The Washington Nationals Report

by Bill Chuck on August 30, 2013

The Nationals, behind Gio Gonzalez, put up another “curly W” as they defeated the Marlins, 9-0.

Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond each hit a three-run homer and Bryce Harper added a solo shot as Washington pulled within 6.5 games of idle Cincinnati for the second NL wild-card slot. Suddenly, September is relevant. Well, at least for the next two weeks and maybe longer if the NL Central teams beat each other up.

Why aren’t more people talking about Jayson Werth?

Werth has been a key force in the Nats revival.

Since he’s come off the DL in early June, Werth has played 74 games hitting .355 with 17 homers and 53 RBI.

Since June 4, only Mike Trout‘s .359 BA is better than Werth’s. Andrew McCutchen has hit .353, Miguel Cabrera .352, Adrian Beltre .347, and Yasiel Puig has hit .344.

The Nationals Road Ahead

Gm# Date Tm Opp
134 Friday, Aug 30 WSN NYM 7:05pm
135 Saturday, Aug 31 WSN NYM 7:05 pm
136 Sunday, Sep 1 WSN NYM 8:05 pm
137 Monday, Sep 2 WSN @ PHI 7:05 pm
138 Tuesday, Sep 3 WSN @ PHI 7:05 pm
139 Wednesday, Sep 4 WSN @ PHI 7:05 pm
140 Friday, Sep 6 WSN @ MIA 7:10 pm
141 Saturday, Sep 7 WSN @ MIA 7:10 pm
142 Sunday, Sep 8 WSN @ MIA 1:10 pm
143 Monday, Sep 9 WSN @ NYM 7:10 pm
144 Tuesday, Sep 10 WSN @ NYM 7:10 pm
145 Wednesday, Sep 11 WSN @ NYM 7:10 pm
146 Thursday, Sep 12 WSN @ NYM 1:10 pm
147 Friday, Sep 13 WSN PHI 7:05 pm
148 Saturday, Sep 14 WSN PHI 7:05 pm
149 Sunday, Sep 15 WSN PHI 1:35 pm
150 Monday, Sep 16 WSN ATL 7:05 pm
151 Tuesday, Sep 17 WSN ATL 7:05 pm
152 Wednesday, Sep 18 WSN ATL 7:05 pm
153 Thursday, Sep 19 WSN MIA 7:05 pm
154 Friday, Sep 20 WSN MIA 7:05 pm
155 Saturday, Sep 21 WSN MIA 7:05 pm
156 Sunday, Sep 22 WSN MIA 1:35 pm
157 Monday, Sep 23 WSN @ STL 8:15 pm
158 Tuesday, Sep 24 WSN @ STL 8:15 pm
159 Wednesday, Sep 25 WSN @ STL 1:45 pm
160 Friday, Sep 27 WSN @ ARI 9:40 pm
161 Saturday, Sep 28 WSN @ ARI 8:10 pm
162 Sunday, Sep 29 WSN @ ARI 4:10 pm
Gm# Date Tm Opp
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/30/2013.

NL Wild Card Race

Rk Tm W L W-L% GB Strk Home Road last10 last20 last30
1 ATL 81 52 .609 W 4 47-18 34-34 6-4 13-7 23-7
2 LAD 78 55 .587 W 1 40-28 38-27 6-4 15-5 23-7
3 STL 78 55 .587 L 1 41-25 37-30 7-3 12-8 16-14
4  PIT 77 56 .579 L 1 43-24 34-32 5-5 8-12 16-14
5  CIN 75 59 .560 W 1 41-24 34-35 5-5 12-8 16-14
6  ARI 68 64 .515 6.0 L 1 38-27 30-37 4-6 11-9 15-15
7  WSN 68 65 .511 6.5 W 3 39-29 29-36 8-2 14-6 19-11
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/30/2013.

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