Category Archives: ZIMMERMAN

Zimmerman Aces First Test in Rehab Stint in Hagerstown

"I think an extra week is better than getting hurt again." Ryan Zimmerman, on being patient with his rehab from abdominal surgery.

It had been a long time since Ryan Zimmerman played Class-A ball. He played four games for Class-A Savannah in 2005, the year he was drafted, and two more for Potomac in 2008 on a rehab assignment.  That’s the situation he was in on Sunday, suiting up for the Low-A Continue reading

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Zimmerman Out, LaRoche Ailing: Where Does the Offense Come From?

Multiple reports earlier today indicated catcher Jesus Flores will be recalled to take Ryan Zimmerman’s place on the roster when the Washington Nationals move the third baseman to the disabled later today with an abdominal strain, originally sustained during spring training and re-aggravated in Saturday’s 8-4 loss to the New York Mets, when he slid headfirst into second on a play that didn’t even Continue reading


Worst Fears Realized as Zimmerman Heads to D.L.

According to multiple reports citing a club source, the Washington Nationals will put 3B Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day Disabled List, retroactive to Apr. 10, before the start of tomorrow’s 7:05 game with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Zimmerman aggravated the abdominal strain he originally sustained in spring training, causing him to miss three games in March, sliding headfirst into second base in Continue reading

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Zimmerman Out with Ab Strain; Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals third baseman and Face of the Franchise Ryan Zimmerman will miss "a couple days" according to reports this morning with an aggravation of an abdominal strain he suffered during spring training attempting to slide headfirst into second base in Saturday night’s 8-4 loss to the New York Mets.
The team has indicated that Zimmerman will be re-evaluated Tuesday before the six-game Continue reading

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GAME 4 REVIEW: Costly Error Leads to 3-2 Loss to Marlins

Strange things seem to happen when the Washington Nationals play the Florida Marlins, usually with the Nats on the wrong end of things.  You can add another chapter to that story, as a dropped routine pop-up in the bottom of the tenth inning came around to score, handing the Nats their third loss in four games to start the season.
Drew Storen cruised through a scoreless ninth inning, pumping 95 Continue reading


Nats Fall to Mets 5-2; Espinosa Escapes Serious Injury

The Washington Nationals couldn’t get much offense going last night, managing just six hits off six New York Mets pitchers, en route to a 5-2 loss in Grapefruit League play before 6,646 at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie, FL.
But the big news — which could have been catastrophic — was that Danny Espinosa fouled a ball of fhis right foot and had to be helped by team trainers into the Continue reading

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Espinosa needs hand surgery

Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa will undergo surgery tomorrow in Baltimore to remove the hook of the hamate bone in his right wrist. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Ken Means at the Curtis National Hand Center.

It is the same surgery that… Continue reading

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GAME 147 REVIEW: Marquis Can’t Get Out of First, Phils Pound Nats 9-1

THE RESULT:  So much for counting on Jason Marquis. 
All the questions of his early-season struggles returned Friday night, as the veteran right-hander retired just one batter in the first inning and the Philadelphia Phillies cruised to a 9-1 win over the Washington Nationals, before 45,338 Phillies Phans at Citizen’s Bank Park.
The Nats were actually up 1-0 by the time Marquis took the hill, Continue reading

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Random Thoughts While Waiting for Morgan’s Suspension Hearing Results

If I told you you the Nats could acquire a fast center fielder capable of highight-reel catches, 30 steal speed and hit .308/.359/.387, would you take it?  What if I told you those are Nyjer Morgan’s lifetime numbers…batting against right-handed pitchers?  That’s why it’s not so obvious what the Nats should do about Morgan.  For all the headache he’s caused this season, when Continue reading

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GAME 132 REVIEW: Zim, Dunn Power Nats to Win in Soggy Miami

THE RESULT:  It took a near three-hour rain delay to get this one started.  And once it was, both teams sloshed around an outfield that was not fit for Major League play.
But the Nats are happy they waited and got this one in.
Ryan Zimmerman clubbed a "home run hitter’s" blast off the facing of the upper deck in left center field, and Adam Dunn hit his second home run in three games, as the Continue reading