Batting
Runs 451 15th
Batting Average .254 14th
On Base Percentage .329 9th
Slugging Percentage .434 16th
Pitching
Earned Run Average 4.32 17th
Quality Starts 52 1st
WHIP 1.29 19th
BAA .246 20th
2019 NL East Standings
TEAM W L PCT STRK
Atlanta 58 37 .611 W5
Washington 49 43 .533 L1
Philadelphia 48 46 .511 L1
New York 42 51 .452 W2
Miami 34 57 .374 L2

Washington Nationals News

  • @Nationals • 2h
  • Anthony Rendon makes another "routine" play.(He also hit 2 RBI doubles because of course he did.) https://t.co/F1hA3C8gyg

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  • @Nationals • 10h

    Federal Baseball: Will Austin Voth stick as the Washington Nationals' fifth starter?

    Austin Voth impressed with six strong innings on the mound against the Atlanta Braves in his 2019 debut, but the 27-year-old righty struggled in the two starts that followed, giving up 11 hits, five walks, and seven runs total (7.27 ERA) in 8 2/3 IP, over which hitters put up a combined .306/.390/.417 line against him.

    "I think he's just -- it's taking him a lot of pitches to get outs," Nats' skipper Davey Martinez said when asked to diagnose Voth's issues after start No. 3, "and his pitch counts are really high.

    Austin Voth impressed with six strong innings on the mound against the Atlanta Braves in his 2019 debut, but the 27-year-old righty struggled in the two starts that followed, giving up 11 hits, five walks, and seven runs total (7.27 ERA) in 8 2/3 IP, over which hitters put up a combined .306/.390/.417 line against him.

    "I think he's just -- it's taking him a lot of pitches to get outs," Nats' skipper Davey Martinez said when asked to diagnose Voth's issues after start No. 3, "and his pitch counts are really high.

  • @Nationals • 12h

    Washington Times: Juan Soto gets bruised, hits bruising homer as Nationals beat Orioles

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    BALTIMORE -- Juan Soto dropped to the ground, clutching his leg in pain. One minute, things looked dim. The next, Soto was trotting around the bases.

    Soto's 443-foot home run two pitches after grounding a foul ball into his leg helped the Nationals secure an 8-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday at Camden Yards.

    Anthony Rendon hit RBI doubles in the third and seventh innings and starter Austin Voth got his first win of 2019 for the Nationals (50-43).

    The Nationals didn't get off to a strong start, but they did enough to beat the worst team in baseball, the Orioles (28-66).

    BALTIMORE -- Juan Soto dropped to the ground, clutching his leg in pain. One minute, things looked dim. The next, Soto was trotting around the bases.

    Soto's 443-foot home run two pitches after grounding a foul ball into his leg helped the Nationals secure an 8-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday at Camden Yards.

    Anthony Rendon hit RBI doubles in the third and seventh innings and starter Austin Voth got his first win of 2019 for the Nationals (50-43).

    The Nationals didn't get off to a strong start, but they did enough to beat the worst team in baseball, the Orioles (28-66).

  • @Nationals • 14h

    Federal Baseball: Washington Nationals at Baltimore Orioles: GameThread 93 of 162

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    WEATHER: Cloudy 82deg

    <b>* D.C. Starting Lineup: </b>

    1. Trea Turner - SS

    2. Mighty Mouse - RF

    3. #RENDONISREADY - 3B

    4. Juan Soto - LF

    5. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - DH (Word.)

    6. Mt. Adams - 1B

    7. Brian Dozier - 2B

    8. Victor Robles - CF

    9. Yan Gomes - C

    P. Austin Voth - RHP

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    Tonight's Lineups: <strong>WOJCIECHOWSKI VS THE NATIONALS:</strong> <strong>VOTH VS THE ORIOLES:</strong>

    WEATHER: Cloudy 82deg

    <b>* D.C. Starting Lineup: </b>

    1. Trea Turner - SS

    2. Mighty Mouse - RF

    3. #RENDONISREADY - 3B

    4. Juan Soto - LF

    5. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - DH (Word.)

    6. Mt. Adams - 1B

    7. Brian Dozier - 2B

    8. Victor Robles - CF

    9. Yan Gomes - C

    P. Austin Voth - RHP

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    Tonight's Lineups: <strong>WOJCIECHOWSKI VS THE NATIONALS:</strong> <strong>VOTH VS THE ORIOLES:</strong>

  • @Nationals • 15h
  • Anthony Rendon is all that and two bags of potato chips.END 3 // #Nats 2, Orioles 1 https://t.co/UZDBfIP6SM

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  • @Nationals • 16h
  • Eu ... and we cannot stress this enough ... taw.@BigCityForReal // #OnePursuit https://t.co/wbaoScCp4R

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  • @Nationals • 16h

    Washington Times: Erick Fedde will start for Nationals Wednesday as Scherzer makes progress

    BALTIMORE | Nationals manager Dave Martinez announced Tuesday that Erick Fedde will be called up from the Double-A Harrisburg Senators to start on Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles.

    Fedde is 1-1 with a 3.79 ERA in 11 games this year -- six starts and five relief appearances -- for the Nationals. He last pitched in the minor leagues on July 2 with Triple-A Fresno, then threw a simulated game on Sunday in Harrisburg of about 20 to 25 pitches.

    "He has been looking good. I think he will help us in the big leagues here pretty soon," Harrisburg All-Star catcher Tres Barrera told The Washington Times on Monday.

    BALTIMORE | Nationals manager Dave Martinez announced Tuesday that Erick Fedde will be called up from the Double-A Harrisburg Senators to start on Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles.

    Fedde is 1-1 with a 3.79 ERA in 11 games this year -- six starts and five relief appearances -- for the Nationals. He last pitched in the minor leagues on July 2 with Triple-A Fresno, then threw a simulated game on Sunday in Harrisburg of about 20 to 25 pitches.

    "He has been looking good. I think he will help us in the big leagues here pretty soon," Harrisburg All-Star catcher Tres Barrera told The Washington Times on Monday.

  • @Nationals • 19h

    Fansided: Washington Nationals: Nats Should Target Lefty Reliever at Deadline

    The much belittled Washington Nationals bullpen needs an upgrade. Everybody knows that. However, one specific area that needs it desperately are the available left-handers.

    While it has been needed all season, two recent events shine the spotlight on the issue. First, new acquisition Jonny Venters was placed on the 10-Day Injured List with a left shoulder sprain, and his return date is unknown.

    Venters isn't a good pitcher to start with, and he made only three appearances with the Nats before hitting the IL.

    Secondly, Matt Grace allowed the game-winning home run on Sunday to Maikel Franco, costing the team a chance at a series sweep.

    The much belittled Washington Nationals bullpen needs an upgrade. Everybody knows that. However, one specific area that needs it desperately are the available left-handers.

    While it has been needed all season, two recent events shine the spotlight on the issue. First, new acquisition Jonny Venters was placed on the 10-Day Injured List with a left shoulder sprain, and his return date is unknown.

    Venters isn't a good pitcher to start with, and he made only three appearances with the Nats before hitting the IL.

    Secondly, Matt Grace allowed the game-winning home run on Sunday to Maikel Franco, costing the team a chance at a series sweep.

  • @Nationals • 21h

    Federal Baseball: Todd Peterson, the reliever who rakes, looking forward to "new experiences" with Washington Nationals

    The Washington Nationals have taken a few dips into the LSU ranks in recent years in the MLB Draft. The latest is their seventh-round selection, right-hander Todd Peterson, a reliever know for a huge base hit in college - but we'll get onto that later...

    Possessing a tantalizing fastball-curveball combination, Peterson improved each season with the Tigers. His final season in Baton rouge was by far his best though, posting a 3.86 ERA, striking out 44 in 49 innings, walking just 18.

    That constant improvement put him in the conversation to be a day-two pick in the 2019 Draft, which can be a strange time for potential college draftees, with many preparing for the NCAA playoffs.

    The Washington Nationals have taken a few dips into the LSU ranks in recent years in the MLB Draft. The latest is their seventh-round selection, right-hander Todd Peterson, a reliever know for a huge base hit in college - but we'll get onto that later...

    Possessing a tantalizing fastball-curveball combination, Peterson improved each season with the Tigers. His final season in Baton rouge was by far his best though, posting a 3.86 ERA, striking out 44 in 49 innings, walking just 18.

    That constant improvement put him in the conversation to be a day-two pick in the 2019 Draft, which can be a strange time for potential college draftees, with many preparing for the NCAA playoffs.

  • @Nationals • 1d

    Federal Baseball: Wire Taps: Anthony Rendon ponders legacy; Rotation questions with Stephen Strasburg; Nats enjoy being baseball's oldest...

    The Nats are playing Camden Yards tonight, and what with the price of tickets and the O's troubles, this may finally be the series that Nats fans outnumber Orioles fans in Baltimore.

    Here's the chase from the Charm City:

    In what might be his final year in Washington, Rendon ponders legacy at YBA, life in baseball (MLB.com)
    Anthony Rendon, instead of heading to Cleveland, headed to the Nats' Youth Baseball Academy in Anacostia. Ian Desmond handed him the reins as the point player for the academy ahead of the 2016 season, but he could well leave Washington himself after this year -- and he doesn't think baseball is as life-defining as it once was, but still places a heavy premium on being a positive influence on the students.

    The Nats are playing Camden Yards tonight, and what with the price of tickets and the O's troubles, this may finally be the series that Nats fans outnumber Orioles fans in Baltimore.

    Here's the chase from the Charm City:

    In what might be his final year in Washington, Rendon ponders legacy at YBA, life in baseball (MLB.com)
    Anthony Rendon, instead of heading to Cleveland, headed to the Nats' Youth Baseball Academy in Anacostia. Ian Desmond handed him the reins as the point player for the academy ahead of the 2016 season, but he could well leave Washington himself after this year -- and he doesn't think baseball is as life-defining as it once was, but still places a heavy premium on being a positive influence on the students.

  • @Nationals • 1d

    Federal Baseball: The good, the bad, and the ugly from the Nationals' series win over the Phillies

    The Washington Nationals started the second half of the season on a positive note as they were able to take two out of the three games against the Philadelphia Phillies.

    The Nats are now 9-5 against the Phils this season, including winning five of their last six games against them. It's a huge reason that they've been able to overcome the big deficit they had earlier this season.

    Here are the main takeaways from the three-game set at Citizens Bank Park...

    The Good

    Rotation still rolling

    Even though their ace is currently out of commission - which we'll come onto later in this piece - the Nationals' rotation picked up right where it left off entering the All-Star break.

    The Washington Nationals started the second half of the season on a positive note as they were able to take two out of the three games against the Philadelphia Phillies.

    The Nats are now 9-5 against the Phils this season, including winning five of their last six games against them. It's a huge reason that they've been able to overcome the big deficit they had earlier this season.

    Here are the main takeaways from the three-game set at Citizens Bank Park...

    The Good

    Rotation still rolling

    Even though their ace is currently out of commission - which we'll come onto later in this piece - the Nationals' rotation picked up right where it left off entering the All-Star break.

  • @Nationals • 1d

    Federal Baseball: Washington Nationals place Max Scherzer on 10-Day Injured List with mid-back strain...

    The initial hope was that though Max Scherzer's first start of the second-half was pushed back, he would be able to go this coming Tuesday in Baltimore in the first game of two in the Orioles' home.

    Before last night's game in Citizens Bank Park, however, the Nationals placed the 34-year-old ace on the 10-Day Injured List, retroactive to July 10th, with what was described in the announcement as a mid-back strain.

    The back stiffness he'd been dealing with since his start in Detroit back on June 30th on the road in Comerica Park, bothered him again after an outing against the Kansas City Royals in the nation's capital last Saturday, so he sat out of the All-Star Game this past Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to get him past the trouble he was experiencing.

    The initial hope was that though Max Scherzer's first start of the second-half was pushed back, he would be able to go this coming Tuesday in Baltimore in the first game of two in the Orioles' home.

    Before last night's game in Citizens Bank Park, however, the Nationals placed the 34-year-old ace on the 10-Day Injured List, retroactive to July 10th, with what was described in the announcement as a mid-back strain.

    The back stiffness he'd been dealing with since his start in Detroit back on June 30th on the road in Comerica Park, bothered him again after an outing against the Kansas City Royals in the nation's capital last Saturday, so he sat out of the All-Star Game this past Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to get him past the trouble he was experiencing.

  • @Nationals • 1d

    Federal Baseball: Washington Nationals' lineup for today's series finale with the Philadelphia Phillies

    Anthony Rendon kept the top of the ninth alive with a two-out single, then Juan Soto played hero for the Washington Nationals with a go-ahead, two-run homer off Philadelphia Phillies' closer Hector Neris, hitting a first-pitch splitter out to left-center for a 4-3 lead that held up.

    "I was looking for the split," Soto said, which he should have been, since Neris is throwing 68% splitters this season and only has one other pitch. "I saw the ball up really high [in the zone]," the 20-year-old Nats' slugger added, and he flat crushed it.

    Anthony Rendon kept the top of the ninth alive with a two-out single, then Juan Soto played hero for the Washington Nationals with a go-ahead, two-run homer off Philadelphia Phillies' closer Hector Neris, hitting a first-pitch splitter out to left-center for a 4-3 lead that held up.

    "I was looking for the split," Soto said, which he should have been, since Neris is throwing 68% splitters this season and only has one other pitch. "I saw the ball up really high [in the zone]," the 20-year-old Nats' slugger added, and he flat crushed it.

  • @Nationals • 1d

    Federal Baseball: Washington Nationals rally late, but drop finale with Philadelphia Phillies on walk-off home run by Maikel Franco, 4-3 final.

    Trailing 3-1 after six, the Washington Nationals tied things up with back-to-back, one-out walks and two consecutive RBI singles in the seventh, but the Philadelphia Phillies got a walk-off home run from Maikel Franco to avoid a sweep in the three-game set in Citizens Bank Park.

    Sanchez vs the Phillies: Anibal Sanchez wrapped up the first half of the first year of his 2-year/$19M deal with the Nationals with a strong seven-start stretch over which he went (5-0) with a 2.18 ERA, eight walks, 24 Ks, and a .

    Trailing 3-1 after six, the Washington Nationals tied things up with back-to-back, one-out walks and two consecutive RBI singles in the seventh, but the Philadelphia Phillies got a walk-off home run from Maikel Franco to avoid a sweep in the three-game set in Citizens Bank Park.

    Sanchez vs the Phillies: Anibal Sanchez wrapped up the first half of the first year of his 2-year/$19M deal with the Nationals with a strong seven-start stretch over which he went (5-0) with a 2.18 ERA, eight walks, 24 Ks, and a .

  • @Nationals • 2d

    Federal Baseball: Washington Nationals battle back, can't sweep, but take 2 of 3 from Philadelphia Phillies...

    The way things were going heading into the All-Star Break, with the Washington Nationals winners of 28 of 39 going back to May 24th, Nats' manager Davey Martinez had to think a minute before answering when a reporter asked if he would rather keep going than take a few days off for the Midsummer Classic.

    "I'd say the way we're playing, yeah, keep going is great," Martinez said, after a win in the first-half finale with the Kansas City Royals gave the Nationals a sweep of the three-game series, "but I think we all need a break, I really do.

    The way things were going heading into the All-Star Break, with the Washington Nationals winners of 28 of 39 going back to May 24th, Nats' manager Davey Martinez had to think a minute before answering when a reporter asked if he would rather keep going than take a few days off for the Midsummer Classic.

    "I'd say the way we're playing, yeah, keep going is great," Martinez said, after a win in the first-half finale with the Kansas City Royals gave the Nationals a sweep of the three-game series, "but I think we all need a break, I really do.

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