2006 Washington Nationals season

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2006 Washington Nationals
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Washington, D.C. (since 2005)
Other information
Owner(s) Lerner Enterprises
General manager(s) Jim Bowden
Manager(s) Frank Robinson
Local television MASN
WDCA (My 20)
(Bob Carpenter, Tom Paciorek)
Local radio WTWP/WWWT
(Charlie Slowes, Dave Jageler)
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The Washington Nationals' 2006 season was the franchise's second season in Washington, D.C. and 38th season overall.

Offseason[edit]

On November 4, 2005, the Nationals traded Vinny Castilla to the San Diego Padres for Brian Lawrence.[1] On December 8, 2005, they traded Brad Wilkerson, Terrmel Sledge, and minor-leaguer Armando Galarraga to the Texas Rangers for Alfonso Soriano.[2] On December 24, 2005, they signed Mike Stanton – who they had traded to the Boston Red Sox late the previous season – as a free agent.[3] On February 11, 2006, the Nationals sold Jamey Carroll to the Colorado Rockies for $300,000,[4] and on March 31, 2006, they sold Jim Crowell to the Philadelphia Phillies.[5]

Spring training[edit]

The Nationals held their 2006 spring training in Viera, Florida, with home games played at Space Coast Stadium.

Regular season[edit]

Beltway Series[edit]

During spring training in 2006, the Nationals and Orioles played each other in Washington on March 31 and in Baltimore on April 1. The first match-up of the regular-season Beltway Series rivalry took place on May 19, 2006, at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium; the Orioles won. This marked first time in 35 years that the Orioles played a regular-season game in Washington; previously, they had played the original Washington Senators of the American League annually from 1954 to 1960 and the expansion Washington Senators – which replaced the original Senators – each year from 1961 to 1971.

The two teams split the 2006 season series 3-3 with each team winning two games at home and one on the road.

Season standings[edit]

National League East[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Mets 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
Philadelphia Phillies 85 77 0.525 12 41–40 44–37
Atlanta Braves 79 83 0.488 18 40–41 39–42
Florida Marlins 78 84 0.481 19 42–39 36–45
Washington Nationals 71 91 0.438 26 41–40 30–51


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2006 National League Records

Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 6–1 4–2 4–2 12–7 2–4 4–5 8–10 3–3 1–6 1–5 5–1 9–10 8–11 4–3 1–5 4–11
Atlanta 1–6 6–1 4–3 3–3 11–8 3–4 3–3 2–4 7–11 7–11 3–3 7–2 3–4 4–2 10–8 5–10
Chicago 2–4 1–6 10–9 2–4 2–4 7–8 4–2 8–8 3–3 2–5 6–9 0–7 2–4 11–8 2–4 4–11
Cincinnati 2–4 3–4 9–10 5–1 4–2 10–5 0–6 9–10 3–4 2–4 9–7 2–4 2–5 9–6 5–1 6-9
Colorado 7–12 3–3 4–2 1–5 3–3 4–2 4–15 2–4 1–5 3–4 3–3 10–9 10–8 2–7 8–0 11–4
Florida 4–2 8–11 4–2 2–4 3–3 3–4 1–5 7–0 8–11 6–13 5–2 3–3 3–3 1–5 11–7 9–9
Houston 5–4 4–3 8–7 5–10 2–4 4-3 3–3 10–5 2–4 2–4 13–3 3–3 1–5 9–7 4–4 7–11
Los Angeles 10–8 3–3 2–4 6–0 15–4 5–1 3–3 4–2 3–4 4–3 6–4 5–13 13–6 0–7 4–2 5–10
Milwaukee 3–3 4–2 8–8 10–9 4–2 0–7 5–10 2–4 3–3 5–1 7–9 4–3 6–3 7–9 1–5 6–9
New York 6–1 11–7 3–3 4–3 5–1 11–8 4–2 4–3 3–3 11–8 5–4 5–2 3–3 4–2 12–6 6–9
Philadelphia 5-1 11–7 5–2 4–2 4–3 13–6 4–2 3–4 1–5 8–11 3–3 2–4 5–1 3–3 9–10 5–13
Pittsburgh 1–5 3–3 9–6 7–9 3–3 2–5 3–13 4–6 9–7 4–5 3–3 1–5 6–1 6–9 3–3 3–12
San Diego 10–9 2–7 7–0 4–2 9–10 3–3 3–3 13–5 3–4 2–5 4–2 5–1 7–12 4–2 5–1 7–8
San Francisco 11–8 4–3 4–2 5–2 8–10 3–3 5–1 6–13 3–6 3–3 1–5 1–6 12–7 1–4 1–5 8–7
St. Louis 3–4 2–4 8–11 6–9 7–2 5-1 7–9 7–0 9–7 2–4 3–3 9–6 2–4 4–1 4–3 5–10
Washington 5–1 8–10 4–2 1–5 0–8 7-11 4–4 2–4 5–1 6–12 10–9 3–3 1–5 5–1 3–4 7–11


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Brandon Watson Center fielder
José Vidro Second baseman
José Guillén Right fielder
Nick Johnson First baseman
Alfonso Soriano Left fielder
Ryan Zimmerman Third baseman
Royce Clayton Shortstop
Brian Schneider Catcher
Liván Hernández Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Draft[edit]

The 2006 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft took place on June 6 and 7. With their first pick – the 15th pick overall – the Nationals selected outfielder Chris Marrero. Other notable players the Nationals selected were pitcher Cole Kimball (12th round, 361st overall), pitcher Sam Dyson (19th round, 571st overall), outfielder Khris Davis (29th round, 871st overall), first baseman Tyler Moore (33rd round, 991st overall), and pitcher Brad Peacock (41st round, 1,231st overall).[11] The Nationals had drafted Moore in 2005, but he had not signed, and he did not sign again this year. Dyson and Davis also did not sign with the Nationals.

Roster[edit]

2006 Washington Nationals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Attendance[edit]

The Nationals drew 2,153,056 fans at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in 2006, placing them 11th in attendance for the season among the 16 National League teams.[12]

Game log[edit]

Game Log

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Complete offensive statistics are available here.

Pos Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
C Schneider, BrianBrian Schneider 124 410 30 105 81 0 4 55 .256 2
1B Johnson, NickNick Johnson 147 500 100 145 46 0 23 77 .290 10
2B Vidro, JoséJosé Vidro 126 463 52 134 26 1 7 47 .289 1
SS Clayton, RoyceRoyce Clayton 87 305 36 82 22 1 0 27 .269 8
3B Zimmerman, RyanRyan Zimmerman 157 614 84 176 47 3 20 110 .287 11
LF Soriano, AlfonsoAlfonso Soriano 159 647 119 179 41 2 46 95 .277 41
CF Byrd, MarlonMarlon Byrd 78 197 28 44 8 1 5 18 .223 3
RF Guillén, JoséJosé Guillén 69 241 28 52 15 1 9 40 .216 1
SS López, FelipeFelipe López 71 274 43 77 13 2 2 22 .281 21
RF Kearns, AustinAustin Kearns 63 212 21 33 12 1 8 36 .250 2
2B Anderson, MarlonMarlon Anderson 109 215 31 59 13 2 5 23 .274 2
CF Church, RyanRyan Church 71 196 22 54 17 1 10 35 .276 6
C Fick, RobertRobert Fick 60 128 14 34 4 0 2 9 .266 1
UT Jackson, DamianDamian Jackson 67 116 16 23 6 1 4 10 .198 1
UT Ward, DaryleDaryle Ward 78 104 15 32 9 0 6 19 .308 0
2B Castro, BernieBernie Castro 42 110 18 25 1 3 0 10 .227 7
CF Logan, NookNook Logan 27 90 13 27 2 1 1 8 .300 2
CF Escobar, AlexAlex Escobar 33 87 14 31 3 2 4 18 .356 2
UT LeCroy, MattMatt LeCroy 39 67 5 16 3 0 2 9 .239 0
C Harper, BrandonBrandon Harper 18 41 6 12 3 0 2 6 .293 0
C González, WikiWiki González 12 35 3 8 0 0 0 2 .229 0
IF Harris, BrendanBrendan Harris 17 32 3 8 2 0 0 2 .250 0
CF Watson, BrandonBrandon Watson 9 28 0 5 0 0 0 0 .179 0
UT Mateo, HenryHenry Mateo 22 26 5 4 2 0 1 3 .154 0
OF Lombard, GeorgeGeorge Lombard 20 21 2 3 0 0 1 1 .143 2
RF Vento, MikeMike Vento 9 18 3 5 1 0 0 1 .278 0
IF Dorta, MelvinMelvin Dorta 15 19 3 4 1 0 0 0 .211 0
OF Matos, LuisLuis Matos 14 15 2 3 2 0 0 0 .200 0
P Ortiz, RamónRamón Ortiz 38 56 5 6 0 0 1 3 .107 0
P Armas, Jr., TonyTony Armas, Jr. 30 50 1 3 0 0 0 1 .060 0
P Hernández, LivánLiván Hernández 26 45 6 12 4 0 1 6 .267 0
P Astacio, PedroPedro Astacio 15 25 2 5 0 0 0 0 .200 0
P O'Connor, MichaelMichael O'Connor 21 31 2 2 0 0 0 1 .065 0
P Traber, BillyBilly Traber 15 13 1 1 0 0 0 1 .077 0
P Bergmann, JasonJason Bergmann 29 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Patterson, JohnJohn Patterson 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 0
P Day, ZachZach Day 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Hill, ShawnShawn Hill 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 .167 0
P Pérez, BeltránBeltrán Pérez 9 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 .500 0
P Rivera, SaúlSaúl Rivera 54 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Rauch, JonJon Rauch 85 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Majewski, GaryGary Majewski 46 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Wagner, RyanRyan Wagner 26 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 0
P Drese, RyanRyan Drese 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Eischen, JoeyJoey Eischen 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Cordero, ChadChad Cordero 68 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Corcoran, RoyRoy Corcoran 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Schroder, ChrisChris Schroder 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Bowie, MicahMicah Bowie 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Rodríguez , FélixFélix Rodríguez 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Hughes, TravisTravis Hughes 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 0
P Stanton, MikeMike Stanton 56 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Bray, BillBill Bray 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Gryboski, KevinKevin Gryboski 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Booker, ChrisChris Booker 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Ramírez, SantiagoSantiago Ramírez 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Campbell, BrettBrett Campbell 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 162 5495 746 1437 322 22 164 695 .262 123

Pitching[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Complete pitching statistics are available here.

Pos Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
SP Ortiz, RamónRamón Ortiz 11 16 5.57 33 33 0 190.2 127 118 64 104
SP Armas, Jr., TonyTony Armas, Jr. 9 12 5.03 30 30 0 154.0 96 86 64 97
SP Hernández, LivánLiván Hernández 9 8 5.34 24 24 0 146.2 94 87 52 89
SP O'Connor, MichaelMichael O'Connor 3 8 4.80 21 20 0 105.0 61 56 45 59
SP Astacio, PedroPedro Astacio 5 5 5.98 17 17 0 90.1 64 60 31 42
CL Cordero, ChadChad Cordero 7 4 3.19 68 0 29 73.1 27 26 22 69
RP Rivera, SaúlSaúl Rivera 3 0 3.43 54 0 1 60.1 28 23 32 41
RP Rauch, JonJon Rauch 4 5 3.35 85 0 2 91.1 37 34 36 86
RP Majewski, GaryGary Majewski 3 2 3.58 46 0 0 55.1 24 22 25 34
RP Stanton, MikeMike Stanton 3 5 4.47 56 0 0 44.1 22 22 21 30
Bergmann, JasonJason Bergmann 0 2 6.68 29 6 0 64.2 49 48 27 54
Traber, BillyBilly Traber 4 3 6.44 15 8 0 43.1 33 31 14 25
Patterson, JohnJohn Patterson 1 2 4.43 8 8 0 40.2 21 20 9 42
Schroder, ChrisChris Schroder 0 2 6.35 21 0 0 28.1 21 20 15 39
Hill, ShawnShawn Hill 1 3 4.66 6 6 0 36.2 20 19 12 16
Rodríguez, FélixFélix Rodríguez 1 1 7.67 31 0 0 29.1 25 25 16 15
Day, ZachZach Day 1 3 4.73 5 5 0 26.2 15 14 11 13
Bray, BillBill Bray 1 1 3.91 19 0 0 23.0 11 10 9 16
Pérez, BeltránBeltrán Pérez 2 1 3.86 8 3 0 21.0 9 9 13 9
Wagner, RyanRyan Wagner 3 3 4.70 26 0 0 30.2 21 16 15 20
Bowie, MicahMicah Bowie 0 1 1.37 15 0 0 19.2 3 3 7 11
Eischen, JoeyJoey Eischen 0 1 8.59 22 0 0 14.2 18 14 19 18
Booker, ChrisChris Booker 0 0 3.68 10 0 0 7.1 3 3 1 7
Hughes, TravisTravis Hughes 0 0 6.35 8 0 0 11.1 8 8 6 4
Drese, RyanRyan Drese 0 2 5.19 2 2 0 8.2 8 5 8 5
Gryboski, KevinKevin Gryboski 0 0 14.29 6 0 0 5.2 11 9 2 4
Corcoran, RoyRoy Corcoran 0 1 11.12 6 0 0 5.2 8 7 4 6
Campbell, BrettBrett Campbell 0 0 10.38 4 0 0 4.1 5 5 2 4
Ramírez, SantiagoSantiago Ramírez 0 0 8.10 4 0 0 3.1 3 3 2 1
Totals 71 91 5.03 162 162 32 1436.1 872 803 584 960

Team leaders[edit]

Qualifying players only.

Batting[edit]

Stat Player Total
Avg. Nick Johnson .290
HR Alfonso Soriano 46
RBI Ryan Zimmerman 110
R Alfonso Soriano 119
H Alfonso Soriano 179
SB Alfonso Soriano 41

Pitching[edit]

Stat Player Total
W Ramón Ortiz 11
L Ramón Ortiz 16
ERA Ramón Ortiz 5.57
SO Ramón Ortiz 104
SV Chad Cordero 29
IP Ramón Ortiz 190.2

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

Annual awards[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League Tim Foli
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League John Stearns
A Potomac Nationals Carolina League Randy Knorr and Edgar Caceres
A Savannah Sand Gnats South Atlantic League Bobby Williams
A-Short Season Vermont Lake Monsters New York–Penn League Jose Alguacil
Rookie GCL Nationals Gulf Coast League Bob Henley

[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ baseball-reference.com Trades between Washington Nationals & San Diego Padres
  2. ^ Alfonso Soriano Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ a b Mike Stanton Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ baseball-reference.com Trades between Washington Nationals & Colorado Rockies
  5. ^ baseball-reference.com Trades between Washington Nationals & Philadelphia Phillies
  6. ^ Felipe López Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ baseball-reference.com Trades between Washington Nationals & Arizona Diamondbacks
  8. ^ Trades between Washington Nationals & Atlanta Braves
  9. ^ Trades between Washington Nationals & Los Angeles Dodgers
  10. ^ baseball-reference.com Trades between Washington Nationals & Detroit Tigers
  11. ^ baseball-reference.com 2006 Washington Nationals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
  12. ^ baseball-reference.com 2006 Washington Nationals
  13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007