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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!

Nationals Game Notes — May 20 vs. Cincinnati Reds

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Game #45: Washington Nationals (23-21) vs. Cincinnati Reds (20-23) | 7:05 p.m. | Nationals Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Doug Fister (0-1, 4.76 ERA) vs. RHP Johnny Cueto (4-2, 1.25 ERA)
Washington Nationals right-hander Doug Fister makes his D.C. debut as a member of the Nationals, while Cincinnati Reds righty Johnny Cueto comes into the match-up with seven quality starts in eight career assignments against the Nationals. Cueto is averaging eight innings per start this season and allowing an average of 1.1 runs per game.
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 Washington Nationals’ relievers lead all Major League bullpens in ERA at 2.08 (34 Earned Runs in 147.1 Innings Pitched). Only the bullpens of the San Diego Padres (2.18 ERA) and San Francisco Giants (2.21 ERA) join the Nationals with sub-2.50 ERAs.

Todd Frazier‘s two-run home run in the 15th inning on Monday night ended a 27.1 consecutive scoreless innings streak by the Nationals ‘pen. However, the 27.1 scoreless established a new team record (2005-present), eclipsing the previous mark of 23.3 innings (from Sept. 11 – 17, 2011).

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

 

Nationals Game Notes — May 19 vs. Cincinnati Reds

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Game #44: Washington Nationals (23-20) vs. Cincinnati Reds (19-23) | 7:05 p.m. | Nationals Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Stephen Strasburg (3-3, 3.48 ERA) vs. RHP Mike Leake (2-3, 3.09 ERA)
Both Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg (No. 1 overall, San Diego State) and Cincinnati Reds’ right-hander Mike Leake (No. 8 overall, Arizona State) were Top 10 picks in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.
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 Washington Nationals have received more home runs from their middle infielders (15) than any other team in the Major Leagues. The Colorado Rockies rank second with 14.

Here’s the breakdown:

Second basemen: 7
Danny Espinosa: 6, Anthony Rendon: 1
Shortstops: 8
Ian Desmond: 7, Zach Walters: 1

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

Nationals place LHP Gio Gonzalez on DL, recall RHP Ryan Mattheus

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by Amanda Comak

The Washington Nationals placed left-hander Gio Gonzalez on the 15-Day Disabled List with left shoulder inflammation on Sunday morning and recalled right-handed pitcher Ryan Mattheus from Triple-A Syracuse. Gonzalez, who was undergoing an MRI-arthrogram on Sunday morning, is making the first trip to the Disabled List of his career.

San Diego Padres v Washington NationalsGonzalez, 28, is 3-4 with a 4.62 ERA (26 earned runs in 50.2 innings pitched) in nine starts for the Nationals after pitching three innings and taking the loss in Saturday’s 5-2 defeat by the New York Mets.

“We put him on the DL because he’s having an MRI-arthrogram and it’s a five-day no-throw program once you get the die,” Nationals President of Baseball Operations and GM Mike Rizzo said of the procedure, which involves an injection of die into the area to give the doctors a better picture. “We’ll find out what’s going on and we’ll go from there.

“Combine having a little soreness (Saturday) with having soreness a month ago, we felt this was the prudent way to do it: give him the arthrogram so we can what’s going on in there, put him on the DL for 15 days, give him some rest and relaxation and once we find out what’s going on, we’ll take it from there.”

Since joining the Nationals in 2012, Gonzalez is tied with the Angels’ C.J. Wilson for the Major League lead among left-handed pitchers with 35 wins.

“He’s a durable starter,” Rizzo said. “That’s worth a lot. It helps the ballclub a lot when you can take the mound every fifth day. It’s something the manager and GM really like. He’s a big key to the ballclub so we’d like to get him back, but we’re going to take our time and be careful with him because he’s vital to our team.”

Gonzalez is the eighth member of the Nationals’ Opening Day 25-man roster to land on the DL already this season.

062111-688 ryan mattheus“It’s part of baseball,” Rizzo said of the injuries that have cost the Nationals in total five members of their starting eight position players and two starting pitchers. “That’s why you build depth in the organization. We’re not going to use it as an excuse. We haven’t mentioned it. We’ve got our 25, we’re going to go to battle with those guys and it’s time for guys to pick up the slack and play like they’re supposed to play.”

Mattheus returns for a second stint with the Nationals this season. In two appearances from April 29 – May 5, Mattheus spun 3.0 scoreless innings, scattering 3 singles and a walk, while fanning one.

The 30-year-old Mattheus is 7-7 with 32 holds and just three blown saves in 140 career appearances spanning portions of four seasons (2011-14) with the Nationals.

In 13 appearances with Syracuse this season, Mattheus has two saves (April 16 vs. Lehigh Valley, April 6 vs. Scranton/W-B) and a 5.93 ERA. He has walked four and struck out 11.

Nationals Game Notes — May 17 vs. New York Mets

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Game #42: Washington Nationals (22-19) vs. New York Mets (19-22) | 4:05 p.m. | Nationals Park
Pitching Match-Ups: LHP Gio Gonzalez (3-3, 3.97 ERA) vs. RHP Bartolo Colon (2-5, 5.84 ERA)
Washington Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez has a lower career ERA in the month of May (2.72 ERA in 24 games/22 starts) than any other month.
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:

Thanks to the efforts of Adam LaRoche (31 starts), Tyler Moore (eight starts) and Kevin Frandsen (two starts), Nationals first basemen have registered the third-highest OPS (on-base plus slugging) in Major League Baseball this season at .911. The Colorado Rockies and Detroit Tigers are tied for the MLB lead at .920.

For comparison’s sake, last year the Nationals’ first basemen recorded a .742 OPS, which ranked No. 17 in MLB.

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

Nationals select 1B Greg Dobbs, option C Sandy Leon to Triple-A Syracuse

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by Amanda Comak

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of first baseman Gregg Dobbs on Friday afternoon and optioned catcher Sandy Leon to Triple-A Syracuse. Additionally, the Nationals recalled outfielder Eury Perez from Triple-A Syracuse and placed him on the 60-day Disabled List with a left toe fracture.

Miami Marlins v Philadelphia PhilliesThe left-handed hitting Dobbs is a career .262 hitter with 105 doubles, 46 home runs and 272 RBI in 938 games spanning 11 seasons with the Marlins, Phillies and Mariners. His addition brings another layer of depth to the Nationals’ bench.

While best known for his proficiency off the bench, Dobbs, a right-handed thrower, also has experience at third base and in the outfield. But it’s his services in a pinch that truly stand out. The 35-year-old is a career .247 pinch hitter and his 96 pinch hits are tied for 12th all-time.

Dobbs leads all active players in: pinch hits (Reed Johnson ranks second with 67), pinch RBI (75, Seth Smith ranks second with 41) and pinch walks (33, Jason Giambi ranks second with 31).

His 10 career pinch-hit home runs rank third among active players behind only teammate Scott Hairston (12) and Giambi (11).

Dobbs, who signed with the Nationals as a Minor League free agent on May 12, played in 15 games for the Marlins earlier this season, going 1-for-13.

Leon, 25, hit .182 with a homer (April 14 at Miami; first in his MLB career) and three RBI in 13 games for Washington. When starting behind the plate, the Nationals went 7-5 (.583).

Perez was hitting .228 in 24 games with Syracuse.

Nationals Game Notes — May 14 at Arizona Diamondbacks

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Game #40: Washington Nationals (20-19) at Arizona Diamondbacks (16-26) | 12:40 p.m. PT; 3:40 p.m. ET | Chase Field
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Doug Fister (0-1, 10.38 ERA) vs. RHP Brandon McCarthy (1-6, 5.66 ERA)
This will be just the third career start for Washington Nationals right-hander Doug Fister against a National League West team. Fister has never faced the Diamondbacks.
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 pace Major League Baseball with 14 bunt hits. Danny Espinosa, who has six, is tied with Los Angeles Dodgers speedster Dee Gordon for the most bunt hits in all of MLB.

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

 

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