The 2005 Washington Nationals
10 W's in a row
On June 2, 2005, the Nationals started a 10-game winning streak that thrust them into first place in the National League East.
|June 2 |
Nationals 8, Braves 6
Gary Bennett’s bases-clearing double erases a 6-5 deficit in the bottom of the eighth.
|June 3 |
Nationals 3, Marlins 2
Luis Ayala works out of an 11th-inning jam to pick up the first of three relief wins during the streak.
|June 4 |
Nationals 7, Marlins 3
Utility infielder Jamey Carroll scores three times, including the go-ahead run in the fifth.
|June 5 |
Nationals 6, Marlins 3
Ryan Church’s three-run homer in the eighth breaks a 3-3 tie and vaults the Nationals into first place.
|June 7 |
Nationals 2, Athletics 1
Nick Johnson’s two-run homer in the sixth provides all the offense Tony Armas and five relievers need.
|June 8 |
Nationals 7, Athletics 2
Brian Schneider homers with a runner on base in the fourth to put the Nationals ahead for good.
|June 9 |
Nationals 4, Athletics 3
Liván Hernández picks up the ninth of his 12 first-half wins en route to a 15-10 season.
|June 10 |
Nationals 9, Mariners 3
José Guillén scores the go-ahead run in the eighth and drives in two others. He finishes with a team-high 24 HRs.
|June 11 |
Nationals 2, Mariners 1
John Patterson lowers his ERA to 2.54 and finishes at 3.13, ninth best in the National League.
|June 12 |
Nationals 3, Mariners 2
Chad Codero retires the side 1-2-3 in the ninth for his 19th save. He goes on to lead the majors with 47.
By the numbers
10Wins in a row from June 2-12, still the longest such streak for the Nationals.
53Days in first place during 2005; they led the East as late as July 24.
5.5Biggest division lead on July 3; they fell 11 games behind on Sept. 25.
19Games over .500 on July 5 at 51-32 (.614); they finished in fifth place, 81-81.
.265Team’s peak batting average on June 24, before ending the season at .252.
Barry Svrluga/The Washington Post; Source: baseballreference.com