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Aug 18

This Day in Washington Nationals History

August 18

2005 – Washington erased a four-run deficit and the bullpen did the rest. Carlos Baerga’s go-ahead single in the eighth inning gave the Washington Nationals (64-57) a 5-4 victory and a split of doubleheader with the Philadelphia Phillies (65-57). Luis Ayala (8-6) earned the win and Chad Cordero pitched the final 1 2-3 innings for his 39th save.

2006Alfonso Soriano and Ryan Zimmerman lead the way as Washington Nationals (54-68) went on to beat the Philadelphia Phillies (59-62) 6-4. Alfonso Soriano was 4-for-6, led off the game with his 39th homer and stole his 30th base in the second inning and Ryan Zimmerman went deep and drove in a career-best five runs.

Standings At Close of Play of August 18, 2005

NL East

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Atlanta Braves                 121   69   52    0  .570     -   583  482
Philadelphia Phillies          122   65   57    0  .533   4.5   564  552
Washington Nationals           121   64   57    0  .529   5.0   476  482
Florida Marlins                120   63   57    0  .525   5.5   538  495
New York Mets                  120   61   59    0  .508   7.5   545  492

Philadelphia Phillies 2, Washington Nationals 1 (1)

Day

Game Played on Thursday, August 18, 2005 (D) at Citizens Bank Park

WAS N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  1
PHI N    0  0  2    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   2  7  0
BATTING
Washington Nationals         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilkerson lf                  4   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
Vidro 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
Johnson 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Guillen rf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Wilson cf                     3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Castilla 3b                   4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Bennett c                     3   0   1   0       1   1       4   0
Guzman ss                     3   0   1   1       0   0       0   2
  Baerga ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Armas p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Stanton p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Church ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eischen p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Majewski p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   1   7   1       2   5      24   7
FIELDING - 
E: Johnson (4).
BATTING - 
2B: Vidro (18,off Padilla); Wilkerson (34,off Madson).
GDP: Castilla (15,off Padilla).
Team LOB: 7.
Philadelphia Phillies        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rollins ss                    5   1   2   0       0   0       2   2
Lofton cf                     2   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
  Michaels ph,cf              2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Utley 2b                      3   0   0   0       1   1       1   4
Abreu rf                      3   0   1   2       1   0       2   0
Burrell lf                    2   0   0   0       2   0       1   0
Howard 1b                     3   0   1   0       1   1      12   0
Lieberthal c                  4   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Perez 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       3   3
Padilla p                     2   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Chavez ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Madson p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Urbina p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martinez ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   7   2       6   3      27  10
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Utley-Howard.
BATTING - 
2B: Abreu (25,off Armas).
IBB: Howard (5,by Armas).
Team LOB: 12.
PITCHING
Washington Nationals         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Armas L(7-6)                  5     5   2   2   6   3   0  26
Stanton                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   4
Eischen                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Majewski                      1.2   2   0   0   0   0   0   7
Totals                        8     7   2   2   6   3   0  38
Armas faced 1 batter in the 6th inning
IBB: Armas (4,Howard).
Philadelphia Phillies        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Padilla W(6-11)               6     6   1   1   2   4   0  25
Madson                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Urbina                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Wagner SV(29)                 1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     7   1   1   2   5   0  35
Umpires: HP - Jeff Kellogg, 1B - Andy Fletcher, 2B - James Hoye, 3B - Paul Schrieber
Time of Game: 3:03   Attendance: 30046

Washington Nationals 5, Philadelphia Phillies 4 (2)

Day

Game Played on Thursday, August 18, 2005 (N) at Citizens Bank Park

WAS N    0  0  0    0  3  0    0  2  0  -   5 10  0
PHI N    1  0  2    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   4  8  0
BATTING
Washington Nationals         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilkerson cf,lf               4   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
Vidro 2b                      4   1   3   2       1   0       2   3
Johnson 1b                    5   0   1   1       0   1       9   0
Guillen rf                    5   1   1   0       0   2       3   0
Schneider c                   4   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Church lf                     2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Wilson ph,cf                2   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Baerga 3b                     3   1   2   1       1   1       0   2
  Stanton p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  C. Cordero p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Carroll ss,3b                 3   1   2   0       1   0       2   2
Drese p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Castilla ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Halama p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Blanco ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Ayala p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Guzman ph,ss                1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       35   5  10   5       4   7      27   9
FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Carroll-Johnson, Vidro-Carroll-Johnson, Guzman-Johnson.
BATTING - 
2B: Vidro (19,off Lidle); Johnson (28,off Lidle); Guillen (26,off Urbina).
SH: Drese (5,off Lidle).
GDP: Johnson (10,off Lidle).
Team LOB: 8.
Philadelphia Phillies        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rollins ss                    4   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Michaels cf                   4   2   2   0       0   0       5   0
Utley 2b                      3   1   2   3       0   0       5   1
Abreu rf                      4   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
Burrell lf                    3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Howard 1b                     2   1   1   0       1   1       5   0
Bell 3b                       4   0   1   1       0   0       0   2
Pratt c                       4   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
Lidle p                       2   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Fultz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cormier p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Chavez ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Urbina p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Geary p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   4   8   4       2   6      27   5
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rollins-Utley-Howard.
BATTING - 
2B: Michaels (11,off Drese); Bell (24,off Drese).
HR: Utley (17,3rd inning off Drese 1 on 2 out).
SF: Utley (6,off Drese).
HBP: Howard (1,by Drese).
GDP: Abreu (4,off Halama); Bell (20,off Ayala); Burrell (10,off C. Cordero).
Team LOB: 4.
PITCHING
Washington Nationals         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Drese                         4     5   4   4   1   2   1  19
Halama                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Ayala W(8-6)                  2     1   0   0   1   2   0   7
Stanton                       0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
C. Cordero SV(39)             1.2   0   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                        9     8   4   4   2   6   1  35
WP: Drese (3).
HBP: Drese (5,Howard).
Philadelphia Phillies        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lidle                         5     6   3   3   2   3   0  22
Fultz                         1     1   0   0   1   2   0   5
Cormier                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Urbina L(3-1)                 1     3   2   2   0   0   0   6
Geary                         1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Totals                        9    10   5   5   4   7   0  40
Umpires: HP - Bob Davidson, 1B - James Hoye, 2B - Paul Schrieber, 3B - Jeff Kellogg
Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance: 34492

Standings At Close of Play of August 18, 2006

NL East

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Mets                  121   73   48    0  .603     -   634  546
Philadelphia Phillies          121   59   62    0  .488  14.0   634  627
Atlanta Braves                 121   57   64    0  .471  16.0   627  615
Florida Marlins                121   56   65    0  .463  17.0   560  581
Washington Nationals           122   54   68    0  .443  19.5   557  624

Washington Nationals 6, Philadelphia Phillies 4

Day

Game Played on Friday, August 18, 2006 (N) at Citizens Bank Park

WAS N    3  2  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   6 14  0
PHI N    0  0  0    0  0  3    0  1  0  -   4  7  0
BATTING
Washington Nationals         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Soriano lf                    6   2   4   1       0   2       3   0
Lopez ss                      4   3   2   0       1   1       1   2
Zimmerman 3b                  5   1   3   5       0   2       1   0
Johnson 1b                    4   0   2   0       1   2      12   1
Vidro 2b                      5   0   2   0       0   0       0   2
Church rf                     4   0   0   0       0   3       0   0
  Kearns ph,rf                1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Escobar cf                    4   0   0   0       1   1       3   0
Schneider c                   2   0   1   0       3   0       6   1
Armas p                       3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Rivera p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Rauch p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Castro ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cordero p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       40   6  14   6       6  15      27   7
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Johnson-Lopez-Johnson.
BATTING - 
2B: Zimmerman (38,off Myers); Lopez (19,off Myers).
HR: Soriano (39,1st inning off Myers 0 on 0 out); Zimmerman (17,1st inning
off Myers 1 on 0 out).
IBB: Schneider (10,by Myers).
Team LOB: 13.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Soriano (30,2nd base off Myers/Lieberthal); Johnson (10,2nd base off Rhodes/Lieberthal).
CS: Soriano (13,2nd base by White/Lieberthal); Castro (1,2nd base by Fultz/Lieberthal).
Philadelphia Phillies        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rollins ss                    4   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Dellucci rf                   3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Utley 2b                      3   1   0   0       1   1       4   2
Howard 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Burrell lf                    3   1   1   1       1   1       1   0
Rowand cf                     4   1   2   0       0   1       0   0
Lieberthal c                  4   1   3   3       0   0      14   2
Nunez 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Myers p                       1   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
  Sanches p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberson ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Geary p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sandoval ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  White p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rhodes p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fultz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Victorino ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   4   7   4       3   6      27   9
BATTING - 
2B: Burrell (17,off Armas); Lieberthal (11,off Armas).
HR: Lieberthal (4,8th inning off Rauch 0 on 2 out).
HBP: Dellucci 2 (3,by Armas 2).
GDP: Rowand (13,off Armas).
Team LOB: 7.
PITCHING
Washington Nationals         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Armas W(8-8)                  5.1   6   3   3   2   2   0  25
Rivera                        1.2   0   0   0   1   3   0   6
Rauch                         1     1   1   1   0   1   1   4
Cordero SV(23)                1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     7   4   4   3   6   1  38
HBP: Armas 2 (12,Dellucci 2).
Philadelphia Phillies        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Myers L(8-6)                  3.1   9   6   6   4   5   2  23
Sanches                       1.2   2   0   0   0   5   0   7
Geary                         1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5
White                         1.1   1   0   0   0   2   0   4
Rhodes                        0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Fultz                         1     0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Totals                        9    14   6   6   6  15   2  46
WP: Rhodes (5).
IBB: Myers (3,Schneider).
Umpires: HP - Greg Gibson, 1B - Paul Nauert, 2B - Charlie Reliford, 3B - Larry Vanover
Time of Game: 3:10   Attendance: 30123

Standings At Close of Play of August 18, 2007

NL East

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Mets                  122   69   53    0  .566     -   585  528
Philadelphia Phillies          122   65   57    0  .533   4.0   666  611
Atlanta Braves                 123   64   59    0  .520   5.5   606  575
Florida Marlins                123   56   67    0  .455  13.5   592  642
Washington Nationals           123   55   68    0  .447  14.5   477  575

New York Mets 7, Washington Nationals 4

Day

Game Played on Saturday, August 18, 2007 (N) at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

NY  N    1  0  1    0  2  1    1  0  1  -   7 14  0
WAS N    0  2  0    0  0  1    1  0  0  -   4  9  2
BATTING
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Reyes ss                      5   2   2   0       0   0       2   3
Castillo 2b                   5   2   2   2       0   0       1   0
Wright 3b                     5   1   2   2       0   0       1   5
Beltran cf                    4   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Alou lf                       5   1   2   1       0   0       3   0
Easley 1b                     2   0   2   0       1   0       7   0
  Green pr,1b                 1   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Milledge rf                   5   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Difelice c                    5   0   1   1       0   1       6   0
Perez p                       3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Mota p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Sosa p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Anderson ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Heilman p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       41   7  14   7       3   4      27  10
BATTING - 
2B: Reyes (27,off Lannan); Wright 2 (29,off Lannan,off Rivera); Difelice (2,off
Lannan); Alou (11,off Rivera).
HR: Castillo (1,1st inning off Lannan 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Difelice (2,off Lannan); Milledge (3,off Rivera).
IBB: Beltran (7,by Rivera).
Team LOB: 10.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Reyes (63,3rd base off Lannan/Flores).
Washington Nationals         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopez ss                      5   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Belliard 2b                   5   1   1   0       0   1       8   2
Zimmerman 3b                  4   0   2   1       1   0       0   5
Young 1b                      4   0   0   0       1   1       8   0
Kearns rf                     4   1   2   0       1   1       1   0
Pena lf                       4   2   1   0       1   0       2   0
Flores c                      4   0   1   1       0   0       4   1
Logan cf                      2   0   1   1       1   1       2   0
Lannan p                      2   0   1   1       0   1       0   0
  Ayala p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Batista ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Rivera p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rauch p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Church ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cordero p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   4   9   4       6   6      27  12
FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Zimmerman-Belliard-Young, Belliard-Young.
E: Lopez (13), Zimmerman (19).
PB: Flores (2).
BATTING - 
2B: Zimmerman 2 (32,off Perez,off Mota); Kearns (26,off Perez); Pena (1,off
Perez); Logan (14,off Perez).
SF: Logan (1,off Perez).
Team LOB: 11.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Logan (17,2nd base off Heilman/Difelice).
PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Perez W(11-8)                 5.2   7   3   3   3   3   0  27
Mota                          0.2   2   1   1   1   0   0   5
Sosa                          0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Heilman                       1     0   0   0   1   2   0   4
Wagner SV(29)                 1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Totals                        9     9   4   4   6   6   0  42
WP: Perez (6).
Washington Nationals         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lannan L(1-2)                 5.2   8   5   5   1   3   1  27
Ayala                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Rivera                        1     2   1   1   2   0   0   6
Rauch                         1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Cordero                       1     3   1   1   0   1   0   6
Totals                        9    14   7   7   3   4   1  44
WP: Lannan (1), Ayala (1).
IBB: Rivera (3,Beltran).
Umpires: HP - Ed Rapuano, 1B - Ed Hickox, 2B - CB Bucknor, 3B - Joe West
Time of Game: 3:30   Attendance: 35157

Standings At Close of Play of August 18, 2008

NL East

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Mets                  125   68   57    0  .544     -   610  551
Philadelphia Phillies          124   66   58    0  .532   1.5   595  529
Florida Marlins                125   64   61    0  .512   4.0   579  610
Atlanta Braves                 125   56   69    0  .448  12.0   566  566
Washington Nationals           125   44   81    0  .352  24.0   462  624

The Nationals did not play on this date.

Standings At Close of Play of August 18, 2009

NL East

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Philadelphia Phillies          116   67   49    0  .578     -   606  522
Florida Marlins                119   64   55    0  .538   4.5   571  564
Atlanta Braves                 119   62   57    0  .521   6.5   531  486
New York Mets                  119   56   63    0  .471  12.5   510  547
Washington Nationals           119   43   76    0  .361  25.5   540  642

Colorado Rockies 4, Washington Nationals 3

Day

Game Played on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 (N) at Nationals Park

COL N    0  1  0    0  0  1    0  1  1  -   4  6  0
WAS N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   3 10  0
BATTING
Colorado Rockies             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gonzalez lf                   5   1   1   1       0   0       2   0
Fowler cf                     3   1   1   0       1   1       1   0
Helton 1b                     3   0   1   0       1   0       8   0
Tulowitzki ss                 3   0   0   0       1   1       2   2
Hawpe rf                      4   1   1   2       0   1       2   0
Atkins 3b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
  Stewart 3b                  1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Barmes 2b                     4   1   1   1       0   1       3   4
Iannetta c                    3   0   0   0       1   1       5   1
Jimenez p                     3   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Smith ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Street p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   4   6   4       5   7      27  10
BATTING - 
HR: Hawpe (17,2nd inning off Stammen 0 on 1 out); Gonzalez (7,8th inning off
Burnett 0 on 0 out); Barmes (19,9th inning off Clippard 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Jimenez (2,off Bergmann).
Team LOB: 6.
Washington Nationals         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan cf                     4   0   3   1       0   0       2   0
Guzman ss                     5   0   1   1       0   1       4   3
Zimmerman 3b                  4   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
Dunn 1b                       4   0   0   0       0   3       9   0
Willingham lf                 4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Dukes rf                      4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Gonzalez 2b                   4   1   2   0       0   0       0   3
Nieves c                      2   1   0   0       0   0       7   0
  Belliard ph                 1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Stammen p                     2   0   1   1       0   1       0   0
  Villone p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bergmann p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Harris ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Burnett p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Clippard p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bard ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   3  10   3       1   5      27  10
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Bergmann-Guzman-Dunn.
BATTING - 
2B: Stammen (3,off Jimenez); Willingham (26,off Jimenez).
SH: Morgan (8,off Jimenez).
HBP: Nieves (3,by Jimenez).
Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (39,2nd base off Jimenez/Iannetta).
PITCHING
Colorado Rockies             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Jimenez W(11-9)               8     7   2   2   1   5   0  33
Street SV(30)                 1     3   1   1   0   0   0   6
Totals                        9    10   3   3   1   5   0  39
HBP: Jimenez (8,Nieves).
Washington Nationals         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Stammen                       5.1   4   2   2   2   3   1  22
Villone                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Bergmann                      1.1   0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Burnett L(2-3)                0.1   1   1   1   1   0   1   3
Clippard                      1.2   1   1   1   1   3   1   7
Totals                        9     6   4   4   5   7   3  37
WP: Stammen (7).
Umpires: HP - Doug Eddings, 1B - Brian Knight, 2B - Hunter Wendelstedt, 3B - Dana DeMuth
Time of Game: 2:37   Attendance: 18192

Standings At Close of Play of August 18, 2010

NL East

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Atlanta Braves                 120   71   49    0  .592     -   552  442
Philadelphia Phillies          119   68   51    0  .571   2.5   569  495
New York Mets                  120   60   60    0  .500  11.0   486  472
Florida Marlins                119   59   60    0  .496  11.5   527  518
Washington Nationals           120   51   69    0  .425  20.0   481  559

Atlanta Braves 3, Washington Nationals 2

Day

Game Played on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 (N) at Turner Field

WAS N    0  0  2    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  9  0
ATL N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  1  -   3 11  0
BATTING
Washington Nationals         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bernadina cf                  4   0   1   1       0   0       2   1
Desmond ss                    3   0   1   0       1   0       4   2
Zimmerman 3b                  4   0   2   1       0   1       0   0
  Burnett p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Clippard p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Dunn 1b                       4   0   0   0       0   2       9   0
Rodriguez c                   4   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
Kennedy 2b                    3   0   1   0       1   1       2   6
Morse rf                      3   1   2   0       0   0       4   0
Harris lf                     3   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Hernandez p                   2   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Maxwell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Gonzalez 3b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   9   2       2   7      26  10
FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Kennedy-Desmond-Dunn, Kennedy-Desmond-Dunn, Bernadina-Kennedy.
BATTING - 
GDP: Kennedy (8,off Hudson); Harris (3,off Hudson); Dunn (5,off Hudson); Morse
(6,off Hudson).
Team LOB: 4.
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Infante 2b                    5   0   1   0       0   1       1   5
Heyward rf                    5   0   1   1       0   1       1   1
Prado 3b                      3   1   2   0       1   0       0   0
McCann c                      3   1   0   0       1   0       4   1
  Hicks pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hinske 1b                     3   0   0   0       1   0      11   1
Cabrera lf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Gonzalez ss                   4   0   2   1       0   0       4   6
Ankiel cf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Hudson p                      2   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
  Conrad ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Venters p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ross c                      0   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Totals                       34   3  11   2       4   3      27  16
FIELDING - 
DP: 4. Infante-Gonzalez-Hinske, Infante-Gonzalez-Hinske, Gonzalez-Hinske, Gonzalez-Infante-Hinske.
BATTING - 
2B: Cabrera (23,off Hernandez); Prado (31,off Hernandez).
GDP: Cabrera (7,off Hernandez); Infante (9,off Hernandez).
Team LOB: 9.
PITCHING
Washington Nationals         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hernandez                     7     9   2   2   2   1   0  29
Burnett L(0-7)                1.1   1   1   1   1   1   0   6
Clippard                      0.1   1   0   0   1   1   0   3
Totals                        8.2  11   3   3   4   3   0  38
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hudson                        7     8   2   2   2   2   0  26
Venters                       1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4
Wagner W(7-2)                 1     0   0   0   0   3   0   3
Totals                        9     9   2   2   2   7   0  33
Umpires: HP - Scott Barry, 1B - Gerry Davis, 2B - Brian Knight, 3B - Sam Holbrook
Ejections: WAS Manager Jim  Riggleman by Scott Barry; Ryan  Zimmerman
by Scott Barry
Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance: 18105

Standings At Close of Play of August 18, 2011

NL East

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Philadelphia Phillies          122   80   42    0  .656     -   543  397
Atlanta Braves                 125   73   52    0  .584   8.5   518  461
New York Mets                  123   60   63    0  .488  20.5   553  551
Washington Nationals           122   59   63    0  .484  21.0   474  500
Florida Marlins                124   57   67    0  .460  24.0   487  549

Washington Nationals 3, Cincinnati Reds 1

Day

Game Played on Thursday, August 18, 2011 (N) at Nationals Park

CIN N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  8  0
WAS N    0  0  0    0  1  2    0  0  x  -   3  8  1
BATTING
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Phillips 2b                   4   0   3   1       1   0       3   1
Sappelt lf                    5   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Votto 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       7   1
Bruce rf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Cairo 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Stubbs cf                     3   0   0   0       1   2       1   0
Hanigan c                     4   0   4   0       0   0       3   1
Janish ss                     3   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
  Alonso ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Arroyo p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Lewis ph                    1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Arredondo p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bray p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Masset p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hernandez ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   1   8   1       2   7      24  11
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Janish-Phillips-Votto.
BATTING - 
2B: Hanigan (6,off Zimmermann).
HBP: Cairo (5,by Zimmermann).
GDP: Janish (6,off Zimmermann).
Team LOB: 10.
Washington Nationals         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Desmond ss                    2   0   0   0       1   1       2   1
Ankiel cf                     3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Zimmerman 3b                  3   0   1   0       1   0       1   1
Morse 1b                      3   1   0   0       1   0       6   1
Werth rf                      4   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Espinosa 2b                   4   0   2   0       0   0       2   2
Gomes lf                      4   0   1   2       0   1       3   0
  Storen p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Flores c                      4   1   1   1       0   0       7   0
Zimmermann p                  2   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
  Mattheus p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  H. Rodriguez p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nix ph                      0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Clippard p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bixler lf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       29   3   8   3       5   3      27   7
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Zimmermann-Desmond-Morse.
E: Desmond (19).
PB: Flores (1).
BATTING - 
HR: Flores (1,5th inning off Arroyo 0 on 1 out).
SH: Desmond (10,off Arredondo).
GDP: Morse (6,off Masset).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Desmond (8,2nd base by Arroyo/Hanigan).
PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Arroyo L(7-10)                6     7   3   3   2   3   1  26
Arredondo                     0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   2
Bray                          0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1
Masset                        1.2   1   0   0   1   0   0   6
Totals                        8     8   3   3   5   3   1  35
Washington Nationals         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Zimmermann W(8-10)            5.2   6   0   0   2   1   0  25
Mattheus                      0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
H. Rodriguez                  1     0   1   0   0   2   0   4
Clippard                      1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Storen SV(33)                 1     2   0   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        9     8   1   0   2   7   0  38
WP: H. Rodriguez (12).
HBP: Zimmermann (5,Cairo).
Umpires: HP - Ed Rapuano, 1B - Angel Campos, 2B - Alfonso Marquez, 3B - Ed Hickox
Time of Game: 3:09   Attendance: 19508

Standings At Close of Play of August 18, 2012

NL East

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Washington Nationals           120   74   46    0  .617     -   531  426
Atlanta Braves                 120   70   50    0  .583   4.0   560  470
New York Mets                  120   57   63    0  .475  17.0   521  549
Philadelphia Phillies          120   55   65    0  .458  19.0   488  533
Miami Marlins                  121   55   66    0  .455  19.5   451  543

New York Mets 2, Washington Nationals 0

Day

Game Played on Saturday, August 18, 2012 (N) at Nationals Park

NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   2  3  0
WAS N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  1
BATTING
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Tejada ss                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   5
Baxter rf                     4   0   1   0       0   3       2   0
Wright 3b                     3   1   0   0       1   2       0   2
Davis 1b                      4   1   2   2       0   1      11   0
Murphy 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       2   1
Valdespin lf                  3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Francisco p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Torres cf                     3   0   0   0       0   3       3   0
Thole c                       3   0   0   0       0   1       8   0
Niese p                       3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Rauch p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bay lf                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   3   2       1  15      27   9
BATTING - 
3B: Baxter (2,off Jackson).
HR: Davis (22,7th inning off Jackson 1 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 3.
Washington Nationals         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Werth cf,rf                   4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Espinosa 2b                   4   0   2   0       0   1       0   7
Zimmerman 3b                  4   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
Morse rf,lf                   4   0   0   0       0   3       0   0
LaRoche 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   0      11   1
Desmond ss                    3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Moore lf                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Mattheus p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  M. Gonzalez p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Flores c                      3   0   1   0       0   0      14   1
Jackson p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Harper cf                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   0   5   0       0   8      27  11
FIELDING - 
E: Desmond (13).
BATTING - 
2B: LaRoche (26,off Niese).
SH: Jackson (5,off Niese).
Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Zimmerman (5,2nd base off Niese/Thole).
PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niese W(10-6)                 7.1   5   0   0   0   7   0  27
Rauch                         0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Francisco SV(20)              1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     5   0   0   0   8   0  32
Washington Nationals         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Jackson L(7-8)                7     2   2   2   1  11   1  25
Mattheus                      1.2   0   0   0   0   3   0   5
M. Gonzalez                   0.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   2
Totals                        9     3   2   2   1  15   1  32
Umpires: HP - Marvin Hudson, 1B - Jordan Baker, 2B - Ted Barrett, 3B - Brian Runge
Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 42662
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