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Washington Nationals (54-46)


Tue. 7/28 Wed. 7/29 Thu. 7/30 Fri. 7/31 Sat. 8/1
@ Mia 
L 1-4
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@ Mia 
W 7-2
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@ Mia 
W 1-0
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@ NYM 
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Nationals-Mets Preview

(AP) -- For a team one day away from entering August in first place, a weekend visit to the club immediately behind it in the standings might generally be approached with a mindset of wanting to get out of town without losing any ground.

By the Washington Nationals' recent standard in New York, though, they shouldn't be happy with anything short of a sweep.

The NL East's top two teams square off Friday night with the Nationals out to double their three-game lead over the Mets.

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Leaders
AVG: B. Harper.335
HR: B. Harper29
RBI: B. Harper68
SB: M. Taylor12
W: M. Scherzer11
ERA: M. Scherzer2.22
Saves: D. Storen29
K: M. Scherzer172
NL East
TeamWLPctGB
Washington 5446.540-
NY Mets 5250.5103
Atlanta 4656.4519
Miami 4260.41213
Philadelphia 3964.37916.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .251 (20)
Runs: 419 (16)
Hits: 840 (25)
Home Runs: 100 (12)
Stolen Bases: 39 (26)
OBP: .317 (14)
SLG: .397 (15)
Total Bases: 1328 (21)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.59 (10)
Runs Allowed: 386 (10)
Saves: 32 (7)
Strikeouts: 785 (13)
OpBA: .258 (21)
OBP: .306 (9)
SLG: .377 (8)
Run Support: 4.27 (13)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/29 S. Solis Sent to Minors
7/29 S. Strasburg Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
7/28 E. Burriss Outrighted to Minors
7/28 D. Butler Designated for Assignment
7/28 J. Papelbon Traded Philadelphia (for RHP Nick Pivetta)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/12 D. Carpenter Right shoulder inflammation (on 15-day DL)
7/7 D. Span Back tightness (on 15-day DL)
7/5 S. Strasburg Left oblique strain (on 15-day DL)
6/25 A. Rendon off 15-day DL
6/18 B. Harper Strained left hamstring (day-to-day)
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