Howie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF WSH
5 days ago

Kendrick is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Braves, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendrick has started four of the last five games for Washington, going 5-for-15 (.333) with a homer over that stretch, but he'll get the day off as manager Dusty Baker gives top prospect Victor Robles a start in the outfield in his stead.

Howie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF WSH
1 week ago

Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs Saturday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Kendrick blasted his eighth bomb of the campaign to put the Nationals on the board in the first inning of the game they'd eventually lose. After a slow start to the month, he's collected multiple hits in each of the last two contests, which hopefully will get the .332 hitter back on track.

Howie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF WSH
2 weeks ago

Kendrick is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a slow start to September for Kendrick, who has just two hits in 18 at-bats this month (.111 batting average), so he'll get the day off after starting five of the last six games. In his place, Alejandro De Aza will start in left field against righty Aaron Nola.

Howie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF WSH
2 weeks ago

Kendrick is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendrick has been getting fairly regular playing time in left field since joining the Nationals, but he will sit with righty Odrisamer Despaigne on the hill for Miami. Alejandro De Aza will start in left field and hit second.

Howie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF WSH
3 weeks ago

Kendrick is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The return of Trea Turner (wrist) from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday looks like it could force manager Dusty Baker into some tough lineup decisions over the remainder of the season, as Kendrick and his .343 batting average will hit the bench for the second time in three games. With Turner reclaiming his everyday role at shortstop, Wilmer Difo will vie with Kendrick, Adam Lind, Alejandro De Aza, Michael Taylor and Jayson Werth for starts in the outfield on a game-by-game basis, which could translate to fewer at-bats for everybody. The playing time picture will grow even murkier later in September, when Bryce Harper (knee) is expected to come off the 10-day DL.

Howie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF WSH
3 weeks ago

Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a walk, a triple, two runs scored and three RBI in Monday's win over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Jayson Werth's return to action from a toe injury might have spelled the end of Kendrick's run in the Nats starting lineup, but instead Werth will man right field for now until Bryce Harper (knee) gets healthy, leaving left field available for the red hot Kendrick and his .340/.390/.679 line over his last 15 games.

Howie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF WSH
1 month ago

Kendrick is out of Sunday's lineup against the Padres, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is red hot at the plate, hitting .333 with four home runs over his last 24 at-bats, but will take a rare seat during the day game. Adam Lind and Alejandro De Aza will patrol the corner outfield spots.

Howie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF WSH
1 month ago

Kendrick went 2-for-5 with a home run, a stolen base, two runs scored and two RBI in Friday's win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

He continues to thrive at the top of the order for the Nats, and the veteran now has a .357/.400/.696 slash line in 17 games since coming over from the Phillies. Kendrick has been a godsend for a team with five other outfielders currently on the DL, including its entire Opening Day trio, and he should see regular playing time down the stretch as Washington lets players like Bryce Harper (knee) heal up and get ready for the postseason.

Howie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF WSH
1 month ago

Kendrick went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

His shots in the third and fifth innings, both off lefty Tyler Skaggs, gave Gio Gonzalez and the Nats bullpen all the run support they would need. Kendrick seems to have fallen into a left-field platoon with Adam Lind for the moment, but the 34-year-old's .386/.413/.727 slash line and four homers in 14 games since joining the club could make it increasingly hard to take him out of the starting lineup.

Howie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF WSH
1 month ago

Kendrick is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Giants, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendrick will be held out of the starting lineup for the fourth time in the past five games. Adam Lind will draw another start in left field, batting fifth.