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Nationals Game Notes: April 15 at Philadelphia

Washington Nationals (7-1) at Philadelphia Phillies (5-5)
RHP Joe Ross [1-0, 1.29] | RHP Jeremy Hellickson [1-0, 1.54]
Friday, April 15 l Game #9 / Road #3 l Citizens Bank Park l Philadelphia, PA
Television: MASN l Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

The Nationals completed a four-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves with a 6-2 victory on Thursday afternoon at Nationals Park, improving to 7-1 on the season…The 2016 Nationals are the first team to start a season 7-1 since baseball returned to the District in 2005.

  • The 7-1 start is the best in franchise (Nationals/Expos) history since the 1974 Expos started the season with the same record.
  • The only other D.C. team to start a season 7-1 was the 1951 Washington Senators.

AIN’T 1 0 0 GRAND?
Nationals RF Bryce Harper entered Thursday’s contest having hit 99 career home runs — but not a single one of them had been a grand slam…With a vicious third-inning swing on a bases-loaded 1-0 pitch from RHP Julio Teheran, Harper changed that, and became the first player in Major League history whose 100th career home run and first career grand slam came on the same swing.

  • At 23 years, 181 days old, Harper became the eighth-youngest player in MLB history to reach the 100-homer mark.
  • Harper joined Ryan Zimmerman (200) and Ian Desmond (110) as the only players in Nationals history (2005-pres.) to eclipse the 100-HR milestone while wearing a Nationals uniform.
  • In addition, on Sunday vs. MIA, Harper became the sixth player in Nationals history to record 100 doubles, joining: Ryan Zimmerman (321), Ian Desmond (185), Jayson Werth (124), Danny Espinosa (115) and Nick Johnson (105).
  • Harper, Zimmerman and Desmond are the only players to hit the 100-100 mark while with the Nationals.

This weekend’s series in Philadelphia will pit the two lowest-ERA starting pitching staffs in MLB against one another…The Nationals’ starting staff has worked to a 2.33 ERA through the first eight games of the season, averaging 6.1 IP per starter…In 10 games, the Phillies’ starting staff has posted a 2.14 ERA and is also averaging 6.1 IP per starter.

Learn more about tonight’s match-up, including plenty of pitcher and hitter notes in today’s game notes:

Nationals Game Notes — May 31 vs. Texas Rangers

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Game #54: Washington Nationals (26-27) vs. Texas Rangers (28-27) | 12:05 p.m. | Nationals Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Doug Fister (2-1, 3.42 ERA) vs. RHP Nick Tepesch (2-0, 2.95 ERA)
Washington Nationals right-hander Doug Fister’s four career wins over the Texas Rangers (postseason included) have all occurred when pitching at “home” (three at Comerica Park, one at Safeco Field).
Radio: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM, also on (for subscribers to
TV: The game will be televised on MASN and MLBNetwork

Of note:

With three  more hits on Friday night vs. the Rangers, Nationals outfielder Denard Span is hitting .367 (18-for-49) in his last 10 games, during which he has registered seven multi-hit efforts. Span also leads the Nationals with 11 extra-base hits (nine doubles, triple, home run) in the month of May.

Here are the lineups for tonight’s match-up:

Nationals (26-27)

7  Denard Span  CF
6  Anthony Rendon  3B
28 Jayson Werth RF
25 Adam LaRoche 1B
20 Ian Desmond SS
15 Nate McLouth LF
8  Danny Espinosa 2B
59 Jose Lobaton  C
58 Doug Fister P

Rangers (28-27)

17 Shin-Soo Choo LF
1  Evlis Andrus SS
18 Mitch Moreland 1B
29 Adrian Beltre 3B
51 Alex Rios RF
61 Robinson Chirinos C
2 Leonys Martin CF
73 Rougned Odor 2B
23 Nick Tepesch P

Here are tonight’s game notes, courtesy of the Washington Nationals PR department. Enjoy!

Nationals Game Notes — April 30 at Houston Astros

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Game #28: Washington Nationals (15-12) at Houston Astros (9-18) | 7:10 p.m. CT (8:10 p.m. ET) | Minute Maid Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (1-1, 4.05 ERA) vs. LHP Brett Oberholtzer (0-4, 4.61 ERA)
Radio: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM, also on (for subscribers to
TV: The game will be televised on MASN 2
Live Stats:

Here are tonight’s game notes, courtesy of the Washington Nationals PR department. Enjoy!