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2019: "New" (old) players' spirit brings a world championship

The Nats' front office decided to be patient with Dave Martinez after his disappointing debut as the Nationals' manager in 2018, and it paid off. The Nats parted ways with Bryce Harper, who signed with the Phillies, but reached terms with two key arbitration-eligible veterans during the 2018-2019 offseason, Anthony Rendon and Trea Turner. They signed Brian Dozier to a one-year contract to take Daniel Murphy's place at second-base. Catcher Yan Gomes was acquired in a trade with the Indians in November, and Kurt Suzuki (who played with the Nats in late 2014 and early 2015) returned to serve as the "backup backup." Adam Eaton had a successful full season, after suffering serious injuries early in his first two seasons with the Nats. Newly-acquired veteran pitchers Patrick Corbin and Anibal Sanchez occupied the third and fourth positions in the starting rotation, while the fifth spot remained in a state of flux. Max Scherzer pitched superbly during the first half of the season, but struggled with ailments during the second half. Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto provided amazing offensive firepower, and Ryan Zimmerman returned to his old slugging form late in the season. The first two months of the 2019 went badly for the Nationals, with inconsistent hitting and very unreliable relief pitching. In late May, however, they finally rebounded, and energized by newly-acquired veterans such as Gerardo Parra and relief pitcher Daniel Hudson (making the Nationals one of the oldest teams in the majors), they surged into second place during July. In spite of the record-setting pace the Nationals achieved over the last four months of the season, they couldn't catch up to the Atlanta Braves, settling for a wild card spot -- the first time they have made it to the postseason by that route. They Nats beat the Milwaukee Brewers in the Wild Card Game, then beat the L.A. Dodgers 3 games to 2 in the NLDS (thanks to a tenth-inning grand slam by Howie Kendrick), swept the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS, and somehow found a way to beat the Houston Astros 4 games to 3 in the World Series. Stephen Strasburg was named World Series MVP. It was the first such championship in the history of the franchise, and the first time since 1924 that Washington, D.C. has claimed baseball's highest honor.

Starting positions, 2019
CF: Victor Robles .255
Michael A. Taylor .250
LF: Juan Soto .282 Victor Robles RF: Adam Eaton .279
Gerardo Parra .250
Juan Soto Adam Eaton
SS: Trea Turner .298 2B: Brian Dozier * .238
Asdrubal Cabrera .323
Trea Turner Brian Dozier
3B: Anthony Rendon .319
1B: Matt Adams .226
Ryan Zimmerman .257
Anthony Rendon Max Scherzer Matt Adams
  C: Yan Gomes * .223
Kurt Suzuki * .264
 
Batting average for position players, ERA for pitchers
Manager: Dave Martinez
Kurt Suzuki * (asterisk): new player;  
Underlines indicate second-string players
whose photos are shown.
Nationals' head-to-head matchups,
2019
OpponentWinsLosses
ARI34
ATL811
BAL22
BOS00
CHC42
CHW31
CIN51
CLE30
COL43
DET21
HOU00
KC21
LAA00
LAD34
MIA154
MIL24
MIN21
NYM712
NYY00
OAK00
PHI145
PIT43
SD34
SEA00
SF51
STL25
TB00
TEX00
TOR00
Totals9369
Nationals, 2019: month-by-month summary
Month Wins Losses NL East place
(at end)
Number of
home games
Total
attendance
Average
attendance
April* 2019 12 16 4th 16 438,436 27,402
May 2019 12 17 4th 12 332,161 27,680
June 2019 18 8 3rd 12 362,731 30,228
July 2019 15 10 2nd 16 429,023 26,814
Aug. 2019 19 7 2nd 10 277,595 27,760
Sept. 2019 17 11 2nd 15 416,815 27,788
2019 93 69 2nd 81 2,256,761 27,861

*April data include three March games.
SOURCE: My unofficial daily tabulations from MLB Gameday stats, Washington Post, and other newspapers.


Annual summaries and rosters


Washington Nationals: annual summary
Month Wins Losses Percent NL East place
(at end)
Longest
winning streak
Longest
losing streak
Highest score Biggest victory margin Biggest defeat margin Total home
attendance
Average home
attendance
2005
TOTAL
81 81 .500 5th 10
(Jun 2 - 12)
6
(Jul 24 - 30)
11
(5 times)
11 - 1 = 10
Sep 27 @ FLA
14 - 1 = 13
Jul 22 vs. HOU
2,720,322 33,584
2006
TOTAL
71 91 .438 5th 6
(Jul 21 - 27)
6
(Apr 9 - 14)
12
(Apr 8, HOU)
9 - 1 = 8
(Jul 3, FLA)
13 - 0 = 13
(Sep 30, NYM)
2,152,528 26,574
2007
TOTAL
73 89 .451 4th 6
(Jul 31 - Aug. 5)
8
(May 1 - May 9)
14
(Jul 13, FLA)
12-1 =11
(Aug 4, STL)
15 - 1 = 14
(Jun 19, DET)
1,961,739 24,219
2008
# TOTAL
59 102 .366 5th 7
(Aug 26 - Sep 1)
12
(Aug 8 - 20)
15
(Jul 20, ATL)
10 - 0 = 10
(Jul 11, HOU)
12 - 0 = 12
(Aug 13, NYM)
2,320,340 29,004
2009
TOTAL
59 103 .364 5th 8
(Aug 2 - 9)
8
(Aug 28 - Sep 5)
15
(Aug 25, CHC)
13 - 1 = 12
(Jul 25, SD)
14 - 2 = 12
(Sep 22, LAD)
1,818,280 22,531
2010
TOTAL
69 93 .426 5th 4
(Sep 21 - 24)
6
(twice)
14
(thrice)
10
(twice)
11 - 1 = 10
(Apr 5, PHI)
1,827,755 22,565
2011
# TOTAL
80 81 .497 3rd 8
(Jun 10 - 18)
6
(twice)
17
(May 20 @ BAL)
17 - 5 = 12
(May 20 @ BAL)
11 - 1 = 10
(Jul 15 @ ATL)
1,940,480 24,256
2012
TOTAL
98 64 .605 1st 8
(Aug 4 - 11)
5
(twice)
14
(Aug 13 @ SF)
14 - 2 = 12
(Aug 13 @ SF)
9 - 0 = 9
(Aug 28 @ MIA)
2,370,294 30,004
2013
TOTAL
86 76 .531 2nd 7
(Sep 7 - 13)
6
(Jul 19 - 24)
14
(Jul 28 @ NYM)
14 - 1 = 13
(Jul 28 @ NYM)
15 - 0 = 15
(Apr 5 @ CIN)
2,652,892 32,752
2014
TOTAL
96 66 .593 1st 10
(Aug 12 - 21)
4
(twice)
14
(Aug 24 vs. SF)
13 - 0 = 13
(Jul 5 vs. CHC)
11 - 2 = 9
(Apr 15 @ MIA)
2,582,367 31,881
2015
TOTAL
83 79 .512 2nd 8
(Jun 19 - 28)
6
(Apr 22 - 27)
16
(Jun 16 vs. TB)
15 - 1 = 14
(Sept. 3 vs. ATL)
8
(thrice)
2,619,843 32,344
2016
TOTAL
95 67 .586 1st 7
(Apr. 10 - 16)
7
(June 18 - 25)
14
(Aug. 1)
14 - 1 = 13
(Aug. 1)
14 - 4 = 10
(Sep. 26 vs. ARI)
2,481,938 30,641
2017
TOTAL
97 65 .599 1st 7
(Apr 16 - 23)
4
(twice)
23
(Apr 30 vs. NYM)
23 - 5 = 18
(Apr 30 vs. NYM)
17 - 3 = 14
(Apr 8 vs. PHI)
2,524,060 31,161
2018
TOTAL
82 80 .506 2nd 6
(Apr 29 - May 4)
5
(twice)
25
(Jul 31 vs. NYM)
25 - 4 = 21
(Jul 31 vs. NYM)
12 - 0 = 12
(Sep 30 @ COL)
(!) 2,529,604 31,230
2019
TOTAL
93 69 .574 2nd 8
(Sep. 23-29)
5
(May 19 - 23)
17
(Aug. 14 vs. CIN)
15 - 1 = 14
(Apr 10 @ PHI)
18 - 7 = 11
(Aug. 3 @ ARI)
2,256,761 27,861

SOURCE: My unofficial daily tabulations from MLB Gameday stats, MASN-TV, Washington Post, and other newspapers. ? -- Data not yet verified, subject to revision.
(!) -- Data corrected, via baseball-reference.com.
* -- Asterisks indicate the data include March (for April) or October (for September).
# -- Games scheduled for Sept. 25, 2008 and Sept. 7, 2011 were cancelled because of rain, and were not made up later, so the Nationals only played 161 games in those years.
Yellow background denotes postseason appearance (4 NL East championships and one wild card appearance thus far).


Nationals' postseason appearances

Year NL Wild Card Game National League Divisional Series National League Championship Series World Series
Opp. G1 Opponent G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 Opponent G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 Opponent G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7
2012 St. Louis
Cardinals (wc)
W@
3-2
L@
4-12
L
0-8
W
2-1
L
7-9
2014 San Francisco
Giants (wc)
L
2-3
L
1-2
W@
4-1
L@
2-3
X
2016 Los Angeles
Dodgers (NL-W)
L
3-4
W
5-2
W@
8-3
L@
5-6
L
3-4
2017 Chicago
Cubs (NL-C)
L
0-3
W
6-3
L@
1-2
W@
5-0
L
8-9
2019 Milwaukee Brewers W
4-3
Los Angeles Dodgers (NL-W) L@
0-6
W@
4-2
L
4-10
W
6-1
W@
7-3
St. Louis
Cardinals (NL-C)
W@
2-0
W@
3-1
W
8-1
W
7-4
X X X Houston Astros
(AL-W)
W@
5-4
W@
12-3
L
1-4
L
1-8
L
1-7
W@
7-2
W@
6-2

"@" = win or loss on the road. Underlined score = extra innings


Nationals' winning percentages, day-to-day, for each year

Nats winning percentages

DYNAMIC CHART: Mouse rollover.

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Washington Nationals: first-string teams, managers
Year 1
Pitcher
2
Catcher
3
First base
4
Second base
5
Third base
6
Shortstop
7
Left field
8
Center field
9
Right field
Manager(s)
2005 Livan Hernandez Brian Schneider Nick Johnson Jose Vidro Vinny Castilla Cristian Guzman Marlon Byrd Brad Wilkerson Jose Guillen Frank Robinson
2006 Ramon Ortiz Brian Schneider Nick Johnson Jose Vidro Ryan Zimmerman Royce Clayton Alfonso Soriano Marlon Byrd Jose Guillen Frank Robinson
2007 Matt Chico Brian Schneider Dmitri Young Ronnie Belliard Ryan Zimmerman Felipe Lopez Nook Logan Ryan Church Austin Kearns Manny Acta
2008 John Lannan Jesus Flores * Ronnie Belliard * Felipe Lopez * Ryan Zimmerman Cristian Guzman Willie Harris Lastings Milledge Austin Kearns Manny Acta
2009 John Lannan Josh Bard * Nick Johnson * Alberto Gonzalez * Ryan Zimmerman Cristian Guzman Adam Dunn Willie Harris * Josh Willingham Acta / Riggleman
2010 Livan Hernandez Ivan Rodriguez Adam Dunn Cristian Guzman Ryan Zimmerman Ian Desmond Josh Willingham Nyjer Morgan Roger Bernadina Jim Riggleman
2011 John Lannan Wilson Ramos Michael Morse Danny Espinosa Ryan Zimmerman Ian Desmond Laynce Nix Rick Ankiel Jayson Werth Riggleman / D. Johnson
2012 Stephen Strasburg ** Jesus Flores Adam LaRoche Danny Espinosa Ryan Zimmerman Ian Desmond ** Steve Lombardozzi Bryce Harper ** Michael Morse * Davey Johnson
2013 Jordan Zimmermann** Wilson Ramos * Adam LaRoche Anthony Rendon * Ryan Zimmerman Ian Desmond Bryce Harper Denard Span Jayson Werth Davey Johnson
2014 Doug Fister Wilson Ramos * Adam LaRoche Danny Epinosa * Anthony Rendon Ian Desmond Bryce Harper * Denard Span Jayson Werth Matt Williams
2015 Max Scherzer Wilson Ramos Ryan Zimmerman Danny Epinosa Yunel Escobar Ian Desmond Michael A. Taylor Denard Span Bryce Harper Matt Williams
2016 Max Scherzer Wilson Ramos Ryan Zimmerman Daniel Murphy Anthony Rendon Danny Epinosa Jayson Werth Trea Turner * Bryce Harper Dusty Baker
2017 Max Scherzer Matt Wieters Ryan Zimmerman Daniel Murphy Anthony Rendon Trea Turner Jayson Werth Michael A. Taylor Bryce Harper Dusty Baker
2018 Max Scherzer Matt Wieters Ryan Zimmerman Wilmer Difo Anthony Rendon Trea Turner Juan Soto Michael A. Taylor Bryce Harper Dave Martinez
2019 Max Scherzer Yan Gomes (Matt Adams) Brian Dozier Anthony Rendon** Trea Turner Juan Soto Victor Robles Adam Eaton Dave Martinez

* -- Played for less than half the season in this position. Positions for 2011 are based on number of innings for the first three months, subject to change. Starting players whose names are stricken through were on the disabled list for several weeks. Names in italics denote new players -- those who were not on the roster at the beginning of the season one year before. Yellow background denotes NL Most Valuable Player, NL Cy Young Award (for pitchers), or NL Rookie of the Year Award. Names that are underlined indicate players who were selected for the All Star Game. In addition, three Nationals relief pitchers played in All Star Games: Chad Cordero (2005), Matt Capps (2010), and Tyler Clippard (2011 and 2014). Capps and Clippard were credited with the wins in the 2010 and 2011 games.
** In 2012, pitcher Gio Gonzalez was also chosen, Ian Desmond was chosen but decided not to play because of a strained back muscle, and Bryce Harper was chosen as a last-minute replacement after coming in third in the "Final Vote." In both 2013 and 2014, Jordan Zimmermann was chosen, but decided not to play either time because of, respectively, a strained neck and a strained bicep. Likewise, Stephen Strasburg was selected in 2016, but decided not to play because of health issues, and in 2017, but did not get a chance to pitch. In 2018, Sean Doolittle was also selected, but was on the disabled list. In 2019, Max Scherzer and Anthony Rendon were selected, but both opted out in order to let various ailments heal.



Washington Nationals: best annual batting and pitching records
Year Batting average Home runs RBIs ERA Wins Strikeouts
2005 Nick Johnson .289 Jose Guillen 24 Jose Guillen 76 John Patterson 3.13 Livan Hernandez 15 John Patterson 185
2006 Nick Johnson .290 Alfonso Soriano 46 Ryan Zimmerman 110 Ramon Ortiz 5.57 Ramon Ortiz 11 Ramon Ortiz 104
2007 Dmitri Young .320 Ryan Zimmerman 24 Ryan Zimmerman 91 Matt Chico 4.63 John Rauch 8 Matt Chico 94
2008 Cristian Guzman .316 Ryan Zimmerman & Lastings Milledge 14 Lastings Milledge 61 John Lannan 3.91 Tim Redding 10 Tim Redding 120
2009 Ryan Zimmerman .292 Adam Dunn 38 Ryan Zimmerman 106 John Lannan 3.88 John Lannan 9 Jordan Zimmermann 92
2010 Ryan Zimmerman .307 Adam Dunn 38 Michael Morse 103 Livan Hernandez 3.66 Tyler Clippard 11 Livan Hernandez 114
2011 Michael Morse .303 Michael Morse 31 Michael Morse 95 Jordan Zimmermann 3.18 John Lannan 10 Jordan Zimmermann 124
2012 Ian Desmond .292 Adam LaRoche 33 Adam LaRoche 100 Gio Gonzalez 2.89 Gio Gonzalez 21 Gio Gonzalez 207
2013 Jayson Werth .318 Ryan Zimmerman 26 Jayson Werth 82 Stephen Strasburg 3.00 Jordan Zimmermann 19 Gio Gonzalez 192
2014 Denard Span .302 Adam LaRoche 26 Adam LaRoche 92 Doug Fister 2.41 Doug Fister 16 Stephen Strasburg 242
2015 Bryce Harper .330 Bryce Harper 42 Bryce Harper 99 Max Scherzer 2.79 Max Scherzer 14 Max Scherzer 276
2016 Daniel Murphy .347 Daniel Murphy 25 Daniel Murphy 104 Tanner Roark 2.83 Max Scherzer 20 Max Scherzer 284
2017 Daniel Murphy .322 Ryan Zimmerman 36 Ryan Zimmerman 108 Max Scherzer 2.51 Max Scherzer 16 Max Scherzer 268
2018 Anthony Rendon .308 Bryce Harper 34 Bryce Harper 100 Max Scherzer 2.53 Max Scherzer 18 Max Scherzer 300
2019 Anthony Rendon .319 Anthony Rendon
& Juan Soto
34 Anthony Rendon 126 Max Scherzer 2.92 Stephen Strasburg 18 Stephen Strasburg 251

Miscellaneous records


Washington Nationals' head-to-head matchups, historic
OpponentNationals'
WINS,
2005-2019
Nationals'
LOSSES,
2005-2019
Nationals' winning percentage,
2005-2019
Total number of games
ARI594059.6%99
ATL14313551.4%278
BAL334144.6%74
BOS51033.3%15
CHC514951.0%100
CHW10662.5%16
CIN544554.5%99
CLE9756.3%16
COL435942.2%102
DET61037.5%16
HOU362757.1%63
KC8466.7%12
LAA61037.5%16
LAD345637.8%90
MIA*14413252.2%276
MIL475446.5%101
MIN9660.0%15
NYM14513352.2%278
NYY9852.9%17
OAK5455.6%9
PHI14013950.2%279
PIT554555.0%100
SD465047.9%96
SEA13286.7%15
SF524454.2%96
STL395840.2%97
TB71041.2%17
TEX4833.3%12
TOR101441.7%24
TOTAL1222120650.3%2428

The table similar to the one above was originally presented in my April 5, 2013 blog post. It shows the Nationals' win-loss records against each team in regular season games, going back to 2005. In postseason games, the Nationals are 2-3 vs. STL (2012), 1-3 vs. SF (2014), 2-3 vs. LAD (2016), and 2-3 vs. CHC (2017).
* MIA was coded as "FLA" before 2012.


Washington Nationals' 9th (+) inning comebacks smile and/or blown leads frown
Date Winner Loser Nationals
runs in 9th
Opponent
runs in 9th
Extra innings, notes
9-15-05 smile WSH 6 NYM 5 1 0 WSH 1 in 10th
9-17-05 frown SD 8 WSH 5 0 5 SD 3 in 12th
5-13-06 frown ATL 8 WSH 5 0 4 Francouer GW GS
6-18-06 smile WSH 3 NYY 2 2 0 Zimmerman 2-run GW HR
7-9-06 frown SD 10 WSH 9 0 4 .
7-26-06 smile WSH 4 SF 3 2 0 .
8-31-06 smile WSH 6 PHI 5 2 0 WSH 2 in 9th AND 10th, PHI 1 in 10th
9-6-06 frown smile WSH 7 STL 6 2 2 .
6-23-07 frown CLE 4 WSH 3 0 3 .
8-12-07 smile WSH 7 ARI 6 2 0 WSH 4 in 8th
8-24-07 frown COL 6 WSH 5 0 5 .
9-4-07 smile WSH 4 FLA 3 2 0 .
6-5-08 frown smile WSH 10 STL 9 0 2 STL 1, WSH 2 in 10th
5-12-09 frown SFG 9 WSH 7 0 3 .
9-30-09 smile WSH 7 NYM 4 5 1 Maxwell GW GS, 2 outs
6-1-10 smile frown HOU 8 WSH 7 2 2 .
8-26-10 frown smile WSH 11 STL 10 2 4 WSH 1 in 13th
5-11-11 smile WSH 7 ATL 3 2 0 WSH 4 in 11th
6-5-11 frown smile WSH 9 ARI 4 0 3 WSH 5 in 11th; Morse GS
6-21-11 smile WSH 6 SEA 5 5 0 Ramos 3R GW HR, 2 outs
6-24-11 smile WSH 9 CHW 5 1 3 BOTH 1 in 10th AND 12th; WSH 4 in 14th
8-19-11 smile WSH 8 PHI 4 6 0 Zimmerman GW GS, 2 outs, 3-2 count
9-3-11 smile WSH 8 NYM 7 2 0 Zimmerman GW 2 RBI hit
9-26-11 smile WSH 6 FLA 4 3 0 Morse 3-run HR in 9th (his 30th!)
5-8-12 smile frown PIT 5 WSH 4 2 2 BOTH 2-run HRs in 9th (H.Rod. BS)
5-13-12 frown CIN 9 WSH 6 0 4 Votto GS in 9th (H.Rod. BS)
7-5-12 smile WSH 6 SF 5 2 0 Harper (1B), LaRoche (GO / BL) RBIs in 9th.
7-17-12 frown smile WSH 5 NYM 4 1 3 Espinosa RBI in 9th; Mets 1, Harper RBI, BL WP in 10th.
10-12-12 frown STL 9 WSH 7 0 4 Nats were one strike away from winning in 9th, twice.
6-4-13 smile WSH 3 NYM 2 2 0 Steve Lombardozzi GW sac fly RBI in 9th.
9-17-13 smile WSH 6 ATL 5 3 0 ???
4-23-14 smile WSH 5 LAA 4 4 0 The Nats' 9th inning rally averted being swept at home.
5-12-14 smile WSH 6 ARI 5 2 0 Danny Espinosa & Kevin Frandsen home runs in 9th inning.
7-28-14 frown MIA 7 WSH 6 0 4 Nats led 6-0 in the 5th inning; blown save by Rafael Soriano.
8-17-14 frown smile WSH 6 PIT 5 1 3 Blown save by R. Soriano. J. Werth double & run in 11th inning.
9-3-14 smile frown smile WSH 8 LAD 5 3 1 A. LaRoche 2-run PH HR in 9th, 2 RBIs in 12th & 1 in 14th; R. Soriano BS.
4-28-15 smile WSH 13 ATL 12 3 0 Braves led 9-1 after 2; Dan Uggla 3-run HR in 9th, 2-run triple in 7th.
5-13-15 smile WSH 9 ARI 6 4 0 Back-and-forth game; Michael A. Taylor grand slam in 9th.
5-3-16 frown KC 7 WSH 6 0 3 Back-and-forth game; blown save (and loss) by J. Papelbon.
6-12-16 frown smile WSH 5 PHI 4 2 1 J. Werth 2-run walk-off single; J. Papelbon got the win after giving up the go-ahead run.
6-22-16 frown LAD 4 WSH 3 0 2 M. Taylor misplays single to center field, allowing batter and runner on first to score in 9th.
4-6-17 frown MIA 4 WSH 3 0 1 Blown save by Blake Treinen, and Joe Blanton takes the loss in 11 innings.
4-16-17 frown smile WSH 6 PHI 4 3 1 After Phillies take 4-3 lead in top of 9th, Bryce Harper hits 3-run walk-off homer.
5-9-17 frown BAL 6 WSH 4 0 2 Blown save by Enny Romero, and Jacob Turner takes the loss in 12 innings.
5-14-17 frown PHI 4 WSH 3 0 3 Blown save by Shawn Kelley, who takes the loss.
6-10-17 frown TEX 6 WSH 3 0 2 Blown save by Koda Glover, and Shawn Kelley takes the loss in 11 innings.
6-12-17 frown ATL 11 WSH 10 1 3 Blown save by Matt Albers, and takes the loss.
6-29-17 frown CHC 5 WSH 4 0 3 After Nats take 4-2 lead in the 7th, blown save by Blake Treinen, who takes the loss.
9-30-17 frown PIT 4 WSH 1 0 4 4 of Pirates' 5 hits were in 9th inning; blown save by Brandon Kintzler, who takes the loss.
5-6-18 smile WSH 5 PHI 4 2 0 Hector Neris walks in tying run with no outs, then walk-off bases-loaded single by Wilmer Difo.
5-19-18 frown LAD 5 WSH 4 0 2 First blown save by Sean Doolittle, who took the loss.
8-12-18 frown CHC 4 WSH 3 0 4 With 2 outs and 2 strikes in the 9th inning, David Bote hit a grand slam off Ryan Madson.
8-22-18 smile WSH 8 PHI 7 2 0 With two outs in the 9th, Juan Soto doubles, then Ryan Zimmerman hits walk-off home run #11.
9-11-18 smile WSH 7 PHI 6 3 0 Juan Soto hit a two-run homer in the 4th, and a solo homer in the 10th inning.
4-9-19 smile WSH 10 PHI 6 1 0 Victor Robles hit a solo homer in the 9th, and Juan Soto a 3-run homer in the 10th inning.
6-8-19 frown SD 5 WSH 4 0 2 Blown save by Sean Doolittle, who took the loss.
7-25-19 frown COL 8 WSH 4 0 2 Blown save by Fernando Rodney, who took the loss.
8-9-19 frown NYM 7 WSH 6 0 4 Blown save by Sean Doolittle, who took the loss.
8-17-19 frown smile frown MIL 15 WSH 14 1 4 Blown save by Sean Doolittle; Both teams scored 1 in 13th inning, MIL 2, WSH 1 in 14th inning.
8-30-19 frown smile WSH 7 MIA 6 2 2 Blown save by Daniel Hudson, who got the win.
9-3-19 frown smile WSH 11 NYM 10 7 5 Pinch-hit 2-run double by Ryan Zimmerman, then 3-run walk-off homer by Kurt Suzuki.

The above table is a fairly accurate summary of all (or nearly all) the dramatic ninth-inning twists of fate Nationals have experienced, good and bad. It only includes games in which the lead changed during the ninth inning, or in which a team caught up and tied the game during the ninth inning and then ended up winning in extra innings. Home team is underlined. For further details on historic games, see baseballreference.com.


Player totals
(while with Nationals)

Nationals' grand slams


  1. Ryan Zimmerman : 6
  2. Michael Morse : 3
  3. Josh Willingham : 3
  4. Jayson Werth : 3
  5. Danny Espinosa : 3
  6. Bryce Harper : 3
  7. Anthony Rendon : 3
  8. Adam Dunn : 2
  9. Justin Maxwell : 2
  10. Felipe Lopez : 2
  11. Ronnie Belliard : 2
  12. Ian Desmond : 2
  13. Wilson Ramos : 2
  14. Daniel Murphy : 2
  15. Michael A. Taylor : 2
  16. Trea Turner: 2
  17. Gerardo Parra : 2
  18. Howie Kendrick : 2
  19. Brad Wilkerson : 1
  20. Ryan Church : 1
  21. Dmitri Young : 1
  22. Jesus Flores : 1
  23. Jerry Hairston Jr. : 1
  24. Rick Ankiel : 1
  25. Michael A. Taylor : 1
  26. Matt Wieters : 1
  27. Brian Goodwin : 1
  28. Mark Reynolds : 1
  29. Kurt Suzuki : 1
  1. Aug. 4, 2005 -- Brad Wilkerson; WSH 7, LAD 0
  2. Apr. 18, 2006 -- Ryan Church; WSH 10, PHI 3 * @
  3. June 4, 2006 -- Alfonso Soriano; WSH 8, MIL 4 @ +
  4. Apr. 22, 2007 -- Ryan Zimmerman; FLA 12, WSH 6 * @     frown
  5. May 12, 2007 -- Ryan Zimmerman; WSH 7, FLA 3 *
  6. May 22, 2007 -- Felipe Lopez; WSH 8, CIN 4 @
  7. May 27, 2007 -- Ryan Langerhans; WSH 7, STL 2 @ +
  8. July 4, 2007 -- Dmitri Young; WSH 6, CHC 0
  9. Sept. 11, 2007 -- Justin Maxwell; FLA 13, WSH 8 * @ +     frown
  10. Apr. 24, 2008 -- Felipe Lopez; WSH 10, NYM 5
  11. May 28, 2008 -- Jesus Flores; WSH 6, SD 4 @
  12. July 1, 2008 -- Ronnie Belliard; WSH 9, FLA 6 @
  13. Aug. 22, 2008 -- Willie Harris; WSH 13, CHI 5 @ +
  14. Apr. 18, 2009 -- Austin Kearns; FLA 9, WSH 6 +     frown
  15. May 24, 2009 -- Adam Dunn; WSH 8, BAL 5
  16. July 25, 2009 -- Adam Dunn; WSH 13, SD 1
  17. July 27, 2009 -- Josh Willingham; WSH 14, MIL 6 @
  18. July 27, 2009 -- Josh Willingham; WSH 14, MIL 6 @ (Yes, twice in one game!)
  19. Aug. 22, 2009 -- Ronnie Belliard; MIL 11, WSH 9     frown
  20. Aug. 25, 2009 -- Elijah Dukes; WSH 15, CHC 6 @ +
  21. Sept. 30, 2009 -- Justin Maxwell; WSH 7, NYM 4 *
  22. Apr. 10, 2010 -- Josh Willingham; WSH 5, NYM 2
  23. Sept. 6, 2010 -- Danny Espinosa; WSH 13, NYM 3
  24. Sept. 17, 2010 -- Justin Maxwell; WSH 4, ATL 2
  25. May 24, 2011 -- Michael Morse; MIL 7, WSH 6 @     frown
  26. June 5, 2011 -- Michael Morse (11th inn.); WSH 9, ARI 5 @
  27. July 22, 2011 -- Jerry Hairston Jr.; WSH 7, LAD 2 * @
  28. Aug. 2, 2011 -- Rick Ankiel; WSH 9, ATL 3
  29. Aug. 19, 2011 -- Ryan Zimmerman; WSH 8, PHI 4 *
  30. Aug. 17, 2012 -- Michael Morse; WSH 6, NYM 4
  31. Sept. 29, 2012 -- Michael Morse; WSH 6, STL 4 @ +
  32. June 19, 2013 -- Ian Desmond; WSH 6, PHI 2 * (11th inn.) @
  33. July 7, 2013 -- Ryan Zimmerman; WSH 11, SD 7
  34. July 28, 2013 -- Wilson Ramos; WSH 14, NYM 1
  35. Apr. 9, 2014 -- Jayson Werth; WSH 10, MIA 7
  36. Apr. 10, 2014 -- Ian Desmond; WSH 7, MIA 1
  37. May 13, 2015 -- Michael A. Taylor; WSH 9, ARI 6 * @
  38. Aug. 25, 2015 -- Ryan Zimmerman; WSH 8, SD 3
  39. Sept. 7, 2015 -- Wilson Ramos; NYM 8, WSH 5     frown
  40. Sept. 14, 2015 -- Jayson Werth; WSH 8, PHI 7 @
  41. Apr. 14, 2016 -- Bryce Harper; WSH 6, ATL 2
  42. Apr. 19, 2016 -- Bryce Harper; WSH 7, MIA 0 @
  43. May 29, 2016 -- Jayson Werth (pinch hit); WSH 10, STL 2
  44. June 30, 2016 -- Danny Espinosa; WSH 13, CIN 4
  45. July 3, 2016 -- Danny Espinosa; WSH 11, CIN 1
  46. Aug. 24, 2016 -- Daniel Murphy; BAL 10, WSH 8     frown
  47. Sep. 6, 2016 -- Anthony Rendon; WSH 9, ATL 7
  48. Apr. 19, 2017 -- Bryce Harper; WSH 14, ATL 4 @
  49. Apr. 19, 2017 -- Ryan Zimmerman; WSH 14, ATL 4 @
  50. Apr. 23, 2017 -- Daniel Murphy; WSH 6, NYM 3 @
  51. July 15, 2017 -- Anthony Rendon; WSH 10, CIN 7 @
  52. Aug. 6, 2017 -- Matt Wieters; WSH 9, CHC 4 @
  53. Aug. 13, 2017 -- Howie Kendrick; WSH 6, SF 2 * (11th inn.)
  54. Sept. 8, 2017 -- Michael A. Taylor (ITP!); WSH 11, PHI 10
  55. Oct. 11, 2017 -- Michael A. Taylor (NLDS Game 4!); WSH 5, CHC 0
  56. Mar. 31, 2018 -- Brian Goodwin; WSH 13, CIN 7 @
  57. July 5, 2018 -- Trea Turner; WSH 14, MIA 12
  58. Aug. 26, 2018 -- Mark Reynolds; WSH 15, NYM 0 @
  59. May 11, 2019 -- Gerardo Parra; WSH 5, LAD 2 @
  60. June 10, 2019 -- Kurt Suzuki; WSH 12, CWS 1 * (9th inn.) @
  61. July 29, 2019 -- Anthony Rendon; WSH 6, ATL 3
  62. Sep. 24, 2019 -- Trea Turner; WSH 6, PHI 5
  63. Sep. 28, 2019 -- Gerardo Parra; WSH 10, CLE 7
  64. Oct. 9, 2019 -- Howie Kendrick; WSH 7, LAD 3 * (10th inn., NLDS Game 5) @

NOTE: The Nats hit two grand slams in each of two games: July 27, 2009 and Apr. 19, 2017.
* = 9th inning or later
@ = Away game
+ = Added to this list after consulting Washington Nationals' 2016 Official Media Guide; see July 4, 2016.)


Player totals
(while with Nationals)

Nationals' walk-off home runs


  1. Ryan Zimmerman : 11
  2. Bryce Harper : 5
  3. Trea Turner : 3
  4. Nick Johnson : 1
  5. Wil Nieves : 1
  6. Elijah Dukes : 1
  7. Ronnie Belliard : 1
  8. Willie Harris : 1
  9. Justin Maxwell : 1
  10. Josh Willingham: 1
  11. Adam Dunn : 1
  12. Michael Morse : 1
  13. Wilson Ramos : 1
  14. Ian Desmond : 1
  15. Jayson Werth : 1
  16. Adam LaRoche : 1
  17. Yunel Escobar : 1
  18. Michael A. Taylor : 1
  19. Chris Heisey : 1
  20. Clint Robinson : 1
  21. Howie Kendrick : 1
  22. Mark Reynolds : 1
  23. Matt Adams : 1
  24. Kurt Suzuki : 1
  1. June 18, 2006 -- Ryan Zimmerman (2-run); WSH 3, NYY 2 #
  2. July 1, 2006 -- Nick Johnson; WSH 4, TB 3 (10 inn.)
  3. July 4, 2006 -- Ryan Zimmerman (3-run); WSH 6, FLA 4 #
  4. May 12, 2007 -- Ryan Zimmerman (grand slam); WSH 7, FLA 3
  5. March 30, 2008 -- Ryan Zimmerman; WSH 3, ATL 2 (Nationals Park very 1st game!)
  6. April 25, 2008 -- Wil Nieves (2-run); WSH 5, CHC 3
  7. June 5, 2008 -- Elijah Dukes (2-run); WSH 10, STL 9 (10 inn.) #
  8. June 29, 2008 * -- Ronnie Belliard (2-run); WSH 3, BAL 2 (12 inn.)   * (error in blog post) #
  9. June 20, 2009 -- Willie Harris (2-run); WSH 5, TOR 3 (12 inn.)
  10. September 6, 2009 -- Ryan Zimmerman (2-run); WSH 6, FLA 4 (I was there!)
  11. September 30, 2009 -- Justin Maxwell (grand slam); WSH 7, NYM 4 #
  12. May 23, 2010 ^ -- Josh Willingham; WSH 4, BAL 3 (10 inn.)     ^ (no blog post)
  13. July 6, 2010 ^ -- Ryan Zimmerman; WSH 6, SD 5     ^ (vacation; no blog post)
  14. July 31, 2010 ^ -- Ryan Zimmerman (3-run); WSH 7, PHI 5     ^ (vacation; no blog post) #
  15. September 28, 2010 -- Adam Dunn; WSH 2, PHI 1
  16. May 27, 2011 -- Michael Morse; WSH 2, SD 1 (I was there!)
  17. June 21, 2011 -- Wilson Ramos (3-run); WSH 6, SEA 5 #
  18. August 19, 2011 -- Ryan Zimmerman (grand slam); WSH 8, PHI 4
  19. May 2, 2012 -- Ian Desmond (2-run); WSH 5, ARI 4 #
  20. October 11, 2012 -- Jayson Werth; WSH 2, STL 1 (NLDS Game 4)
  21. July 25, 2013 -- Bryce Harper (2-run); WSH 9, PIT 7
  22. July 26, 2013 -- Ryan Zimmerman; WSH 2, NYM 1 (2nd game of double-header)
  23. August 7, 2014 -- Bryce Harper (2-run); WSH 5, NYM 3 (13 inn.)
  24. August 18, 2014 -- Adam LaRoche; WSH 5, ARI 4 (11 inn.)
  25. April 21, 2015 -- Yunel Escobar; WSH 2, STL 1 (10 inn.)
  26. May 9, 2015 -- Bryce Harper (2-run); WSH 8, ATL 6
  27. May 19, 2015 -- Ryan Zimmerman (2-run); WSH 8, NYY 6 (10 inn.)
  28. September 4, 2015 -- Michael A. Taylor (3-run); WSH 5, ATL 2 (10 inn.)
  29. April 24, 2016 -- Chris Heisey; WSH 6, MIN 5 (16 inn.)
  30. May 9, 2016 -- Clint Robinson; WSH 5, DET 4
  31. September 9, 2016 -- Trea Turner; WSH 5, PHI 4
  32. April 16, 2017 -- Bryce Harper (3-run); WSH 6, PHI 4 #
  33. May 13, 2017 ^ -- Bryce Harper (2-run); WSH 6, PHI 4 ^ (no blog post)
  34. August 13, 2017 -- Howie Kendrick (grand slam); WSH 6, SF 2 (11 inn., 2nd game of double-header)
  35. July 6, 2018 -- Mark Reynolds; WSH 3, MIA 2
  36. August 22, 2018 -- Ryan Zimmerman (2-run); WSH 8, PHI 7 #
  37. March 31, 2019 -- Trea Turner; WSH 6, NYM 5
  38. April 28, 2019 -- Matt Adams; WSH 7, SD 6 (11 inn.)
  39. June 5, 2019 -- Trea Turner (2-run); WSH 6, CWS 4
  40. Sept. 3, 2019 -- Kurt Suzuki (3-run); WSH 11, NYM 10 #

# : overcame score deficit, turning defeat into victory.
Adapted from a table posted on July 26, 2013, with links to the blog posts on the date each such home run happened, or shortly thereafter. By definition, the list only includes home games in Washington.


Nationals who hit for the "cycle" *

  1. Apr. 6, 2005 -- Brad Wilkerson; WSH 7, PHI 3 @
  2. Aug. 28, 2008 -- Cristian Guzman; WSH 11, LAD 2
  3. Apr. 25, 2017 -- Trea Turner; WSH 15, COL 11 @
  4. July 23, 2019 -- Trea Turner; WSH 11, COL 1

* The "cycle" is when a batter hits a single, double, triple, and home run in one game.
@ = away game


Player totals
(while with Nationals)

Nats' complete-game shutouts
(including no-hitters)


  1. Jordan Zimmermann : 4
  2. Max Scherzer : 4
  3. Stephen Strasburg : 2
  4. John Patterson
  5. Pedro Astacio
  6. John Lannan
  7. Livan Hernandez
  8. Jason Marquis
  9. Gio Gonzalez
  10. Doug Fister
  11. Patrick Corbin
Date Pitcher Opponent Score Stadium Notes
4 Aug 2005 John Patterson Dodgers 7-0 RFK Stadium
15 Aug 2006 Pedro Astacio Braves 5-0 RFK Stadium
21 Jul 2009 John Lannan Mets 4-0 Nationals Park
17 Apr 2010 Livan Hernandez Brewers 8-0 Nationals Park
29 Apr 2011 Jason Marquis Giants 3-0 Nationals Park
31 Aug 2012 Gio Gonzalez Cardinals 10-0 Nationals Park
26 Apr 2013 Jordan Zimmermann Reds 1-0 Nationals Park
11 Aug 2013 Stephen Strasburg Phillies 6-0 Nationals Park
20 Sep 2013 Jordan Zimmermann Marlins 8-0 Nationals Park
8 Jun 2014 Jordan Zimmermann Padres 6-0 PETCO Park
26 Sep 2014 Doug Fister Marlins 4-0 Marlins Park
28 Sep 2014 Jordan Zimmermann Marlins 1-0 Nationals Park 1st Nats no-hitter; I was there!
14 Jun 2015 Max Scherzer Brewers 4-0 Miller Park
20 Jun 2015 Max Scherzer Pirates 6-0 Nationals Park No-hitter!
3 Oct 2015 Max Scherzer Mets 2-0 Citi Field No-hitter!
30 Aug 2017 Stephen Strasburg Marlins 4-0 Nationals Park
9 Apr 2018 Max Scherzer Braves 2-0 Nationals Park
25 May 2019 Patrick Corbin Marlins 5-0 Nationals Park

A preliminary version of this table was posted on August 15, 2013. Links for some subsequent no-hitters generally pertain to blog posts one or more days after the event itself.


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