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Nationals Game Notes: August 12 vs. Atlanta Braves

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Atlanta Braves (43-72) vs. Washington Nationals (67-46)
RHP Mike Foltynewicz [5-5, 4.37] | RHP Stephen Strasburg [15-2, 2.80]
Friday, August 12 l Game #114 / Home #57 l Nationals Park l Washington, D.C. l 7:05 P.M.
Television: MASN / WUSA l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

MAKING FERRIS BUELLER PROUD
The Nationals enjoyed their third day off in the last week on Thursday before opening a threegame set with the Atlanta Braves this weekend at Nationals Park…Washington earned the split with a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday behind LF Jayson Werth (2-for-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, BB, 3 R) and 3B Anthony Rendon (2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI).

  • At 67-46 (.593), the Nationals boast the second-best record in Major League Baseball, behind only the Chicago Cubs (72-41, .637).
  • The Nationals also rank second in MLB with a +136 run differential, also behind only the Cubs for tops in MLB (+189).
  • The Nationals rank in the top five among National League clubs in home runs (2nd, 149), runs scored (4th, 530), and walks (5th, 392)…Their 860 strikeouts as a club are the second fewest in the National League.

SERIOUS STREAK
Washington carries a franchise-best 14-game home winning streak (since May 8, 2015) over the Atlanta Braves into this weekend’s series…According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 14-game streak is the longest home winning streak over one opponent in Nationals history (2005-pres.)…It is tied for the longest in franchise history (Nationals/Expos), as the Expos put together a 14-game streak over the San Diego Padres from May 4,1993 to May 24, 1995.

  • Per Elias, this is the longest active streak in MLB and the longest home winning streak for one team since the New York Yankees won 17 straight home games over the Toronto Blue Jays from Sept. 19, 2012 to July 25, 2014.

SPEAKING OF STREAKS
With a double in the first inning on Wednesday, Nationals LF Jayson Werth has reached base safely in 40 straight games…It is the longest active on-base streak in the Major Leagues, as well as 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 36 hits (12 2B, 5 HR), 30 walks and has posted a .386 on-base percentage.

Nationals Game Notes: August 6 vs. San Francisco Giants

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San Francisco Giants (62-47) at Washington Nationals (65-44)

RHP Matt Cain [3-6, 5.53] | RHP Stephen Strasburg [15-1, 2.63]

Saturday, August 6 l Game #110 / Home #53 l Nationals Park l Washington, D.C. l 7:05 P.M.

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

ROLLING RIGHT ALONG

The Nationals opened their eight-game homestand on Friday night with a 5-1 victory over the visiting San Francisco Giants…Nationals LHP Gio Gonzalez dazzled, tossing 7.0 innings of one-run ball (solo home run) in his longest start since June 9…In his last five starts, since July 10, Gonzalez is now 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA…The Nationals bats also drove in runs in four of eight innings, including home runs from CF Trea Turner and C Wilson Ramos.

  • With the win, the Nationals (65-44, .596) boast the second-best record in Major League Baseball, behind only the Chicago Cubs (67-41, .620)…At 32-20 (.615), the Nationals also own the second-best home record in the National League (also behind CHI, 37-17; .685).
  • WSH ranks second in MLB with a +140 run differential, also behind only CHI (+176).
  • The Nationals’ homestand will continue on Saturday with the second of three games against the Giants…Washington will also welcome Cleveland (two games) and Atlanta (three games) during this stay at Nationals Park.

OFF THE BLOCKS

The Nationals opened Friday night’s game with authority, tagging the Giants for two runs in the first inning…They were the 86th and 87th first-inning runs Washington has scored this season, the most in the Major Leagues by a wide margin, per STATS, LLC (BAL ranks second with 79).

  • In contrast, the Nationals’ pitchers have surrendered just 57 first-inning runs.
  • The 2014 Nationals are the current owners of the record for most first-inning runs in Nationals history (2005-pres.) with 93.

STARTING STRONG

The Nationals’ starting pitchers, who already lead the Major Leagues with 700 strikeouts this season, have been doing yeoman’s work lately…Since July 27, the Nationals’ starting staff leads the National League in ERA (2.16) and opponent batting average (.183), while ranking second in innings pitched (58.1).

  • The 2015 Nationals starting staff struck out a franchise record (Nationals/Expos) 921 batters in 162 games (8.58 K/9.0 IP)…The 2016 Nationals are currently outpacing that mark, striking out 9.26 batters per nine innings thus far this season.
  • Including Gonzalez’s performance on Friday night, the Nationals’ starters have now allowed two earned runs or fewer in nine of the Nationals’ last 12 games.

LEADING THE WAY

Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy’s RBI-single put Washington on the board on Friday…Murphy, the NL Player of the Month for July, has hit safely in 18 of the 20 games he’s played since July 7…During this current stretch, Murphy is hitting .408 (29-for-71) with nine doubles, one triple, seven home runs, 25 RBI, six walks, one stolen base and 17 runs scored.

  • Murphy’s single, which gave the Nationals the 1-0 lead in the first, was his 25th go-ahead RBI of the season — the most in the Major Leagues and three more than anyone else in the National League.
  • Murphy also leads all National League hitters in average (.356), slugging percentage (.626), OPS (1.022), hits (139), doubles (32), extra-base hits (58) and multi-hit games (44).
  • In addition to the categories above, Murphy also leads all NL 2B in HR (21) & RBI (81).

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR JW, HE’S ON BASE

With a single in the first inning on Friday, Nationals LF Jayson Werth extended his on-base streak to a career-high 36 games…It is the longest active streak in the Major Leagues and tied for the longest on-base streak in MLB this season (MIA OF Marcell Ozuna 36 games, 4/21-5/29).

  • Werth’s run is now tied for the second-longest on-base streak in Nationals history (2005-present), tied with Denard Span (36 games, 6/28-8/10, 2014), and behind only 1B Ryan Zimmerman (43 games, 4/8-5/25, 2009).
  • During this stretch, Werth has collected 33 hits (11 2B, 3 HR), 26 walks and has posted a .383 on-base percentage.

SUMMER SIZZLERS

Nationals INF/OF Trea Turner is hitting .362 (17-for-47) in his last 11 games, including a 2-for-4 evening on Friday that included a double and a home run (his second HR in as many games)…Since July 24, Turner has three doubles, two triples, two home runs, two walks, five stolen bases and 10 runs scored.

  • Similarly, since July 16, 3B Anthony Rendon is hitting .328 (20-for-61) with five doubles, four home runs, 13 RBI, seven walks, three stolen bases and 11 runs scored…He has hit safely in 12 of the 16 games, including seven multi-hit efforts.

Anthony Rendon to be featured on MLB Network’s ‘Play Ball’ series, with a special appearance by Bryce Harper

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Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon will be a featured guest on ‘Play Ball’ tomorrow morning. The episode, which features an interview with Anthony, as well as a wiffle ball game with scholar-athletes at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, will air Saturday at 10:00 a.m. on MLB Network.

‘Play Ball’ is hosted by Harold Reynolds and features baseball demonstrations, discussions and advice for young athletes from some of the league’s top players. Anthony’s teammate OF Bryce Harper was the featured athlete on the show last week. During his episode, Bryce discussed what he likes to do in the offseason, Daniel Murphy’s “FWAHHHH” celebration and other ways kids can try to make baseball fun again.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. on MLB Network to see Anthony at the Youth Baseball Academy, this time with a special appearance by Bryce!

In the meantime, enjoy the following clip of Anthony and Harold Reynolds from tomorrow’s show below.

PHOTOS: Nationals Youth Baseball Academy and VSP Global provide free eye care clinic for scholar-athletes

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Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon, board member of the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, helped organize a vision event for the scholar-athletes to receive free eye care this afternoon.

In conjunction with VSP Global Eyes of Hope mobile eye care clinic and Dr. Keith Smithson, the Nationals’ director of visual performance, scholar-athletes received no-cost eye exams and (for those who required them) prescription glasses.

In addition, each of the 150 scholar-athletes received a free pair of Nike sunglasses to protect their eyes from UV rays.

Nationals Game Notes: August 2 at Arizona Diamondbacks

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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.

Nationals Game Notes: August 1 at Arizona Diamondbacks

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Washington Nationals (61-44) at Arizona Diamondbacks (43-62)
RHP Stephen Strasburg [14-1, 2.68] | RHP Archie Bradley [4-6, 5.80]
Monday, August 1 l Game #106 / Road #55 l Chase Field l Phoenix, AZ l 6:40 P.M.
Television: MASN l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

FROM THE BAY TO THE DESERT
The Nationals continue their nine-game road trip with a three-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks starting Monday night…Following Wednesday’s day game, WSH will travel back to D.C. and enjoy an off day on Thursday before opening an eight-game homestand on Friday.

  • Despite dropping the final two games of the weekend series at SFG, the Nationals (61-44, .581) are tied with the Giants (61-44, .581) for the second-best record in the National League, behind the Chicago Cubs (63-41, .606).
  • Washington ranks second in Major League Baseball with a +112 run differential, behind only the Chicago Cubs (+164).

ALL ABOUT GETTING ON BASE
With a single in the eighth inning on Saturday, Nationals LF Jayson Werth extended his on-base streak to a career-high 33 games…It is the second-longest active streak in the Major Leagues (BOS 2B Dustin Pedroia, 34 G, 6/21-pres) and is the fourth-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 28 hits (11 2B, 2 HR), 26 walks and has posted a .383 on-base percentage along the way.

TONY! TONY! TONY!
Since July 16, 3B Anthony Rendon is hitting .326 (15-for-46) with three doubles, four home
runs, nine RBI, four walks, three stolen bases and six runs scored…He has hit safely in nine
of the 12 games, including five multi-hit efforts.

  • In the recently-completed four-game series at SFG, rendon drove in at least one run in three consecutive games, July 29-31.

Nationals Game Notes: July 30 at San Francisco Giants

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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.

Bryce Harper to be featured on MLB Network’s ‘Play Ball’ series, with a special appearance by Anthony Rendon

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MLB Network’s newest series, ‘Play Ball,’ will feature Bryce Harper with a special appearance by Anthony Rendon in tomorrow’s episode. Scheduled to air at 10:00 a.m., the episode will highlight Bryce and Anthony’s interactions with the scholar athletes during a recent visit to the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.

‘Play Ball,’ is hosted by Harold Reynolds and features baseball demonstrations, discussions and advice for young athletes from some of the league’s top players. Be sure to tune in tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. on MLB Network, and again next Saturday, when Anthony will be featured on the show, with a special appearance by Bryce!

In the meantime, enjoy a few preview clips of Bryce from tomorrow’s show below.

 

Nationals Game Notes: July 21 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

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Los Angeles Dodgers (53-43) vs. Washington Nationals (57-38)
LHP Julio Urias [1-2, 4.95] | RHP Stephen Strasburg [13-0, 2.51]
Thursday, July 21 l Game #96 / Home #48 l Nationals Park l Washington, D.C. l 12:05 P.M.
Television: MASN2/MLBN l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

ABOUT LAST NIGHT
The Nationals rode four home runs, two doubles, a triple and a steal of home to an 8-1 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday night…The victory was Washington’s 30th home win of the 2016 season…The 2015 Nationals did not notch their 30th home win until Aug. 6, 2015, their 51st home game…RF Bryce Harper, CF Ben Revere, LF Jayson Werth and 3B Anthony Rendon all went deep in the victory, the 10th straight game with a home run for the Nationals.

  • Washington is an MLB-best 14-6 in its last 20 games, dating to June 26 when the Nationals snapped their season-long seven-game losing at Milwaukee…In this stretch, the Nationals are outscoring opponents 107-59.
  • The Nationals’ 57-38 (.600) record is tied with San Francisco for the second-best record in the Major Leagues, behind only the Chicago Cubs (57-37, .602).

BACK-TO-BACK BONANZA
CF Ben Revere and LF Jayson Werth hit their home runs in succession in the fifth inning on Wednesday night, the 12th set of back-to-back home runs the Nationals have hit this season.

  • The 12 back-to-back home runs are already a franchise record (Nationals/Expos) for back-to-back jacks in a season (as well as a club record, 2005-pres.)
  • On the season, the Nationals’ 12 back-to-back home runs lead the Major Leagues, two ahead of the Baltimore Orioles in second place with 10…WSH leads the National League with 132 home runs overall this season.

YOU CAN FIND HIM ON BASE
Nationals LF Jayson Werth’s home run in the fifth inning on Wednesday extended his current on-base streak to 24 games — the longest active streak in the Major Leagues, and the fourth-longest of Werth’s career (29 games, Aug. 21-Sept. 20, 2015)…During this stretch, Werth has collected 19 hits and 23 walks.

BIG POP
Nationals RF Bryce Harper clubbed his 20th home run of the season on Wednesday night, and he certainly wasn’t cheated: The blast traveled 451 feet, according to StatCast, making it the longest he’s hit this season…The ball landed in Section 236, in the third deck in right field at Nationals Park…It was the third time Harper has hit a home run to the third deck in his home yard.

  • Harper has now reached the 20-homer mark for the fourth time in his five Major League seasons…According to Baseball Reference, Harper is just the 12th player in Major League history to post four 20 (or more) home run seasons before his 24th birthday.

HOME? CONSIDER IT STOLEN
With one out in the sixth inning on Wednesday night, Nationals 2B Trea Turner stood on third base (after an RBI-triple) and SS Danny Espinosa waited at first base (after a HBP)…With PH Clint Robinson at the dish, Turner and Espinosa executed a double steal and Turner swiped home plate for the third successful steal of home in Nationals history (2005-present).

  • Turner now has two triples in the past two games, reaching 22.4 and 22.7 mph max speed on his triples (per StatCast data), joining CF Ben Revere (22.5 mph) as the fastest max speed on a triple in the Major Leagues this season.
  • Turner’s steal of home puts him into the Nationals’ record books alongside former SS Ian Desmond, who executed the first in Nationals history on April 20, 2011 vs. STL (also part of a double steal), and RF Bryce Harper, who stole home outright on May 6, 2012 vs. PHI.

Today in Nationals’ History: Jayson Werth hits walk-off double & Mike Stanton joins elite MLB club

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July 20, 2014 – OF Jayson Werth answered RHP Rafael Soriano’s third blown save of the season with a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the 9th inning to nudge the Nationals past the Brewers, 5-4. Werth’s two-out double to left field sent INF Anthony Rendon on a 270-foot mad dash from first base to score the decisive run and give the Nationals’ their 11th final at-bat win of the season. OF Denard Span also went 2-for-4 with a walk on his Bobblehead day.

July 20, 2005 – Facing Colorado at RFK, LHP Mike Stanton pitched in his 1,000th big league game, becoming the 10th player in MLB history to do so, joining Jesse Orosco, John Franco, Dennis Eckersley, Hoyt Wilhelm, Dan Plesac, Kent Tekulve, Lee Smith, Mike Jackson and Rich “Goose” Gossage on the impressive list.