his 15th three-hit affair…With two doubles and a single on Monday, Murphy now has at least one hit in all 17 games the Nationals have played against the Mets this season, and is hitting .412 with five doubles, seven home runs, 21 RBI, four walks and 13 runs scored against his former team this season… According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 17-game streak ties the longest single-season run in history against the Mets (Rennie Stennett (1974), Luis Castillo (2002), & Dee Gordon (2015))…Also via Elias, the 17-game streak is the longest single-season hitting streak by a player against a team for which he played the previous season since Lou Brock hit safely in all 17 games he played for STL against CHI in 1965.

  • Murphy’s 44 doubles this season are the most in a single-season by a second baseman in Nationals history (2005-present)…Mark Grudzielanek (54, 1997) holds the franchise record (Nationals/Expos) for doubles in a season by a second baseman.
  • Murphy is the first Nationals player to tally 100 RBI since 1B Adam LaRoche drove in 100 in 2012, the fourth ever…Murphy also joined Ryan Zimmerman (2006, 110; 2009, 106), and Adam Dunn (2009, 105; 2010, 103) in the Nationals’ (2005-pres.) history books.
  • Murphy leads the Major Leagues in batting average (.347), and leads the NL in slugging percentage (.598), OPS (.990), doubles (44), hits (178), extra-base hits (T1st, 74), and multi-hit games (54)…He also ranks among NL hitters in RBI (2nd, 102).

FIRE FROM THE HOT CORNER
Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon continues to produce from the No. 5 spot in the Nationals’ order, going 1-for-4 with a three-run home run (No. 18) in Monday night’s victory…Rendon, who leads National League third basemen in doubles (37) and ranks among the group in runs (3rd, 84), walks (T3rd, 61), OBP (5th, .353) & SLG (6th, .461), has driven in 29 runs from the No. 5 spot in Washington’s lineup — 10 more than from any other spot in which he’s hit.

  • Rendon’s 37 doubles rank tied for sixth in the National League and his 19 since the All-Star break are tied for the most in Major League Baseball.
  • Despite driving in just one run in all of April, when he hit primarily in the No. 2 spot in the lineup, Rendon has collected 75 RBI this season…He’s averaging an RBI every 1.6 games since May 1 and is hitting .310 since the All-Star break.

NOT YOUR USUAL 20/20
Nationals SS Danny Espinosa was hit with a pitch in the fourth inning on Monday, the 20th time he’s reached base via a hit-by-pitch this season…Espinosa, who has clubbed 21 home runs this year as well, is the first switch-hitter in Major League history to go 20-20 with home runs and HBP…He is the 20th player in Major League history to accomplish the feat…Craig Biggio did it four times (most in MLB history) from 1995-2001.

Nationals Game Notes: September 12 vs. New York Mets

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New York Mets (76-67) vs. Washington Nationals (85-58)
RHP Rafael Montero [0-0,4.63] | RHP Mat Latos [7-2, 4.74]
Monday, September 12 l Game #144 / Home #72 l Nationals Park l Washington, D.C. l 7:05 P.M.
Television: MASN l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER?

The Nationals took three of four from the Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend, pushing their record to 85-58, now just one win shy of tying the 2013 team for the third-most wins in Nationals history (2005-present), and that’s with 19 regular-season games still to play…The Nationals’ magic number to clinch their third National League East title in the last five seasons sits at 11 entering play on Monday.

  • At 85-58 (.594), the Nationals boast the second-best record in the Major Leagues, trailing only the Chicago Cubs (91-51, .641)…WSH ranks 2nd in the NL with a +145 run differential.
  • Washington’s 44-27 (.620) home record is good for the third-best mark in the National League, behind only the Cubs (51-20, .718) and the Dodgers (47-27, .635)…With just 19 games remaining in the regular season, Washington has played the fourth-fewest home games of any team in the NL (71) with 10 of those remaining 19 coming at Nationals Park.

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM

The Nationals finished their 2016 season series against the Phillies with a 14-5 record, going 6-4 at Nationals Park and 8-1 at Citizens Bank Park this season…The Nationals also won 12 of their final 13 games against Philadelphia…According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this was the first time in franchise history that any Nationals or Expos club posted a 12-1 record in 13 games vs. PHI, and the first time in franchise history any club won 12-of-13 games over any opponent within a single season.

TONY TWO BAGS

Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon leads National League third basemen in doubles (37) and ranks among the group in runs (3rd, 83), walks (T3rd, 61), OBP (5th, .354) & SLG (6th, .457).

  • Rendon’s 37 doubles rank fifth in the National League and his 19 since the All-Star break are the most in Major League Baseball.
  • Despite driving in just one run in all of April, when he hit primarily in the No. 2 spot in the lineup, Rendon has collected 72 RBI this season…He’s averaging an RBI every 1.6 games since May 1 and is hitting .318 since the All-Star break.

Nationals Game Notes: September 7 vs. Atlanta Braves

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Atlanta Braves (54-85) vs. Washington Nationals (81-57) 

RHP Mike Foltynewicz [8-5, 4.31] | RHP Stephen Strasburg [15-4, 3.59]

Wednesday, September 7 l Game #139 / Home #67 l Nationals Park l Washington, D.C. l 7:05 P.M.

Television: MASN l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

NOT DONE, BUT EIGHTY-ONE

With a 9-7 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night, the Nationals’ recorded their 81st victory of the season…The win ensured that Washington will finish with a .500 record or better for the sixth time in Nationals history (2005-present), and for the fifth consecutive season…The Nationals are one of just three teams in the Major Leagues to surpass the 80-win mark this season, joining the Texas Rangers (83) and Chicago Cubs (89).

  • At 81-57 (.587), the Nationals boast the second-best record in the National League, trailing only the Cubs (89-49, .645)…WSH ranks 2nd in the NL with a +142 run differential.
  • Washington’s 40-26 (.606) home record is good for the third-best mark in the National League, behind only the Cubs (51-20, .718) and the Dodgers (46-27, .630)…With just 24 games remaining in the regular season, Washington has played the fewest home games of any team in the NL (66) and will play at Nationals Park in 15 of those remaining 24 contests.

BULLPEN BOON

Nationals Manager Dusty Baker called on his bullpen to give him 6.0 IP on Tuesday — the most innings WSH has asked from the ‘pen in any of the last 19 games — and the relief corps responded with 6.0 innings of one-run ball…Five relievers combined to throw five scoreless, one-hit innings, before closer RHP Mark Melancon allowed a harmless run in the ninth.

  • The Nationals enter the meat of their September schedule possessing the best bullpen ERA in the National League (3.29), a mark that sits just behind the Kansas City Royals for the best in MLB (3.10)…Washington’s relievers have also combined to allow the fewest home runs in the Major Leagues (38) tied with the Chicago White Sox bullpen
  • Washington’s ‘pen has also been incredibly stingy when inheriting runners, allowing just 25.5 percent of all IR to cross the plate, second in MLB only to SFG’s 20.6 percent.

AIN’T HE GRAND?

With the Nationals trailing the Braves, 4-1, in the third inning on Tuesday, 3B Anthony Rendon rocketed a bases-loaded 0-2 pitch into the left field seats for the first grand slam of his Major League career…The slam, which put Washington up, 5-4, was his 17th home run of the season, now just four shy of his career-best 21 (2014)…Rendon’s four RBI matched his single-game career high.

  • Rendon leads National League third basemen in doubles (35) and ranks among the group in runs scored (3rd, 82), walks (T3rd, 60), OBP (5th, .355) and SLG (6th, .458).
  • Since the All-Star break, Rendon is hitting .315 (53-for-168) with 17 doubles, eight home runs, 36 RBI, 17 walks, three stolen bases and 28 runs scored.

Nationals Game Notes: September 3 at New York Mets

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Washington Nationals (79-55) at New York Mets (69-66)

RHP Tanner Roark [14-7, 2.87] | RHP Robert Gsellman [1-1, 3.72]

Saturday, September 3 l Game #135 / Road #71 l Citi Field l New York, N.Y. l 7:10 P.M.

Television: MASN2 l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

DIVISIONAL DOMINANCE

The Nationals ran their winning streak to four games on Friday night with a series-opening 4-1 victory over the Mets…RHP A.J. Cole earned the first win of his Major League career with six strong innings of one-run ball and the Nationals’ 4-5-6 hitters (RF Bryce Harper, 3B Anthony Rendon, and C Wilson Ramos) drove in all four Washington runs.

  • With Friday’s win, the Nationals improved their intra-divisional record to 39-16, the most wins in the Major Leagues by any team against its own division…Additionally, the Nationals’ 39 victories are 11 more than any other NL East team has against a fellow divisional opponent (NYM, 2nd: 28)…The 2014 Nationals posted 45 wins against NL East clubs, the most of any team in club history (2005-pres.), but the 2016 Nationals are currently well outpacing the 2014 team’s winning percentage (.592 in 2014, .709 in 2016)…The Chicago Cubs are second in intra-divisional victories this season with 37 (37-16) against NL Central clubs.
  • At 79-55 (.590), the Nationals boast the second-best record in the National League, trailing only the Cubs (87-47, .649)…WSH ranks 2nd in MLB with a +144 run differential.

HE’S BAAAACK

Nationals RF Bryce Harper was 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base (his career-best 19th) on Friday night at Citi Field…Since returning to the Nationals’ lineup on Aug. 14, Harper has hit safely in 15 of 19 games, and reached base safely in 18 of those 19, posting a .429 OBP (25 H, 11 BB), and driving in runs in 13 of the 19 contests.

  • Hitting .347 (25-for-72) in that span, Harper has collected nine doubles, one triple, three home runs, 19 RBI, 11 walks, four stolen bases, 16 runs and a .625 slugging percentage.
  • Harper has raised his batting average nearly 20 points in this stretch, going from .233 on Aug. 6 to .252 entering Saturday’s game at the Mets.

HE REACHES, HE STEALS, HE SCORES

INF/OF Trea Turner posted his 22nd multi-hit game of the season on Friday, going 2-for-4 and extending his on-base streak to 21 straight games…Turner is just the second rookie in Nationals history (2005-pres.) to record an on-base streak of 20 games or more, joining Danny Espinosa who reached in 26 games from June 11-July 8, 2011…Turner has hit safely in 19 of those 21 games (including multi-hit games in eight of his last nine) hitting .406 (39-for-96) with five doubles, two triples, three home runs, 10 RBI, 12 stolen bases and 22 runs scored.

  • Turner’s first-inning single on Friday quickly turned into a 1-0 Nationals lead as he stole second, setting a Nationals rookie record (2005-pres.) for most stolen bases in a season with 19, and then stole third, re-setting that record at 20.
  • Turner posted 45 hits in August, a Nationals rookie record (2005-present) for hits in a single calendar month and two shy of 2B Daniel Murphy (47, May) for the Nationals record for hits in a month and the franchise record (Nationals/Expos) of 47, held by Murphy, OF Al Oliver (August, 1982) & OF Marquis Grissom (June, 1994).
  • According to Elias, Turner’s 27 runs in August were a new franchise record for most runs in a month by a Nationals/Expos rookie, topping the 26 Bryce Harper scored in Sept. 2012.
  • Among MLB rookies with at least 180 plate appearances, Turner leads in average (.347) while ranking in slugging percentage (4th, .537) and on-base percentage (4th, .367)…He leads all rookies in triples (6) and ranks second with 20 stolen bases.

Nationals Game Notes: August 23 at Baltimore Orioles

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Washington Nationals (73-51) at Baltimore Orioles (68-56)
RHP Reynaldo Lopez [2-1, 4.37] | RHP Kevin Gausman [4-10, 4.11]
Tuesday, August 23 l Game #125 / Road #66 l Oriole Park at Camden Yards l Baltimore, M.D. l 7:05 P.M.
Television: MASN2 l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

EDGED OUT
The Nationals opened their four-game home-and-home series with a 4-3 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards on Monday night, edged in the one-run game by the O’s despite a strong outing from spot starter RHP A.J. Cole, as well as home runs from 3B Anthony Rendon and SS Danny Espinosa…Washington is just over halfway through a stretch of 20 games in 20 days that began on Aug. 12…Thus far, the Nationals are 6-5 with BAL (3 games), COL (3 games) and PHI (3 games) remaining before their next scheduled off day (Sept. 1).

  • At 73-51 (.589), the Nationals boast the second-best record in Major League Baseball, trailing only the Chicago Cubs (79-45, .637)…The Nationals and Cubs are the only 70-win teams in the NL…Reaching the 70-win mark in game No. 117, the 2016 Nationals are the fastest in club history to that total since the 2012 Nationals earned No. 70 in game No. 113.
  • WSH also ranks second in MLB with a +144 run differential, behind only the Cubs (+212).
  • The Nationals have lost back-to-back games for just the 14th time all season…Washington has only lost three or more consecutive games four times all year, and not since June 25.

INFIELD POP
The Nationals’ offense on Monday night was provided almost exclusively by their infield with 2B Daniel Murphy’s RBI-single driving in CF Trea Turner with the game’s first run, and then 3B Anthony Rendon and SS Danny Espinosa providing the power with solo home runs in the fourth and seventh innings, respectively…For Rendon, it was his 16th home run of the season, and for Espinosa his 19th.

  • The Nationals’ infielders (1B, 2B, SS, 3B) have combined to club 79 home runs this season, the third-most among all infield groups in the National League (eighth-most in the Major Leagues)…With Murphy and Espinosa primarily up the middle, the Nationals’ pivot players lead the Major Leagues with 40 combined home runs.
  • The home run, part of a 1-for-3 evening for Rendon that included a walk, pushed his average to .333 (38-for-114) with 12 doubles, seven homers, 25 RBI, 12 walks, three stolen bases, 21 runs scored, and just 16 strikeouts in 130 plate appearances since July 16…Rendon leads all NL 3B in doubles (30), ahead of CHI’s Kris Bryant (29).

HELLO, MR. HARPER
Nationals RF Bryce Harper has driven in runs in seven of his last nine games and reached base in all nine (.500 OBP).

  • Since returning to the Nationals’ lineup on Aug. 14, Harper is now 12-for-33 (.364) with three doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI, nine walks, eight runs scored and two stolen bases.
  • His 11 RBI are tied for fifth in the National League in this stretch, behind only Kris Bryant & Ryan Braun (12), Joey Votto (13), and Adrian Gonzalez (15).

RETURN OF THE Z-MAN
Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman returned from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday (left wrist contusion) and wasted no time making his presence felt…Zimmerman homered on the first pitch he saw, giving the Nationals an early 1-0 lead in the second inning, and finished the night 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored.

  • Saturday marked Zimmerman’s third three-plus hit game of the season (also May 4 at KC (three hits) and May 28 vs. STL (four hits)).
  • Going 1-for-4 with a double on Monday, Zimmerman is now 5-for-12 (.417) with a double, a home run, a walk, two RBI and three runs scored since his return to the active roster.
  • In 23 career games, Zimmerman is a .307 hitter at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, (27-for-88) with five doubles, a triple, five home runs, and 14 RBI to go with nine walks and just 10 strikeouts in 97 plate appearances.

Nationals Game Notes: August 17 at Colorado Rockies

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Washington Nationals (70-48) at Colorado Rockies (57-63)
RHP Stephen Strasburg [15-3, 3.07] | RHP Jon Gray [8-5, 4.26]
Wednesday, August 17 l Game #119 / Road #60 l Coors Field l Denver, CO l 1:10 P.M. (MT)
Television: MASN l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

ON THE ROAD AGAIN
The Nationals and Rockies will meet for a rubber match Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field before Washington will head to Atlanta to open a four-game divisional set…The Rockies topped the Nationals, 6-2, in a rain-interrupted affair on Tuesday night.

  • At 70-48 (.593), the Nationals’ record is the second-best mark in Major League Baseball, trailing only the Chicago Cubs (75-43, .636)…The Nationals join the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers as the only 70-win teams in the Major Leagues…Reaching the 70-win mark on Monday, in game No. 117, the 2016 Nationals are the fastest in club history to that total since the 2012 Nationals picked up win No. 70 in game No. 113.
  • WSH also ranks second in MLB with a +139 run differential, behind only the Cubs (+201).
  • As a team, the Nationals rank in the top five among National League clubs in home runs (2nd, 156), runs scored (4th, 558), and walks (4th, 407)…Washington’s 888 strikeouts, as a club, are the second-fewest in the National League.

ALONE AT THE TOP
With a single to center field in the third inning on Tuesday night, Nationals LF Jayson Werth extended his career-best on-base streak to 44 games, setting a new Nationals record (2005-present) for the longest on-base streak in club history…Werth surpassed 1B Ryan Zimmerman, who reached base in 43 consecutive games from April 8 – May 25, 2009.

  • Werth is now chasing Rusty Staub (46) for the longest on-base streak in franchise history (Nationals/Expos)…His 44-game run ties Tim Raines for the second-longest streak in franchise history, however, the streaks put together by both Staub and Raines spanned multiple seasons — Raines from 1985-86, Staub from 1969-70.
  • This is the longest on-base streak in MLB this season and the longest since CIN 1B Joey Votto reached base in 48 straight games from Aug. 11-Oct. 2, 2015.
  • During this stretch, Werth has collected 41 hits (13 2B, 6 HR) & 31 walks (.384 OBP)…Werth also clubbed his fourth home run in his last 10 games on Monday night and is hitting .308 with a .668 slugging percentage in that stretch.

HOT CORNER HEAT
Since July 16, 3B Anthony Rendon is hitting .323 (30-for-93) with 10 doubles, six homers, 21 RBI, nine walks, three stolen bases and 13 runs scored…He has struck out just 13 times in 105 plate appearances over this stretch.

  • Rendon went 3-for-4 with a double on Tuesday, his 28th two-bagger of the season…Rendon is now tied with CHI 3B Kris Bryant for the most doubles from the hot corner in the NL.

LEADING MAN
With an RBI-single in the fifth inning on Monday, 2B Daniel Murphy drove in his 87th run of the season, extending his career high…Over his last five games, Murphy is 7-for-18 (.389) with two multi-hit games, three extra-base hits, and six RBI.

  • Murphy leads the National League in batting average (.348), slugging percentage (.611), OPS (.999), doubles (T1st, 34), multi-hit games (46), go-ahead RBI (27), and game-winning RBI (T1st, 16)…Murphy also ranks among NL hitters in hits (2nd, 146), extra base hits (2nd, 61), and RBI (2nd, 87).

Nationals Game Notes: August 14 vs. Atlanta Braves

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Atlanta Braves (44-73) vs. Washington Nationals (68-47)

RHP Tyrell Jenkins [2-2, 3.92] | RHP Tanner Roark [12-6, 2.88]

Sunday, August 14 l Game #116 / Home #59 l Nationals Park l Washington, D.C. l 1:35 P.M.

Television: MASN / WUSA l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

LEADING MAN

2B Daniel Murphy clubbed his 22nd home run of the season on Saturday, a two-run shot in the first inning…Over his last three games, Murphy is 4-for-10 (.400) with three of the four hits going for extra bases (2 2B, HR).

  • Murphy leads the National League in batting average (.348), slugging percentage (.616), OPS (1.003), doubles (T1st, 34), hits (1st, 143), multi-hit games (45), go-ahead RBI (27), and game-winning RBI (T1st, 16).
  • Murphy also ranks among NL hitters in extra base hits (2nd, 61), and RBI (2nd, 86).

TRIPLE SHOT OF TREA

INF/OF Trea Turner led off Saturday night’s win with his fifth triple of the season…Turner added his third home run of the season in the third inning and singled in the fifth inning to record his second three-hit game in as many nights…In his last three games, Turner is 7-for-14 (.500) with one double, one triple, one home runs, two RBI, two stolen bases and five runs scored.

  • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last rookie to hit a leadoff triple and then homer in his next plate appearance was PIT Al Martin, against the Rockies on June 9, 1993.
  • Turner is hitting .338 (25-for-74) with four doubles, three triples, three homers, 11 RBI, three walks, seven stolen bases and 15 runs scored in his last 17 games since July 24.
  • Since the All-Star break, Turner leads MLB lead in triples (5) and ranks tied for fourth in stolen bases (10).
  • Among players with at least 10 stolen bases this season, Turner is one of only four players to have not been caught stealing more than once.

SUMMER SIZZLERS

Since July 16, 3B Anthony Rendon is hitting .321 (26-for-81) with nine doubles, five homers, 17 RBI, nine walks, three stolen bases and 12 runs scored…He has struck out just 11 times in 92 plate appearances over this stretch.

  • CF Ben Revere has recorded multi-hit efforts in three of his last four games, going 6-for-15 (.400) with one double, two triples, one RBI, one walk and four runs scored…On Saturday vs. Atlanta, Revere recorded his first ever multi-triple game with two.

Nationals Game Notes: August 13 vs. Atlanta Braves

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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.

LEADING MAN

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).

SUMMER SIZZLERS

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).