By the Numbers
Percentage of Jose Guillen's 21 home runs that have been hit on the road. Should the rate hold up, Guillen would set the record for highest percentage of home runs hit on the road by someone with at least 20 homers. According to home run historian David Vincent, the current mark is held by the 1963 Los Angeles Angels' Leon Wagner, who hit 24 of 26 homers (92 percent) on the road.
"It hasn't been the same since. Not even close."
OF Ryan Church, who made a game-ending catch, but slammed hard into the left field wall, on June 22 in Pittsburgh. On that day, he was hitting .325 with seven homers and 28 RBI. Since then, he has hit .217 with no homers and five RBI.
If there is one member of the Nationals' rotation who has struggled during this slump, it's Ryan Drese, who will face Cory Lidle tonight. Since throwing seven scoreless innings at Chicago July 3, Drese has posted a 6.98 ERA in his last six starts, which include five straight losses. Including 12 starts with Texas, opposing batters are hitting .312 against Drese.