2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
93-69, 2nd in AL Cent
15d

Nats top Indians 8-2, head to playoffs on 8-game win streak

The Washington Nationals continued their surge into the playoffs by stretching their winning streak to a year-high eight games with an 8-2 victory Sunday over the eliminated Cleveland Indians in a regular-season finale that meant nothing to either club.

16d

'Baby Shark' slam helps Nats clinch hosting wild-card game

The Nationals assured themselves of hosting the NL wild-card game by holding on to beat the already-eliminated Cleveland Indians 10-7 Saturday with the help of a grand slam in a nine-run second inning from Gerardo Parra, whose dugout dancing and "Baby...

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

James McCann hits a hanging cutter from Aaron Civale for a three-run homer in the fourth to give the White Sox a 3-0 lead and Daniel Palka hits the next pitch for his first home run of the season. Four batters, four runs and the Indians go to the bullpen. They'll need a big comeback to avoid falling two games behind the Rays with three to play.

18d

BBTN: Brewers' Surge, CLE's Chances, Adam Eaton

Buster and Keith Law discuss the Brewers' hot streak and how the organization's recent success stems from the top-down (12:49). Plus, Keith defends Gabe Kapler's managing style and also speculates on the future of the Phillies and Indians. Nationals OF Adam Eaton also explains what's so special about his team (32:45) before Sarah Langs plays "The Numbers Game" (36:36) and before MLB.com's Mandy Bell explains why tonight is a must-win for the Indians (40:58).

19d

BBTN: Long Games, Uncertain Futures, Hembo Knows

ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers talks about the Cubs' epic collapse (33:35) but before that, Buster speaks with Jessica Mendoza about Gabe Kapler's future, the return of Jose Ramirez, Washington's incredible second half and why the league must figure out a way to shorten extra-inning games (15:34). Plus, a newly-married Hembo joins for "Hembo Knows" (27:42) and Buster and Troy give the season's final "Power 10" (42:28).

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Welcome back, Jose Ramirez! In his first game back from his fractured hand, Ramirez hits a grand slam in the top of the first to give the Indians a quick 4-0 lead over the White Sox. Ramirez is certainly not 100 percent and teammates were careful not to high-five his right hand with any force in the dugout.

21d

BBTN: Cardinals Sweep, AL Wild Card, Cap Talk

Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss the Cubs' cloudy future following a season-altering sweep suffered at the hands of the Cardinals (13:11). They also discuss the Cardinals turnaround, if the Astros are the team to beat and if the Braves could get past the Dodgers in the playoffs. Plus, an interview with Indians manager Terry Francona (33:10) and a special appearance from Troy's older brother, Brady, in "Cap Talk" (37:12).

24d

BBTN: Cards/Cubs, Modern Managing, Mendoza

Buster and Karl Ravech discuss Anthony Rizzo's unexpected return to the Cubs lineup as Chicago faces St. Louis in a crucial NL Central matchup (11:39). Plus, Buster compares Jack Flaherty to a Hall of Famer and Karl talks about Joe Maddon's personality clash with the Chicago front office. Jessica Mendoza also previews this weekend's Phillies/Indians series (33:40) and Rena Banena brings the Friday "Bleacher Tweets" and some love advice (45:12).

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs769Tied-15th
Batting Average.25015th
On Base Percentage.32315th
Slugging Percentage.43214th
Earned Run Average3.764th
Quality Starts814th
WHIP1.226th
BAA.2406th