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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
49-30 4-6 W1
46-34 6-4 L1
41-38 5-5 L1
37-40 6-4 W4
29-52 4-6 L4

2022 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .317 11 46 .902 0

Top Josh Bell News

  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Reaches base five times

    Bell went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two walks and two runs scored Wednesday against the Pirates.

    Bell reached base in all of his plate appearances, highlighted by a pair of extra-base hits. He's riding an eight-game hitting streak and has at least one knock in 11 of his last 12 starts. That's continued an impressive season for Bell, as he's maintained a .319 average with 11 home runs, 42 runs scored and 46 RBI across 323 plate appearances.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Three-hit performance

    Bell went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and two runs scored in a 6-4 win over the Rangers on Sunday.

    The three-hit performance lifted Bell's average to .308 on the season, and the first baseman now has 46 RBI and 40 runs scored. He has shown dramatically improved contact skills in the first half of 2022, and his average on the season is 47 points higher than his season-long number in 2021. Bell's power numbers don't rival the best corner infielders in the game, but an average over .300 while hitting between the likes of Juan Soto and Nelson Cruz will bode well for his counting stats.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Homers three times in doubleheader

    Bell went 3-for-6 with three homers, three walks, five RBI and four runs scored across both halves of Friday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

    The Nationals lost both games, but Bell certainly did all he could to prevent that. He homered off Ranger Suarez in Game 1 and took Bailey Falter deep twice in Game 2. Bell has traditionally fared far better against righties than lefties, so to see him take southpaws deep three times in one day was quite impressive. He's now homered four times in the first three games of this five-game series.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Accounts for lone run Thursday

    Bell went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 10-1 loss to the Phillies.

    Bell prevented the Nationals from getting shut out with his fourth-inning homer. He snapped an 0-for-11 skid at the plate with his two-hit effort Thursday. The 29-year-old has maintained a steady .294/.370/.447 slash line with eight homers, 39 RBI, 33 runs scored and 10 doubles across 65 contests while routinely hitting in the middle of the order.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Logs two extra-base hits in win

    Bell went 2-for-5 with a home run, a triple, three RBI, two runs and a strikeout in Friday's 11-5 win over Milwaukee.

    Bell had a third consecutive multi-hit performance Friday, but his performance against the Brewers marked the first time that he had produced any runs during that time. The 29-year-old has recorded multiple hits in six of the last 11 matchups, and he has hit .378 with two homers, a triple, two doubles, nine RBI and four runs across that span.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Ends power drought

    Bell went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Reds.

    His seventh-inning shot off Graham Ashcraft ended a brutal scoreless streak of 27.1 innings for the Nationals' offense, but it was the only run the team scrounged up in an 8-1 loss. Bell also snapped a personal 23-game homer drought, a stretch during which he slashed a feeble .253/.302/.276 with only eight RBI. On the season, the first baseman is batting .309 with five home runs and 29 RBI in 52 contests.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Drives in three Monday

    Bell went 3-for-4 with three RBI in Monday's 13-5 loss to the Mets.

    He once again didn't have an extra-base hit, but Bell still found a way to be productive in the rout. He's gone 21 games without a homer, slashing a weak .237/.284/.250 during his power drought with only one double and eight RBI.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Carries slump into series finale

    Bell will start at first base and bat fifth Sunday against the Brewers.

    He'll look to get back on track in the series finale in Milwaukee after going 0-for-14 with a walk and an RBI in the Nationals' last four games. Due to the ongoing slump, Bell's season-long batting average has dropped from .333 to .301.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Launches home run, scores thrice

    Bell went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two additional runs during Saturday's 7-3 victory against the Angels.

    Bell opened the scoring with a solo shot in the first inning, walked and scored in the fourth and singled and scored in the fifth. This is Bell's third instance reaching base three times in six games this month and he's still slashing a robust .351/.452/.546, all of which rank top 12 in MLB.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Swats third homer

    Bell went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and two additional runs scored in Tuesday's 10-2 win over the Rockies.

    The first baseman hadn't homered in 17 games prior to crushing a German Marquez fastball the other way in the third inning Tuesday, but Bell has been extremely productive despite the lack of over-the-fence power. He's reeled off three multi-hit performances over the last four games, and in 24 contests on the season he's slashing .366/.464/.549 with three homers, 16 runs and 18 RBI.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Laces four hits

    Bell went 4-for-6 with a double, two runs and an RBI in a 14-4 win against the Giants on Friday.

    Bell and the rest of the Nationals teed off on the Giants as he got on in the third, sixth, eighth and ninth innings and was responsible for four of 22 hits. The impressive outing raised the 29-year-old's line to .357/.458/.514. Bell is top 10 in both average and OBP, though that has come at the cost of power, as his ISO of .157 is well below a career mark of .205.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Re-enters lineup

    Bell (hamstring) will start at first base and bat cleanup in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

    Bell was held out of Sunday's 12-3 loss to the Giants after tweaking his right hamstring in Saturday's game, but the day out of the lineup plus Monday's off day evidently provided enough time for him to heal up from the injury. The Nationals could look to use Bell as a designated hitter at some point the next few days to get him off his feet, but he otherwise looks like he'll be in store for a full slate of at-bats during the Nationals' six-game week.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Won't start, could pinch hit Sunday

    Manager Dave Martinez said the MRI on Bell's right hamstring came back "pretty clean," but the first baseman won't be in the lineup Sunday against the Giants, Mark Zuckerman of reports. He could be available off the bench as a pinch hitter.

    The 29-year-old was removed from Saturday's contest with tightness in his right hamstring, but he appears to have avoided a serious injury. Bell also exited a contest earlier this week with a knee issue but didn't end up missing any time for that injury. He'll have Monday's scheduled off day to aid in his recovery before potentially sitting out additional games. Maikel Franco will shift to first base in his place while Lucius Fox fills in at the hot corner.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Dealing with hamstring issue

    Bell's early exit Saturday against San Francisco was due to right hamstring tightness, Andrew Golden of the Washington Post reports. He will undergo an MRI.

    Bell has now left two games in four days, though his previous exit Wednesday was due to a seemingly unrelated issue with his left knee. He didn't miss any time due to that injury, but it's not yet clear whether or not he'll miss time this time around. Clarity should emerge once the results of his MRI are known.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Exits early Saturday

    Bell was removed from Saturday's game against the Giants prior to the top of the third inning, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

    The reason for Bell's removal was not disclosed, but he was forced to leave a game early for the second time this week. Bell's status will be updated again when more information is released.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Irving, TX
Age: 29
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: S, R