Jordan Zimmermann

Jordan Zimmermann throws to David Freese of the St. Louis Cardinals during the second inning at Busch Stadium on Sept. 25, 2013 in St. Louis. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Cardinals Deny Zimmermann of 20th Win, Sweep Nats

Rookie Shelby Miller won his 15th game, and Yadier Molina had the go-ahead hit for the St. Louis Cardinals, who wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals and moved another step closer to the NL Central title with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday.

09/25/2013

Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth celebrate with Adam LaRoche after scoring in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on Sept. 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nationals Rout Phillies for Zimmermann’s 18th Win

Denard Span was in the middle of discussing his 26-game hitting streak when cheers, claps and whoops erupted from out-of-sight sections of the Washington Nationals clubhouse.

09/16/2013

Jayson Werth follows through on a third inning RBI double against the New York Mets at Citi Field on Sept. 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Werth’s HR, 2 Doubles Lead Charging Nats Past Mets

Jayson Werth kept up his power surge with a home run and two doubles, leading the charging Washington Nationals past the New York Mets 6-3 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.

09/10/2013

Denard Span making an amazing catch, which we all missed because we were forcibly enlisted in meaningless conversation with his girlfriend, probably. (Photo: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Span’s Catch Helps Nats Beat S.F. for 5th Win in a Row

Denard Span made a diving catch in deep center field with two runners on base for the final out, and the Washington Nationals held off the San Francisco Giants 6-5 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

08/14/2013

Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann prepares to throw a pitch in the second inning during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on Aug. 7, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Braves Score 3 in 8th, Win 6-3 to Sweep Nationals

Jason Heyward singled and Justin Upton doubled in a three-run eighth inning Wednesday night in the Atlanta Braves’ sweep-capping 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals.

08/07/2013

AUGUST 2: Jordan Zimmerman #27 of the Washington Nationals pitches to Rickie Weeks #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on August 2, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Credit: Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Zimmermann, Nationals Beat Brewers 4-1

Jordan Zimmermann earned his career-high 13th win in front of his family and Bryce Harper hit a home run in the Nationals’ 4-1 victory over Milwaukee on Friday.

08/03/2013

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Zimmermann Pitches Well, Nats Fall Short to Phils

When they didn’t take Cliff Lee deep, the Washington Nationals didn’t score much this week.

07/11/2013

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Desmond Needs Fan Vote to Join Zimmermann, Harper in All-Star Game

Ian Desmond will need a push from Nationals fans if he wants to join teammates Jordan Zimmermann and Bryce Harper in New York for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game.

07/06/2013

Nationals pitcher Dan Haren. (Credit: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Rizzo Denies Interest in Trade for Pitcher, Makes Reference to Nats’ ‘Big Three’

Nats GM Mike Rizzo denied rumors that Washington’s looking to trade for a starting pitcher before the deadline, saying he’s confident Dan Haren will bounce back, and made maybe the first public reference to the team’s top three pitchers as “The Big Three.”

07/03/2013

Bryce Harper. (Photo credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Rays of Hope for Nats at Halfway Point of Regular Season

At the halfway point of the 2012 season, the surprising Nationals were 48-33 and led the second-place New York Mets by four and a half games in the National League East race.

07/01/2013

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