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Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Nationals.22263153.39
NL East Division4th4th1st2nd
National League 12th10th5th4th
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J. Werth
T. Moore
R. Johnson
R. Zimmerman
D. Span
R. Johnson
B. Harper
R. Johnson
Y. Escobar
D. Espinosa
I. Desmond
D. Espinosa
Rotation
1. M. Scherzer
2. S. Strasburg
3. J. Zimmermann
4. G. Gonzalez
5. D. Fister
D. Espinosa
D. Uggla
Y. Escobar
R. Zimmerman
T. Moore
C. Robinson

DL
A. Rendon
N. McLouth
F. Rivero
C. Stammen
C. Janssen
E. Davis
W. Ramos
J. Lobaton
  Bullpen
D. Storen (CL)
A. Barrett
M. Thornton
R. Martin
B. Treinen
M. Grace
T. Roark
Last Updated: 04/24/2015
 
player is injured   news about this player  
 
Last Five Games
4/25 vs. MIA
Y. Escobar3B
I. DesmondSS
J. WerthLF
B. HarperCF
R. Zimmerman1B
W. RamosC
R. JohnsonRF
D. Espinosa2B
S. StrasburgP
 
4/23 vs. STL
D. SpanCF
I. DesmondSS
B. HarperRF
R. Zimmerman1B
C. RobinsonLF
Y. Escobar3B
J. LobatonC
D. Espinosa2B
M. ScherzerP
 
4/22 vs. STL
D. SpanCF
I. DesmondSS
J. WerthLF
B. HarperRF
R. Zimmerman1B
Y. Escobar3B
W. RamosC
D. Espinosa2B
D. FisterP
 
4/21 vs. STL
D. SpanCF
I. DesmondSS
J. WerthLF
B. HarperRF
R. Zimmerman1B
Y. Escobar3B
W. RamosC
D. Espinosa2B
G. GonzalezP
 
4/19 vs. PHI
D. SpanCF
I. DesmondSS
J. WerthLF
B. HarperRF
R. Zimmerman1B
W. RamosC
D. Espinosa3B
D. Uggla2B
S. StrasburgP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
M. TaylorCF.27128
Y. Escobar3B.27125
B. HarperRF.286410
R. Zimmerman1B.227212
W. RamosC.23118
I. DesmondSS.29415
D. Uggla2B.11801
T. MooreLF.16712
 
Notes
  • 13 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 3 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
2 Game(s)
Y. Escobar3B
I. DesmondSS
J. WerthLF
B. HarperRF
R. Zimmerman1B
W. RamosC
D. Espinosa2B
M. TaylorCF
2 Game(s)
D. SpanCF
I. DesmondSS
J. WerthLF
B. HarperRF
R. Zimmerman1B
Y. Escobar3B
W. RamosC
D. Espinosa2B
1 Game(s)
D. SpanCF
I. DesmondSS
B. HarperRF
R. Zimmerman1B
C. RobinsonLF
Y. Escobar3B
J. LobatonC
D. Espinosa2B
1 Game(s)
Y. Escobar3B
J. WerthLF
B. HarperRF
R. Zimmerman1B
C. RobinsonDH
W. RamosC
I. DesmondSS
D. Espinosa2B
M. TaylorCF
1 Game(s)
Y. Escobar3B
I. DesmondSS
J. WerthDH
B. HarperRF
R. Zimmerman1B
W. RamosC
T. MooreLF
D. Uggla2B
M. TaylorCF

 
 

Yunel Escobar, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.2866250
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 16
Denard Span, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
5.2383011
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 5
News
Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper will move to center field, in place of Denard Span, for Saturday's game. 

"What we have to be mindful of is that we don't want to push [Span] too hard, because this is a long-term thing," manager Matt Williams said to MLB.com. "We have a lot of games left. I want to make sure he is healthy for the rest of the season. Four in a row and a day off is probably the best thing to do. After today, let him go again. He'll let us know how he feels from there. He is playing well."

Reed Johnson gets his second start of the season in right.

The Nationals are -150 money line favorites at Miami. 

Jose Lobaton, #59
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
4.0771010
 
Position Breakdown
C - 4
Casey Janssen, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least late April (Updated - 4/7/15)
News
Nationals pitcher Casey Janssen threw a bullpen session on Wednesday and Friday in Florida, and is making good progress in his recovery from a shoulder injury, manager Matt Williams told reporters, per the team's official website.

Janssen will have the day off to rest on Saturday before the team evaluates his readiness for simulated game action, per the Washington Post.

Danny Espinosa, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
11.1826230
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 9, 3B - 3
Ian Desmond, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
18.27811150
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 18
News
Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has been moved down to the No. 6 slot for his team's matchup with the Marlins.

Desmond opened the season as the team's No. 6 batter but had slotted second for 10 straight games heading into Sunday's action. He has hit .333/.378/.500 in 42 at-bats out of the No. 2 spot this season. With the shortstop hitting lower in the order, third baseman Yunel Escobar will see his first action batting second since April 13.

The Nationals are favorites (-118) in Miami Sunday.

Aaron Barrett, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
207.21.17011
 
Nate McLouth, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
000000
 
Injuries
Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least early May (Updated - 4/14/15)
Stephen Strasburg, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1224.04.88723
 
News
Underachieving Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg continued to baffle the baseball world rather than opposing hitters Saturday.

Strasburg maintained his mediocrity in a loss to Miami, yielding four earned runs on eight hits in six innings to lower his record to 1-2 and raise his ERA to 4.88. He struck out six to give him 23 in 24 innings on the year, but he has had three bad outings in four starts.

The right-hander was rolling along through three, but doubles to Martin Prado and Giancarlo Stanton and single by Justin Bour in the fourth resulted in two runs. Three singles and a double play in the sixth doubled the output and all but ended his night.

Strasburg will try against Thursday on the road against the torrid Mets.

Ryan Zimmerman, #11
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
18.21482120
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 18
News
Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who is battling plantar fascia ailment, is feeling better than he did on Thursday, manager Matt Williams told reporters, per the team's official website. Zimmerman remained in the starting lineup, batting fifth against Miami on Friday. 

Zimmerman is batting .226 (14 for 62) with four doubles, a triple, two homers, 12 RBI and a .304 on-base percentage.

Max Scherzer, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1228.21.26429
 
Injuries
Thumb - Probable for April 28 start at Atlanta (Updated - 4/24/15)
News
Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer tested his swollen thumb by throwing in the outfield Sunday but did not see any mound work, CSNWashington.com reports.

Scherzer is "day to day" with the thumb injury seems unlikely to make Tuesday's start, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.

Scherzer indicated he was able to grip the ball better than anticipated Sunday, MLB.com reports.

"I'm dealing with a little sprain in there," he said. "For me, it's just doing treatments and see where this goes."

Scherzer did indicate that the thumb felt better Sunday, but it's apparent he won't pitch unless he feels 100 percent. He's just 1-2 over his first four starts but owns a 1.26 ERA and 29:4 K:BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings.

Rafael Martin, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
004.011.2509
 
Doug Fister, #58
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1019.02.3778
 
News
Nationals pitcher Doug Fister allowed five runs, four earned, on seven hits, including two home runs, in Washington's 7-5 loss to the Cardinals Wednesday.

Fister struggled early and often, allowing a solo shot to Matt Carpenter to lead off the first inning. Fister then allowed a two-run home run to Kolten Wong in the second, driving home Yadier Molina. It didn't get much better in the third, when Matt Adams cracked an RBI double to left field to bring home another run.

Fister, who remains 1-0 on the year, now boasts a 2.37 ERA in three starts this season. He will look for his second win Monday against the Braves.

Reed Johnson, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.1760010
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 4
News
Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper will move to center field, in place of Denard Span, for Saturday's game. 

"What we have to be mindful of is that we don't want to push [Span] too hard, because this is a long-term thing," manager Matt Williams said to MLB.com. "We have a lot of games left. I want to make sure he is healthy for the rest of the season. Four in a row and a day off is probably the best thing to do. After today, let him go again. He'll let us know how he feels from there. He is playing well."

Reed Johnson gets his second start of the season in right.

The Nationals are -150 money line favorites at Miami. 

Matt Grace, #60
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
001.00.0000
 
News
The Nationals placed left-handed pitcher Felipe Rivero on the 15-day disabled list with a gastrointestinal bleed, the team announced. The move is retroactive to April 18.

With an extra spot on the 25-man roster, the Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Matt Grace from Triple-A and he is available to pitch in Wednesday's game against the Cardinals. Grace, 23, failed to make the team out of spring training.

The Nationals are the favorites (-101) over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Tanner Roark, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
029.12.8900
 
Bryce Harper, #34
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
18.271114100
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 18
News
Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-2 loss to the Marlins Sunday.

Harper kicked off the scoring with his second-inning home run, but it wasn't enough for the Nationals to avoid a sweep at the hands of their division rivals. The home run was his first of the week but already his fifth of the season. Harper has hit .270/.420/.524 with five home runs, 11 RBI and 17 walks in 63 at-bats.

Jordan Zimmermann, #27
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1220.25.23511
 
News
Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann gave up two runs on six hits and struck out four in 6 1/3 innings for a no decision against the Marlins on Friday. 

Zimmermann was touched for both runs in the fifth inning on RBI singles from pitcher Matt Latos and second baseman Dee Gordon. 

Zimmermann's next start is set for Wednesday in Atlanta.

Dan Uggla, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
11.1182010
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 10
News
After starting the first four games of the season, Nationals second baseman Dan Uggla has started just four times over the last 11 games. Manager Matt Williams said Uggla is adjusting to his role as a bench player.

"It's never easy. Being an everyday player his whole career, it's not easy to learn how to do it," Williams said, per MASNsports.com. "The objective when he walks up there is to be him and not try to be something that he is not. His thought process when he goes up there is (to) get a good one to hit and whack it like he always does.

"He'll be aggressive from the first pitch, like he always hit. It's been the last three games, but it doesn't mean it'll be all the time either. He'll get some starts as well. Last night, we needed to get T-Mo (Tyler Moore) an at-bat, so we got him in there."

Uggla is batting .129 (4 for 31) with one RBI, two doubles, three walks and seven strikeouts.

Gio Gonzalez, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1118.13.441014
 
News
Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez took the loss Sunday, giving up six earned runs on 10 hits and one walk in five-plus innings while racking up eight strikeouts in his team's 6-2 defeat against the Marlins.

Gonzalez (1-2) pitched three scoreless innings but surrendered a bases-loaded triple in the fourth to fall behind for good. He gave up another RBI triple during a two-run fifth inning, and the Marlins added one more run in the sixth after the starter was removed earlier in the inning.

Gonzalez owns a 5.01 ERA and 22:11 K:BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Mets Friday in New York.

Felipe Rivero, #73
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
001.09.0002
 
Injuries
Gastrointestinal bleed - 15-day DL. Out until at least early May (Updated - 4/22/15)
News
The Nationals placed left-handed pitcher Felipe Rivero on the 15-day disabled list with a gastrointestinal bleed, the team announced. The move is retroactive to April 18.

With an extra spot on the 25-man roster, the Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Matt Grace from Triple-A and he is available to pitch in Wednesday's game against the Cardinals. Grace, 23, failed to make the team out of spring training.

The Nationals are the favorites (-101) over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Erik Davis, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - 15-day DL. Out until at least late April (Updated - 4/7/15)
Wilson Ramos, #40
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
14.2503180
 
Position Breakdown
C - 14
Anthony Rendon, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
000000
 
Injuries
Knee - 15-day DL. On Double-A rehab assignment (Updated - 4/25/15)
News
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon reported no issues with his left knee following his first minor-league rehab assignment game on Friday with Double-A Harrisburg.

"Everything is good," Rendon said, per the Washington Post. "Getting back into the swing of things and trying to feel comfortable."

Rendon went 1 for 2 with one double before being lifted after five innings.

"I haven't seen him since the play he got injured on so it was good to see him back out there,"Double-A manager Brian Daubach said. "He had a normal workday. He took infield with the club. He looked good in the game. He looked good on the double. Had a couple plays at third and made the plays. Another step in the right direction and staying on schedule."

Rendon is expected to play at least five days on a rehab assignment. He will play seven innings on Saturday before receiving an off day on Sunday. The team wants him to play a full game before activating him from the disabled list.

Drew Storen, #22
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
006.03.0047
 
Jayson Werth, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.1894020
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 9, DH - 1
News
The Nationals opted to hold outfielder Jayson Werth out of the starting lineup Thursday against the Cardinals. Manager Matt Williams admitted the team is being a little cautious as Werth is coming off shoulder surgery.

"He's going to have to have an occasional day," Williams said, per MASNsports.com. "He didn't have spring training, if you will. He goes through that regular spring training soreness and it's even more monumental because it's condensed (amount of time)."

Werth is batting .167 (5 for 30) with two doubles, two RBI, three walks and seven strikeouts in eight games since coming off the disabled list.

Blake Treinen, #64
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
027.24.7006
 
Tyler Moore, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.1671120
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, OF - 4
Craig Stammen, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
004.00.0003
 
Injuries
Forearm - 15-day DL. Out for season (Updated - 4/20/15)
Clint Robinson, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
12.2413020
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 4, DH - 2
Matt Thornton, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
005.01.8002