2012 Washington Nationals season

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2012 Washington Nationals
National League East champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Washington, D.C. (since 2005)
Other information
Owner(s) Lerner Enterprises
Manager(s) Davey Johnson
Local television MASN
WDCW (CW 50)
(Bob Carpenter, FP Santangelo)
Local radio WJFK 106.7 FM
(Charlie Slowes, Dave Jageler)
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The Washington Nationals' 2012 season was the eighth season for the baseball franchise of Major League Baseball in the District of Columbia, the fifth season at Nationals Park, and the 44th since the original team was started in Montreal, Quebec. After finishing the previous season in third place with an 80–81 record, out of last place in the NL East for the second time since moving to Washington, the Nationals made several moves to pursue playoff contention in 2012 and beyond. Despite being plagued with injuries, the Nationals had an impressive start to the season, never dropping below the .500 mark and consistently holding first or second place in their division. On September 3, the Nationals won their 82nd game of the season, making this season their first winning season since moving to Washington, D.C. in 2005 and the first for the franchise since 2003. On September 20, the Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to clinch the franchise's first postseason berth since 1981, and the first for a Washington-based team since the Washington Senators won the American League pennant in 1933. On October 1, the Nationals clinched the National League East division.[1] On October 3, they went on to clinch the best record in Major League Baseball at 98-64.[2] They finished the season with a 98-64 record and played the St. Louis Cardinals in the Divisional Series. On October 12, in Game 5 of the NLDS, they lost to the Cardinals 9-7 and were eliminated.[3]

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

On October 30, 2011, following the World Series, the Nationals granted Todd Coffey, Alex Cora, Jonny Gomes, Liván Hernández, Laynce Nix, and Iván Rodríguez free agency. On November 2, they also granted Luis Atilano, J.D. Martin, Shairon Martis, Garrett Mock, Óliver Pérez, Miguel Perez, Michael Aubrey, Matt Antonelli, Gregor Blanco, Buck Coats, and Jeff Frazier free agency. On November 3, Brian Bixler was selected off waivers by the Houston Astros, and on December 8, Erik Komatsu was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the Rule 5 draft (he was returned, via the Minnesota Twins, on May 29). On December 9, the Nationals traded Collin Balester to the Detroit Tigers for Ryan Perry. On December 12, Doug Slaten was granted free agency.[4]

Additionally, on October 31, the Nationals moved interim bench coach Pat Corrales back into a position in player development for the team. Corrales had assumed that role in June after the resignations of manager Jim Riggleman and interim manager John McLaren — McLaren had held the bench coach position under Riggleman.[5]

On December 23, the Nationals traded Brad Peacock and Tommy Milone, along with minor-league prospects Derek Norris and A.J. Cole, to the Oakland Athletics for left-handed starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez and Oakland minor-league prospect Robert Gilliam.[4]

On February 19, 2012, Mike Cameron (signed on December 19) retired after seventeen years in the major leagues, with one All-Star appearance and three Gold Glove awards.[4]

On March 30, the Nationals granted Andrés Blanco (signed on December 16) free agency, and on April 2, the Nationals granted Chad Durbin (signed on February 1) free agency.[4]

Arrivals[edit]

Gio Gonzalez

On December 5, 2011, the Nationals signed Brett Carroll as a free agent. On December 11, they signed Jason Michaels; they released him on March 29, 2012 and re-signed him to a new contract on April 2. On December 14 they signed Jarrett Hoffpauir and Waldis Joaquin, on December 15 they signed Jeff Fulchino, on December 20 they signed Xavier Paul and Chad Tracy, and on December 22 they signed Mark DeRosa.[4]

On December 16 they signed Andrés Blanco, who they later released on March 30. On December 19, they signed Mike Cameron, who retired on February 19. On February 1, they signed Chad Durbin, who they later released on April 2.[4]

On December 23, the Nationals traded Brad Peacock and Tommy Milone, along with minor-league prospects Derek Norris and A.J. Cole, to the Oakland Athletics for left-handed starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez and Oakland minor-league prospect Robert Gilliam.[4]

On January 4, 2012, the Nationals signed Dan Cortes, on January 26 they signed Brad Lidge, on February 2 they signed Edwin Jackson, on February 3 they signed Mitch Atkins, on February 6 they signed Mark Teahen, on February 28 they signed Mike Schultz, on March 18 they signed Xavier Nady, and on March 29 they signed Zach Duke.[4]

Regular season[edit]

On April 3, 2012, the Nationals placed Drew Storen and Michael Morse on the disabled list to start the season, and John Lannan was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse. The Nationals also started a "Take Back Our Park" campaign vs. Philadelphia so Nationals fans in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. could receive tickets for the series on May 4–6 in an advanced pre-sale. On April 28, 2012, top prospect Bryce Harper made his Major League debut vs. Los Angeles in Los Angeles, finishing with a double and a go-ahead sacrifice fly. The Nationals, however, would lose the game on a Matt Kemp walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning.[citation needed]

At the All-Star break, which began on July 9, 2012, the Nationals were in first place in the NL East with a 49–34 record, four games ahead of the second-place Atlanta Braves.[6]

On July 30, 2012, despite having an off day, the Nationals obtained the best record in baseball due to a loss by the Cincinnati Reds. This was the first time that a Washington baseball team held sole position of first place in MLB since 1933.[7]

On September 20, 2012, the Nats clinched their first Playoff berth since moving to Washington, with a 4-1 win over the L.A. Dodgers.

On October 1, 2012, the Nats clinched the NL East when the Braves lost 2-1 to the Pirates.

The Nats finished the season on October 3, 2012, defeating the Phillies 5-1. They finished with a 98-64 record, the best record in Major League baseball that year.

All-Star Game[edit]

Nationals starting pitchers Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez, and shortstop Ian Desmond, were chosen to represent the Nationals in the 2012 All-Star Game. Desmond decided not to participate in order to rest a sore oblique muscle; Michael Bourn of the Atlanta Braves was chosen to go in his place. Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins declined to participate because of a serious knee injury which required surgery,[8] so the Nationals' Bryce Harper was chosen to play in his place. This made the 19-year-old Harper the youngest position player and the third youngest player to be named an All-Star.[9]

The Nationals therefore had four All-Stars, the most since they moved to Washington, D.C.[10]

The game was played on Tuesday, July 10, in Kansas City, and the National League won, 8-0. Gonzalez and Strasburg each pitched one scoreless inning; Gonzalez struck out one batter, and Strasburg allowed a hit and a walk. Harper entered the game in the fifth inning as a pinch hitter and played the remainder of the game in left field; at the plate, he went 0–1 with a walk.[11]

Season standings[edit]

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
(1) Washington Nationals 98 64 0.605 50–31 48–33
(4) Atlanta Braves 94 68 0.580 4 48–33 46–35
Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 0.500 17 40–41 41–40
New York Mets 74 88 0.457 24 36–45 38–43
Miami Marlins 69 93 0.426 29 38–43 31–50


Division leaders W L Pct.
Washington Nationals 98 64 0.605
Cincinnati Reds 97 65 0.599
San Francisco Giants 94 68 0.580


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 94 68 0.580 +6
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543
Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 0.531 2
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 0.512 5
Arizona Diamondbacks 81 81 0.500 7
Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 0.500 7
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 0.488 9
San Diego Padres 76 86 0.469 12
New York Mets 74 88 0.457 14
Miami Marlins 69 93 0.426 19
Colorado Rockies 64 98 0.395 24
Chicago Cubs 61 101 0.377 27
Houston Astros 55 107 0.340 33


Record vs. opponents[edit]

Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL HOU LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 2–5 5–4 2–5 9–7 6–0 12–6 5–3 3–3 3–4 2–4 3–4 7–11 9–9 1–5 2–4 9–6
Atlanta 5–2 3–4 1–5 6–1 4–2 3–3 14–4 3–3 12–6 12–6 3–2 4–3 3–4 5–1 8–10 8–10
Chicago 4–5 4–3 4–12 2–4 8–5 2–4 2–4 4–13 4–2 2–4 8–8 3–3 1–6 7–10 1–6 5–10
Cincinnati 5–2 5–1 12–4 5–1 10–5 2–4 3–3 9–6 6–2 3–4 11–7 6–2 4–3 6–7 2–5 7–8
Colorado 7–9 1–6 4–2 1–5 5–2 8–10 3–4 5–1 5–2 2–7 2–4 8–10 4–14 2–5 4–3 2–13
Houston 0–6 2–4 5–8 5–10 2–5 2–4 2–4 8–9 4–2 3–3 5–12 3–5 1–8 4–11 1–7 6–9
Los Angeles 6–12 3–3 4–2 4–2 10–8 4–2 4–2 1–6 4–3 5–2 6–1 11–7 8-10 6–5 4–2 6–9
Miami 3–5 4–14 4–2 3–3 4–3 4–2 2–4 4–4 4–12 8–10 1–4 5–1 5–2 2–5 9–9 5–13
Milwaukee 3–3 3–3 13–4 6–9 1–5 9–8 6–1 4–4 3–2 2–5 11–4 3–4 2–4 6–9 3–5 6–9
New York 4–3 6–12 2–4 2–6 2–5 2–4 3–4 12–4 2–3 10–8 5–2 4–3 4–4 4–3 4–14 8–7
Philadelphia 4–2 6–12 4–2 4–3 7–2 3–3 2–5 10–8 5–2 8–10 3–4 4–3 2–4 5–2 9-9 5–10
Pittsburgh 4–3 2–3 8–8 7–11 4–2 12–5 1–6 4–1 4–11 2–5 4–3 1–5 3–3 8–7 3–2 10–8
San Diego 11–7 3–4 3–3 2–6 10–8 5–3 7–11 1–5 4–3 3–4 3–4 5–1 6–12 3–3 2–3 8–7
San Francisco 9–9 4–3 6–1 3–4 14–4 8–1 10–8 2–5 4–2 4–4 4–2 3–3 12–6 3–3 1–5 7–8
St. Louis 5–1 1–5 10–7 7–6 5–2 11–4 5–6 5–2 9–6 3–4 3–4 7–8 3–3 3–3 3–4 8–7
Washington 4–2 10–8 6–1 5–2 3–4 7–1 2–4 9–9 5–3 14–4 9-9 2–3 3–2 5-1 4-3 10–8


Roster[edit]

2012 Washington Nationals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

Legend
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2012 Game Log

Postseason[edit]

Division Series[edit]

The Nationals played the St. Louis Cardinals in the Division Series. The Cardinals won the series, 3 games to 2.

Game 1, October 7[edit]

3:07 p.m. (EDT) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 8 2
St. Louis 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1
WP: Ryan Mattheus (1–0)   LP: Mitchell Boggs (0–1)   Sv: Drew Storen (1)

Game 2, October 8[edit]

4:37 p.m. (EDT) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 4 10 2
St. Louis 0 4 1 2 0 1 0 4 X 12 13 0
WP: Lance Lynn (1–0)   LP: Jordan Zimmermann (0–1)
Home runs:
WSH: Ryan Zimmerman (1), Adam LaRoche (1)
STL: Allen Craig (1), Daniel Descalso (1), Carlos Beltrán 2 (2)

Game 3, October 10[edit]

1:07 p.m. (EDT) at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 8 14 1
Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
WP: Chris Carpenter (1–0)   LP: Edwin Jackson (0–1)
Home runs:
STL: Pete Kozma (1)
WSH: None

Game 4, October 11[edit]

4:07 p.m. (EDT) at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Washington 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 1
WP: Drew Storen (1-0)   LP: Lance Lynn (1-1)
Home runs:
STL: None
WSH: Adam LaRoche (2), Jayson Werth (1)

Game 5, October 12[edit]

8:37 p.m. (EDT) at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 4 9 11 0
Washington 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 11 0
WP: Jason Motte (1–0)   LP: Drew Storen (1–1)
Home runs:
STL: Daniel Descalso (2)
WSH: Ryan Zimmerman (2), Bryce Harper (1), Michael Morse (1)

Player statistics[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Both tables are sortable.

Batting[edit]

Note: POS = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; AVG = Batting average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen Bases

Complete offensive statistics are available here.

POS Player G AB R H AVG HR RBI SB
CF Ankiel, RickRick Ankiel 68 158 15 36 .228 5 15 1
OF Bernadina, RogerRoger Bernadina 129 227 25 66 .291 5 25 15
OF Brown, CoreyCorey Brown 19 25 4 5 .200 1 3 0
P Burnett, SeanSean Burnett 70 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF Carroll, BrettBrett Carroll 5 2 2 0 .000 0 0 0
P Clippard, TylerTyler Clippard 74 0 0 0 0 0 0
UT DeRosa, MarkMark DeRosa 48 85 13 16 .188 0 6 1
SS Desmond, IanIan Desmond 130 513 72 150 .292 25 73 21
P Detwiler, RossRoss Detwiler 33 45 0 2 .044 0 1 0
P Duke, ZachZach Duke 8 1 0 0 .000 0 0 0
2B Espinosa, DannyDanny Espinosa 160 594 82 147 .247 17 56 20
C Flores, JesúsJesús Flores 83 277 22 59 .213 6 26 1
P Garcia, ChristianChristian Garcia 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Gonzalez, GioGio Gonzalez 32 64 2 6 .094 1 4 0
P Gonzalez, MikeMike Gonzalez 47 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Gorzelanny, TomTom Gorzelanny 45 6 0 2 .333 0 1 0
CF Harper, BryceBryce Harper 139 533 98 144 .270 22 59 18
IF Izturis, CésarCésar Izturis 5 4 4 2 .500 0 0 0
P Jackson, EdwinEdwin Jackson 34 57 6 13 .228 0 0 0
P Lannan, JohnJohn Lannan 6 9 0 1 .111 0 0 0
1B LaRoche, AdamAdam LaRoche 154 571 76 155 .271 33 100 1
C Leon, SandySandy Leon 12 30 2 8 .267 0 2 0
P Lidge, BradBrad Lidge 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
UT Lombardozzi, SteveSteve Lombardozzi 126 384 40 105 .273 3 27 5
C Maldonado, CarlosCarlos Maldonado 4 9 0 0 .000 0 1 0
P Mattheus, RyanRyan Mattheus 66 1 0 0 .000 0 0 0
LF Moore, TylerTyler Moore 75 156 20 41 .263 10 29 3
LF Morse, MichaelMichael Morse 102 406 53 118 .291 18 62 0
OF Nady, XavierXavier Nady 40 102 6 16 .157 3 6 1
P Perry, RyanRyan Perry 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
OF Pérez, EuryEury Pérez 13 5 3 1 .200 0 0 3
C Ramos, WilsonWilson Ramos 25 83 11 22 .265 3 10 0
P Rodriguez, HenryHenry Rodriguez 35 0 0 0 0 0 0
C Solano, JhonatanJhonatan Solano 12 35 6 11 .314 2 6 1
P Stammen, CraigCraig Stammen 59 6 0 0 .000 0 0 0
P Storen, DrewDrew Storen 37 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Strasburg, StephenStephen Strasburg 28 47 4 13 .277 1 7 0
C Suzuki, KurtKurt Suzuki 43 146 17 39 .267 5 25 1
CI Tracy, ChadChad Tracy 73 93 7 25 .269 3 14 0
P Wang, Chien-MingChien-Ming Wang 10 6 1 1 .167 0 0 0
RF Werth, JaysonJayson Werth 81 300 42 90 .300 5 31 8
3B Zimmerman, RyanRyan Zimmerman 145 578 93 163 .282 25 95 5
P Zimmermann, JordanJordan Zimmermann 32 57 5 11 .193 1 4 0

Pitching[edit]

Note: POS = Position; G = Games played; GS = Games Started IP = Innings Pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; HLD = Holds; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO= Strikeouts; WHIP = Walks and Hits Per Innings Pitched

Complete pitching statistics are available here.

POS Player G GS IP W L SV HLD ERA SO WHIP
RP Burnett, SeanSean Burnett 70 0 56.2 1 2 2 31 2.38 57 1.24
CL Clippard, TylerTyler Clippard 74 0 72.2 2 6 32 13 3.72 84 1.16
SP Detwiler, RossRoss Detwiler 33 27 164.1 10 8 0 1 3.40 105 1.22
Duke, ZachZach Duke 8 0 13.2 1 0 0 0 1.32 10 1.10
Garcia, ChristianChristian Garcia 13 0 12.2 0 0 0 4 2.13 15 0.79
SP Gonzalez, GioGio Gonzalez 32 32 199.1 21 8 0 0 2.89 207 1.13
RP Gonzalez, MikeMike Gonzalez 47 0 35.2 0 0 0 7 3.03 39 1.32
Gorzelanny, TomTom Gorzelanny 45 1 72.0 4 2 1 9 2.88 62 1.32
SP Jackson, EdwinEdwin Jackson 31 31 189.2 10 11 0 0 4.03 168 1.22
Lannan, JohnJohn Lannan 6 6 32.1 4 1 0 0 4.13 17 1.44
Lidge, BradBrad Lidge 11 0 9.1 0 1 2 0 9.64 10 2.46
RP Mattheus, RyanRyan Mattheus 66 0 66.1 5 3 0 18 2.85 41 1.15
Perry, RyanRyan Perry 7 0 8.0 1 0 0 0 10.13 3 1.75
RP Rodriguez, HenryHenry Rodriguez 35 0 29.1 1 3 9 2 5.83 31 1.40
RP Stammen, CraigCraig Stammen 59 0 88.1 6 1 1 10 2.34 87 1.20
RP Storen, DrewDrew Storen 37 0 30.1 3 1 4 10 2.37 24 0.99
SP Strasburg, StephenStephen Strasburg 28 28 159.1 15 6 0 0 3.16 197 1.15
Wang, Chien-MingChien-Ming Wang 10 5 32.1 2 3 0 0 6.68 15 2.01
SP Zimmermann, JordanJordan Zimmermann 32 32 195.2 12 8 0 0 2.94 153 1.17

Postseason[edit]

Both tables are sortable.

Batting[edit]

Note: POS = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; AVG = Batting average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen Bases

Complete offensive statistics can be found here.

POS Player G AB R H AVG HR RBI SB
OF Bernadina, RogerRoger Bernadina 4 2 0 0 .000 0 0 0
P Burnett, SeanSean Burnett 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Clippard, TylerTyler Clippard 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
SS Desmond, IanIan Desmond 5 19 2 7 .368 0 0 0
P Detwiler, RossRoss Detwiler 1 1 0 0 .000 0 0 0
2B Espinosa, DannyDanny Espinosa 5 15 0 1 .067 0 0 0
P Garcia, ChristianChristian Garcia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Gonzalez, GioGio Gonzalez 2 3 0 0 .000 0 0 0
P Gonzalez, MikeMike Gonzalez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Gorzelanny, TomTom Gorzelanny 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF Harper, BryceBryce Harper 5 23 2 3 .130 1 2 0
P Jackson, EdwinEdwin Jackson 2 1 0 0 .000 0 0 0
1B LaRoche, AdamAdam LaRoche 5 17 4 3 .176 2 2 0
UT Lombardozzi, SteveSteve Lombardozzi 3 3 0 1 .333 0 0 0
P Mattheus, RyanRyan Mattheus 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF Moore, TylerTyler Moore 1 1 0 1 1.000 0 2 0
LF Morse, MichaelMichael Morse 5 19 2 5 .263 1 2 0
P Stammen, CraigCraig Stammen 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Storen, DrewDrew Storen 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
C Suzuki, KurtKurt Suzuki 5 17 0 4 .235 0 2 0
CI Tracy, ChadChad Tracy 5 4 0 0 .000 0 0 0
RF Werth, JaysonJayson Werth 5 21 3 5 .238 1 1 0
3B Zimmerman, RyanRyan Zimmerman 5 21 3 8 .381 2 4 0
P Zimmermann, JordanJordan Zimmermann 2 1 0 1 1.000 0 1 0

Pitching[edit]

Note: POS = Position; G = Games played; GS = Games Started IP = Innings Pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; HLD = Holds; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO= Strikeouts; WHIP = Walks and Hits Per Innings Pitched

Complete pitching statistics can be found here.

POS Player G GS IP W L SV HLD ERA SO WHIP
RP Burnett, SeanSean Burnett 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 27.00 1 4.00
CL Clippard, TylerTyler Clippard 3 0 3.0 0 0 0 2 3.00 5 0.67
SP Detwiler, RossRoss Detwiler 1 1 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 1.00
Garcia, ChristianChristian Garcia 2 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 3.38 4 2.25
SP Gonzalez, GioGio Gonzalez 2 2 10.0 0 0 0 0 4.50 10 1.70
RP Gonzalez, MikeMike Gonzalez 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 9.00 1 1.00
Gorzelanny, TomTom Gorzelanny 1 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 3.00
SP Jackson, EdwinEdwin Jackson 2 1 6.0 0 1 0 1 7.50 6 2.00
RP Mattheus, RyanRyan Mattheus 3 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 6.00 0 1.33
RP Stammen, CraigCraig Stammen 4 0 3.0 0 0 0 1 9.00 3 2.33
RP Storen, DrewDrew Storen 4 0 4.0 1 1 1 0 9.00 6 1.50
SP Zimmermann, JordanJordan Zimmermann 2 1 4.0 0 1 0 0 11.25 5 1.75

Team leaders[edit]

Qualifying players only.

Batting[edit]

Stat Player Total
Avg. Ian Desmond .292
HR Adam LaRoche 33
RBI Adam LaRoche 100
R Bryce Harper 98
H Ryan Zimmerman 163
SB Ian Desmond 21

Pitching[edit]

Stat Player Total
W Gio González 21
L Edwin Jackson 11
ERA Gio González 2.89
SO Gio González 207
SV Tyler Clippard 32
IP Gio González 199.1

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

Ian Desmond did not participate in the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game due to injury.

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Tony Beasley
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League Matthew LeCroy
A Potomac Nationals Carolina League Brian Rupp
A Hagerstown Suns South Atlantic League Brian Daubach
Short-Season A Auburn Doubledays New York–Penn League Gary Cathcart
Rookie GCL Nationals Gulf Coast League Tripp Keister

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=321001120
  2. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=321003120
  3. ^ "CARDS SCORE 4 IN 9TH, BEAT NATS 9-7, REACH NLCS". AP. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
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  5. ^ Kilgore, Adam (October 31, 2011). "Pat Corrales to be replaced as Nationals bench coach - Nationals Journal". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ 2012 Washington Nationals Schedule, Box Scores and Splits - Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ Kilgore, Adam (July 30, 2012). "The Nationals have the best record in baseball by themselves". Washington Post. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ Corner, Jahmal (July 8, 2012). "Marlins' All Star Stanton has knee surgery". Chicago Tribune (Los Angeles). Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ Wagner, James (July 7, 2012). "Bryce Harper named to the all-star game - Nationals Journal". Washington Post. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/history/all_stars.jsp
  11. ^ "National League All-Stars vs. American League All-Stars - Recap". ESPN.com (Kansas City, Missouri). July 10, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Philadelphia Phillies
2011
National League East champions
2012
Succeeded by
Atlanta Braves
2013