|June 15 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET22:26 ET2:26 GMT10:26 7:26 PM MST9:26 PM EST9:56 PM VEN6:26 UAE (+1)9:26 PM CT-Joe Blanton allowed one run on one hit in 1.1 innings as the Washington Nationals defeated the New York Mets 8-3 on Thursday. Blanton struck out one, ending the game with an 8.22 ERA and 1.70 WHIP on the season.|
|June 11 5:46 PM PT6:46 PM MT7:46 PM CT8:46 PM ET20:46 ET0:46 GMT8:46 5:46 PM MST7:46 PM EST8:16 PM VEN4:46 UAE (+1)7:46 PM CT-Joe Blanton walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Washington Nationals lost to the Texas Rangers 5-1 on Sunday. Blanton struck out one, ending the game with an 8.78 ERA and 1.88 WHIP on the season.|
|May 17 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET18:53 ET22:53 GMT6:53 3:53 PM MST5:53 PM EST6:23 PM VEN2:53 UAE (+1)5:53 PM CT-Blanton (shoulder inflammation) was removed from the DL on Sunday.
Analysis: Blanton had been struggling mightily with a 9.49 ERA, and this may have been the reason why.
|May 8 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET22:42 ET2:42 GMT10:42 7:42 PM MST9:42 PM EST10:12 PM VEN6:42 UAE (+1)9:42 PM CT-Joe Blanton allowed three hits without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Washington Nationals lost to the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 on Monday. Blanton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 9.75 ERA and 1.92 WHIP on the season.|
|May 4 2:22 PM PT3:22 PM MT4:22 PM CT5:22 PM ET17:22 ET21:22 GMT5:22 2:22 PM MST4:22 PM EST4:52 PM VEN1:22 UAE (+1)4:22 PM CT-Joe Blanton allowed one run on one hit without recording an out as the Washington Nationals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Thursday. Blanton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 10.64 ERA and 1.82 WHIP on the season.|
|May 3 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET0:49 ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST12:19 AM VEN8:49 UAE11:49 PM CT-Joe Blanton allowed one run on one hit and two walks in 1.0 inning as the Washington Nationals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday. Blanton struck out one, ending the game with a 9.82 ERA and 1.73 WHIP on the season.|
|Apr. 30 8:46 PM PT9:46 PM MT10:46 PM CT11:46 PM ET23:46 ET3:46 GMT11:46 8:46 PM MST10:46 PM EST11:16 PM VEN7:46 UAE (+1)10:46 PM CT-Joe Blanton did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Washington Nationals defeated the New York Mets 23-5 on Sunday. Blanton struck out two, ending the game with a 9.90 ERA and 1.60 WHIP on the season.|
|Apr. 27 4:22 PM PT5:22 PM MT6:22 PM CT7:22 PM ET19:22 ET23:22 GMT7:22 4:22 PM MST6:22 PM EST6:52 PM VEN3:22 UAE (+1)6:22 PM CT-Joe Blanton allowed three runs - two earned - on three hits in 1.0 inning as the Washington Nationals defeated the Colorado Rockies 16-5 on Thursday. Blanton struck out one, ending the game with an 11.00 ERA and 1.78 WHIP on the season.|
|Feb. 28 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE11:05 AM CT-A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that Blanton and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the agreement had not been announced.
Analysis: The 36-year-old Blanton was a free agent after pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016, when the right-hander went 7-2 with a 2.48 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 80 innings across 75 regular-season appearances. He then went 1-0 and allowed only one hit in five scoreless innings in four games for LA during an NL Division Series victory over Washington.