With a walk in the fifth inning of last night’s loss to the San Francisco Giants, Jayson Werth extended his career-high on-base streak to 37-straight games.
In doing so, the Washington Nationals’ 37-year-old outfielder topped Miami Marlins’ outfielder Marcell Ozuna for the longest on-base streak in the majors this season.
Werth also found himself with the second-longest on-base streak in Nationals franchise history (2005-present), behind only Ryan Zimmerman, who put together a 43-game on-base streak in 2009.
It’s been an impressive run for the 14-year veteran, who’s put up a .254/.377/.408 line in 159 plate appearances over the course of the streak, with 11 doubles, three home runs, 27 walks and 25 Ks in those 37 games.
“Jayson is a veteran,” Dusty Baker told reporters when asked about Werth’s run earlier this week. “He knows how to play and he’s been very valuable in that two-hole.”
“If your leadoff man doesn’t get on then there’s a good chance that Jayson is going to get on.”
He has every game he’s played since June 20th. This afternoon in the nation’s capital, he extended the streak to 38-straight with a first-inning walk.
The good folks at Topps decided to recognize Werth’s streak with a Topps NOW card which is available for purchase over the next 24 hours.
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