MLB Team Report – Washington Nationals – INSIDE PITCH
LOS ANGELES — Matt Williams was during a detriment for difference when asked to explain a 40 home runs a Washington Nationals strike in August. Then a Nationals strike 4 some-more to flog off a month of Sep in a 6-4 win over a Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.
“It’s not something we live by,” a Washington Nationals manager said. “We make improved than we strike homers. But we’ll take them. You can’t give them back.”
Williams pronounced Monday’s homers were due to a round carrying scarcely good in Dodger Stadium. However, Williams had no answer for his club’s Aug exhibition.
“I don’t know. That’s a tough one to explain,” Williams said. “I consider a patience, removing good pitches to hit. We strike a garland of homers in a park that customarily doesn’t produce home runs. There’s no explaining that other than removing good pitches to strike and executing. We’re not going to live and die by that. we consider that’s a tiny bit of an misconception by a team.”
It positively was an misconception for core fielder Denard Span, who went low twice in a diversion for usually a second time in his vital joining career and homered for a third time — he has 4 home runs altogether — in a past week. The final time Span strike dual homers in a diversion was Sept. 13, 2008, when he was personification for a Minnesota Twins opposite a Baltimore Orioles.
“It’s been a while given I’ve finished that,” Span said. “Just a good feeling, a good day. It finished adult being dual large hits for us and a win for us.”
Span has strike 3 of his 4 home runs in a past week.
“I’ve been saying a round flattering good,” pronounced Span, who went 2-for-5 with a season-high 3 RBIs. “I’m not perplexing to strike a home run, usually perplexing to strike a round tough somewhere. That’s all I’m perplexing to do. I’m usually saying a round and reacting.”
MLB Team Report – Washington Nationals – NOTES, QUOTES
STREAK: Won one
NEXT: Nationals (RHP Doug Fister, 12-5, 2.55 ERA) during Dodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw, 16-3, 1.73 ERA)
–LHP Gio Gonzalez singular a Dodgers to 3 hits — dual by CF Matt Kemp, including a home run — though was charged with 3 runs in six-plus innings. Gonzalez (7-9) struck out 4 and walked two, throwing usually 74 pitches (48 strikes). After giving adult a strike and dual runs in a initial inning, Gonzalez late 16 of a subsequent 17 batters before permitting a singular by Kemp to open a seventh inning. “I still kept aggressive a strike zone. Willie was job a good diversion and blending it up, usually assisting me build confidence,” Gonzalez said, referring to catcher Wilson Ramos. “All of a credit in a universe goes to Ramos and a offense.”
–OF Denard Span homered twice, running a Nationals to a 6-4 feat over a Dodgers to take a opening diversion of a three-game set between a clubs with a best annals in a National League. Span has strike 3 of his 4 home runs in a past week. “I’ve been saying a round flattering good,” pronounced Span, who went 2-for-5 with a season-high 3 RBIs. “I’m not perplexing to strike a home run, usually perplexing to strike a round tough somewhere. That’s all I’m perplexing to do. I’m usually saying a round and reacting.”
–1B Adam LaRoche suffered a stretched behind in his final at-bat in a fifth inning of Monday’s win over a Dodgers. He is listed as day-to-day. “It’s flattering unpleasant right now, so we’ll see how he does tonight,” manager Matt Williams pronounced after a game. Williams indicated he substantially will rest LaRoche given LHP Clayton Kershaw will start for a Dodgers on Tuesday night.
–OF Steven Souza Jr. was activated from a 15-day infirm list after blank 20 games with a right shoulder strain. Souza, who is portion his third big-league army with a club, was batting .083 in 12 at-bats streamer into Monday’s competition opposite a Dodgers. Manager Matt Williams pronounced progressing some coherence will be a pivotal for Souza.
–1B/OF Tyler Moore was removed from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday. Moore provides a Nationals a energy bat off a dais and flexibility with a series of positions he can play, manager Matt Williams said.
–LHP Xavier Cedeno was called adult Monday from Triple-A Syracuse. Cedeno was 5-1 with a 2.29 ERA with 4 saves in 35 appearances during Syracuse this season. Cedeno will be used in “situational” situations out of a bullpen, manager Matt Williams said.
–RHP Aaron Barrett was removed from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday. Barrett had a 3-0 symbol with a 3.21 ERA in 40 prior games. Barrett warranted a win in his major-league entrance Mar 31 by timid a side in sequence opposite a New York Mets.
–C Sandy Leon was promoted Monday from Triple-A Syracuse. This is a fourth army this deteriorate for Leon, who is attack .169 with one home run and 3 RBIs.
–RHP Blake Treinen was removed from Triple-A Syracuse. Treinen was 1-3 for a Nationals in 2014 with a 2.35 ERA
QUOTE TO NOTE: “Last night, we did eat Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles. we consider that competence have helped a tiny bit tonight.” — OF Denard Span, who homered twice Monday, articulate about a tiny though renouned Los Angeles-based grill chain.
MLB Team Report – Washington Nationals – ROSTER REPORT
–1B Adam LaRoche (strained back) was harm Sept. 1 in a fifth inning. He is listed as day-to-day. “It’s flattering unpleasant right now, so we’ll see how he does tonight,” manager Matt Williams pronounced after a game.
–OF Steven Souza Jr. (left shoulder contusion) went on a 15-day infirm list Aug. 10. He began a rehab assignment with Class A Hagerstown on Aug. 21, changed to high Class A Potomac on Aug. 22 and afterwards to Triple-A Syracuse on Aug. 27. He was activated Sept. 1.
–LF Nate McLouth (torn labrum in right shoulder) went on a 15-day infirm list retroactive to Aug. 2, and he was eliminated to a 60-day DL on Aug. 23. He underwent season-ending medicine Aug. 21.
–3B Ryan Zimmerman (Grade 3 right hamstring strain) went on a 15-day infirm list Jul 23. He is approaching to take partial in Instructional League games in Florida in Sep and lapse before a deteriorate is finished. He was operative out each other day and took partial in throwing drills in batting use Aug. 21 for a initial time.
–RHP Ross Ohlendorf (right behind strain) went on a 15-day infirm list Mar 21, and he was eliminated to a 60-day DL on Mar 26. He began a rehab assignment with Class A Potomac on May 14. He aggravated a damage May 25. He began a new rehab assignment in a rookie-level Gulf Coast League on Aug. 26, afterwards changed to Potomac on Aug. 31.
–RHP Taylor Jordan (right bend soreness) was called adult from Triple-A Syracuse and placed on a 60-day infirm list Aug. 5.
–RHP Erik Davis (Tommy John medicine in Apr 2014) went on a 60-day infirm list Feb. 13. He will skip a whole season.
–LHP Matt Purke (Tommy John medicine in May 2014) was called adult from Double-A Harrisburg on Jul 25 and placed on a 60-day infirm list. He is out for a season.
RHP Stephen Strasburg
RHP Jordan Zimmermann
RHP Tanner Roark
RHP Doug Fister
LHP Gio Gonzalez
RHP Rafael Soriano (closer)
RHP Tyler Clippard
RHP Drew Storen
RHP Craig Stammen
LHP Jerry Blevins
LHP Ross Detwiler
LHP Matt Thornton
RHP Aaron Barrett
LHP Xavier Cedeno
RHP Blake Treinen
1B Adam LaRoche
2B Asdrubal Cabrera
SS Ian Desmond
3B Anthony Rendon
INF Kevin Frandsen
INF Danny Espinosa
1B/OF Tyler Moore
LF Bryce Harper
CF Denard Span
RF Jayson Werth
OF Steven Souza Jr.
OF Nate Schierholtz
OF Scott Hairston