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By Michael Huberman
Team slash: .212/.266/.345
Team ERA: 4.89
Runs per game: 2.2
Opponent runs per game: 5.2
Opponent slash: .280/.333/.451
Jayson Werth, OF – 5-17/4 HR/6 RBI/.400 OBP/1.000 SLG
After homering twice in the Nationals’ 9-2 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday, Werth added two more, a pair of two-run shots, Monday night against the Pirates. Werth’s been the team’s best hitter in July, posting a slash of .369/.449/.667, with at least one hit in 14 of 19 games played. Now if only his teammates could come around and join him.
Gio Gonzalez, SP – 0-0/0.00/6 IP/2 H/11 SO
Since allowing five earned runs in four innings of work against Atlanta on April 30, Gonzalez has submitted quality starts in 13 of 14 appearances, with 89 strikeouts to 31 walks. After that April 30 start, Gonzalez was 2-2 with a 5.34 ERA, but when he starts Thursday against the Pirates he’ll be 7-3 with a sterling 2.89 ERA.
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