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.
Ryan Zimmerman homered, doubled and drove in three runs, Ian Desmond got four hits and the Washington Nationals beat the depleted Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Thursday.
The Washington Nationals activated third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list on Friday and he was in the starting lineup in the weekend series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Nobody understands the Nats current struggles better than Ryan Zimmerman, who’s battled being labeled ‘injury prone’ while his team has slipped into a downward spiral. But there’s something that transcends his persistent battle through injuries, and event baseball itself, and that’s his ongoing fight against multiple sclerosis.
Ryan Zimmerman delivered a two-run double after Bryce Harper was intentionally walked in the fourth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 on a windy Thursday night to cap a three-game sweep.
Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann worked around eight hits over six innings, Ryan Zimmerman’s three hits included a two-run double, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Thursday for a season-opening three-game sweep.
Ryan Zimmerman admits he wasn’t feeling great about his performance as of a few weeks ago. But that’s the beauty of the exhibition season. Each day the standings are erased and teams begin anew.
Along with a franchise-best 98-win season, Washington Nationals fans will remember the struggles of Ryan Zimmerman as he battled through a shoulder injury throughout the 2012 season. What they may not know, is just how close he was to shutting it down for the year halfway through the season.
Ryan Zimmerman won’t test his surgically repaired right shoulder defensively in a game until later this month. He got his going Sunday.
In 2012, the Washington Nationals had their first winning record since they began play in D.C. in 2005, and they played the first playoff series in Washington in 79 years. The Nationals took D.C. fans through a roller coaster of emotions in the National League Division Series. Now that D.C. fans have had a taste of playoff baseball, they can only hope that this year was just the beginning.