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Nationals Game Notes — June 17 vs. Houston Astros

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Game #69: Washington Nationals (35-33) vs. Houston Astros (32-39) | 7:05 p.m. | Nationals Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Tanner Roark (5-4, 2.92 ERA) vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel (8-3, 2.38 ERA)
In four career games (three starts), Washington Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark owns a 0.69 ERA in 26.0 career interleague innings.
Radio: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM, also on nationals.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on MASN2
Live Statsnationals.com

Of note:

  • Tonight, the Nationals face their second left-handed starter in two games, Houston Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel. That could be good news for the Nationals, despite Keuchel’s strong start to the season. Since the beginning of the 2012 season, the Nationals are 65-46 (.586) when facing southpaw starters. That .586 winning percentage is the third-best in the Major Leagues in that time frame, behind only the Texas Rangers (69-48, .590) and the New York Yankees (82-58, .586).

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

NATIONALS (35-33)

2 Denard Span (L) CF
6 Anthony Rendon 3B
28 Jayson Werth RF
25 Adam LaRoche (L) 1B
11 Ryan Zimmerman LF
20 Ian Desmond SS
8 Danny Espinosa (S) 2B
59 Jose Lobaton (S) C
57 Tanner Roark RHP

ASTROS (32-39)

22 Dexter Fowler (S) CF
27 Jose Altuve 2B
4 George Springer RF
28 Jon Singleton (L) 1B
15 Jason Castro (L) C
30 Matt Dominguez 3B
2 Jonathan Villar (S) SS
19 Robbie Grossman (S) LF
60 Dallas Keuchel (L) LHP

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

Nationals Game Notes — June 11 at San Francisco Giants

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Game #64: Washington Nationals (34-29) at San Francisco Giants (42-23) | 7:15 p.m. (PT); 10:15 p.m. (ET) | AT&T Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Tanner Roark (4-4, 2.91 ERA) vs. RHP Matt Cain (1-3, 3.52 ERA)
In four career games (three starts) against National League West foes, Washington Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark is 3-0 and has not allowed an earned run in 26.0 innings (12 H, 2 BB, 23 SO, 2 UER) 
Radio: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM, also on nationals.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on MASN2
Live Statsnationals.com

Of note:

The Nationals have posted wins on back-to-back days at AT&T Park for the first time since July 31-Aug. 1, 2006. The Nationals are 2-0-1 in series play against the Giants dating to 2011. The two clubs split six games last year, with both clubs winning two of three in their home ballparks. The Nationals, who have taken the first two games of this four-game set, have won series at AT&T Park on three occasions: 2 of 3 in 2005, ‘06, ‘12.

Roster move:

Before tonight’s game, the Washington Nationals placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the 15-day Disabled List with a Grade 1 right hamstring strain and recalled catcher Sandy Leon from Triple-A Syracuse.

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

NATIONALS (34-29)

2 Denard Span (L) CF
6 Anthony Rendon 3B
28 Jayson Werth RF
25 Adam LaRoche (L) 1B
11 Ryan Zimmerman LF
20 Ian Desmond SS
8 Danny Espinosa (S) 2B
59 Jose Lobaton (S) C
57 Tanner Roark RHP

GIANTS (42-23)

16 Angel Pagan (S) CF
8 Hunter Pence RF
28 Buster Posey C
38 Michael Morse 1B
35 Brandon Crawford (L) SS
14 Brandon Hicks 2B
7 Gregor Blanco (L) LF
13 Joaquin Aria 3B
18 Matt Cain RHP

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

Nationals Game Notes — June 10 at San Francisco Giants

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Game #63: Washington Nationals (33-29) at San Francisco Giants (42-22) | 7:15 p.m. (PT); 10:15 p.m. (ET) | AT&T Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Doug Fister (4-1, 3.19 ERA) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (8-3, 2.86 ERA)
As Washington Nationals right-hander Doug Fister aims to become the first Nationals starter to earn a win in five consecutive starts since Gio Gonzalez turned the trick, May 5-27, 2012, he faces a re-match of Game 2 of the 2012 World Series. Fister opposed San Francisco Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner that night and pitched well, though the Detroit Tigers fell, 2-0. Fister was also hit in the head with a line drive in that game but was, fortunately, unhurt. 
Radio: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM, also on nationals.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on MASN2
Live Statsnationals.com

Of note:

Dating to June 4, the Nationals have made Major League history by becoming the first team in the modern era whose starters have walked zero and struck out 47 in a 6-game span.

Here’s a closer look at the individual performances the last 6 contests, during which Washington is 5-1:

DATE PIT IP H R ER BB SO
6/4v.PHI Strasburg 7.0 7 4 2 0 11
6/5v.PHI Fister 7.0 4 2 2 0 5
6/6@SDP Roark 8.0 3 0 0 0 11
6/7@SDP Treinen 6.0 5 2 2 0 1
6/8@SDP Zimm’nn 9.0 2 0 0 0 12
6/9@SFG Strasburg 6.0 4 1 1 0 7

In their last seven games, the Nationals starting pitching staff has piked up 51 strikeouts and one walk.

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

NATIONALS (33-29)

2 Denard Span (L) CF
6 Anthony Rendon 3B
28 Jayson Werth RF
25 Adam LaRoche (L) 1B
11 Ryan Zimmerman LF
40 Wilson Ramos C
20 Ian Desmond SS
8 Danny Espinosa (S) 2B
58 Doug Fister RHP

GIANTS (42-22)

16 Angel Pagan (S) CF
8 Hunter Pence RF
28 Buster Posey C
48 Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
38 Michael Morse 1B
7 Gregor Blanco (L) LF
35 Brandon Crawford (L) SS
14 Brandon Hicks 2B
40 Madison Bumgarner LHP

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

Nationals Game Notes — June 9 at San Francisco Giants

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Game #62: Washington Nationals (32-29) at San Francisco Giants (42-21) | 7:15 p.m. (PT); 10:15 p.m. (ET) | AT&T Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Stephen Strasburg (5-4, 3.10 ERA) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (4-2, 3.39 ERA)
Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg enters Monday night’s game having won consecutive starts for first time since posting four wins in as many outings from Aug. 5-21, 2012 (44 starts in-between back-to-back wins).
Radio: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM, also on nationals.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on MASN2
Live Statsnationals.com

Of note:

With their victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon, the Nationals moved into a three-way tie for the top spot in the National League East with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins. The Nationals currently have a piece of first place for the first time since May 7, when they were tied with the Marlins atop the NL East.

Additionally, congratulations are in order for Jordan Zimmermann, who won the NL Pitcher of the Week honors on Monday afternoon. Zimmermann’s zero-walk, 12-strikeout shutout at Petco Park on Sunday capped a stellar six-day, two-start stretch (2-0, 17.0 scoreless innings, 1 BB, 16 SO). Both of Zimmermann’s starts last week resulted in shutout victories for the Nationals (W7-0 on Tue. vs. PHI, W6-0 on Sun. at SDP). Zimmermann becomes just the second Nationals pitcher to earn an NL Pitcher of the Week citation, joining Stephen Strasburg (2-0, 2.19 ERA, 2 GS) who earned the award for the period ending June 13, 2010, following his initial two big league starts. Before today, the most-recent Nationals player to be named NL Player of the Week was Ryan Zimmerman (.444, 4 home runs, 7 RBI for period ending July 16-22, 2012).

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

NATIONALS (32-29)

2 Denard Span (L) CF
19 Kevin Frandsen 3B
28 Jayson Werth RF
25 Adam LaRoche (L) 1B
11 Ryan Zimmerman LF
40 Wilson Ramos C
20 Ian Desmond SS
8 Danny Espinosa (S) 2B
37 Stephen Strasburg RHP

GIANTS (42-21)

7 Gregor Blanco (L) CF
8 Hunter Pence RF
28 Buster Posey C
48 Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
38 Michael Morse 1B
10 Tyler Colvin (L) LF
35 Brandon Crawford (L) SS
14 Brandon Hicks 2B
32 Ryan Vogelsong RHP

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

Nationals Game Notes — June 8 at San Diego

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Game #61: Washington Nationals (31-29) at San Diego Padres (28-34) | 1:10 p.m. (PT); 4:10 p.m. (ET) | Petco Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (4-2, 3.59 ERA) vs. LHP Eric Stults (2-6, 5.03 ERA)
Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann owns a 0.86 ERA (2 ER/21 innings pitched) in three career starts at Petco Park, but was outdueled here by Stults in his most recent outing in San Diego (May 18, 2013), a 2-1 Padres victory. 
Radio: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM, also on nationals.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on MASN2
Live Statsnationals.com

Of note:

The Nationals are 4-2 in rubber matches (to decide a three-game series) this season. The Nationals’ six rubber games to date:

6-3 win at Miami, April 16;
1-0 loss at Philadelphia, May 4;
3-2 victory over the Dodgers, May 7;
5-1 win over Arizona, May 14;
6-3 victory over New York Mets, May 18;
2-1 loss to Cincinnati, May 21.

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

NATIONALS (31-29)

2 Denard Span (L) CF
19 Kevin Frandsen 3B
28 Jayson Werth RF
25 Adam LaRoche (L) 1B
11 Ryan Zimmerman LF
20 Ian Desmond SS
8 Danny Espinosa (S) 2B
59 Jose Lobaton (S) C
27 Jordan Zimmermann RHP

PADRES (28-34)

2 Everth Cabrera (S) SS
21 Seth Smith (L) RF
18 Carlos Quentin LF
7 Chase Headley (S) 3B
23 Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
8 Yasmani Grandal (S) C
24 Cameron Maybin CF
5 Alexi Amarista (L) 2B
53 Eric Stults (L) P

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

 

Nationals Game Notes — June 4 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

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Game #57: Washington Nationals (28-28) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (24-32) | 7:05 p.m. | Nationals Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Stephen Strasburg (4-4, 3.15 ERA) vs. RHP AJ Burnett (3-4, 3.79 ERA)
Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was 2-0 with a 0.53 ERA (1 ER/17.0 IP) in a pair of home starts (one BB, 19 SO in 17.0 inn.) against the Philadelphia Phillies last season.
Radio: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM, also on nationals.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on MASN and WUSA
Live Statsnationals.com

Of note:

With Ryan Zimmerman in the starting lineup this season, the Nationals are 7-4 and average 6.3 runs per game (69 runs, 11 contests). In 45 games wihout Zimmerman, the Nationals have averaged 3.6 runs per game (160 runs, 45 games) and are 21-24.

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

NATIONALS (28-28)

2 Denard Span (L) CF
6 Anthony Rendon 3B
28 Jayson Werth RF
25 Adam LaRoche (L) 1B
11 Ryan Zimmerman LF
40 Wilson Ramos C
20 Ian Desmond SS
8 Danny Espinosa (S) 2B
37 Stephen Strasburg RHP

PHILLIES (24-32)

11 Jimmy Rollins (S) SS
26 Chase Utley (L) 2B
3 Marlon Byrd RF
6 Ryan Howard (L) 1B
51 Carlos Ruiz C
9 Domonic Brown (L) LF
17 Reid Brignac (L) 3B
2 Ben Revere (L) CF
34 A.J. Burnett RHP

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

Nationals Game Notes — June 1 vs. Texas Rangers

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Game #55: Washington Nationals (27-27) vs. Texas Rangers (28-28) | 1:35 p.m. | Nationals Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Tanner Roark (3-3, 3.47 ERA) vs. RHP Yu Darvish (4-2, 2.35 ERA)
Washington Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark was a 25th-round selection of the Texas Rangers in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, part of a class that included first baseman Justin Smoak, left-hander Robbie Ross and right-hander Joe Wieland, among others. Roark was dealt to the Nationals on July 31, 2010 in exchange for shortstop Cristian Guzman.
Radio: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM, also on nationals.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on MASN
Live Statsnationals.com

Of note:

In seven at-bats dating to the seventh inning on Friday night, Anthony Rendon is 6-for-7 with five singles and a solo home run. He entered this hot stretch mired in a 5-for-43 slump. Rendon paces the Nationals with 21 extra-base hits (11 doubles, four triples, six home runs) and slugging percentage (.441) among qualified Nationals.

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

Nationals (27-27)

7  Denard Span  CF
6  Anthony Rendon  3B
28 Jayson Werth RF
25 Adam LaRoche 1B
3   Wilson Ramos C
20 Ian Desmond SS
15 Nate McLouth LF
8  Danny Espinosa 2B
57 Tanner Roark P

Rangers (28-28)

19 Daniel Robertson LF
1  Evlis Andrus SS
51 Alex Rios RF
29 Adrian Beltre 3B
16 Donnie Murphy 1B
2 Leonys Martin CF
60 Chris Gimenez C
3  Luis Sardinas 2B
11 Yu Darvish P

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

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 nationals.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on MASN and MLBNetwork
Live Statsnationals.com

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 — May 28 vs. Miami Marlins

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Game #52: Washington Nationals (25-26) vs. Miami Marlins (27-25) | 1:35 p.m. | Nationals Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (3-2, 3.95 ERA) vs. RHP Henderson Alvarez (2-3, 3.21 ERA)
The Washington Nationals have won seven straight games over the Miami Marlins when right-hander Jordan Zimmermann gets the starting nod, and are 5-0 in games started by Henderson Alvarez (4-0 with Miami, 1-0 with Toronto).
Radio: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM, also on nationals.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on MASN
Live Statsnationals.com

Of note:

The Nationals’ catchers, with a little help from Steve McCatty’s pitching staff, currently rank second in all of the Major Leagues in catching would-be base stealers. The Nationals’ backstops have gunned down 12 of 31 (38.7%) potential base stealers this year (pitcher caught stealings excluded). In all of the Major Leagues, only the St. Louis Cardinals (52%, 13 of 25) have posted a higher percentage this season than Washington.

Last year, the Nationals ranked 29th out of the 30 clubs, throwing out just 14 percent (15 of 110) of potential base stealers.

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

NATIONALS (25-26)
# PLAYERS POS
2 Denard Span (L) CF
6 Anthony Rendon 3B
28 Jayson Werth RF
25 Adam LaRoche (L) 1B
40 Wilson Ramos C
20 Ian Desmond SS
19 Kevin Frandsen 2B
15 Nate McLouth (L) LF
27 Jordan Zimmermann RHP
MARLINS (27-25)
# PLAYERS POS
21 Christian Yelich (L) LF
32 Derek Dietrich (L) 2B
27 Giancarlo Stanton RF
9 Casey McGehee 3B
46 Garrett Jones (L) 1B
39 Jarrod Saltalamacchia (S) C
13 Marcell Ozuna CF
3 Adeiny Hechavarria SS
37 Henderson Alvarez RHP

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

 

Nationals Game Notes — May 26 vs. Miami Marlins

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Game #51: Washington Nationals (25-25) vs. Miami Marlins (26-25) | 1:35 p.m. | Nationals Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Tanner Roark (3-2, 3.42 ERA) vs. RHP Nathan Eovaldi (3-2, 3.41 ERA)
Washington Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark has faced 224 right-handed hitters in his brief career and allowed just eight extra-base hits, all doubles. In 11 career games (five starts) at Nationals Park, Roark is 5-1 with one hold and a 0.78 ERA.
Radio: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM, also on nationals.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on MASN and WUSA
Live Statsnationals.com

Of note:

When he hits his next home run, Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond will pass Adam Dunn and assume second place on the Nationals’ all-time home run list. Ryan Zimmerman is the leader:

RK PLAYER (SEASONS IN DC)                         HR AS A NATIONAL
1. Ryan Zimmerman (2005-present) …………………………….. 181
T2. Ian Desmond (2009-present) …………………………………….76
T2. Adam Dunn (2009-10) ……………………………………………….76
4. Michael Morse (2009-12) …………………………………………..67
5. Adam LaRoche (2011-present)……………………………………61

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

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