Nationals split doubleheader with Mets
After a humiliating 11-0 defeat in Game one of a division double header with the New York Mets, Ryan Zimmerman blasted his 9th career walk home run to salvage a double header split.
The Nats managed just 8 hits and 0 runs in a 11-0 shutout loss to the Mets in Game 1 of the double header. Jordan Zimmermann allowed 6 hits and 5 runs over 6.2 innings to drop to 12-6 on the season. Zimmermann allowed 2 home runs to Mets 2B Daniel Murphy, one in the first and one in the third inning. The Nats bullpen wasn’t much better as Ryan Mattheus, returning from injury, allowed 2 hits and 2 walks and 3 runs over 1.1 innings and Drew Storen allowed another 3 runs in just .2 innings. The Nats got two hits apiece from Steve Lombardozzi and Ryan Zimmerman. Lombo has 6 hits in his last 3 games in 12 at bats.
The Nats questionable offense only delivered 6 total hits in Game 2, but it was the ninth inning bomb from Ryan Zimmerman that decided the pitching duel between Ross Ohlendorf and Matt Harvey. Ohlendorf gave the Nationals a great start, throwing 7 innings and allowing 6 hits, 2 walks, and 1 run while fanning 8 batters. Rafael Soriano (2-2) pitched a scoreless 9th inning to pick up the win. Zimmerman came up big with another 2 hit game, giving him a 4 for 8 night. He is now 8 for 16 over his last 4 games as he now hovers the .280 mark with a .279 batting average. Jayson Werth went 3 for 3 with a run scored.