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2010 Washington Nationals season

The Washington Nationals' 2010 season was the sixth season for the American baseball franchise of Major League Baseball in the District of Columbia, and the 42nd since the original team was started in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It involved the Nationals attempting to win the National League East Division after a 59–103 season the year before – the worst record of any MLB team in 2009. Jim Riggleman was kept as full-time manager after being instituted on July 12, 2009 after Manny Acta's firing.

2010 Washington Nationals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record69–93 (.426)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Lerner Enterprises
General manager(s)Mike Rizzo
Manager(s)Jim Riggleman
Local televisionMASN
WDCW (CW 50)
(Bob Carpenter, Rob Dibble, Ray Knight)
Local radioWWWT
(Charlie Slowes, Dave Jageler)
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Highlights from the season include Stephen Strasburg's 14-strikeout Major League debut on June 8 against the Pittsburgh Pirates and a bench-clearing brawl on September 1 at the Florida Marlins.

The Nationals finished 2010 in last place in the NL East for the third year in a row with a 69-93 record, though they did have a ten-game improvement from 2009. They had a 41-40 record at home, their first winning home record since 2006.

Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman won the Silver Slugger Award for the second straight year as the best offensive third baseman in the National League.

OffseasonEdit

On December 7, 2009, the Nationals traded a player to be named later to the New York Yankees for Brian Bruney; they sent Jamie Hoffman to the Yankees on December 10, 2009, to complete the trade.[1]

Spring trainingEdit

The Nationals held their 2010 spring training in Viera, Florida, with home games played at Space Coast Stadium.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

National League EastEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 97 65 0.599 54–30 43–35
Atlanta Braves 91 71 0.562 6 56–25 35–46
Florida Marlins 80 82 0.494 17 41–40 39–42
New York Mets 79 83 0.488 18 47–34 32–49
Washington Nationals 69 93 0.426 28 41–40 28–53


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2010 National League Records

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


Opening Day lineupEdit

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Nyjer Morgan Center fielder
Willie Harris Right fielder
Ryan Zimmerman Third baseman
Adam Dunn First baseman
Josh Willingham Left fielder
Adam Kennedy Second baseman
Iván Rodríguez Catcher
Ian Desmond Shortstop
John Lannan Starting pitcher

Notable transactionsEdit

DraftEdit

The 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft took place from June 7 to June 9. With their first pick – the first pick overall – the Nationals selected outfielder Bryce Harper. Other notable players the Nationals selected were pitcher Sammy Solis (second round, 51st overall), pitcher A. J. Cole (fourth round, 116th overall), pitcher Matt Grace (eighth round, 236th overall), pitcher Aaron Barrett (ninth round, 266th overall), and pitcher Robbie Ray (12th round, 356th overall).[7]

RosterEdit

2010 Washington Nationals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

AttendanceEdit

The Nationals drew 1,828,066 fans at Nationals Park in 2010, a slight improvement over their 2009 attendance. However, it placed them 14th in attendance for the season among the 16 National League teams, down from 13th the previous year.[8] Their highest attendance at a home game was on April 5, when they drew 41,290 for a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Opening Day, while their lowest was 10,999 for a game against the Houston Astros on September 20. Their average home attendance was 22,569 per game, their lowest since arriving in Washington in 2005.[9]

Game logEdit

Legend
  Nationals win
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  Postponement
Bold Nationals team member
2010 Game Log

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Table is sortable.

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 Iván "Pudge" Rodríguez 111 398 32 106 18 1 4 49 .266 2
1B Adam Dunn 158 558 85 145 36 2 38 103 .260 0
2B Adam Kennedy 135 342 43 85 16 1 3 31 .249 14
SS Ian Desmond 154 525 59 141 27 4 10 65 .269 17
3B Ryan Zimmerman 142 525 85 161 32 0 25 85 .307 4
LF Josh Willingham 114 370 54 99 19 2 16 56 .268 8
CF Nyjer Morgan 136 509 60 129 17 7 0 24 .253 34
RF Michael Morse 98 266 36 77 12 2 15 41 .289 0
OF Roger Bernadina 134 414 52 102 18 3 11 47 .246 16
2B Cristian Guzmán 89 319 44 90 11 4 2 25 .282 4
OF Willie Harris 132 224 25 41 6 2 10 32 .183 5
IF Alberto González 114 186 19 46 8 1 0 5 .247 0
C Wil Nieves 59 158 10 32 8 0 3 16 .203 0
OF Justin Maxwell 67 104 16 15 6 0 3 12 .144 5
2B Danny Espinosa 28 103 16 22 4 1 6 15 .214 0
C Wilson Ramos 15 52 3 14 4 0 1 4 .269 0
OF Willy Taveras 27 35 7 7 0 1 0 4 .200 1
LF Kevin Mench 27 27 2 3 0 0 0 1 .111 0
C Carlos Maldonado 4 11 1 3 0 0 1 3 .273 0
C Jamie Burke 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Liván Hernández 35 61 2 9 1 0 1 3 .148 0
P John Lannan 25 44 1 4 2 0 0 4 .091 0
P Craig Stammen 36 38 2 9 3 0 0 6 .237 0
P Scott Olsen 17 24 0 2 0 0 0 0 .083 0
P Luis Atilano 126 25 0 1 0 0 0 0 .040 0
P Jason Marquis 17 22 1 3 1 0 0 2 .136 0
P Stephen Strasburg 12 20 0 1 0 0 0 1 .050 0
P J. D. Martin 10 12 0 2 1 0 0 0 .167 0
P Jordan Zimmermann 7 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 0
P Miguel Batista 58 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 .125 0
P Yunesky Maya 5 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 .143 0
P Ross Detwiler 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Tyler Clippard 78 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 0
P Joel Peralta 39 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Tyler Walker 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Matt Chico 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Drew Storen 54 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 0
P Garrett Mock 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Jesse English 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Matt Capps 47 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Joe Bisenius 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Jason Bergmann 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Doug Slaten 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Brian Bruney 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Sean Burnett 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Collin Balester 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 162 5418 655 1355 250 31 149 634 .250 110

PitchingEdit

Table is sortable.

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 Liván Hernández 10 12 3.66 33 33 0 211.2 93 86 64 114
SP John Lannan 8 8 4.65 25 25 0 143.1 82 74 49 71
SP Craig Stammen 4 4 5.13 19 3 0 128.0 78 73 41 85
SP Luis Atilano 6 7 5.15 16 16 0 85.2 56 49 32 40
SP Scott Olsen 4 8 5.56 17 15 0 81.0 54 50 27 53
SP Jason Marquis 2 9 6.60 13 13 0 58.2 47 43 24 31
CL Matt Capps 3 3 2.74 47 0 26 46.0 20 14 9 38
RP Tyler Clippard 11 8 3.07 78 0 1 91.0 33 31 41 112
RP Miguel Batista 1 2 3.70 58 1 2 82.2 36 34 39 55
RP Sean Burnett 1 7 2.14 73 0 3 63.0 17 15 20 62
RP Drew Storen 4 4 3.58 54 0 5 55.1 24 22 22 52
SP Stephen Strasburg 5 3 2.91 12 12 0 68.0 25 22 17 92
Joel Peralta 1 0 2.02 39 0 0 49.0 12 11 9 49
J. D. Martin 1 5 4.13 9 9 0 48.0 30 22 11 31
Doug Slaten 4 1 3.10 49 0 0 40.2 18 14 19 38
Tyler Walker 1 0 3.57 24 0 0 35.1 16 14 8 30
SP Jordan Zimmermann 1 2 4.94 7 7 0 31.0 20 17 10 27
Ross Detwiler 1 3 4.25 8 5 0 29.2 22 14 14 17
Yunesky Maya 0 3 5.88 5 5 0 26.0 18 17 11 12
Collin Balester 0 1 2.57 17 0 0 21.0 6 6 11 28
Brian Bruney 1 2 7.64 19 0 0 17.2 18 15 20 16
Jesse English 0 0 3.86 7 0 0 7.0 3 3 2 4
Matt Chico 0 0 3.60 1 1 0 5.0 2 2 0 3
Joe Bisenius 0 0 9.64 5 0 0 4.2 6 5 6 5
Garrett Mock 0 0 5.40 1 1 0 3.1 2 11 5 3
Jason Bergmann 0 1 15.43 4 0 0 2.1 4 4 1 2
Totals 69 93 4.13 162 162 37 1435.0 742 658 512 1068

Team leadersEdit

Qualifying players only.

BattingEdit

Stat Player Total
Avg. Ryan Zimmerman .307
HR Adam Dunn 38
RBI Adam Dunn 103
R Adam Dunn
Ryan Zimmerman
85
85
H Ryan Zimmerman 161
SB Nyjer Morgan 34

PitchingEdit

Stat Player Total
W Tyler Clippard 11
L Liván Hernández 12
ERA Liván Hernández 3.66
SO Liván Hernández 114
SV Matt Capps 26
IP Liván Hernández 211.2

Awards and honorsEdit

All-StarsEdit

Annual awardsEdit

Ryan Zimmermann won the Silver Slugger Award for the second consecutive year, becoming the first Washington Nationals player to win two Silver Slugger Awards.[10]

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit