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Washington Nationals

Stadium: Nationals Park | Manager: Matt Williams
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Nationals.24888223.48
NL East Division4th2nd2nd2nd
National League 7th3rd4th7th
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B. Harper
N. McLouth
T. Moore
D. Span
N. McLouth
J. Werth
B. Harper
A. Rendon
K. Frandsen
Z. Walters
I. Desmond
D. Espinosa
Z. Walters
Rotation
1. S. Strasburg
2. G. Gonzalez
3. J. Zimmermann
4. T. Roark
5. T. Jordan
D. Espinosa
A. Rendon
Z. Walters
K. Frandsen
A. LaRoche
K. Frandsen
T. Moore

DL
R. Zimmerman
S. Hairston
J. Kobernus
S. Hairston
W. Ramos
D. Fister
E. Davis
R. Ohlendorf
J. Lobaton
S. Leon
  Bullpen
R. Soriano (CL)
T. Clippard
D. Storen
J. Blevins
C. Stammen
A. Barrett
R. Detwiler
Last Updated: 04/22/2014
 
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Last Five Games
4/21 vs. LAA
D. SpanCF
B. HarperLF
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
A. Rendon3B
I. DesmondSS
D. Espinosa2B
J. LobatonC
T. RoarkP
 
4/20 vs. STL
D. SpanCF
B. HarperLF
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
A. Rendon3B
I. DesmondSS
D. Espinosa2B
J. LobatonC
S. StrasburgP
 
4/19 vs. STL
D. SpanCF
B. HarperLF
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
A. Rendon3B
I. DesmondSS
D. Espinosa2B
S. LeonC
J. ZimmermannP
 
4/18 vs. STL
A. Rendon3B
B. HarperLF
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
I. DesmondSS
D. Espinosa2B
N. McLouthCF
J. LobatonC
G. GonzalezP
 
4/17 vs. STL
A. Rendon3B
B. HarperLF
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
I. DesmondSS
D. Espinosa2B
N. McLouthCF
J. LobatonC
T. JordanP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
A. Rendon3B.320314
B. HarperLF.29215
J. WerthRF.250311
A. LaRoche1B.297310
I. DesmondSS.233312
D. Espinosa2B.31313
N. McLouthCF.07400
J. LobatonC.22501
 
Notes
  • 11 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 2 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
2 Game(s)
D. SpanCF
B. HarperLF
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
A. Rendon3B
I. DesmondSS
D. Espinosa2B
J. LobatonC
1 Game(s)
A. Rendon3B
B. HarperLF
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
I. DesmondSS
D. Espinosa2B
N. McLouthCF
S. LeonC
1 Game(s)
D. SpanCF
A. Rendon2B
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
R. Zimmerman3B
B. HarperLF
I. DesmondSS
J. LobatonC
1 Game(s)
N. McLouthCF
A. Rendon2B
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
R. Zimmerman3B
B. HarperLF
I. DesmondSS
S. LeonC
1 Game(s)
A. Rendon2B
N. McLouthRF
R. Zimmerman3B
A. LaRoche1B
I. DesmondSS
B. HarperCF
K. FrandsenLF
S. LeonC

 
 
 

Denard Span, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
13.2206051
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 13
News
Nationals center fielder Denard Span has returned to the lineup for the Saturday game against St. Louis after recovering from a concussion that has kept him out since April 11.

Span, who told MASN that he felt like he never sustained the head injury, is hoping to hit better than he had been before leaving for a minor league rehab. He had just three hits in his previous 24 at-bats to drop his average to .222.

Adam LaRoche, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
19.294133110
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 19
Injuries
Quadriceps - Questionable for April 23 vs. L.A. Angels (Updated - 4/23/14)
News
Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche is dealing with sore quadriceps, manager Matt Williams said. Tyler Moore replaced LaRoche in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Angels.
Ross Detwiler, #48
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0010.20.0008
 
Jerry Blevins, #13
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
118.13.24011
 
Jose Lobaton, #59
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
13.2383010
 
Position Breakdown
C - 13
News
Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton connected for a season-high three hits Sunday against the Cardinals. All three hits were singles.

Lobaton is batting .273 (6 for 22) in his last six games. He has one RBI, one walk, two doubles, two runs and seven strikeouts in that span.

Danny Espinosa, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
18.2885131
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 16
News
Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa collected a season-high three hits Sunday against the Cardinals, raising his season average to .313. It also came a day after he hit his first home run.

Espinosa is off to a promising start a season after being demoted to the minors.

"I’m happy for him, because I’ve been that guy," manager Matt Williams said, per The Washington Post. "So I know the dedication that it takes to work back and be the player he wants to be. And so far, he’s been really good. His approach is good, his intensity is good, his attitude’s fantastic, and he loves to play. So I’m happy for him."

Espinosa has moved his way into the starting lineup due to Ryan Zimmerman's thumb injury forcing Williams to play second baseman Anthony Rendon at third base.

"I’m just trying to help the team and do my part," Espinosa said. "We’re missing a couple key guys in our lineup. I’m just stepping in and trying to do my part so we can be successful this season and hopefully make a playoff run. When you play every day, obviously your timing is a lot better. When you’re facing 96 every single guy out of their ‘pen, if you’re getting one at-bat, it looks like 106. You can’t really slow it down. But more at-bats does help your timing."

Scott Hairston, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
2.5001000
 
Injuries
Oblique - 15-day DL. Out until at least late April (Updated - 4/6/14)
News
Nationals outfielder Scott Hairston (oblique) has been taking swings in the batting cage and hopes to begin a minor-league rehab assignment soon, per MLB.com. Hairston, who is swinging at 75 percent intensity, said he's "right on schedule" in his recovery.

"I'm just setting really small goals right now," Hairston said. "We'll complete steps one and two before we see the finish line."

Ian Desmond, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
20.234124130
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 20
News
Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond went 1 for 4 with a home run but also committed two errors in his team's 4-2 loss to the Angels Monday.

Both errors came during the course of a four-run Angels third that ultimately decided the outcome of the game, despite Desmond hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning. He has hit .234/.268/.416 with four homers and 13 RBI in 77 at-bats. He's also committed nine errors and posted a 28:4 K:BB ratio.

Aaron Barrett, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
104.10.0006
 
News
The Nationals recalled pitcher Aaron Barrett from Triple-A Syracuse Tuesday. To clear a roster spot, pitcher Xavier Cedeno was optioned to Syracuse.
Taylor Jordan, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0216.25.94612
 
News
Nationals starting pitcher Taylor Jordan struggled yet again in a 7-2 loss to the Angels Tuesday, his third loss in a row.

Jordan struggled from the very start of the outing, though it wasn't entirely his fault. Jordan allowed four runs on four hits in the top of the first inning, though two of those runs were unearned thanks to a fielding error by his third baseman.

Still, Jordan wasn't particularly good even when accounting for the defense's issues. He was charged with six runs -- four earned -- in five innings of work, on eight hits. He did not walk any batters, while striking out five, but gave up two home runs before being pulled from the game.

Jordan has dropped three decisions in a row since opening the season with six-plus one-run innings. He now has a 6.23 ERA heading into his next start, Sunday against the Padres. 

Jeff Kobernus, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
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Injuries
Hand - 60-day DL. Out until at least mid-June (Updated - 4/12/14)
Nate McLouth, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.0742000
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 7
Stephen Strasburg, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1227.05.331042
 
News
Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg bounced back from a rough start Tuesday at Miami to strike out nine during a no-decision Sunday vs. St. Louis. The right-hander was charged with two runs on five hits and one walk over six innings.

Strasburg, who allowed six runs in four innings Tuesday, got off to a great start Sunday, striking out two in the first inning.

He ran into some trouble in the second inning, as St. Louis collected three hits and one run. Strasburg didn't give up another run until opposing pitcher Shelby Miller had an RBI double with two outs in the fifth.

Strasburg left the game trailing 2-0, but was off the hook for the loss as Washington rallied for a 3-2 win. His next scheduled start is for Friday against the Padres.

Ryan Zimmerman, #11
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.3644260
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 9
Injuries
Thumb - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-May (Updated - 4/13/14)
Sandy Leon, #41
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
7.1543130
 
Position Breakdown
C - 7
Doug Fister, #58
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Lat - 15-day DL. Expected to begin Class A rehab assignment April 27 (Updated - 4/22/14)
News
Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister will make his first minor-league rehab start Saturday for Class A Potomac, and he is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel in his recovery from a strained lat.

Fister will likely make just two rehab starts, according to CSNWashington.com Tuesday. Fister, who threw a 44-pitch extended spring training start Tuesday, will pitch Saturday in Potomac and then will make one more rehab start, likely targeting five innings of work the following Thursday.

Assuming Fister can get through these final hurdles, he could return from the disabled list for his season debut on or around May 7. 

Tyler Clippard, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
129.23.72015
 
Zach Walters, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
7.2863220
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 1
Tanner Roark, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1023.23.80818
 
News
Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings Monday, giving up just seven hits and two walks while striking out five in his team's 4-2 loss to the Angels.

Roark turned in his best performance of the season Monday in his first home start after doing a solid job in three outings on the road to open the season. However, it wasn't enough to secure a win after the Angels scored four unearned runs in the eighth inning. Roark owns a 3.80 ERA and 18:8 K:BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings. He's on track to take on the Padres at home Saturday.

Rafael Soriano, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
108.00.00411
 
News
Nationals closer Rafael Soriano picked up his first win of the season during Sunday's 3-2 victory against the Cardinals.

Soriano (1-0) entered Sunday's game in the ninth inning of a 2-all contest. He retired the side in order in the top of the ninth, which included a strikeout of Shane Robinson. He earned the win after Denard Span won the game with a walk-off sac fly in the bottom of the ninth.

Bryce Harper, #34
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
18.2797151
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 18
News
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is in the starting lineup a day after being removed for lack of hustle.

Harper is slated to play left and hit second. He was removed from Saturday's game after refusing to hustle on a ball he hit back to the pitcher. Harper is hitting .295 in 61 at-bats. 

Jordan Zimmermann, #27
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1120.23.92623
 
News
Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann pitched well enough to win, but lost instead Saturday against St. Louis.

He was plagued by poor fielding in a three-run second inning. An error by third baseman Anthony Rendon paved the way, but Zimmermann surrendered a single to eighth hitter Tony Cruz and a double to opposing pitcher Lance Lynn before recovering. He settled down to pitch shutout ball until the seventh.

Zimmermann yielded just one earned run on seven hits in seven innings with two walks and six strikeouts. He will attempt to nail down his second win of the season Thursday against visiting San Diego.

Kevin Frandsen, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
14.2922020
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 1, OF - 6
Ross Ohlendorf, #43
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Back - 60-day DL. Out until at least late May (Updated - 3/26/14)
Gio Gonzalez, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3125.02.88824
 
Erik Davis, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Wilson Ramos, #40
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.0000000
 
Position Breakdown
C - 1
Injuries
Hand - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-May (Updated - 4/2/14)
News
Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos may be "a little bit" ahead of scheduled in rehab, masnsports.com reports.

Ramos has been swinging a light bat in rehab after taking a few swings Friday for the first time. He should need at least another week or two as he recovers from hamate bone surgery.

Anthony Rendon, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
20.304123140
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 9, 3B - 15
Drew Storen, #22
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
107.11.2309
 
Jayson Werth, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
20.246113112
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 19
Tyler Moore, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
8.2141120
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, OF - 2
Craig Stammen, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
009.15.7909