Jayson Werth
LF WSH
2 months ago

Werth (back) was able to take part in workouts Wednesday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Werth sat out the final two games of the regular season due to his sore back, but that was likely for precautionary reasons, and he should be good to go when the Nationals kick off postseason play Friday against the Dodgers.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
2 months ago

Werth (back) remains out of the lineup for Sunday's contest against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Werth exited Friday's contest with back tightness and the team likely wants to keep him healthy for the start of the playoffs. Ben Revere will replace him in left field for the regular season finale Sunday, batting second for the Nationals.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
2 months ago

Werth (back) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Marlins, MASN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

EDGE Analysis

He left Friday's game with back tightness, as a precaution, as the Nationals want him right for the postseason. With that in mind, it would not be surprising if the veteran was held out Sunday as well. Michael Taylor will start in left field and hit second Saturday.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
2 months ago

Werth left Friday's game with back tightness, the Washington Post's Jorge Castillo reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dusty Baker said he simply didn't want to risk Werth's back issue turning into something worse, so it seems to be precautionary. He went 0-for-3 prior to exiting. It would not be surprising if Werth sat out Saturday and possibly Sunday as well in preparation for the postseason.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
2 months ago

Werth is out of the lineup Sunday versus Pittsburgh, Dan Kolko of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Werth had a solid showing Saturday, as he went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI. However, he'll sit out of Sunday's game against the Pirates while Brian Goodwin gets a rare start in left field.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
3 months ago

Werth is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Werth is only hitting .217 over his past 30 games, and with tough right-hander Jose Fernandez taking the hill for Miami, manager Dusty Baker decided it was a good time to get the outfielder a night off. Brian Goodwin will take over in left field for the evening.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
3 months ago

Werth is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies, according to Dan Kolko of MASN.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dusty Baker decided to use a lefty-heavy lineup Saturday against Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff, so Werth will get a day off. Ben Revere will get the start in left field in Werth's place.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
3 months ago

Werth is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Royals, according to MASN's Dan Kolko.

EDGE Analysis

Werth tallied six hits over his last four games, and has three extra-base hits in his career against Monday's starter for the Royals, Ian Kennedy, but manager Dusty Baker decided to give him Labor Day off. Chris Heisey will man left field for the Nationals on Monday afternoon.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
3 months ago

Werth went 1-for-4 with another home run Wednesday, his 20th of the year and fourth in the last six games.

EDGE Analysis

Werth is hitting just .251 for the Nationals on the season, but continues to bat second in the lineup, behind rookie phenom Trea Turner and in front of sluggers Daniel Murphy and Bryce Harper. As a result, he's scored 72 runs on the season, and continues to see lots of opportunities to score and drive in runs.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
3 months ago

Werth went 1-for-5 on Monday, launching a solo home run.

EDGE Analysis

Werth has discovered his power stroke this month, connecting for three homers over his last four games. Seven of his 19 home runs have come in the month of August alone, and the 19 marks more than he's hit in a season since 2013. The 37 year old has been far better this season than last season, and currently owns a .251 average and 60 RBI to go with his 19 homers.