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Kansas City Royals vs. Washington Nationals, at Kauffman Stadium, May 3, 2016 Matchups, Tickets, Preview

Date:
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Start Time:
7:15ct (local), 8:15et
Venue:
Kauffman Stadium
Series:
Game #2 of a 3-game series
Average Temp:
72° (based on last ten years)
Nationals
Manager:
Game #:
27
On This Date:
15-21
Royals
Manager:
Game #:
26
On This Date:
14-27
Season Series
Mon, May 02, 2016 WSN  2 @KCR  0     

Tue, May 03, 2016 WSN    @KCR  8:15pm
Wed, May 04, 2016 WSN    @KCR  2:15pm

                         All times ET
18-7, 1st, 1½ up / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-4    Road:   10-3    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  15-6    vsLHP:   3-1    1-Run:   4-2 
 vsEast: 11-7    vsCntrl: 3-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 4-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 25 Mon, May  2  @KCR  W   2-0       18-7   1st  1.5 up
 24 Sun, May  1  @STL  W   6-1       17-7   1st  1.5 up
 23 Sat, Apr 30  @STL  W   6-1       16-7   1st  0.5 up
 22 Fri, Apr 29  @STL  W   5-4       15-7   1st  0.5 up
 21 Thu, Apr 28   PHI  L   0-3       14-7   1st  0.5 up
 20 Wed, Apr 27   PHI  L   0-3       14-6   1st  1.0 up
 19 Tue, Apr 26   PHI  L   3-4       14-5   1st  2.0 up
 18 Sun, Apr 24   MIN  W   6-5 (16)  14-4   1st  3.5 up
 17 Sat, Apr 23   MIN  W   2-0       13-4   1st  3.5 up
 16 Fri, Apr 22   MIN  W   8-4       12-4   1st  3.5 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-7 
13-12, 3rd, 4½ GB, 1½ GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-4    Road:    5-8    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  11-10   vsLHP:   2-2    1-Run:   4-3 
 vsEast:  2-1    vsCntrl: 5-1    vsWest:  5-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 25 Mon, May  2   WSN  L   0-2       13-12  3rd  4.5 gb
 24 Sun, May  1  @SEA  W   4-1       13-11  3rd  4.0 gb
 23 Sat, Apr 30  @SEA  L   0-6       12-11  3rd  4.0 gb
 22 Fri, Apr 29  @SEA  L   0-1       12-10  2nd  3.0 gb
 21 Wed, Apr 27  @LAA  L   2-4       12-9   2nd  3.5 gb
 20 Tue, Apr 26  @LAA  L   4-9       12-8   2nd  2.5 gb
 19 Mon, Apr 25  @LAA  L   1-6       12-7   2nd  1.5 gb
 18 Sun, Apr 24   BAL  W   6-1       12-6   2nd  0.5 gb
 17 Sat, Apr 23   BAL  L   3-8       11-6   2nd  0.5 gb
 16 Fri, Apr 22   BAL  W   4-2       11-5   1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, May 02, 2016 WSN  2 @KCR  0        W:Gio Gonzalez (2-1), L: Edinson Volquez (3-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (9)

Sun, Aug 25, 2013 KCR  6  WSN  4        W:Kelvin Herrera (5-6), L: Craig Stammen (7-6), S: Greg Holland (35)
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 WSN  7 @KCR  2        W:Jordan Zimmermann (15-7), L: Wade Davis (6-10), S: none
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 WSN 11 @KCR 10        W:Tanner Roark (4-0), L: Bruce Chen (5-2), S: Rafael Soriano (33)
Wed, Jun 23, 2010 KCR  1 @WSN  0        W:Brian Bannister (7-5), L: Stephen Strasburg (2-1), S: Joakim Soria (17)
Tue, Jun 22, 2010 WSN  4  KCR  3        W:Luis Atilano (6-4), L: Anthony Lerew (0-1), S: Matt Capps (22)
Mon, Jun 21, 2010 WSN  2  KCR  1        W:Livan Hernandez (6-4), L: Bruce Chen (3-2), S: Matt Capps (21)
Thu, Jun 10, 2004 MON  7 @KCR  2        W:Sun-Woo Kim (3-2), L: Jimmy Gobble (3-4), S: none
Thu, Jun 10, 2004 MON  8 @KCR  0        W:Zach Day (5-6), L: Dennys Reyes (2-1), S: none
Tue, Jun 08, 2004 KCR  4  MON  2        W:Zack Greinke (1-1), L: Tony Armas (0-1), S: Jeremy Affeldt (7)
Season Series: 2016 - WSN over 1-0; 2015 -  0-0; 2014 -  0-0; All-Time - WSN leads 10-3

SP: Tanner Roark (29, RHP, 2-2, 2.03)

2016 Gamelogs / 2016 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2016 (2-2) 31.0 24 9 7 13 30 1 2.03
2015 (4-7) 111.0 119 55 54 26 70 17 4.38
2014 (15-10) 198.2 178 64 63 39 138 16 2.85
Last 7 GS 2-3 43.2 32 11 9 15 40 3 1.85 62
2016-04-28 PHI ND 7.0 2 0 0 2 6 0 99 77
2016-04-23 MIN W 7.0 2 0 0 3 15 0 121 85
2016-04-18 @MIA L 6.0 7 5 4 2 2 1 88 40
2016-04-13 ATL W 7.0 4 0 0 3 4 0 100 70
2016-04-07 MIA L 4.0 9 4 3 3 3 0 99 30
2015-10-04 @NYM ND 6.0 3 0 0 1 6 0 101 71
2015-09-29 @ATL L 6.2 5 2 2 1 4 2 104 59
Has never faced KCR as starter.

SP: Chris Young (37, RHP, 1-4, 6.12)

2016 Gamelogs / 2016 Splits / vs. WSN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2016 (1-4) 25.0 27 17 17 10 26 6 6.12
2015 (11-6) 123.1 91 44 42 43 83 16 3.06
2014 (12-9) 165.0 143 70 67 60 108 26 3.65
Last 7 GS 2-4 36.1 31 18 18 13 33 6 4.46 51
2016-04-27 @LAA L 5.1 3 3 3 2 6 2 78 54
2016-04-22 BAL W 6.0 4 2 2 1 10 1 95 65
2016-04-16 @OAK L 4.0 8 4 4 2 2 1 89 30
2016-04-11 @HOU L 4.2 9 6 6 2 4 1 101 24
2016-04-05 NYM L 5.0 3 2 2 3 4 1 93 54
2015-10-02 @MIN ND 6.1 4 1 1 2 5 0 100 64
2015-09-27 CLE W 5.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 68 68
Last 5 v.WSN 0-1 29.2 20 11 10 9 19 5 3.03 57
2012-07-23 WSN ND 7.0 3 2 2 3 7 1 106 67
2012-07-18 @WSN L 6.0 6 2 2 1 2 1 92 53
2012-06-05 @WSN ND 5.0 6 3 2 1 2 0 75 46
2011-04-26 @WSN ND 4.2 4 3 3 2 3 3 88 45
2011-04-10 WSN ND 7.0 1 1 1 2 5 0 108 74
Nationals Batters (4.04 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (3.36 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 32.Young
G/S/vB
17.Davis
G/S/vB
41.Duffy*
G/S/vB
53.Gee
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
44.Hochevar
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
67.Wang
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.den Dekker* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 33/29 .200/.273/.333/.606 .000/.695 .417 33/.606 1/0 1/0
10.Drew* G/S/vP 24/.633 6/.000 2/1.000 3/2.167 1/.000 11/.473 1/5.000 4/.750 28/27 .111/.143/.222/.365 2.000/.303 .311 27/.379 0/0 1/0
8.Espinosa# G/S/vP 13/.762 ··· 1/.000 22/.642 ··· ··· ··· ··· 88/68 .192/.310/.288/.598 .311/.689 .769 84/.603 1/0 2/3
34.Harper* G/S/vP 9/1.431 3/1.334 1/.000 24/1.053 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 104/81 .271/.385/.659/1.043 1.062/1.036 1.026 99/1.008 5/2 9/0
14.Heisey G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/4.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 26/15 .261/.346/.652/.998 1.455/.695 1.264 26/.998 0/0 3/0
59.Lobaton# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 8/.542 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 38/31 .182/.289/.242/.532 .143/.619 .452 38/.532 0/0 0/0
20.Murphy* G/S/vP 3/.667 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 8/.500 98/74 .382/.439/.596/1.034 1.196/.980 .967 93/.966 1/1 2/0
40.Ramos G/S/vP 2/5.000 3/.833 ··· 25/.729 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 58/44 .316/.328/.491/.819 .714/.852 .697 53/.821 0/0 2/2
6.Rendon G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 23/.652 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 109/88 .240/.303/.290/.593 .734/.561 .610 104/.602 1/1 0/3
25.Robinson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 25/23 .087/.160/.217/.377 .000/.412 .508 25/.377 0/0 1/0
3.Taylor G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 6/.750 ··· ··· ··· ··· 93/72 .184/.226/.310/.536 .571/.524 .607 90/.551 4/1 3/0
28.Werth G/S/vP 10/.644 ··· 1/.000 43/.785 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/2.000 90/73 .203/.278/.405/.683 1.145/.575 .669 85/.709 0/0 4/0
11.Zimmerman G/S/vP 21/.786 4/1.417 1/3.000 42/.573 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 7/1.000 87/67 .234/.310/.338/.648 .850/.594 .754 82/.664 0/0 1/0
IP 25.0 9.2 13.1 12.1 12.1 10.1 12.0 7.1 TOTAL .235/.307/.392/.699 .824/.666 .728 .699 13/5 29/8
ERA-K/9 6.12/9.4 0.00/10.2 3.38/10.8 1.46/8.0 0.00/12.4 2.61/9.6 5.25/8.2 3.68/6.2 3.34/8.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lobaton (1-1-2)
 Ramos (4-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 112/.267 36/.100 56/.235 53/.222 49/.196 39/.171 58/.298 31/.321 .231  Taylor
 Heisey
 den Dekker
 Harper
 Werth
0/22/0/2
5/2/1/0
2/6/3/0
0/0/24/0
23/0/0/0
OPS .825 .350 .676 .616 .506 .685 .935 .816 .678
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 49/.959 23/.411 12/.333 27/.912 24/.845 13/.785 27/.734 12/.633 .666
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 63/.726 13/.231 44/.777 26/.352 25/.200 26/.632 31/1.113 19/.921 .687
Home 44/.600 19/.330 32/.692 26/.478 27/.539 22/.527 23/1.110 15/1.005
Last 28d days 91/.871 31/.303 49/.706 53/.616 40/.441 36/.705 48/.947 31/.816
HR/SB/CS 6/5/0 0/1/1 1/0/0 1/0/1 0/0/0 2/0/2 2/0/1 0/0/0 22/8/11
Usage ·····X·· ·oX····· Xo·o··X· ··X····· ·o···o·· ···X·X·· ·X·o··XX ······oo
Royals Batters (3.24 RS/G) vs. Nationals Pitchers (2.44 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Roark
G/S/vB
27.Kelley
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
46.Perez*
G/S/vB
52.Petit
G/S/vB
73.Rivero*
G/S/vB
36.Solis*
G/S/vB
45.Treinen
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Butera G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 8/7 .429/.500/.714/1.214 .000/1.405 1.500 8/1.214 0/0 0/0
6.Cain G/S/vP ··· 4/1.250 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 100/81 .231/.300/.297/.597 .839/.541 .585 92/.577 3/2 2/1
24.Colon G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 18/12 .188/.278/.250/.528 .000/.817 .697 18/.528 0/0 0/0
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 41/35 .278/.350/.333/.683 .900/.646 .797 41/.683 4/1 0/0
2.Escobar G/S/vP 2/1.000 6/.833 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 114/93 .234/.265/.299/.565 .243/.638 .585 106/.549 6/1 0/4
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 1/.000 5/1.000 4/.500 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 98/71 .205/.327/.313/.640 .426/.725 .716 91/.670 2/0 2/0
Gore G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 1/0 0/
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 1/no AB 5/.650 ··· 6/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 103/74 .337/.388/.537/.925 .849/.955 .840 95/.924 3/0 4/0
14.Infante G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 8/.875 18/.591 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 84/64 .256/.289/.346/.635 .616/.642 .467 78/.633 0/0 0/1
25.Morales# G/S/vP 3/.666 6/1.167 6/.733 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 101/73 .217/.267/.337/.604 .929/.485 .620 93/.621 0/0 2/
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 101/84 .258/.317/.548/.865 1.000/.836 1.044 93/.944 0/1 7/0
16.Orlando G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 33/20 .273/.273/.273/.545 .615/.500 .727 33/.545 1/0 0/0
13.Perez G/S/vP 1/.000 4/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 88/69 .241/.273/.482/.755 .436/.843 .984 82/.787 0/0 4/0
IP 31.0 8.1 11.1 6.2 13.0 13.2 3.2 10.0 TOTAL .250/.305/.383/.688 .649/.700 .729 .705 20/6 21/8
ERA-K/9 2.03/8.7 0.00/13.0 2.38/6.4 2.70/16.1 2.77/7.6 3.29/9.9 2.45/4.9 3.60/9.0 2.21/8.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (0-0-0)
 Perez (8-11-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 128/.212 33/.219 44/.256 28/.167 50/.178 52/.167 13/.083 39/.235 .211  Dyson
 Gordon
 Cain
 Orlando
0/1/10/3
25/0/0/2
0/24/0/1
0/1/9/1
OPS .556 .524 .668 .536 .578 .543 .487 .745 .583
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 70/.435 9/.444 27/.719 17/.307 25/.780 21/.636 2/.000 15/1.150 .626
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 58/.704 24/.554 17/.588 11/.864 25/.382 31/.479 11/.582 24/.519 .546
Road 27/.773 17/.728 23/.668 9/.347 23/.672 25/.374 7/.000 18/.980
Last 28d days 128/.556 32/.500 41/.718 27/.557 50/.578 47/.503 13/.487 36/.771
HR/SB/CS 1/4/1 0/0/0 1/1/0 0/0/0 2/1/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 2/0/0 15/6/6
Usage ····X··· o·X·o·o· X··oX··· o·····o· ········ ·oo·X·X· o·X··X·· ·X·X·X··

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2016 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed
MLB Best, Middle, Worst

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.