Tag Archive: Ryan Zimmerman

Apr 07

Rizzo’s moves take some sting out of Zimmerman injury

A collective sigh of relief swept through Nationals Park when Ryan Zimmerman stepped up to pinch hit Sunday in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves. Although he struck out (a bit awkwardly at that) the appearance was a sign that whatever is bothering Zimmerman’s troublesome right shoulder is not enough of a concern to …

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Mar 29

Nationals 2014 Preview: Hitters

Let’s get the predictions out of the way first. I’m calling “World Series or Bust” for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The defending National League West champions have two wins under their belts before most other teams have even played a game, and there should be many more to come. In fact with all their talent …

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Jul 31

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Zimmerman hits his 7th career walk-off home run

July 31, 2005 – Livan Hernandez wins his 13th game of the season as the Nats beat the Florida Marlins 4-2. Hernandez improved his record 13-4 when he pitched eight innings and gave up only two earned runs to the Marlins. Chad Cordero pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Nats and registered his major …

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Jun 17

“Can’t anybody here play this game?”

As the Nationals struggled again to bring runners home in their 2-0 loss in Cleveland on Sunday, their fans must have been fuming. With apologies to Casey Stengel, or whoever initiated the quote that became the title of Jimmy Breslin’s book chronicling the 1962 Mets, the question “Can’t anybody here play this game?” comes to …

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May 07

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Zimmerman’s Hit Streak reaches 25 games

May 7, 2009 Los Angeles, California at Dodger Stadium 24 year-old Ryan Zimmerman extended his hit streak to 25 games as the Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-9. Zimmerman extended the streak in the top of the first inning when he singled to center-field. For the night Zimmerman went 2 for 5 and scored …

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Apr 22

Keep expectations realistic for Anthony Rendon

Welcome to the big leagues, Anthony Rendon. Making his major league debut Sunday against the New York Mets, the Nationals’ 2011 first-round draft pick went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts, including one to end a 2-0 loss. He made a nice catch at third base in the first inning, but like the rest of …

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Apr 15

Three reasons not to hit the panic button

It’s hard to blame Nationals fans for feeling down after last weekend’s three-game sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves. After a big buildup to a supposed early season showdown between the top teams in the National League East – if not the entire NL – the Nats fell flat. Almost every aspect of …

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Apr 10

Ryan Zimmerman’s first 1,000 games

To some of you it may seem like yesterday when a young Ryan Zimmerman played in his first game as a Nat back on September 1, 2005. But in fact Zimmerman has played in 997 games for the Nationals. Ever since that first game Zimmerman has been the face of the franchise. The 28 year-old …

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Apr 06

This Day in D.C Baseball History – A Brilliant Start to 2012

It’s often said that “it’s better to be lucky than good.” But it’s what you do with that luck that counts, and by making the most of the breaks that came their way Thursday in a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs, the Nationals are 1-0 to start the 2012 season, with plenty of optimism. …

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Mar 31

Winning the New Tradition in D.C.

The 2013 Washington Nationals are going into the season with high expectations. How high? The Nats’ skipper Davey Johnson said World Series or Bust. If Davey is right in October Washington baseball fans will get to attend a World Series game in the nation’s capital for the first time since 1933. Not to dampen this …

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