Stat of the Day: Yadiel's clutch home run

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MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Nationals this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

May 16: Nationals 3, D-backs 0 -- Yadiel's clutch home run
Yadiel Hernandez belted a solo home run in the eighth inning to put the first run of the game on the board and jumpstart the Nationals' offense. The outfielder has been staying ready when called upon, and though he has started in 11 games this season, the go-ahead homer was the first of his career as a pinch-hitter.

May 15: D-backs 11, Nats 4 -- Voth's heavy FB use
In Austin Voth's 12th relief appearance of the season, he tossed just one breaking ball out of his 17 pitches. The right-hander, who has an arsenal of four pitches (four-seam fastball, cutter, curveball and split finger), posted a season-high 94 percent fastball usage (11 four-seamers and five cutters, plus one curve). He allowed a single and a home run, raising his ERA to a mere 2.16.

May 14: Nationals 17, D-backs 2 -- Another seven K's for Max
Max Scherzer made his 178th career start for the Nationals in a matchup against his former team. By fanning seven, Scherzer has now recorded at least seven strikeouts in 78 percent of his starts with Washington.

May 13: Nationals 5, Phillies 1 -- Castro's hitting streak
Starlin Castro extended his hitting streak to 11 games when he went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in the series finale against the Phillies. He is tied with Josh Rojas and Marcus Semien for the longest active streak in baseball, and he holds the Nationals' longest hitting streak of the season.

May 12: Phillies 5, Nationals 2 (10 innings) -- Schwarber's outfield assist
When Kyle Schwarber hurled a 91.3-mph assist to nab Odúbel Herrera at home plate, it clocked as the Nationals' hardest-thrown assist of the season. It also was Schwarber's 31st outfield assist since 2017, the most among left fielders in that time. He ranks ahead of Andrew Benintendi and Eddie Rosario, who are tied for second in the category with 29.

May 11: Phillies 6, Nationals 2 -- Turner's home streak vs. Phils
Trea Turner extended his hitting streak against the Phillies at Nationals Park to 11 games in the series opener. With a 3-for-4 evening (including a home run), Turner is batting .429 vs. the NL East rivals during this stretch, which dates back to June 20, 2019.

May 9: Yankees 3, Nationals 2 -- Season-high 7 K's for Ross
Right-hander Joe Ross set a season high by recording seven strikeouts in his start against the Yanks. That was his highest mark since fanning eight on Sept. 29, 2019, against the Indians.

May 8: Yankees 4, Nationals 3 (11 innings) -- Max hits 10 K's for 100th time
It took just four innings and 14 batters for Max Scherzer to notch 10 strikeouts. It marked the 100th time in his career that he struck out 10 or more batters in a game.

May 7: Nationals 11, Yankees 4 -- Turner's clutch RBI single
With an RBI single to give the Nationals a 4-3 lead over the Yankees in a turnaround eighth inning, Trea Turner recorded his sixth career go-ahead or game-winning hit in the eighth inning and beyond. It was his first such hit since belting a walk-off double against the Marlins on July 2, 2019.

May 6: Braves 3, Nationals 2 -- Lester reaches K milestone
With his strikeout of Drew Smyly in the third inning, veteran Jon Lester became just the 17th left-hander in Major League history to record 2,400 career strikeouts. Playing in his 16th season, he ranks fifth among all active pitchers in the category.

May 5: Braves 5, Nationals 3 -- Opponents' consecutive grand slams
The Nationals allowed grand slams on back-to-back days for the first time in team history, when Erick Fedde gave up a bases-loaded shot to Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna on Wednesday. Less than 24 hours prior, Tanner Rainey surrendered a slam to Atlanta starting pitcher Huascar Ynoa.

May 4: Braves 6, Nationals 1 -- Held without XBH
For the first time since June 13, 2019, the Nationals did not tally an extra-base hit at Nationals Park. Washington recorded five singles, including two by Trea Turner.

May 2: Nationals 3, Marlins 1 -- Zimmerman hits 39th HR vs. Marlins
Ryan Zimmerman has had the Marlins' number over his 16-year Major League career. On Sunday, his Statcast-projected 430-foot shot was his 39th career home run vs. Miami -- his highest total against any opponent.

May 1: Nationals 7, Marlins 2 -- Saturday the best day for Nats' bats
The Nationals entered Saturday averaging 3.65 runs per game, but there has been something special about that day of the week for their offense. With seven runs against the Marlins, the Nationals have scored at least five in all four games played on a Saturday this season.