Posted April 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
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The results have been predictable when the San Diego Padres have faced the Washington Nationals in a matchup of the NL's best and worst teams. Jordan Zimmermann helped set a Washington record for the longest scoreless innings streak for starters before Orlando Hudson homered and the NL East-leading Nationals beat the Padres 7-2 on Wednesday. Zimmermann held San Diego without a run for four innings to give Washington starters 26 straight scoreless frames. Hudson ended the streak when he homered to right with two outs in the fifth, his first, on a 1-1 pitch from Zimmermann. The old record was 24 innings in 2005. The streak began Thursday with four scoreless innings by Edwin Jackson, followed by six scoreless innings each by Ross Detwiler, Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez. ''We have to play a complete team game,'' Padres manager Bud Black said. ''We have to pick it up offensively and we have to pick it up defensively.'' Zimmermann (1-1) allowe...
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