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2021: big acquisitions raise hope as covid-19 pandemic lingers

Being unable to properly celebrate their first World Series championship with fans in the stands during the 2020 season due to the covid-19 pandemic, the frustrated Washington Nationals are anxious to do much better in 2021. During the offseason, the Nats parted ways with Adam Eaton, who returned to the White Sox, and Howie Kendrick, the hero of the Nats' 2019 postseason, who decided to retire. On Christmas Eve, when the Nationals acquired first baseman Josh Bell in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In January, two former Chicago Cubs signed signed a one-year contracts with the Nationals as free agents: outfielder Kyle Schwarber ($10 million) and right hand pitcher Jon Lester ($5 million, part deferred). Later that month the Nats signed former Minnesota Twins catcher Alex Avila to a one-year contract, and acquired pitcher Brad Hand in a trade with the Cleveland Indians; he will become the closing pitcher. The Nats reached terms with their arbitration-eligible veterans during the 2019-2020 offseason: shortstop Trea Turner and outfielder Juan Soto, who each signed one-year contracts worth, respectively, $13 million and $8.5 million. Starlin Castro will move from second to third base after missing most of last season due to a broken wrist. (Stephen Strasburg in also recovering from an injury to his wrist last year.) Finally, Ryan Zimmerman signed another one-year contract extension. (He opted not to play in 2020 due to covid-19, essentially voiding his contract.) The Nats' first four games were postponed after four of their players got a positive covid-19 test result, and several others were quarantined, forcing a quick roster shuffle. The Nationals struggled for the first two months, but thanks in large part to the amazing home run production of Kyle Schwarber, by the end of June they had climbed into a tight race with the Mets for the NL East lead.

Starting positions, 2021
CF: Victor Robles .220
LF: Kyle Schwarber * .188
Andrew Stevenson .366
Victor Robles RF: Juan Soto .351
smile Juan Soto
SS: Trea Turner .335 2B: Josh Harrison * .278
Trea Turner smile
3B: Starlin Castro .267
Jordy Mercer
1B: Josh Bell * .226
Ryan Zimmerman DNP
Jordy Mercer Max Scherzer Josh Bell
  C: Yan Gomes .284
Alex Avila * .184
 
  2020 batting average for position players, ERA for pitchers
  DNP = did not play in 2020.

Manager: Dave Martinez
Yan Gomes * (asterisk): new player;
Underlines indicate that the photo is of the second-string player. smile = No photo yet available.
Nationals' head-to-head matchups,
2020
OpponentWinsLosses
ARI00
ATL46
BAL24
BOS12
CHC00
CHW00
CIN00
CLE00
COL00
DET00
HOU00
KC00
LAA00
LAD00
MIA46
MIL00
MIN00
NYM64
NYY12
OAK00
PHI37
PIT00
SD00
SEA00
SF00
STL00
TB31
TEX00
TOR22
Totals2634
Nationals, 2021: month-by-month summary
Month Wins Losses NL East place
(at end)
Number of
home games
Total
attendance
Average
attendance
April 2021 10 12 2nd (vir. tie) 11 73,257 6,660
May 2021 11 17 5th 17 175,478 10,322
June 2021 19 9 2nd 14 273,776 19,555
July 2021 - - - - - -
Aug. 2021 - - - - - -
Sept. 2021 - - - - - -
2021 - - - - - -


SOURCE: My unofficial daily tabulations from MLB Gameday stats, Washington Post, and other newspapers.


Annual summaries and rosters


Washington Nationals: annual summary
Year 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
2020
TOTAL
26 34 .433 4th (tie) 4
(Sept. 20 - 22)
7
(Aug. 29 - Sept. 4)
16
(Aug. 10 @ NYM)
15 - 0 = 15
(Sept. 20 @ MIA)
11 - 0 = 11
(Aug. 7 vs. BAL)
0 0
2021
1ST HALF
40 38 .513 2nd 5
(twice)
5
(twice)
17
(May 14, @ ARI)
17 - 2 = 15
(May 14, @ ARI)
14 - 3 = 11
(Apr 13, @ STL)
522,511 12,441

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
Opponent 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 2020

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
2020 Max Scherzer Kurt Suzuki Eric Thames Luis Garcia Asdrubal Cabrera Trea Turner Juan Soto Victor Robles Adam Eaton Dave Martinez
2021 Max Scherzer Yan Gomes Josh Bell Josh Harrison Starlin Castro Trea Turner Kyle Schwarber Victor Robles Juan Soto 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
2020 Juan Soto .351 Juan Soto 13 Trea Turner 41 Max Scherzer 3.74 Max Scherzer 5 Max Scherzer 92

Yellow background denotes best record in the National League for this category.


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.
8-17-20 frown ATL 7 WSH 6 1 4 HR by Juan Soto in the 9th, then two Braves HRs. Blown save by Daniel Hudson, who took the loss.
© 9-22-20 frown smile WSH 8 PHI 7 2 (8th) 1 (8th) HR by Yadiel Hernandez with automatic runner on second in 8th inning. Daniel Hudson got the win.

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.
© : This list includes xxx eight-inning extra-inning games during the 2021 covid-19 pandemic when double-header games were limited to seven regulation innings.


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. Trea Turner: 3
  9. Adam Dunn : 2
  10. Justin Maxwell : 2
  11. Felipe Lopez : 2
  12. Ronnie Belliard : 2
  13. Ian Desmond : 2
  14. Wilson Ramos : 2
  15. Daniel Murphy : 2
  16. Michael A. Taylor : 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
  30. Josh Harrison: 1
  31. Yan Gomes: 1
  32. Josh Bell : 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) @
  65. Sep. 27, 2020 -- Trea Turner; WSH 15, NYM 5
  66. May 22, 2021 -- Josh Harrison; WSH 12, BAL 9
  67. June 15, 2021 -- Yan Gomes; WSH 8, PIT 1
  68. June 23, 2021 -- Josh Bell; WSH 13, PHI 12

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. Kyle Schwarber : 2
  5. Nick Johnson : 1
  6. Wil Nieves : 1
  7. Elijah Dukes : 1
  8. Ronnie Belliard : 1
  9. Willie Harris : 1
  10. Justin Maxwell : 1
  11. Josh Willingham: 1
  12. Adam Dunn : 1
  13. Michael Morse : 1
  14. Wilson Ramos : 1
  15. Ian Desmond : 1
  16. Jayson Werth : 1
  17. Adam LaRoche : 1
  18. Yunel Escobar : 1
  19. Michael A. Taylor : 1
  20. Chris Heisey : 1
  21. Clint Robinson : 1
  22. Howie Kendrick : 1
  23. Mark Reynolds : 1
  24. Matt Adams : 1
  25. Kurt Suzuki : 1
  26. Yadiel Hernandez : 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 #
  41. Sept. 22, 2020 -- Yadiel Hernandez (2-run); WSH 8, PHI 7 #
  42. Apr. 16, 2021 -- Kyle Schwarber; WSH 1, ARI 0
  43. Apr. 30, 2021 -- Kyle Schwarber (2-run); WSH 2, MIA 1 (10 inn.)

# : 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
  5. June 30, 2021 -- Trea Turner; WSH 15, TB 6

* 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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