Meaningless Trivia From The Game Notes
Feel free to print these out and cross them off when one of the broadcasters mentions them tonight.
Shawn Hill is tied for 2nd in the league in Quality Starts. He's the first Expos/Nats pitcher to have 6 QS in his first 7 games since Pedro Martinez in '94 Sunday's game featured six Ryans, a major league record. Nationals starting pitchers have the lowest run support (defined as runs while they're in the game) of any staff in the league with 2.75 runs/game; they're one of only two teams with a run support below 4. Randy St. Claire's father, Ebba, played a handful of games for Milwaukee -- I knew of Ebba, but stupidly never made the connection. The franchise is 16-18 in Milwaukee. Matt Chico is only the second left-handed starter to make the franchise's rotation in their first MLB season; the immortal Trey Moore was the other. The team is 3-3 in his six starts, which is the highest winning percentage of any Nats starter. Nats relievers have allowed 29% of their inherited runners to score. Levale Speigner leads all Nats relievers in batting average allowed: .209 Ryan Church is batting .293 with RISP Davey Johnson recommended Jesus Flores in the Rule 5 draft. From '04-06, Nook Logan was 9th in MLB with 24 bunt hits. Josh Wilson's father coaches baseball at Duquesne Ryan Zimmerman is batting .172 with RISP. The Nats are 8-2 when leading after 8. The Nats are 1-20 when trailing after 8. The Nats are 2-17 when the other team scores first. The Nats have just 4 outfield assists; one of those was by Snelling Nats pitchers haven't picked off any batters. Brian Schneider has thrown out only one more base stealer than Jesus Flores. 4 runs is the high-water mark for an inning. The Nats have not stolen 2 or more bases in a game. Ryan Zimmerman had a 4-RBI game, which is the single-game high. Nationals pitchers have walked fewer than 2 batters only twice. The longest scoreless streak by a pitcher is 7.2 innings by Bergmann; for relievers, it's 9 by Colome. Their longest winning streak as a team is two games, and they've only done that twice. John Schuerholz has a secretary named Lincoln and Jim Bowden has a secretary named Kennedy.