Since 2005, the Washington Nationals have found success on the Fourth of July. Let’s take a look at how they have performed on the holiday that celebrates America’s independence
The Nationals have played 11 games on the Fourth of July, and they sport a 7-4 record. Most of their Independence Day games have been played at home.
The only time they were on the road was when they fell to the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 in 2008.
The first time they played on the 4th in 2005, the New York Mets beat them 5-2. That game drew a crowd of 44,331. It was the Nationals' biggest crowd for the Fourth of July.
Throughout the years, the Nationals have managed to bring in a total of 349,044 to the ballpark.
When the Nationals defeated the Florida Marlins 6-4 in 2006, only 23,118 people came to the game. It was their lowest attended game on Independence Day.
This was the same game when first baseman Ryan Zimmerman blasted a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to carry his team to victory.
Back in 2009, former National Adam Dunn hit 300th career home run in a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.
The Nationals were down 3-0, but a four run eighth inning carried them to victory.
The Nationals have played pretty well against the San Francisco Giants, and the Chicago Cubs when they faced them on the Fourth of July. The Nationals have a 2-0 record against the Giants, and a 2-1 record against the Cubs.
Ryan Zimmerman has been one of the Nationals' top hitters on the Fourth of July, with a .466 batting average, three home runs and 13 RBIs. Outfielder Jayson Werth has a home run, and four RBIs.
This year’s Fourth of July game has the Nationals playing against the Milwaukee Brewers. It will be the second time the Nationals will take on the Brewers on the Fourth of July.
The last time was in 2013 when the Nationals beat the Brewers 8-5. Catcher Wilson Ramos went 3-4, hit a home run, and drove in five runs.
Looking back on the Nationals' history on this day, it’s safe to say they play pretty well on the Independence Day. Let’s see if they can continue that success.