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Facing a lineup featuring zero familiarity with his pitching arsenal, Washington Nationals ace Jordan Zimmermann slammed the door shut on Minnesota's chances of an interleague sweep on the road.
Hard. And fast.
Zimmermann blew through a Twins batting order bereft of Joe Mauer and Josh Willingham in the first game of Sunday's split doubleheader, allowing only two hits and striking out eight, which ties his season high. Minnesota was shut out for the fifth time this year but can still salvage a series split in the day's second game, a 6:05 p.m. makeup of Friday's rainout.
With stars Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg both on the disabled list, Zimmermann provided the Nationals some salve in the 7-0 victory. Their 4-3, 11-inning loss to Minnesota Saturday marked their 12th setback in 18 outings.
"He was pretty good," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Zimmermann, who dropped his ERA to 2.00 and lasted seven innings for the ninth time in 13 starts this se...
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Aw, it's Ryan and Heather Zimmerman on the cover of the new issue of Washingtonian's "Bride & Groom" mag. Zim looks sharp in a tux. Wonder if the issue contains any of the Zim Honeymoon Safari photoshops Ross Detwiler decorated his locker with during Spring Training?
(Photo via Washingtonian.com)
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Does Joe Mauer have eyes in the back of his head? The below video might show proof of it... It happened during Sunday's Nationals/Twins game and keep an eye as the ball deflects off the Nationals Park backstop and Joe somehow snags it with his glove: Your browser does not support iframes. (Courtesy of Sports Grid)
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Joe Mauer has done things in his nine-year career that no other MLB catcher has ever done and added this nifty foul ball snag in Saturday’s game to his legacy:
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In honor of the return of Josh Willingham to Washington for the first time since the December 2010 trade with the A's for Henry Rodriguez and Corey Brown, we present an old 2010 screencap of Josh Willingham in the ceremonial Silver Elvis wig. Willingham wore it a lot that year. Things have certainly changed around here since 2010, when a 93-loss season was considered pretty good...
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Manager Davey Johnson said the Nationals will send down outfielder Tyler Moore, who is hitting .149 this season.
Marrero was batting .306 with 10 home runs and 44 RBIs with Syracuse...
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Manager Davey Johnson saw an immediate return on the team meeting he held with his players Saturday night “to cheer them up,” in the Washington Nationals’ (30-31) 7-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins (27-32) in the first game of a double header on Sunday.
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Johnson had expressed his...
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