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MLB Season-Best 37 Straight Games Reaching Base - Jayson Werth - TOPPS NOW

The folks at Topps have decided to capture big moments throughout the 2016 MLB season and when big things happen, they print special edition cards that are only available for purchase in a 24-hour window after they launch. Here's the latest card...

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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.

TOPPS: “Topps NOW offers trading cards featuring MLB's best moments immediately after they occur. Topps will print and deliver only the amount that is purchased within the allotted 24-hour time frame.”