Latest Update Werth collects three hits in loss Sat Sep, 27, 12:12 AM
Crushes first-pitch fastballs and is a good low-ball hitter. A great athlete with a big frame, he has power, patience at the plate and some speed. Knows how to take a walk. Is a grinder who can play all three outfield positions.
Flaws: : His all-out style can lead to injuries, which was especially the case in the past. He's streaky, and will pile up strikeouts when he's not in a zone at the plate. Doesn't make the most of his athleticism on the base-paths.
Werth was the only Nationals regular to play in the second game, with Ryan Zimmerman manning left-field in the opener. It will be interesting to see how the Nationals shuffle their lineup in the post-season now that Werth, Zimmerman, Span and Harper are all healthy. It seems likely that either Bryce Harper or Denard Span will sit against lefties, although Harper has demonstrated a reverse platoon split in 2014.Analyst: Spencer Silva
Just like Thursday's doubleheader, the Nationals will have their regular starters playing just one of the games. Werth is on the bench for the first game while Bryce Harper fills in for him in right field.Analyst: Howard Bender
Nationals manager Matt Williams is just getting his regulars some rest before the playoffs. Werth will sit for the first game but is likely to play in the second. For Game 1, Bryce Harper has moved over to Werth's spot in right with Michael Taylor playing center and Ryan Zimmerman in left.Analyst: Howard Bender
The Nationals have clinched their division and will now continue to rest their regulars often throughout the next week. Make sure you check the lineups each day if you are able to make daily adjustments. If your league has just weekly moves, you should expect Werth to continue missing time. Nate Schierholtz will play right field Sunday.Analyst: Howard Bender