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.
The Washington Nationals’ epic collapse, first surrendering a 6-0 lead, then giving up four runs in the ninth inning to give Game 5 of the National League Division Series to the St. Louis Cardinals, will go down as one of the worst moments in D.C. sports history.
Werth led off the bottom of the ninth inning by driving Lance Lynn’s 13th pitch into the left-field stands to give the Nationals a 2-1 victory over the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and force a Game 5 in their NL division series.
Taking the mound for only the fourth time in 2012, missing a rib after surgery to cure numbness on his right side, the 37-year-old Carpenter pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning, rookie Pete Kozma delivered a three-run homer, and the defending champion Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 Wednesday to take a 2-1 lead in their NL division series.
The Nationals escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning, Tyler Moore blooped a two-out, two-run single in the eighth and Washington beat the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday in an NL playoff opener.
The Washington Nationals arrived this afternoon, just hours after they watched the one game playoff with the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves, and they were greeted with a harsh reality of fall from mother nature as they disembarked from the plane.