April 30th Nationals Weekly Roundup

The Washington Nationals (17-8) are on a roll. They powered through a 10-game road trip with a 9-1 record through the trip. Although dropping two games in their return home, they blew out the Mets with a 23-5 score on Sunday. Pretty impressive stretch to say the least. They will be looking to continue their dominance during this week.

Series Recaps

@ Colorado

April 24th: L (4-8), April 25th: W (15-12), April 26th: W (11-4), April 27th: W (16-5)

As you can see above, the Nationals used the high altitude to their advantage. It’s easier to hit balls in Colorado but hard to keep your endurance. The Nationals scored over 10 runs in their last three games of this series. Hitting was superb as the Nats capitalized on pitching errors or batters being on base. Pitching was a little shaky in the first two games but it recovered as the Nats won this series.

vs New York Mets

April 28th: L (5-7), April 29th: L (3-5), April 30th: W (23-5)

The Nationals were given their first set of back-to-back losses for the first time in a while. Despite strong play from the Mets, the Nationals immediately made America forget about that while delivering a 23-5 blowout win to close the series. 

Pulse of the Pitching Staff

Tanner Roark (3-0): 21 K’s, 3.64 ERA, in five games

Max Scherzer (3-2): 40 K’s, 1.95 ERA, in five games

Stephen Strasburg (2-1): 31 K’s, 2.89 ERA, in five games

Gio Gonzalez (2-0): 26 K’s, 1.62 ERA, in five games

Koda Glover: 2 Saves

Shawn Kelley: 3 saves

Team Statistical Leaders

  • Hits: Harper, Murphy, & Zimmerman with 34 Hits
  • Runs: Harper with 28 Runs
  • RBI’s: Zimmerman with 27 RBI’s
  • HR: Zimmerman with 11 HR’s
  • Stolen Bases: Trea Turner with 4 Stolen Bases
  • Batting Average: Zimmerman with a .410 Batting Average
  • OPS: Zimmerman with a 1.348 OPS
  • Wins: Gio, Roark, and Max with three wins
  • Strikeouts: Max Scherzer with 40 Strike Outs
  • Saves: Kelley & Treinen three saves a piece

The Nationals will face Arizona and Philadelphia in this week’s series.



Stephen Thompson