Washington Nationals

Max Scherzer

Batting
Runs 800 8th
Batting Average .263 7th
On Base Percentage .341 3rd
Slugging Percentage .453 9th
Pitching
Earned Run Average 4.34 13th
Quality Starts 0 Tied-27th
WHIP 0.18 3rd
BAA .218 1st
2019 NL East Standings
TEAM W L PCT STRK
Atlanta 93 60 .608 L3
Washington 83 68 .550 L1
Philadelphia 78 72 .520 W2
New York 79 73 .520 W2
Miami 53 99 .349 L1
Injuries
  • SP
    Joe Ross (Forearm) is questionable for next scheduled start
  • C
    Spencer Kieboom (Elbow) 60-day IL (09/08)
  • RP
    Austen Williams (Undisclosed) 60-day IL (04/20)

Washington Nationals News

  • @Nationals • 2h

    Washington Times: Kendrick's offensive tear impresses younger Nationals teammates

    Howie Kendrick admits he is too old and banged up physically to be an everyday player in the major leagues.

    But the Washington Nationals veteran is more than qualified to keep hitting -- and he has done that with amazing success this season.

    The 36-year-old utilityman has hit ..444 in a 30-game stretch through Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis. The stretch includes after a three-hit performance in a win against the Cardinals on Tuesday and two more hits on Wednesday.

    "Howie, again. It is great to see," Nationals bench coach Chip Hale said.

    Howie Kendrick admits he is too old and banged up physically to be an everyday player in the major leagues.

    But the Washington Nationals veteran is more than qualified to keep hitting -- and he has done that with amazing success this season.

    The 36-year-old utilityman has hit ..444 in a 30-game stretch through Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis. The stretch includes after a three-hit performance in a win against the Cardinals on Tuesday and two more hits on Wednesday.

    "Howie, again. It is great to see," Nationals bench coach Chip Hale said.

  • @Nationals • 6h
    MLB

    Washington Times: Nationals struggle against Wainwright in loss to Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright put on another sharp performance while outpitching Max Scherzer, right fielder Dexter Fowler made a sensational catch and the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Wednesday.

    Wainwright (13-9) has won all four of his starts this month, allowing just one earned run in 27 innings. The 38-year-old righty limited the Nationals to an unearned run in seven innings.

    Trailing by four, the Nationals put two on with one out in the eighth. Asdrubal Cabrera hit a drive off Andrew Miller that had the distance to leave the park, but Fowler jumped and reached far over the wall to make the grab.

    ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright put on another sharp performance while outpitching Max Scherzer, right fielder Dexter Fowler made a sensational catch and the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Wednesday.

    Wainwright (13-9) has won all four of his starts this month, allowing just one earned run in 27 innings. The 38-year-old righty limited the Nationals to an unearned run in seven innings.

    Trailing by four, the Nationals put two on with one out in the eighth. Asdrubal Cabrera hit a drive off Andrew Miller that had the distance to leave the park, but Fowler jumped and reached far over the wall to make the grab.

  • @Nationals • 8h
    MLB

    Federal Baseball: Washington Nationals drop 2 of 3 in St. Louis with 5-1 loss to the Cardinals in today's series finale...

    In the rubber match series finale in Busch Stadium, St. Louis Cardinals' right-hander Adam Wainwright outdueled Washington Nationals' ace Max Scherzer in what ended up a 5-1 win for the home team.

    It was a 2-1 game in the seventh inning when Scherzer's frame was extended, on a two-out fly to left field that Juan Soto lost in the sun. Then an RBI single and two-run blast followed in the next two at bats as the Cards blew it open and knocked the Nats' starter out.

    The win was the Cardinals' fifth in seven games with the Nationals this season, and the 31st in 43 games against the Nats in Busch Stadium (III) since it opened in 2006.

    In the rubber match series finale in Busch Stadium, St. Louis Cardinals' right-hander Adam Wainwright outdueled Washington Nationals' ace Max Scherzer in what ended up a 5-1 win for the home team.

    It was a 2-1 game in the seventh inning when Scherzer's frame was extended, on a two-out fly to left field that Juan Soto lost in the sun. Then an RBI single and two-run blast followed in the next two at bats as the Cards blew it open and knocked the Nats' starter out.

    The win was the Cardinals' fifth in seven games with the Nationals this season, and the 31st in 43 games against the Nats in Busch Stadium (III) since it opened in 2006.

  • @Nationals • 12h

    Federal Baseball: Nationals' lefty Patrick Corbin and his slider beat the Cardinals, 6-2 final...

    Patrick Corbin wasn't at his best in his last outing before Tuesday night's start against the St. Louis Cardinals on the road in Busch Stadium, but he managed to hold the Minnesota Twins to three runs on nine hits in what ended up a 12-6 win in which he earned his 12th win of the 2019 campaign (12-7, 3.20 ERA, 3.41 FIP, 60 BB, 213 Ks, .225/.288/.369 line against in 185 2/3 IP).

    "Patrick, once again, he battled and got through six innings for us and did a great job," Davey Martinez told reporters after the third game of Washington's three-game stay in Target Field.

    Patrick Corbin wasn't at his best in his last outing before Tuesday night's start against the St. Louis Cardinals on the road in Busch Stadium, but he managed to hold the Minnesota Twins to three runs on nine hits in what ended up a 12-6 win in which he earned his 12th win of the 2019 campaign (12-7, 3.20 ERA, 3.41 FIP, 60 BB, 213 Ks, .225/.288/.369 line against in 185 2/3 IP).

    "Patrick, once again, he battled and got through six innings for us and did a great job," Davey Martinez told reporters after the third game of Washington's three-game stay in Target Field.

  • @Nationals • 14h
    MLB

    Federal Baseball: Washington Nationals' lineup for the series finale with the St. Louis Cardinals

    How did the Washington Nationals respond to Monday night's 4-2 loss in St. Louis, which left them a +0.5-game up on Chicago's Cubs for the top Wild Card spot and +1.5 over the next-closest team, Milwaukee's Brewers?

    They didn't panic, fill-in skipper Chip Hale said after the Nats' 6-2 win over the Cardinals in the second of three in Busch Stadium.

    "There's no panic," Hale told reporters, "and like I said, once the game's over last night, it's a new one today, and same thing tonight, you win, start from zero tomorrow.

    How did the Washington Nationals respond to Monday night's 4-2 loss in St. Louis, which left them a +0.5-game up on Chicago's Cubs for the top Wild Card spot and +1.5 over the next-closest team, Milwaukee's Brewers?

    They didn't panic, fill-in skipper Chip Hale said after the Nats' 6-2 win over the Cardinals in the second of three in Busch Stadium.

    "There's no panic," Hale told reporters, "and like I said, once the game's over last night, it's a new one today, and same thing tonight, you win, start from zero tomorrow.

  • @Nationals • 17h

    Federal Baseball: Wire Taps: Davey Martinez hospitalized as precaution; Aaron Barrett discusses return; Nationals' old-school charm

    The Nats, quite clearly, won't be winning the NL East this year, meaning that if they make the playoffs, it'll start with the spectacle of a one-game Wild Card. While home-field isn't everything in those games, it sure helps -- and this series with the Cardinals will likely be the most crucial in determining whether the mayhem takes place in Southeast Washington, if the Nats are part of it at all.

    Here's the scoop from St. Louis:

    'The last thing I wanted to do was be a jackass': Davey Martinez on a night the Nats would like to forget (The Athletic)
    Davey Martinez wasn't trying to be rude by appealing Charlie Culberson's attempt to get out of the way -- but he did appeal the call as Culberson lay on the ground, according to Tim Timmons.

    The Nats, quite clearly, won't be winning the NL East this year, meaning that if they make the playoffs, it'll start with the spectacle of a one-game Wild Card. While home-field isn't everything in those games, it sure helps -- and this series with the Cardinals will likely be the most crucial in determining whether the mayhem takes place in Southeast Washington, if the Nats are part of it at all.

    Here's the scoop from St. Louis:

    'The last thing I wanted to do was be a jackass': Davey Martinez on a night the Nats would like to forget (The Athletic)
    Davey Martinez wasn't trying to be rude by appealing Charlie Culberson's attempt to get out of the way -- but he did appeal the call as Culberson lay on the ground, according to Tim Timmons.

  • @Nationals • 22h

    Washington Times: Kendrick, Corbin power Nationals win over Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS -- Howie Kendrick finished a double shy of hitting for a cycle, Patrick Corbin pitched six strong innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 Tuesday night.

    St. Louis maintained its two-game lead in the NL Central over the second-place Chicago Cubs, who lost to Cincinnati. The Nationals increased their lead for the NL's top wild card to 1 1/2 games over the Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers.

    Corbin (13-7) struck out 11 while giving up two unearned runs and five hits in six innings. He walked four in his second win in two starts at Busch Stadium.

    ST. LOUIS -- Howie Kendrick finished a double shy of hitting for a cycle, Patrick Corbin pitched six strong innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 Tuesday night.

    St. Louis maintained its two-game lead in the NL Central over the second-place Chicago Cubs, who lost to Cincinnati. The Nationals increased their lead for the NL's top wild card to 1 1/2 games over the Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers.

    Corbin (13-7) struck out 11 while giving up two unearned runs and five hits in six innings. He walked four in his second win in two starts at Busch Stadium.

  • @Nationals • 24h
    MLB

    Federal Baseball: Washington Nationals 6-2 over Cardinals to set up rubber match in St. Louis tomorrow...

    Howie Kendrick tripled and scored on a sac fly in the second, then homered in his second at bat tonight in the fourth, and Juan Soto doubled and scored on an RBI single by Victor Robles in the sixth, before Robles drove in another run in the eighth, and Soto hit a sac fly to drive in a run in the ninth inning in the Washington Nationals' 6-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Busch Stadium.

    Corbin vs the Cards: Patrick Corbin struggled when he faced the St.

    Howie Kendrick tripled and scored on a sac fly in the second, then homered in his second at bat tonight in the fourth, and Juan Soto doubled and scored on an RBI single by Victor Robles in the sixth, before Robles drove in another run in the eighth, and Soto hit a sac fly to drive in a run in the ninth inning in the Washington Nationals' 6-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Busch Stadium.

    Corbin vs the Cards: Patrick Corbin struggled when he faced the St.

  • @Nationals • 1d

    Federal Baseball: Wire Taps: Washington Nationals' winning season at risk; Ryan Madson dealing with back

    im*plo*sion/imu02c8plu014dZHu0259n/noun: an instance of something collapsing violently inward.

    Here's the scoop from St. Louis:

    The Washington Nationals are nearing the point of no return (WaPo)
    The high-end estimate is 88 wins for the Nationals' season, but they're playing down to worse opponents and are unable to beat better opponents. They just can't win consistently.

    For the Nationals, getting on playoff track is difficult but still not impossible (WaPo)
    The Nationals have two options after David Bote and Paul DeJong slapped them in the face on two consecutive nights: fold over or make up some ground against the Cardinals and Phillies.

    im*plo*sion/imu02c8plu014dZHu0259n/noun: an instance of something collapsing violently inward.

    Here's the scoop from St. Louis:

    The Washington Nationals are nearing the point of no return (WaPo)
    The high-end estimate is 88 wins for the Nationals' season, but they're playing down to worse opponents and are unable to beat better opponents. They just can't win consistently.

    For the Nationals, getting on playoff track is difficult but still not impossible (WaPo)
    The Nationals have two options after David Bote and Paul DeJong slapped them in the face on two consecutive nights: fold over or make up some ground against the Cardinals and Phillies.

  • @Nationals • 1d

    Washington Times: LOVERRO: Fairy tale? Or horror story? Next 12 will write ending to Nationals' story

    ANALYSIS/OPINION:

    We are nearing the last chapter of the Washington Nationals' 2019 season -- which could wind up a fairy tale. Or a horror story.

    The fairy tale would be about a bunch of superstars who inexplicably stumbled through the first two months of the season to a 19-31 record, prompting calls for manager Dave Martinez's job and fueling delusional talk of trading future Hall of Fame pitcher Max Scherzer for "prospects."

    But in this inspirational story, the stars slowly but surely, over the course of a 162-game season, remember how to win, thanks in part to the heart of their loyal manager, Martinez, who never wavered in support of his team and showed players how to stick together during fractured times.

    ANALYSIS/OPINION:

    We are nearing the last chapter of the Washington Nationals' 2019 season -- which could wind up a fairy tale. Or a horror story.

    The fairy tale would be about a bunch of superstars who inexplicably stumbled through the first two months of the season to a 19-31 record, prompting calls for manager Dave Martinez's job and fueling delusional talk of trading future Hall of Fame pitcher Max Scherzer for "prospects."

    But in this inspirational story, the stars slowly but surely, over the course of a 162-game season, remember how to win, thanks in part to the heart of their loyal manager, Martinez, who never wavered in support of his team and showed players how to stick together during fractured times.

  • @Nationals • 1d
    MLB

    Federal Baseball: Washington Nationals' lineup for tonight's series opener with the St. Louis Cardinals

    Howie Kendrick missed nine games with a hamstring issue between July 31st and August 12th, but going into Sunday's series finale with the Atlanta Braves, the 36-year-old, 14-year veteran was 21 for 53 (.396 AVG) since returning from the Injured List, with a total of seven doubles, two home runs, four walks, and 10 runs scored over 22 games (10 starts) and 58 plate appearances.

    Kendrick also had a .307/.354/.484 line in the 62 games he'd started this season with 16 of 23 doubles and 9 of 14 HRs coming in the games he'd started.

    Howie Kendrick missed nine games with a hamstring issue between July 31st and August 12th, but going into Sunday's series finale with the Atlanta Braves, the 36-year-old, 14-year veteran was 21 for 53 (.396 AVG) since returning from the Injured List, with a total of seven doubles, two home runs, four walks, and 10 runs scored over 22 games (10 starts) and 58 plate appearances.

    Kendrick also had a .307/.354/.484 line in the 62 games he'd started this season with 16 of 23 doubles and 9 of 14 HRs coming in the games he'd started.

  • @Nationals • 1d

    Federal Baseball: Stephen Strasburg battles through five on 99 pitches in Nationals' 4-2 loss to the Cardinals

    Washington Nationals' skipper Davey Martinez talked before Stephen Strasburg faced the St. Louis Cardinals back on May 2nd, about what's working for the right-hander when things are going well on the mound.

    "When he utilizes his changeup and is throwing it down in the strike zone a lot of good things happen," the second-year skipper explained.

    "Everybody's talked about his velo," Martinez added, "and now he's pumping 95-96 again, so that's kind of nice, so when he's really on, his balls are down, his ball's moving and he's got that 95 crisp, 96.

    Washington Nationals' skipper Davey Martinez talked before Stephen Strasburg faced the St. Louis Cardinals back on May 2nd, about what's working for the right-hander when things are going well on the mound.

    "When he utilizes his changeup and is throwing it down in the strike zone a lot of good things happen," the second-year skipper explained.

    "Everybody's talked about his velo," Martinez added, "and now he's pumping 95-96 again, so that's kind of nice, so when he's really on, his balls are down, his ball's moving and he's got that 95 crisp, 96.

  • @Nationals • 1d

    Fansided: Washington Nationals: Yasmani Grandal an intriguing trade candidate

    The Washington Nationals were one of the most complete teams in the league in 2017, but they had one major hole: catcher. Matt Wieters and Jose Lobaton combined to form one of the weakest catching tandems in the league, which proved to be detrimental in the end.

    Perhaps it is fitting that the two catchers committed the most costly errors in the Nats' final postseason game of 2017. Wieters had arguably the worst game of his career, struggling mightily both at the plate and behind it. Lobaton also had an inexcusable mistake, getting picked off of first base in the eighth inning.

    The Washington Nationals were one of the most complete teams in the league in 2017, but they had one major hole: catcher. Matt Wieters and Jose Lobaton combined to form one of the weakest catching tandems in the league, which proved to be detrimental in the end.

    Perhaps it is fitting that the two catchers committed the most costly errors in the Nats' final postseason game of 2017. Wieters had arguably the worst game of his career, struggling mightily both at the plate and behind it. Lobaton also had an inexcusable mistake, getting picked off of first base in the eighth inning.

  • @Nationals • 2d

    Federal Baseball: Washington Nationals struggling down the stretch; trying to hold onto Wild Card lead

    Washington's loss last night left them just a +0.5 game up on the Chicago Cubs in the top Wild Card spot in the National League, and just +1.5 ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers, who have won nine of their last 10 while the Nationals have gone 4-6 in that stretch.

    The Nationals have now dropped 9 of 15 so far in September. The rough stretch follows a three-plus month run that brought the organization back into the postseason race.

    With an impressive 52-25 run between June 1st and August 31st, the Nats fought their way into the mix for a postseason berth, and they're still right there in spite of their struggles.

    Washington's loss last night left them just a +0.5 game up on the Chicago Cubs in the top Wild Card spot in the National League, and just +1.5 ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers, who have won nine of their last 10 while the Nationals have gone 4-6 in that stretch.

    The Nationals have now dropped 9 of 15 so far in September. The rough stretch follows a three-plus month run that brought the organization back into the postseason race.

    With an impressive 52-25 run between June 1st and August 31st, the Nats fought their way into the mix for a postseason berth, and they're still right there in spite of their struggles.

  • @Nationals • 2d
    MLB

    Federal Baseball: Wire Taps: Get well soon, Davey Martinez; Nationals lose to Cardinals + more Nats links

    Davey Martinez was back in Washington, D.C. last night when the Nationals were in Busch Stadium losing the series opener to the St. Louis Cardinals. Martinez underwent a medical procedure on Monday after feeling chest pains during Sunday's series finale with Atlanta.

    So did fill-in skipper Chip Hale hear anything from the manager about the first of three with the Cards?

    "I haven't heard yet," Hale said after the 4-2 loss. "I'm sure he'll give us a call after the game if he's up, I know he's been through a battery of tests, so hopefully he's feeling good.

    Davey Martinez was back in Washington, D.C. last night when the Nationals were in Busch Stadium losing the series opener to the St. Louis Cardinals. Martinez underwent a medical procedure on Monday after feeling chest pains during Sunday's series finale with Atlanta.

    So did fill-in skipper Chip Hale hear anything from the manager about the first of three with the Cards?

    "I haven't heard yet," Hale said after the 4-2 loss. "I'm sure he'll give us a call after the game if he's up, I know he's been through a battery of tests, so hopefully he's feeling good.

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