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The 2013 Washington Nationals season was the Nationals' ninth season for the baseball franchise of Major League Baseball in the District of Columbia, the sixth season at Nationals Park, and the 45th since the original team was started in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2013 Washington Nationals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record86–76 (.531)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Lerner Enterprises
General manager(s)Mike Rizzo
Manager(s)Davey Johnson
Local televisionMASN
WUSA
(Bob Carpenter, FP Santangelo)
Local radioWJFK 106.7 FM
Washington Nationals Radio Network
(Charlie Slowes, Dave Jageler)
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The Nationals finished the year 2nd place in the National League East division with an 86-76 record, but were unable to return to the postseason after their division-winning 2012 campaign. The 2013 season was also the last with manager Davey Johnson, who retired following the end of the season.

Contents

OffseasonEdit

On November 29, 2012, the Nationals traded minor-leaguer Alex Meyer to the Minnesota Twins for Denard Span.[1]

On January 16, 2013, Washington took part in a three-team trade in which the Oakland Athletics sent A. J. Cole, Blake Treinen, and a player to be named later to the Nationals, the Nationals sent Michael Morse to the Seattle Mariners, and the Mariners sent John Jaso to the Athletics. The Athletics sent minor-leaguer Ian Krol to the Nationals on March 20, 2013, to complete the trade.[2]

Spring trainingEdit

The Nationals held their 2013 spring training in Viera, Florida, with home games played at Space Coast Stadium.

Season standingsEdit

National League EastEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 96 66 0.593 56–25 40–41
Washington Nationals 86 76 0.531 10 47–34 39–42
New York Mets 74 88 0.457 22 33–48 41–40
Philadelphia Phillies 73 89 0.451 23 43–38 30–51
Miami Marlins 62 100 0.383 34 36–45 26–55


National League Wild CardEdit

Division Winners W L Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599
Atlanta Braves 96 66 0.593
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 0.568


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 94 68 0.580 +4
Cincinnati Reds 90 72 0.556
Washington Nationals 86 76 0.531 4
Arizona Diamondbacks 81 81 0.500 9
San Diego Padres 76 86 0.469 14
San Francisco Giants 76 86 0.469 14
Colorado Rockies 74 88 0.457 16
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 0.457 16
New York Mets 74 88 0.457 16
Philadelphia Phillies 73 89 0.451 17
Chicago Cubs 66 96 0.407 24
Miami Marlins 62 100 0.383 28


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2013 National League Records
Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 2–4 4–3 3–4 12–7 10–9 4–2 6–1 3–4 3–4 3–3 7–12 7–12 4–3 2–4 11–9
Atlanta 4–2 5–1 4–3 6–1 5–2 13–6 2–4 10–9 11–8 4–3 1–5 3–4 4–3 13–6 11–9
Chicago 3–4 1–5 5–14 3–3 1–6 4–3 6–13 3–3 3–3 7–12 3–4 4–3 7–12 3–4 13–7
Cincinnati 4–3 3–4 14–5 2–4 4–3 6–1 10–9 4–2 4–2 8–11 3–3 6–1 8–11 3–4 11–9
Colorado 7–12 1–6 3–3 4–2 10–9 3–4 4–2 3–4 3–4 4–2 12–7 9–10 3–4 3–4 5–15
Los Angeles 9–10 2–5 6–1 3–4 9–10 5–2 4–2 5–1 5–2 4–2 11–8 8–11 4–3 5–1 12–8
Miami 2–4 6–13 3–4 1–6 4–3 2–5 1–5 11–8 7–12 2–4 3–4 4–3 2–4 5–14 9–11
Milwaukee 1–6 4–2 13–6 9–10 2–4 2–4 5–1 4–3 5–2 7–12 3–4 5–2 5–14 3–4 6–14
New York 4–3 9–10 3–3 2–4 4–3 1–5 8–11 3–4 10–9 2–5 4–3 4–2 2–5 7–12 11–9
Philadelphia 4–3 8–11 3–3 2–4 4–3 2–5 12–7 2–5 9–10 3–4 4–2 3–3 2–5 8–11 7–13
Pittsburgh 3–3 3–4 12–7 11–8 2–4 2–4 4–2 12–7 5–2 4–3 3–4 4–3 10–9 4–3 15–5
San Diego 12–7 5–1 4–3 3–3 7–12 8–11 4–3 4–3 3–4 2–4 4–3 8–11 2–4 2–5 8–12
San Francisco 12–7 4–3 3–4 1–6 10–9 11–8 3–4 2–5 2–4 3–3 3–4 11–8 2–4 3–3 6–14
St. Louis 3–4 3–4 12–7 11–8 4–3 3–4 4–2 14–5 5–2 5–2 9–10 4–2 4–2 6–0 10–10
Washington 4–2 6–13 4–3 4–3 4–3 1–5 14–5 4–3 12–7 11–8 3–4 5–2 3–3 0–6 11–9


Opening Day lineupEdit

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Denard Span Center fielder
Jayson Werth Right fielder
Bryce Harper Left fielder
Ryan Zimmerman Third baseman
Adam LaRoche First baseman
Ian Desmond Shortstop
Danny Espinosa Second baseman
Wilson Ramos Catcher
Stephen Strasburg Starting pitcher

Notable transactionsEdit

Major league debutsEdit

Culture and entertainmentEdit

In January 2013 the Nationals announced that they would add a fifth Racing President to the Presidents Race that took place during every home game. The new president, William Howard Taft ("Bill"), joined the original four Racing Presidents – George Washington ("George"), Thomas Jefferson ("Tom"), Abraham Lincoln ("Abe"), and Theodore Roosevelt ("Teddy") – all of whom had raced since 2006. The addition of Bill honored the real President Taft, who started the tradition of the presidential ceremonial first pitch in 1910 at a Washington Senators game at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., and also is widely credited with having accidentally created the seventh-inning stretch while attending a game.[6] Bill debuted in the Opening Day Presidents Race on April 1, 2013, and won his first race on May 11, going on to win 11 races before the season ended.

AttendanceEdit

The Nationals drew 2,652,422 fans at Nationals Park in 2013. Only the 2,731,993 they drew in their first season in Washington in 2005 exceeded it, and it placed them sixth in attendance for the season among the 15 National League teams, their highest attendance ranking for a single season at the time.[7][8] Their highest attendance at a home game was on April 1, when they drew 45,274 for a game against the Miami Marlins on Opening Day, while their lowest was 24,394 for a game against the Marlins on August 28. Their average home attendance was 32,746 per game, second-highest since their arrival in Washington.[9]

Game logEdit

Legend
  Nationals win
  Nationals loss
  Postponement
Bold Nationals team member
2013 Game Log

RosterEdit

StatisticsEdit

Both tables are sortable.

BattingEdit

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 can be found here.

POS Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
P Fernando Abad 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OF Roger Bernadina 85 152 18 27 6 1 2 6 .178 3
OF Corey Brown 14 12 2 2 1 0 1 1 .167 1
P Xavier Cedeño 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Tyler Clippard 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Erik Davis 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OF David DeJesus 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
SS Ian Desmond 158 600 77 168 38 3 20 80 .280 21
P Ross Detwiler 13 22 1 2 0 0 0 0 .091 0
P Zach Duke 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 0
2B Danny Espinosa 44 158 11 25 9 0 3 12 .158 1
P Gio Gonzalez 32 56 2 5 1 0 1 1 .089 0
OF Scott Hairston 33 58 5 13 3 0 2 7 .224 0
P Dan Haren 31 47 2 8 3 0 0 2 .170 0
LF Bryce Harper 118 424 71 116 24 3 20 58 .274 11
P Taylor Jordan 9 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 .143 0
P Nathan Karns 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
OF Jeff Kobernus 24 30 8 5 0 0 1 1 .167 3
P Ian Krol 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1B Adam LaRoche 152 511 70 121 19 3 20 62 .237 4
C Sandy León 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
UT Steve Lombardozzi 118 290 25 75 15 1 2 22 .259 4
UT Chris Marrero 8 16 0 2 0 0 0 1 .125 0
P Ryan Mattheus 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Yunesky Maya 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF Tyler Moore 63 167 16 37 9 0 4 21 .222 0
P Ross Ohlendorf 16 15 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
OF Eury Pérez 9 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 .125 1
C Wilson Ramos 78 287 29 78 9 0 16 59 .272 0
2B Anthony Rendon 98 351 42 93 23 1 7 35 .265 1
P Tanner Roark 14 14 0 4 1 0 0 1 .286 0
P Henry Rodriguez 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C Jhonatan Solano 24 48 2 7 2 0 0 2 .146 0
P Rafael Soriano 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF Denard Span 153 610 75 170 28 11 4 47 .279 20
P Craig Stammen 55 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
P Drew Storen 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Stephen Strasburg 30 49 2 7 2 0 0 2 .143 0
C Kurt Suzuki 79 252 19 56 11 1 3 25 .222 2
UT Chad Tracy 92 129 6 26 4 0 4 11 .202 0
IF Zach Walters 8 8 2 3 0 1 0 1 .375 0
RF Jayson Werth 129 462 84 147 24 0 25 82 .318 10
3B Ryan Zimmerman 147 568 84 156 26 2 26 79 .275 6
P Jordan Zimmermann 32 65 4 8 1 0 0 2 .123 0
Totals 162 5436 656 1365 259 27 161 621 .251 88

PitchingEdit

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 Inning Pitched

Complete pitching statistics can be found here.

POS Player G GS IP W L SV HLD ERA SO WHIP
RP Fernando Abad 39 0 37.2 0 3 0 2 3.35 32 1.38
Xavier Cedeño 11 0 6.0 0 0 0 2 1.50 6 1.00
RP Tyler Clippard 72 0 71.0 6 3 0 33 2.41 73 0.86
Erik Davis 10 0 8.2 1 0 0 0 3.12 12 1.27
SP Ross Detwiler 13 13 71.1 2 7 0 0 4.04 39 1.49
Zach Duke 12 1 20.2 1 1 0 0 8.71 11 1.89
SP Gio Gonzalez 32 32 195.2 11 8 0 0 3.36 192 1.25
SP Dan Haren 31 30 169.2 10 14 1 0 4.67 151 1.24
Taylor Jordan 9 9 51.2 1 3 0 0 3.66 29 1.35
Nathan Karns 3 3 12.0 0 1 0 0 7.50 11 1.92
Ian Krol 32 0 27.1 2 1 0 2 3.95 22 1.32
RP Ryan Mattheus 37 0 35.1 0 2 0 6 6.37 22 1.90
Yunesky Maya 1 0 0.1 0 1 0 0 54.00 0 6.00
Ross Ohlendorf 16 7 60.1 4 1 0 1 3.28 45 1.16
Tanner Roark 14 5 53.2 7 1 0 1 1.51 40 0.91
RP Henry Rodriguez 17 0 18.0 0 1 0 1 4.00 11 1.67
CL Rafael Soriano 68 0 66.2 3 3 43 0 3.11 51 1.23
RP Craig Stammen 55 0 81.2 7 6 0 7 2.76 79 1.29
RP Drew Storen 68 0 61.2 4 2 3 24 4.52 58 1.36
SP Stephen Strasburg 30 30 183.0 8 9 0 0 3.00 191 1.05
SP Jordan Zimmermann 32 32 213.1 19 9 0 0 3.25 161 1.09
Totals 162 162 1445.2 86 76 47 79 3.59 1236 1.226

Team leadersEdit

Qualifying players only.

BattingEdit

Stat Player Total
Avg. Jayson Werth .318
HR Ryan Zimmerman 26
RBI Jayson Werth 82
R Jayson Werth
Ryan Zimmerman
84
84
H Denard Span 170
SB Ian Desmond 21

PitchingEdit

Stat Player Total
W Jordan Zimmermann 19
L Dan Haren 14
ERA Stephen Strasburg 3.00
SO Gio González 192
SV Rafael Soriano 43
IP Jordan Zimmermann 213.1

Awards and honorsEdit

All-StarsEdit

Jordan Zimmermann did not appear in the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game due to injury.

Annual awardsEdit

Ian Desmond became the second Washington Nationals player to win two Silver Slugger Awards. The first was third baseman Ryan Zimmermann, who won Silver Slugger Awards in 2009 and 2010.[10]

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ baseball-reference.com Trades between Washington Nationals & Minnesota Twins
  2. ^ a b baseball-reference.com Trades between Washington Nationals & Oakland Athletics
  3. ^ a b c baseball-reference.com Trades between Washington Nationals & Chicago Cubs
  4. ^ baseball-reference.com Trades between Washington Nationals & Pittsburgh Pirates
  5. ^ baseball-reference.com Trades between Washington Nationals & Tampa Bay Rays
  6. ^ Steinburg, Daqn (January 25, 2013). "Nats Will Name William Howard Taft New Racing President". Washington Post. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  7. ^ baseball-reference.com 2013 Washington Nationals
  8. ^ baseball-reference.com 2005 Washington Nationals
  9. ^ baseball-almanac.com Washington Nationals Attendance Data
  10. ^ Wagner, James, "Ian Desmond, Anthony Rendon win Silver Slugger awards", washingtonpost.com, November 6, 2014, 6:32 PM EST.
  11. ^ Leventhal, Josh, ed. (2013). Baseball America 2014 Almanac. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-48-0.

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