Ryan Zimmerman has a message for anyone questioning his statistics and .208 batting average from June 14th to August 8th that you should never count him out! Tonight, Zimmerman had 2 home runs, a double, a single and a walk and was a triple shy of the cycle.
“I was just glad to get some hits,” Ryan Zimmerman said. “It’s been a tough 2-week stretch for me. But that’s part of the game and you grind through it. I go through some cold times, but hopefully today will get me going and kind of take me the rest of the 2-months.”
Ryan Zimmerman also set the all-time franchise mark for career RBIs as he blew by the old mark of 905 RBIs. On top of that, Zimmerman’s 5 RBIs tonight moved him 19 away from 100 for the season.
Gio Gonzalez went 7 strong innings giving up only one run and lowered his ERA to 2.59 and picked up his 10th win on the season. Gonzalez has only allowed one run in the last 21 innings. Gio is also within 0.03 points from 3rd in the Majors in ERA.
The Nationals had 14 hits on the night, and every Nationals starter had either a hit or a walk on the evening. Howie Kendrick had 3-hits, Bryce Harper and Adrian Sanchez had 2-hits each.
The final score was 10-1 and the Nationals improved to 67-45 and moved their lead in the NL East to 14.0 games. There are now 50 games remaining in the season.