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As one of the most underrated starters in baseball, Jordan Zimmermann had a typical Jordan Zimmermann outing on Wednesday as the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 4-3 and win the series.
Zimmermann lasted six innings, surrendering just four hits and striking out four. He didn’t give up any runs or walks. It’s ben remarkable to watch how good JZimm has been, and it looks like it paid off for Davey to move him to the top of the rotation after the All-Star break. His 2.35 ERA is good for fifth best in baseball.
Adam LaRoche got the scoring started with a tw run blas in the sixth inning that allowed Zimmermann to earn the win and move above the .500 mark at 7-6 for the first time since May 1, 2009, when he was 2-1. In the seventh, Steve Lombardozzi knocked in both Jesus Flores, who broke an 0-for-9 streak to get on base, and Roger Bernadina to give the Nats the 4-1 lead. And it would be crucial.
Tyler Clippard entered the game and served up a first pitch home run to David ...
BEST OF MAXIM
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(You wouldn't know if he won or lost from watching a Jordan Zimmermann postgame interview. Screencap via MASN/TV)
Nationals 4, Mets 3: Ho-hum. Just another series win for the Nats. 17 wins over .500.
Ho-hum; just another quality start for Jordan Zimmermann. His line: IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 95 pitches, 68 strikes. Hey, he got the W for this one!
Now that we've made it past the All-Star break, Ryan Zimmerman is due for another cortisone cocktail, according to the Washington Post. The shot in his shoulder will reduce inflammation in his AC joint, and prevent him from feeling pain when he hits. Zimmerman said that the ability he regained after receiving the shot made him “happier,” and it has been making Nationals fans...
The Nationals do not intend to allow right-hander Stephen Strasburg reach his innings limit without an alternate plan.
The team is exploring trades for starting pitchers, including Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster, according to major-league sources.
In addition, the Nationals are looking for an everyday catcher, with the Rockies' Ramon Hernandez among their potential targets...
Above: Mike Morse dumps a (smallish) bucket of ice water on Adam LaRoche and Ryan Zimmerman after Zim scored the game winning run on a wild pitch in the 10th.
Nationals 5, Mets 4: Amazin' Nats tie it in the 9th, win it in the 10th on a Pedro Beato wild pitch. Chalk up another walk-off for Ryan Zimmerman.
Poor Ross Detwiler deserved the W, but Tyler Clippard blew it...
ZNN is brilliant yet again as Nats take series from Mets. [WaPo]
Drew Storen is coming back today, it appears. [Nats Journal]
Jayson Werth begins rehab at Potomac tomorrow. [Nats Journal]
Bonus baby Alex Meyer also called up to Potomac. [Nats Journal]
Davey Johnson’s bench has performed at a star level. [Tom Boswell]
O’s beat Twins 2-1 behind Tommy Hunter, Adam Jones. [O'...
The Washington Nationals were defeated by the New York Mets 9-5 this afternoon so the guys have the evening to themselves. Washington relief pitchers Drew Storen (who made his season debut today) and Tyler Clippard are planning to see the highly anticipated movie The Dark Knight Rises, like just about everyone else [...]
This kid is funny T...
Last weekend Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen had a little run in…Well, it looks like the Nats are trying to diffuse the situation with a little humor…Via the Marlins website, “During the feud, several Washington players pulled a prank. Adam LaRoche had Harper sign a bat for him. Harper didn’t know...
Big Stretch Upcoming For Nats
Last night’s thrilling win against the Mets in extra innings could act as a spring board to propel the Nationals on a hot streak as they prepare to host all four of their NL East opponents over the next two plus weeks in what could be the most important stretch of the regular season.
(Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Between today and August 5th...
Brian Goodwin, OF, Washington Nationals
Current Level: A
2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: 5th
Current Value: Value Up
The 34th overall pick of the 2011 draft, Goodwin signed for $3 million out of a Miami junior college. He’ll turn 22 in late 2012 so it’s a little surprising that he’s still in low-A ball after 57 games. The speedy outfielder is hitting .322 and has 43 walks compared...
WASHINGTON -- Adam LaRoche smacked a two-run home run, Steve Lombardozzi had two RBIs and the Washington Nationals survived two ninth-inning home runs for a 4-3 win over the free-falling New York Mets on Wednesday night. Jordan Zimmermann stymied the Mets with six shutout innings and three relievers danced around trouble over the final three frames to preserve second consecutive...
I attended this afternoon’s matinee between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington DC. The Mets won 9-5. RA Dickey got the win and improved to a MLB best 13-1, and Gio Gonzalez fell to a still-impressive 12-5 and took the loss. What follows are observations and notes from the game:
Gio Gonzales had a rough outing. The lefty lasted only...
By Ben Standig WASHINGTON – What's the difference between urgency, pressing and panic? That's something outfielder Jason Bay pondered in the Mets clubhouse following New York's latest loss. Unless they snap out of their current slump, the Mets could experience all three soon enough. Adam LaRoche smacked a two-run home run, Steve Lombardozzi had two RBIs and the...