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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 31 at San Francisco Giants

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Washington Nationals (61-43) at San Francisco Giants (60-44)

LHP Gio Gonzalez [6-8, 4.44] | RHP Matt Cain [2-6, 5.95]

Sunday, July 31 l Game #105 / Road #54 l AT&T Park l San Francisco, Calif. l 1:05 P.M.

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

NOT-SO-DEADLINE DEAL

Prior to Saturday’s 5-3 loss at the hands of the San Francisco Giants, the Washington Nationals acquired All-Star RHP Mark Melancon from the Pittsburgh Pirates, in exchange for LHP Felipe Rivero and Minor League LHP Taylor Hearn.

  • Melancon ranks fourth in the National League with 30 saves…He is 1-1 with a 1.51 ERA in 45 games this season.
  • Since the start of the 2014 season, Melancon has converted 92.7 percent of his save opportunities, the third-highest mark in MLB behind only BAL LHP Zach Britton (92.9%) and CHI LHP Aroldis Chapman (92.8%)…His 114 saves in that span are the most in MLB.
  • Melancon comes to the Nationals on the heels of nearly four seasons as the Pirates closer, in which he’s amassed the fourth-most saves in Pirates history (130)…A three-time All-Star, the right-hander has saved at least 30 games in each of the last three seasons – including an MLB-best 51 in 2015.

WHERE THINGS STAND

The Nationals and Giants square off Sunday afternoon in the fourth game of this four-game set between division leaders…Not only do these clubs lead their respective divisions, Washington (61-43, .587) and San Francisco (60-44, .577) boast two of the top three records in the National League…They trail the Chicago Cubs (62-41, .602).

  • Washington ranks second in Major League Baseball with a +114 run differential, behind only the Chicago Cubs (+163).

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 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 28 hits (11 2B, 2 HR), 26 walks and has posted a .383 on-base percentage along the way.

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.

Nationals Game Notes: July 29 at San Francisco Giants

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Washington Nationals (60-42) at San Francisco Giants (59-43)

RHP Max Scherzer [10-6, 2.92] | RHP Jeff Samardzija [9-6, 4.22]

Friday, July 29 l Game #103 / Road #52 l AT&T Park l San Francisco, Calif. l 7:15 P.M.

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

ABOUT LAST NIGHT

The Nationals recorded eight two-out hits and four two-out RBI to pull away from the Giants in the first game of this four-game weekend set, topping San Francisco, 4-2… The eight two-out hits matched a season-high, according to STATS, LLC (also: April 15 at Philadelphia).

  • Not only do these clubs lead their respective divisions, Washington (60-42, .588) and San Francisco (59-42, .584) boast two of the top three records in the National League…They trail the Chicago Cubs (61-40, .604).
  • Washington ranks second in Major League Baseball with a +113 run differential, behind only the Chicago Cubs (+155).

ROARK JOINS THE 10-WIN CLUB

RHP Tanner Roark allowed one earned run on four hits in 7.0 innings of work to earn his 10th win of the season…With the win, Washington (RHP Stephen Strasburg-14, RHP Tanner Roark-10, RHP Max Scherzer-10) joins the Chicago Cubs (RHP Jake Arrieta-12, RHP Jason Hammel-10, LHP Jon Lester-10) as the only clubs in Major League Baseball to have three 10-game winners.

  • With his effort last night, Roark has allowed one earned run or fewer while pitching 7.0 innings eight times this season…Those eight outings are tied for the second-most in MLB this season…CHI LHP Jon Lester has done it nine times.

ALL ABOUT GETTING ON BASE

With a single in the fifth inning on Thursday, Nationals LF Jayson Werth extended his onbase streak to a career-high 31 games…It is tied for the longest active streak in the Major Leagues and is tied for the fifth-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 25 hits (10 2B, 2 HR), 25 walks and has posted a .376 on-base percentage along the way.

Nationals Game Notes: July 27 at Cleveland Indians

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Washington Nationals (58-42) at Cleveland Indians (57-41)

RHP Stephen Strasburg [13-1, 2.83] | RHP Carlos Carrasco [7-3, 2.31]

Wednesday, July 27 l Game #101 / Road #50 l Progressive Field l Cleveland, O.H. l 12:10 P.M.

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

HIGH NOON

The Nationals kicked of their nine-game road trip Tuesday night with a 7-6 loss to the Cleveland Indians…Following today’s 12:10 p.m. game, Washington will travel to San Francisco (four games) and Arizona (three games).

  • The Nationals are 9-4 (.962) in interleague play this season, the best record in the National League ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers (9-5, .643).

WHERE THING STAND

The Nationals’ 58-42 (.580) record is the third-best mark in the National League, behind only the Chicago Cubs (59-40, .596) and the San Francisco Giants (59-41, .590).

  • Washington ranks second in Major League Baseball with a +108 run differential, behind only the Chicago Cubs (+146).

ALL ABOUT GETTING ON BASE

With a double in the first inning on Tuesday, Nationals LF Jayson Werth extended his current on-base streak to 29 games…That is the longest active streak in the Major Leagues, and tied for the longest of Werth’s career (29 games, Aug. 21-Sept. 20, 2015)…It is also the seventh longest on-base streak in MLB this season.

  • During this stretch, Werth has collected 24 hits (10 2B, 2 HR), 24 walks and has posted a .387 on-base percentage along the way.

STREAK SNAPPED…FOR NOW

2B Daniel Murphy had his 11-game hitting streak snapped on Tuesday night, despite a hard hit ball passed 3B Juan Uribe in the first inning that was ruled an error…During the streak, Murphy went 17-for-39 (.436) with seven doubles, five home runs, 17 RBI, two walks, one stolen base, and nine runs scored…It was the third hitting streak of at least 11 games this season for Murphy…He put together a 12-game streak, April 4-20 and an 11-game streak, May 21-June 1.

  • Murphy leads the National League in average (.350), slugging percentage (.612), OPS (.998), hits (127), doubles (30), and multi-hit games (40).
  • In addition to those categories, Murphy leads all NL second basemen in home runs (19), RBI (74) and extra base hits (53).

Nationals Game Notes: July 26 at Cleveland Indians

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Washington Nationals (58-41) at Cleveland Indians (56-41)

LHP Gio Gonzalez [6-8, 4.53] | RHP Danny Salazar [11-3, 2.75]

Tuesday, July 26 l Game #100 / Road #49 l Progressive Field l Cleveland, O.H. l 7:10 P.M.

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

QUICK STOP IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE

Following an off day on Monday, the Nationals kick of their nine-game road trip Tuesday night against the Cleveland Indians…After playing the Indians twice, Washington will travel to San Francisco (four games) and Arizona (three games).

  • The Nationals are 9-3 (.750) in interleague play this season, tied with the Baltimore Orioles (6-2, .750) and the Seattle Mariners (9-3, .750) for the best winning percentage in interleague play this season in MLB.

WHERE THING STAND

The Nationals’ 58-41 (.586) record is tied for the third-best mark in the Major Leagues, behind only the Chicago Cubs (59-39, .602) and Baltimore Orioles (58-40, .592)…The Nationals are tied with the San Francisco Giants (58-41, .586).

  • Washington ranks second in Major League Baseball with a +109 run differential, behind only the Chicago Cubs (+149).

ALL ABOUT GETTING ON BASE

With a walk in the first inning on Sunday, Nationals LF Jayson Werth extended his current on-base streak to 28 games…That is the longest active streak in the Major Leagues, and tied for the second-longest of Werth’s career (29 games, Aug. 21-Sept. 20, 2015)…It is also the ninth-longest on-base streak in MLB this season…During this stretch, Werth has collected 22 hits and 24 walks.

THE BEAT GOES ON, MURPHY GETS A HIT

2B Daniel Murphy has hit safely in 11 straight games, going 17-for-39 (.436) with seven doubles, five home runs, 17 RBI, two walks, one stolen base, and nine runs scored…This is the third hitting streak of at least 11 games this season for Murphy…He put together a 12-game streak, April 4-20 and an 11-game streak, May 21-June 1.

  • Murphy leads the National League in average (.355), slugging percentage (.620), OPS (1.012), hits (127), doubles (30), and multi-hit games (40).
  • In addition to those categories, Murphy leads all NL second basemen in home runs (19), RBI (73) and extra base hits (53).

Nationals Game Notes: July 24 vs. San Diego Padres

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San Diego Padres (42-56) vs. Washington Nationals (58-40)

LHP Christian Friedrich [4-6, 4.55] | RHP Lucas Giolito [0-0, 4.70]

Sunday, July 24 l Game #99 / Home #51 l Nationals Park l Washington, D.C. l 1:35 P.M.

Television: MASN/WUSA9 l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

HOME FOR ONE MORE

The Nationals and San Diego Padres will wrap up their three-game set on Sunday, the final game of Washington’s first homestand of the second half…After Sunday’s game, the team will hit the road for a 10-game, 11-day trek to Cleveland (2), San Francisco (4) and Arizona (3)…The Nationals will not return to Nationals Park until August 5, when they’ll welcome the San Francisco Giants.

  • Washington has not lost a series to the Padres since the start of the 2012 season, a streak that will require a victory on Sunday to continue.
  • The Nationals are a Major League-best 15-8 (.652) in their last 23 games, dating to June 26…In this stretch, the Nationals are outscoring opponents 116-72.
  • The Nationals’ 58-40 (.592) record is good for the third-best mark in the Major Leagues, behind only the Giants (58-39, .598) and the Chicago Cubs (58-38, .604).

WALKOFF WONDER

The Nationals walked-off the Padres on Saturday night, securing a 3-2 victory on a one-out, bottom of the ninth, pinch-hit triple by Stephen Drew…It was the first plate appearance for Drew since June 17 as the Nationals infielder had been felled by illness all week…The pinch-hit RBI was the sixth for Drew this season, tied for the fifth-most in the National League.

  • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other player to end a game with an RBI-triple this season was CIN OF Jay Bruce (April 10 vs PIT)…Drew is the first to do so as a pinch-hitter since Rajai Davis did the honors for the Oakland Athletics in 2009.
  • As a group, the Nationals’ pinch hitters rank tied for first in MLB in home runs (10), and are second in MLB in slugging percentage (.580)…On the season, the Nationals have 27 pinch hits, with 17 of them going for extra bases (6 2B, 1 3B, 10 HR).

WHAT A RELIEF

The Nationals lead the Major Leagues in bullpen ERA with a 2.82 mark (LAD, 2nd: 2.94)…Since July 10, the Nationals’ relievers have allowed just 2 ER in 32.2 IP — the best mark in the Major Leagues in that stretch, by a significant margin (NYY, 2nd: 0.77).

  • In 11 games since July 8, the Nationals relievers have inherited 10 runners and have not allowed a single one to score…They join the Tampa Bay Rays (13 IR) as the only ‘pens in the Major Leagues not to let an inherited runner score in that stretch.
  • On the season, the Nationals’ ‘pen has allowed just 27 percent of inherited runners to score, the third-lowest percentage in the National League…Only the San Francisco Giants (20.9%) and the New York Mets (20.5%) have been stingier with inherited runners.

JW? YEAH, HE’S ON BASE

With a single in the third inning on Saturday, Nationals LF Jayson Werth extended his current on-base streak to 27 games…That is the longest active streak in the Major Leagues, and tied for the third-longest of Werth’s career (29 games, Aug. 21-Sept. 20, 2015)…It is also the 10th-longest on-base streak in MLB this season…During this stretch, Werth has collected 22 hits and 23 walks.

THE BEAT GOES ON, MURPHY GETS A HIT

Daniel Murphy has a hit in 10 straight games, going 14-for-36 (.389) in this stretch, with five doubles, five home runs, 15 RBI, two walks, one stolen base, and seven runs scored.

  • Murphy currently leads all National League batters in average (.349), doubles (28), and multi-hit games (39), while also leading all NL second basemen in doubles, home runs (19), RBI (71), multi-hit games, OPS (.999), and SLG (.611).
  • Murphy’s two-out, two-strike, ninth-inning, pinch-hit home run on July 17 was the fourth pinch-hit home run of his career, and his first since April 27, 2011 (playing for the New York Mets, against then-WSH RHP Tyler Clippard).

Nationals Game Notes: July 23 vs. San Diego Padres

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San Diego Padres (42-55) vs. Washington Nationals (57-40)

RHP Edwin Jackson [1-1, 4.76] | RHP Max Scherzer [10-6, 2.94]

Saturday, July 23 l Game #98 / Home #50 l Nationals Park l Washington, D.C. l 7:05 P.M.

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

HOMESTAND HOME STRETCH

The Nationals and San Diego Padres will continue their three-game set on Saturday, the final series of Washington’s first homestand of the second half…After Sunday’s contest concludes this homestand, which is just the Nationals’ second of nine games or more this season, the team will hit the road for a 10-game, 11-day trek to Cleveland (2), San Francisco (4) and Arizona (3)…Following Sunday’s game, the Nationals will not return to Nationals Park until August 5, when they’ll welcome San Francisco.

  • Washington is a National League-best 14-8 (.636) in its last 22 games, dating to June 26…In this stretch, the Nationals are outscoring opponents 113-70.
  • The Nationals’ 57-40 (.588) record is good for the third-best mark in the Major Leagues, behind only the Giants (57-39, .594) and the Chicago Cubs (58-37, .611).

JW? YEAH, HE’S ON BASE

When Nationals LF Jayson Werth’s 12th home run sailed out to center field in the first inning on Friday night, he extended his current on-base streak to 26 games…That is the longest active streak in the Major Leagues, and the fourth-longest of Werth’s career (29 games, Aug. 21-Sept. 20, 2015)…It is also the 10th-longest on-base streak in MLB this season…During this stretch, Werth has collected 21 hits and 23 walks.

BUFFALO STAMPEDE

Going 3-for-4 against the Padres on Friday night, C Wilson Ramos extended his current hitting streak to 10 games…It is Ramos’ second-longest hitting streak of the season (11 games, June 15-28) and tied for the fourth-longest by a catcher (including if/when they’ve served as a pinch-hitter or DH) MLB-wide in 2016.

  • During this streak, Ramos is hitting .333 (14-for-42) with one double, four RBI and two walks.

ALL HE DOES IS HIT

Daniel Murphy has a hit in nine straight games, going 13-for-34 (.382) in this stretch, with five doubles, five home runs, 14 RBI, one walk, one stolen base, and seven runs scored.

  • Murphy currently leads all National League batters in average (.348), doubles (28), and multi-hit games (39), while also leading all NL second basemen in doubles, home runs (19), RBI (70), multi-hit games, OPS (.999), and SLG (.612).
  • Murphy’s two-out, two-strike, ninth-inning, pinch-hit home run on Sunday was the fourth pinch-hit home run of his career, and his first since April 27, 2011 (playing for the New York Mets, against then-WSH RHP Tyler Clippard).

Nationals Game Notes: July 22 vs. San Diego Padres

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San Diego Padres (41-55) vs. Washington Nationals (57-39)
RHP Luis Perdomo [3-4, 7.36] | RHP Tanner Roark [9-5, 2.82]
Friday, July 22 l Game #97 / Home #49 l Nationals Park l Washington, D.C. l 7:05 P.M.
Television: MASN l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

HOMESTAND HOME STRETCH
The Nationals and San Diego Padres will open a three-game set on Friday to close out Washington’s first homestand of the second half…After the homestand, which is just the Nationals’ second of nine games or more this season, the team will hit the road for a 10-game, 11-day trek to Cleveland (2), San Francisco (4) and Arizona (3)…After Sunday’s contest vs. SDP, the Nationals will not return to Nationals Park until August 5, when they’ll welcome San Francisco.

  • Washington is a National League-best 14-7 in its last 21 games, dating to June 26…In this stretch, the Nationals are outscoring opponents 110-65.
  • The Nationals’ 57-39 (.594) record is good for the third-best mark in the National League, behind only the Giants (57-38, .600) and the Chicago Cubs (57-37, .606).

YOU CAN FIND HIM ON BASE
Nationals LF Jayson Werth’s pinch-hit double in the eighth inning on Thursday afternoon extended his current on-base streak to 25 games — the longest active streak in the Major Leagues, and the fourth-longest of Werth’s career (29 games, Aug. 21-Sept. 20, 2015)…It is also the 11th-longest on-base streak in MLB this season…During this stretch, Werth has collected 20 hits and 23 walks.

NOBODY’S PERFECT
Washington’s 6-3 loss to the Dodgers was the first losing decision of the season for RHP Stephen Strasburg, halting his personal 16-game winning streak, as well as the sixth-longest winning streak to begin a season in MLB history (tied with RHP Max Scherzer (2013) and LHP Ron Guidry (1978).

  • Strasburg’s 16-game personal winning streak dated to Sept. 15, 2015 and was the second-longest in D.C.-baseball history, behind only the 17-game run of RHP Firpo Marberry (June 23, 1930-July 25, 1931).
  • Strasburg was the third National League starting pitcher ever to start a season 13-0, and the first since NYG LHP Rube Marquard began the 1912 season 18-0.

ALL HE DOES IS HIT
Daniel Murphy has a hit in eight straight games, going 12-for-20 (.400) in this stretch, with five doubles, four home runs, 13 RBI, one walk, one stolen base, and six runs scored.

  • Murphy currently leads all National League batters in average (.350), doubles (28), and multi-hit games (39), while also leading all NL second basemen in doubles, home runs (18), RBI (69), multi-hit games, OPS (.996), and SLG (.607).
  • Murphy’s two-out, two-strike, ninth-inning, pinch-hit home run on Sunday was the fourth pinch-hit home run of his career, and his first since April 27, 2011 (playing for the New York Mets, against then-WSH RHP Tyler Clippard).